Friday, April 26

Anything Goes w/ Ribbon at 3 Girl JAM & Sponsor: TWENDY TWINE

Are you ready for the New Challenge with 3 Girl JAM

Challenge #17 -
Theme: Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Date: April 26th - May 9th
Sponsor: Trendy Twine
Starter Pack of Trendy Twine

A $10.00 Gift Card to SHOP at 3 Girl JAM

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The Design Team has shared some fabulous projects with you today to help inspire you as you create.  Be sure to stop over to the Challenge Blog to view all the scrumptious creations.

I have really been wanting to do some paining lately.  I hope to get some canvases out and start jamming.  Sometimes we all need that Extra "Push" to get started.  For me, I decided to spruce up my paint brush holder (which used to be a simple and tall coffee mug) that blended in with my craft table.  And, by blended in, I mean "hid" in the background.

I figured, if I created a pretty holder for my brushes, I may subliminally trigger the mojo to paint.

I started with a simple plastic tube that I had been saving to upcycle.  I am almost certain the tube was the container that my son's juggling balls came in at Christmas time.  I guess I haven't been holding onto for too long...bwahahaha.

I layered some holographic craft paper on the inside since I had decided to use some fun Crinkle Ribbon around the top and bottom edges.  I love pleating 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon on my projects, and this was just enough "fru-fru" to jazz up my holder.  I

 used Cherry Lipstick on the top and Witch's Brew on the bottom.

I tied some thick twine to the Crinkle Ribbon to hang my painter's palette charm.  I left some of the twine dangling down to add some beads for adornment.

I have had these Peacock Charms for a while and decided to take it from a vintage metallic look, to a sparkling blinged out look.

I first painted a thin coat of pink acrylic paint.  When that dried, I added a layer of Stardust Stickles.  I placed some bright pink, soft blue, and purple stardust in areas of the feathers, head, and body of the peacock.  While that was drying, I grabbed my Thickers.  I spritz some of my Handmade Mists in pink, blue, and green over the letters and let them dry.

To finish the Peacock, I used a finger dauber and some mocha ink to bring out the outlines that were hidden from the paint.  I used Liquid Pearls and more Stickles to dress up the eye, body, outlines, and feathers.

Once the item dried, I used my new ***squeal*** E6000 to apply the metal peacock to a paper doily.  Then added a few paper roses to spruce it up.

Here is the paint brush hold.

The funny  part about this project, is that I was creating it to bring on the momentum I needed to start painting again.  As I started the project, I had no idea, I would be PAINTING the embellishments.  So it is ALREADY WORKING!

lovely Blends and 3 Girl JAMmers
for stopping by today.

3  Girl JAM is hosting a Blog Hop
to Introduce
Three (3) NEW Bundles of Crinkle Ribbon
There will be a Fun Discount you can Use,
a fun announcement regarding The JACKPOT Bundle,
and a New Ordering Incentive!

Remember to Keep Crafting, 
:O) Jessica


  1. I love it!!! I've been saving containers to upcycle and you have me inspired!!

  2. This is AMAZING!!Love your creativity!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥


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:O) Jessica B.
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