Wednesday, 31 October 2012

'Little Mama', Altered Box & Altered Mirror
By Natasha Naranjo Aguirre

'Little Mama'

 Hi everyone!  My name is Natasha and I have a few projects to share with you today!  The first is a layout I made using a photo of my daughter when she was two years old.  That seems like ages ago!

 Look at these lovely Green Tara flowers!  The large flower is a Damask fabric & organza flower.

 The adorable blue flower is a 4cm Heirloom.  I like this smaller size!

 For the title I used alpha stickers and chipboard letters and adhered them to a die cut banner.

 These are lovely gardenias and roses.
 You can see a piece of cut lace peeking out from behind the flowers.

 To create this circle border, I hand-stitched the lace to the edge of the
cut circle and then snipped in between each section of the lace.

Green Tara Products Used
Green Tara: Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower - Ivory (XF9225Iv)
Green Tara: Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza - Grey Blue (XF9317GB)
Green Tara: Gardenia - White (FDV054Wh)
Green Tara: 3cm Roses - Pink (FDR024P)
Green Tara: 2cm Roses - Pale Pink (FDR006PP)
Green Tara: 1cm Roses - White (FDR001Wh)
Green Tara: 2.8cm Off White (L3027OW)     
Green Tara: 3.8cm White (L2868W)   


Altered Box

 I altered a plain wooden box purchased from my local craft store
 and this is the end result.

 I randomly adhered pieces of tissue tape to the gesso-covered box
 and applied this flaky medium to certain areas.
 I then used ink sprays to add color.

 The sides and the back of the box are decorated with Green Tara lace.

 Look at these gorgeous Green Tara flowers!  I love how well they combine!
 I used a mixture of Gardenias, Roses and Apple Blossoms.
 I also added cut pieces of gorgeous lace and an
acrylic/pearl spray also by Green Tara.

Different types of chipboard elements by The Dusty Attic
were used to decorate the box as well.

Green Tara Products Used
Green Tara: Apple Blossoms - Turquoise/White (FDV044Tu/W)
Green Tara: Gardenia - Turquoise (FDV054Tu)
Green Tara: 3cm Roses - Turquoise (FDR024Tu)
Green Tara: 1cm Roses - White (FDR001Wh)
Green Tara: 1.2cm White (L3054W)
Green Tara: 2.8cm Off White (L3027OW)                  
Green Tara: 16cm Silver/Acrylic/Pearl Spray (XP0617)


Altered Mirror

 I had way too much fun altering this mirror!!
(I covered the mirrored section with vellum so that my reflection didn't end up in the photo.)
 This wooden mirror is an inexpensive mirror from IKEA.
It is perfect for altering because it has a wide, unfinished surface.

This gorgeous texture was created by using Green Tara's cobweb ribbon!
 I adhered the ribbon to the mirror and applied gesso.
Then I applied ceramic stucco to the entire surface.

I proceeded by gently squishing cut pieces of lace into the stucco.
 Then I colored my project with several different sprays.
  I adore how it turned out!

 To finish off the mirror, I decorated with a Camellia flower,
 Gardenias, Cherry Blossoms and Roses.

 I even added touches of Jute ribbon.
 This ribbon makes such a lovely bow!

 And of course I couldn't forget my chipboard!
 I am a dimensional crafter so chipboard is one of my favorite products!

Green Tara Products Used
Green Tara: Gardenia - Peach (FDV054Pe)
Green Tara: Cherry Blossoms - Peach/Cream (FLC22PeC)
Green Tara: Camellia - Peach (XF9219Pe)
Green Tara: Apple Blossoms - White (FDV044Wh)
Green Tara: 1 cm Roses - White (FDR001Wh)
Green Tara: Green Paper Leaves 5cm (LA3Gr)
Green Tara: L2868W                 
Green Tara: Cobweb - Dark Chocolate (RB6772DC)
Green Tara: 15mm Natural Jute Ribbon (RB17Nat15)

That's all for today!  Thank you for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day & remember to drop by & visit us on
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  1. Natasha you are amazing! These are 100% gorgeous, so elegant and well thought out and put together...beautiful work!!

  2. Wow! I love your projects Natasha! Very different and inspiring!

  3. Absolutely EXQUISITE. Adore everything here. Your attention to detail is fabulous.So many beautiful things. Love your layers, textures & expecially your flower clusters. My favourite would have to be how you have squished the "Cobweb mesh" into that stucco paste in the last project. That really looks amazing. I'll definitely be giving that a try. FANTASTIC post Natasha. Love it all.
    Cheers Di xo

  4. How absolutely amazing and beautiful Natasha - you are certainly a true artist.

  5. Your creations are absolutely beautiful Natasha. You have such a great style and huge talent. Love your backgrounds!

  6. woweeeeeeeeeeeee !!! such magical work here Natasha .. love all the texture and detail .... you are a creative genius xoxox

  7. wow you outdid yourself so esquisite! Amazing details and love all the textures!

  8. Fantastic work I love it all, fantastic colour combos. The mirror is beautiful and full of fantastic idea, the little box is a super idea and that layout stunning great work can't wait to c what's next.