Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creations by AR Oct Release - Armoire and Fragrance Bottles

Welcome all to Adella's Creations by AR October Release.  The Design Team is celebrating the release with a blog hop - where you will find unlimited inspiration for using these wonderful new templates.  The templates are called Card Armoire and Fragrance Bottle Set.  
The armoire is a wonderful little wardrobe container big enough so that you can use it to store your stash of cards in (or many other things as well!)  There are two fragrance bottles in the 2nd template - one a more masculine style and one feminine.  They open to reveal a little compartment where you can put a gift card or small gift item!
I've got lots of photos to share so you can see all views of these creatively designed new templates.  I decided to go very vintage in my design - and did that by using papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperstash Crowded Attic and Destinations.

Here's the front view of the armoire with the doors closed.
The top piece lifts up (hinged on the back) to release the tops of the doors so you can open the armoire.
The papers I used are double sided - so when you open the armoire all the way up -  you can see the fun vintage images inside
I placed 5 cards with envelopes inside my armoire -  and there is still room for about 5 more!
Here's the view from the back - nice and finished off!
and a close up of the handles -  I used two Hitch Fasteners from Idea-ology - I had just purchased them at Joann's a week or so ago - and they were perfect for my door nobs!
An interesting side note -  this piece of patterned paper I used for the armoire panels and my fragrance bottle is all old vintage adertisements - and they are all from Eastern Massachusetts - where I live -  Salem, Marblehead, Wenham, Boston (thought that was kind of fun!)

Today I just made the masculine style fragrance bottle to go with my masculine armoire. There is a feminine style in the template package as well which I'm sure you will find a sample of on other of the DT's blog posts.
 I used a Word Band from Idea-ology that I first dabbed with Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Paint - heated with my heat tool to dry and then dabbed it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and heated again - it left this wonderful rusted look. I looped a piece of Idea-ology Linen Ribbon through the ends and pulled apart the ends of ribbon - I love how much texture you get when you pull the ends.  I had also inked the ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Now the sentiment engraved on this Word Band says "life is about creating yourself"  but I just noticed that the 'cr' in creating doesn't show as clearly as the other letters so that makes it a rather odd sentiment!  I think I'll scrape it a little so the cr shows up better before giving this to someone!!
When you lift off the clever little bottle top - the sides of the bottle open to reveal this box inside
The template also includes a piece to slip inside the box that has a slot so you can use it for a gift card.  Or you don't have to put that piece in and you can use the box for a small gift!
I hope I have inspired you with my vintage creations.  
For more inspiration please check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs linked below!
1. Adela: Owner/designer
2. Lyn
3.  Julia Aston: - Me!
4.  Sue Kment
9.  Lori Brown 

As usual, there are prizes to be won and here are the details from Adela:
Two random winners will be chosen from comments left on designers' blogs and on AR FB Page
Winner #1 will receive the Card Armoire
Winner #2 will receive the Fragrance Bottle Set

Leave comments
• On each DT blog
• AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824

Comments accepted until Friday, Oct 17, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced Oct 18 at the two locations below:
AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
AR Website:  http://creationsbyar.com

Paper:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Destinations and Crowded Attic
Accessories:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Hitch Fasterners - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template from Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo

Cologne Bottle
Paper:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Crowded Attic
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Paint - Scattered Straw and Antiqued Bronze, Word Bands and Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.


Unknown said...

Precioso trabajo!!!!

Unknown said...

beautiful !!

Lyn B said...

LOVE the masculine feel of your projects!

Deepti said...

These are so fun and fab!! Love the gift card holder bottle :)

Doris E said...

Stunning set, Love the style you gave it!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is totally amazing.. so creative.. i love it

Moni said...

Julia, love this vintage look you gave to this files. Perfect.

*Vicki* said...

These are such fun ideas and I love the Vintage style papers!! HUGS :)

Mariela said...
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disneylisa said...

Love these too. Thanks for showing how the bottle opened.

Unknown said...

me gusta mucho, con esa apariencia vintage!!!

Redanne said...

Wow Julia, I love both of these, the cabinet is a wonderful size and the perfume bottle will be wonderful to use at Christmas - beautiful AND versatile and I love the little touches like the knobs for the doors - very clever! Anne xx

Patti J said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julia! The papers are perfect, too! Love these!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose what awesome pieces......they have a very vintagy feel!!! So pretty!!!

Heather said...

oh wow, what a creative idea. Very cool!

Edna Siu said...

What a beautiful set, it is beautiful, I like the paper, it makes them very diligent and vintage.

Sue from Oregon said...

I love the vintage look with these pretty papers!!!

Clare said...

Wow, these are amazing!

Beth F. said...

I love the vintage look your projects have!
Beth's Beauties

Laura S Reading said...

Distressed and Vintage - two of my favorite looks in one!

How fun to use it as a gift card holder.

Loll said...

Very cool designs Julia ... love how you've showcased them in your vintage style. Love the Tim Holtz papers ... perfect!

Lori said...

Love the masculine style of these - great job!

sandmar15 said...

Love the papers you used for your beautiful project.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful vintage papers!

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