Friday, September 7, 2012

Headdress and Crowns !

On Altered Pages there is a challenge up for making a head dress ! I could not decide on just what to make I made two !! I made one that is more like a crown and another that is more like a head dress !
The crown I made using an embroidery hoop as the base  ! I covered the hoop with some vintage greenish ribbon to cover the wood , I added layers for my crown. One layer is made from wire mesh that I cut out and finished the edges with glass glitter. The other layer is vintage wallpaper. I embellished with various ribbon, lace and papers. I added some wired beads to the wire mesh for a little pizzaz ! This "crown" is my headdress I submitted for the voting on the Altered Pages blog !
And I decopodged an image from AlteredPages , inked edges and then added some embellishments !
The QUEEN was stamped using a stamp set from Altered Pages also , you can find that set here !
 This headdress I created , I used a vintage wire form from a hat that I had , it was covered at one time with adorable little flowers that I used for another project ( the hat was not in perfect condition ) !
  I had some fabulous green wired ribbon that I attached to the wire hat base , then added a lot of embellishments ! Some very vintage sequin trim , I topped it with velvet ribbon and then made paper dots from vintage book and added a green rhinestone !
On the side I created a cluster using some peacock feathers , an image from Altered Pages , a flying bird that I added smootch to to give a little glimmer , which does not show up in the photos ! 
Using a large bead , also from Altered Pages , you can find here ! The clear bead I have dangling for a little added sparkle !
On the opposite side I have more beads dangling for a little color and pizazz !
Was fun creating these !
Click on this LINK and check out all of the other headdress's that were created by some of the other design team members of Altered Pages !! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rubber Stamp Fun !

One of my favorite rubber stamps is a Dressform stamp , love the design ! I created a few projects using the stamp ! Using shrink plastic I made a dangle for a "junk" style necklace ! A fun piece to wear ! 
I love making cards , would like to get a pile made up to have on hand for any occasion, so far it has not happened ! I used a die cut and stamped the image on it and then added color with Copic Markers , adding a bow for interest and texture !
Last project was a collage , I get carried away sometimes with a collage and keep on adding things !
You can see my other post on these projects here also !
Have a fabulous and creative day !

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Little Fairy Garden

This summer I planted a Fairy Garden in a large oval metal tub ! A little mini garden I guess is what it is , my granddaughter loves it , and if I add anything new , she knows it ! We even had to make one for her ! She has some little dolls that she likes to use in my Fairy Garden , sometimes when I am outside watering I notice added rocks or things have been changed around I know she has been busy playing in it !
I like my ceramic mushrooms ! Adorable , yet colorful !
A sweet little red lantern that is by a small wire chair !
A tiny wheelbarrow with some little rocks and leaves , see the hanging basket , photo was close to it so is hard to make out , but is adorable ! And of course every garden needs a bird bath !!A fun little project , I always have changes I want to make with it and next year I will do other improvements also , but for now , hope you enjoyed the tour !

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vintage Papers

My friend made a fabulous haul the other day , scoring a lot of various vintage papers ! And as always she was soooo very generous and shared some with me ! Heaven I hurried home & created a few things !! Melissa has a shop on Etsy where she sells many of her fabulous finds , you can click here to go to it ! Found On The Prairie is her shop , I love all of the Letterpress goodies that she has !!
Some of the paper goodies I got ....even included a pack of Student Pass ,how crazy is that ! Ledger papers of all kinds , and some wonderful long envelope's of some kind ( not sure what they were used for )  ! A box of the sweetest little files also , so I made an altered book using the files , fun , fun !!
The long envelope things , which really are not an envelope were also fun ( I know ... I don't make any sense ) ! One side in a pink and the other in a green !!I made a large tag out of chip board , and covered it with various papers so you could write sweet notes on either side !!
My little Altered book has the files with added other pages such as old postcards, and other interesting papers, that I inked, stamped , some I gave texture to with folders that I ran through the cuttlebug !
And tape... love tape ! Would it be considered an ok obsession  "paper" !!
Well ok or not , I got it !! Old paper , new paper , love it all !!
Thanks for stopping by , take the time to leave a comment , I love them !!
Have a wonderful & creative day !!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fun with Gelli Printing Plates

Having fun with my Gelli Printing Plates ! I love this new product !!! I purchased mine at Altered Pages and can be found here .The other day I was "playing" with it and wanted to create some tags.I covered my plate with acylic paints and then used various rubber stamps, die cuts and my Brushsticks ! All I can say about the Brushsticks is if you dont have any.....get some ! I have used them for many things , but they are excellent to use on the Gelli Plate !
One tag I used my birdcage die from Altered Pages. I really like these dies, they cut wonderful ! I layed the paper die I had cut out on my Gelli Plate , then lifted it off and , a fabulous impression for my tags !

 I am all about layers and worn look so this works well for that ! On this tag I also stamped with
some stamps . I empssed the word "DREAM" with clear emossing powder, also a background stamp of dots, and an ever so tiny bird stamp !! I embellished it with some adorable fabric rose ribbon on the bottom that I sprayed with a glimmer spray !

I love how it turned out with an old worn look !!
Have a fabulous & creative day !!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hail & Blooms !

What a title ??????
We had a hail storm last evening and did it ever sneak up on us fast , no time to move planters , ect... so  everything got hailed on ! Came down fast & thick if there is such a thing ! My garden was covered in the white stuff , looked like it was snow , I know some that were out driving had to pull over as it was like a white out .... but , when I got up this morning what a sweet surprise for me , a big yellow bloom opened on a zucchini plant , like God was letting me know my plants will be okay !!  Sweet !!
Off to go work on some projects in my studio , I am hoping I get something accomplished , because it has not been happening much lately !
Have a fabulous day !!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Canvas Project

Just posted over on Altered Pages blog a canvas project I created ! Stop over & check it out !
You can click here to see it !