Monday, 18 August 2014

THE DRESS OF MANY COLORS...

Hello all you wonderful creative visitors, I want to tell you how much you all inspire me, I was thinking that while I was creating my Cottage ATB, my heart has been singing out loud by all the creations I have been absorbing, I could not do what I do without you my Lovelies, THANK YOU...

I'm trying to play catch up before I leave, sharing what I have already made, this dress has been on the back burner for a while now. My DS Sandy has been telling me to use my paper towels I keep from when I'm pouring my inks. There was lots of white still there so I made some sprays and colored them all up, then they sat in a folder for a while.
I'm really glad I created it, I had a ball for 2 days making this, my hands suffered but it was sure worth it....
I used my dress templates I made, cover it with the paper towels, then folded 2 layers added light pink netting in between, the top layer I stamped it with swirls, and gathered it together to give it softer folds. I used 2 pieces of lace for the waist piece, I folded a paper towel to form the bodice. Added a piece of step ladder yarn to be able to hang it..

                               You can see the layers here..

The jewel on her bodice is a piece of necklace. Glued on some foam butterfly's to hide the wires, used stardust stickles on top.


                 The danglys  are from a earring I took apart...



Another close up....

Thanks Sandy for making me make it, I adore my dress of many colors. She is hanging in the bird cage...
After swimming I had company till 4ish today, then have been madly working on the ATB, hopefully I can get it finished.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, :O)......
I have my Dragons tag to post before Wed evening...
Thanks for visiting my crazy, busy, messy nest
((( BIG HUGS )))

 Head bowed,  wings together..
NAMASTE!!!


Sunday, 17 August 2014

A BD CARD FOR A SWEET NIECE....

Hello my Lovelies, I'm busy like crazy, I made another envelope card for my niece Kim, she is the same age as my youngest DS, we have always been real close, always going for Dim Sum, having coffee at Starbucks, she lives in Edmonton now and will be here  this week, we are going on another road trip up north to her visit her Dad at his cottage and then to see her Mom my DS, at her cottage, leaving Thurs. morning coming back on Sat, I can't wait. It's my DS Shirley BD so I am working on a ATB, I'm going to try to make it look like her Humming bird cottage. I won't forget to take my camera this time...


  I covered this side with  book pages that was painted with watered down blue paint added some washi tape I made, then used watered gesso on top, stamped some script, stamped some paper arts stamps.  I podged some lovely lace on 2 of the corners..
 This is for our favorite coffee time, used a cup holder....
 Cut out some Queen of hearts cards, we always called her Queenie she is always so proper, the kisses are tissues paper...
 For the front I used my tea stained water color paper, sponged all over with the die cut, added some rock candy to it, then used it for the backing of the flower  with a crocheted piece and a tiny cloth flower for the center, stamped a post love stamp,  added some of my favorite sentiments, I know I use them all the time, I knew I would when I won them, I do love them so....


 I made her a book mark with a dangly added, love that stamp for book marks, used Tim's rusty hinge and olive paint for the background..
 I used some map paper since she is a traveler and  the lovely creative stamps.Edged it with Inca gold...

Thank you for visiting my nest, sorry I haven't been around much, I'm almost finished the dragons dreams tag, I'll post that before I leave and have till wed night to finish my ATB, and will get in as many visit as I can. Hope you all have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))....

                                          NAMASTE!!!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

ATB BOX FOR A GIFT

Hello my Lovelies, thanks for stopping by my nest, I'm so excited to share this gift for a Lovely Lady at swimming who has just had a double mastectomy. I'm bless to have so many Lovely ladies in my life including all of you. 
WARNING this is really photo heavy, so you better grab a cuppa, if you can hang around that long, I'll try to keep the chat to a minimum wish me luck with that :O)... 


 Decorating the out side I poured all the red ink I had on my desk then ran my gessoed beer mats in it, then put salt on them, with the rest of the ink I soaked up with a piece of water color paper. When it was dry I stamped my hibiscus flower all over it then fuzzy cut them out, yup, yup, yup, I did put some stickles in the middle and my white sharpie for the stamen, love them..

 Sweet bow, I'll show you that later, instead of leaves I used a cancer ribbon..

 I stamped the sentiment on a gessoed book page, for the hinge I stamped the whole sentiment I used partially  on the inside.

