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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Antiques For Our Hop This Month

Welcome Everyone
I am  excited to once again share my  post as a member of the Designer Crafts I am happy to be joining the monthly blog hop. There are some of the most talented crafters around on this team.

The Designer Crafts Blog Connection is a group of professional Arts & Crafts industry designers, who are linked together to support each other and industry manufacturers with one objective - to share their love of crafts with as many people as possible. We post projects and giveaways on the First Monday of each month. Look for this logo on your favorite craft blogs then hop around for inspiration. You'll be glad you did!

If you look to the right you will see my Designer Craft Connection Logo with an option to go forward or back and check out many of the designers.

Our theme is "Vintage", crafting with old stuff... 
Now you know this is right up my alley!!!

Do you think this qualifies as a vintage piece??? Oh my word can you believe we use to carry these pieces when we traveled?   OK I know this looks a little weird for a project but trust me!

I  used Gesso to cover that BLUE... not my favorite color at all.

 This is how my suitcase turned out, I totally love my new piece and am in love with the colors and design.
 Wanted to share  a couple steps along the way,I tried to use some fun pieces such as scrap papers.

 I decided to make grass and adhere it down with my favorite Mod Podge.
Can you see the old dress patterns I used to cover the edges?
I wanted to share the side view so you can see that I added ribbon along the track in the front and back.It really helped tone down the blue.

Here is a view of the back, you can really see the dress pattern back here, I love this open pallet for another project.If I get tired of the front scene I can do something completely different back here.

I used Pink Paislee She Art Stickers-I am in LOVE with them.
There are so many wonderful pieces and sentiments
Supplies used
Deco Art paints
Prima Glitter flowers
Memento Inks
Modge Podge
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
Westcott Craft Titanium Bonded Scissors, 3"
Unity Stamps ~Christy Tomlinson - SHE-art texture stamp original designs
 Let me share a couple close ups of some of the areas. I used several stamps in various areas

 My favorite stamp
Picture of SHEScript
I stamped it on tissue paper and then used Mod Podge to add it to my design...I wanted to be able to see the words.
I didn't share the inside, I am going to save that for another project, I have a couple ideas.
Thanks for checking out my Designer Craft Connection project this month...I hope you check out many of the other designer's projects.

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  1. OMYGOSH!!! This is JUST AMAZING!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I am IN LOVE!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  2. Awesome! You def wouldn't have to sit around wondering which suitcase was yours, but you might have to fight someone off for trying to snatch it!

  3. That is totally gorgeous Dawnie, what a great thing to do to revamp a great piece!!!

    Perfect for storage and decoration!

  4. Wow! You have outdone yourself, Dawn. This is amazing! You totally rocked it!

  5. Fantastic work on the suitcase! I never would have thought to do anything like that. I even have a couple of those blue suitcases :-)

  6. Beautiful work Dawn. I think it looks much better now that you altered it. Love all the sweet.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  7. Wow Dawn this is right up my ally too. I love this. You did an amazing job on your case. It turned out wonderful. Can't wait to see the inside.

  8. I love this I saw it this morning on my reader and had to come by and say this is very Kewl ART!!!
    hugs Nikki

  9. Now that's a great use of that old blue suitcase! I had some non-matching graduated sized brown/tan ones and turned 'em into an end table!

  10. This is an awesome idea! Love it! TFS CallyAnn

  11. Nice crafts you have done, good tutorial with pictures for learning this easily, i just want to say thanks for sharing this post.

    canvas wall art

  12. Oh how creative and fun Dawn!! I love the end result!! TFS!!


  13. i can just picture u sitting on the floor gesso-ing this valise! sheesh! maybe i should have you come here and decorate my house for me!!!! now there's a thought!

    hugs :) oh... it's fabulous!

  14. This is awesome, I love it!! I can just see you taking this to the airport!! You would have all the crafters coming out of the walls asking who did it. love it!!!

  15. This is awesome Dawn, wow, what a change to the original item, the design work that you have done on this is out of this world.
    Lorraine x

  16. Dawn, This is the most creative thing I have ever seen on a blog! Just amazing... one-of-a-kind... over-the-top... very very special!!!!This is a darling masterpiece. I can't wait to see what the inside looks like! Please come by StoneGable and share your work of art at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky. Link goes live Wednesdays at 8:00. I hope you join in!!!!

  17. ok my friend! you TOTALLY outdid yourself! this is so incredibly awesome!!!! WOW!!!!! and we are SOOOOOOO thrilled that you came over and shared it with us at JUNKIN JOE...we are honored!!!! how are you! hope all is well...sending hugs to you and our little black cat friend : )

  18. Visiting from SITS! That is a cute suitcase project. I am not crafty at all, although I wish I was. Have a great weekend! Stacie xo

  19. Wow! That is absolutely amazing!! I would never have thought that I could do anything remotely like this with an old plastic suitcase!

    Dropping by from SITS.

  20. Dawn, that is such a wonderful idea. I LOVE your altered suitcase.
    Hugs and smiles

  21. Double WOWZA WOWZA! This is soooo amazing Dawn. Love how you made this.

  22. Oh wow!!! Such an awesome project...that has to be the neatest suitcase EVER!!!


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