Friday, September 6, 2013

DIY ~ Large 3 Canvas Puff Artwork


My friend Karen wanted some Dandelion Puff art before I left Ontario.
It was super simple!

WHAT YOU NEED:
3 canvas' of the same size
4 shades of dark drown acrylic paint
gold acrylic paint
white acrylic paint
light and dark green acrylic paint
foam brush
thin paint brush


First put dots of all the browns and the gold all over the canvas'.
Using your foam brush spread them all out.
I had to do this process 3 times, letting it dry between each coat.
Don't forget to paint the sides.


Using your thin paint brush, draw 2 stems from the right side canvas.
Using white and a foam brush, fan out a puff at the top of your stem.
Using your thin brush again make wispy lines all the way across all three canvas'.
Put lots right near the puffs and faze them out.

Clear coat all three canvas' with clear spray paint.


Turned out so simple but so pretty.
Love ya Karen ;)

Cheers,
Messy

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I'm BAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!

Well, I made it!
I'm here in my new "home" - Parksville, British Columbia.
So far it's....quiet. LOL

But I have done some super exciting things so far and I can't wait to share my new series called
"Island Time!"
It will be all about how I am re-discovering Vancouver Island all over again.
I have't lived here since I was 17...so there are tonnes of things to do and see all over the place!

Here are a few pics too get you ready for whats to come!


Cheers,
Messy

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Well...

Well....
I guess its time to say something...

I'm moving!
 

I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately and I shouldn't have just dropped off the face of the earth like that.
But, life got turned upside down (again) and now I'm moving across the country.
Yup.
That's happening.
It's happening in 10 days.

Here's a little recap...
I moved to Austraia right after highschool.
I went back to my hometown for a short stint, then moved to Calgary, Alberta.
I lived there 8 years then moved even further from home to Ontario. 
Canada is big ya'll. 
It has been since 2000 that I have really lived close to my family.
My parents have jokingly said "come home!" and "you should just move back home" many times while I was going through all my rough patches of life. 
And trust me, there has been many times I have thought about it.

I don't want to leave my sweet little town and my AMAZING friends...
but sometimes you don't always get what you want, you get what you need. 
I need to do this for my family, myself, my nephews, my bestie :)

It's hard to admit defeat, difficult to start all over and it's even harder to leave somewhere you love.
But you never know...maybe I'll love my next home too.

Cheers,
Messy

PS: My online store will be closed until September 5th. I will not be blogging until then either ;)


Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY ~ Upcycled "Home" Decor


I had these cute letters that spelled the word "home".
I believe I got them at Dollarama.
I wanted to spruce them up a bit, so here is what I did.


WHAT YOU NEED:
acrylic craft paint in 4 colors and black
mini paint brush
medium flat paint brush
mod podge
silver/clear sticky gems

First do a thin black line around the outside of each letter.


Once that is dry, pick a color and start painting swirls all throughout the middle part.


Once those are dry, add your gems wherever you have a space!


Lightly clear coat with a thin layer of mod podge.


Make sure you don't have too much excess mod podge around the gems or it wont dry clear!


Let dry and stand on a mantel, desk, book shelf, wherever!!!


Cheers,
Messy

Saturday, July 20, 2013

DIY ~ Beaded Knot Bracelet


Oh...this is so cute and easy!


WHAT YOU NEED:
rope twine
beads
hot glue gun
scissors


First take your rope twine and tie a loop knot at the end.
Add a bead and knot right under it.


Keep doing this as much as you would like or until your bracelet is the size you want.
I left some spaces without beads as well as used two different kinds.


When finished, tie a bead on to be your clasp through your hole.
Hot glue the end knots to make sure they don't come apart.


Works perfect.


So lovely!
Cheers,
Messy

Friday, July 19, 2013

PL Peek ~ Picton Sandbanks


Took a little trip out to the Picton Sandbanks with Chuck Norris and Tally.
What a beauty day!
It was well in to the 30s here and not a cloud in the sky.


The water was a perfect temperature to just sit and cool down!


We took a cooler with lots of pop and water and some sandwich fixings.
Too bad I forgot the knife! LOL
That's ok, Tally made one out of the top of the cherry tomato container. Heehee


There was a huge washed up dead eel on the beach too!
So cool!!!


Chuck loved the dog area of the beach! He swam in the water, barked at the wind, kicked sand everywhere and had a gay ol' time.
He was so pooped out he slept for 2 days after wards!


It was such a relaxing day!
So glad we went...totally worth it!


What did you do on the weekend?


Cheers,
Messy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DIY ~ Pillowcase Tube Dress

Wow!
I was uber lucky to find these amazeballs pillowcases!


WHAT YOU NEED:
pillowcase
sewing machine
tape measure
pins
iron and board
elastic
flower (optional)
scissors

First take your pillowcase and iron it our flat.

Using scissors cut just a small amount of the sewn together end.


Now flip your pillowcase inside out.

Iron a quarter of an inch down from the top.
Then old and iron down another inch and a quarter.

Sew this pocket "tube" along the bottom of your folded part leaving a hole at the back to insert your elastic.


Measure the elastic for the top of your bust.
Feed it through the tube at the top and sew the ends together.

Hand sew on your flower detail if desires.


Tada!
New strapless dress.
It's just that easy!


Cheers,
Messy

Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY ~ Beyoutiful Painting


This turned out super cute!
Don'tcha think?
It's for sale now in my shop :)

WHAT YOU NEED:
white canvas
pencil
eraser
paint
small and medium paint brushes'
clear coat


First using your pencil lightly draw your "you" near the center.
Now add "be" at the top in script, as well as "tiful" at the bottom.


Using a small paintbrush trace out your "you" with black paint.
Inside the bubbly letters loosely draw some flowers and leaves around adding lots of color.
In between the flowers do gold dots to fill in the white space.
Kinda tedious...but great look!


Do your other letters in gold and fix any touch ups if needed.


Beautiful.
:)

Cheers,
Messy

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Shoes!

Check out all my shoes at www.2messy.etsy.com
Or come see me at the Brockville Farmer's Market every Saturday from 7am - 1pm!