 For the inside below,  rubbed a stencil in red ink, left it over night and it soaked into the gesso, a soft pink, some random script of that sentiment, stamped some swirl and my favorite circles.


I used the rest of that inked red paper to make my strips. I made the top hinge from the paper under it.





For the outside stamped some script and butterflies

Stamped some of my favorite sentiments on tissue for the 4 sides, I added a cloth ribbon, with a sentiment around the bottom..






That sweet bow, I found in my stash, finally found out how they work..

you pull on the middle ribbon, the 2 outside pieces scrunch up to create the bow, these are very old, but I love them..


I made some little love notes everyone can sign...

If you still here, THANK YOU for staying, it was a pleasure to make this for Sue, all the love notes are filled out and ready for her.
Thanks for visiting, I'm off to water fit and will visit later..
((( BIG HUGS )))...

                                            NAMASTE!!!!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

DREAMING WITH THE DRAGONS, WITH A PARASOL....

Hello my Lovelies,  just got home this morning and checked out what the Dragon's were dreaming, I missed the last challenge because of internet problems so I was determined to play this challenge,  the lovely Gabrielle wanted cogs with the letter P..



 Just had time to take pics after I finished it. Can you believe it took 4 hours to make it, just went with the flow, time flew by..
  I started with a piece of inked mixed media paper I had sitting on my desk, I had inked it with mowed lawn, broken china, rusty hinge spritz with water.
I had only one die cut cog I had gotten from my DS Sandy, I have nothing steam punkish, I used the die cut to stencil it all over the tag with broken china, then found a NBUS stamp which Perhaps is a cog or Perhaps it isn't, thats' what I'm calling it anyway and stamped it in rusty hinge....
I had to find a word for P, Perhaps maybe, no, so I got out my trusty tiny dictionary and started the Ps, when I found Parasol, eekkss  now I'm a parasol girl, I have to hide from that sun, they gives me some SUNSHADE  which is the definition  for parasol, I love that word....
Light  bulb idea, I would use my now blue die cut cog for the base of my parasol, mine are painted Chinese silk ones but I have always wanted one covered with black lace , now I have one on my P tag, it might inspire me too make a large one :).....


 I made another parasol with a tooth pick and a circle I punched from an some off stamped paper I had sitting around my desk I added a crystal bead on top and a plastic bead for the handle...

I backed it on to a piece of corrugated cardboard, added some gesso,, the three colors of ink again randomly around...
I had some orange ribbon, it comes in a strip of 6 pieces sewn together, I cut the first piece and they all split, I curled all the strips, love how this came out....
I punched another circle, cut it in half, inked 1 piece with mustard seed, stamped my P in the sun, added some stickles around it to make the rays..



On the die cut cog,
I cut some used incense sticks ( I keep a jar full of them, great for miniature things ) between 2 circles of black lace, I should have added some trim, dang, anywho, I added silver stickles to the tips and in the middle, used the other half of the punched circle, inked it with broken china, (cool under there) stamped my word..
Whoosh this was a long post, sorry.. I had a brilliant time at my desk,  dreaming with the dragons, I've missed it stacks. I'm entering this with the Dragon's  here....
I was away for my reunion and big fun was had by all, ....
I'm flying around to try and get caught up with all of you, I can't wait, I'm ready for a inspiration over load.
Thanks so much for visiting my nest, you make my heart sing. I have a few things to show you so "I'LL BE BACK"...
 ((( BIG HUGS )))


                                         NAMASTE!!!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

BROWN HAWAIIAN BEAUTY...

Hello my Lovelies, I've been having lots of problems with my internet server, Rogers bought out my old server, and they are taking a long time to get it together. So I'm too late to enter the Dragons Dream challenge, thought I would post it anyway, it's also a schedule post since I'm out of town  until the Aug 10th.


The challenge was the letter H and the color brown, I was searching for something to use and found a stamp my DS gave me, its been hidden in a drawer forever waiting to be used, a  brown Hawaiian beauty, isn't she lovely. I stamped her on a piece of mixed media paper.
Colored her with copic's and distress inks, coloring is not my thing :O)..

I made a lei out of confetti flowers for my topping..


I used all the Tim's browns I had to get the color around her spritzed it with water, then stamped some flowers around her


I used a chip board letter H for the center of the flower. I used another piece of flat cardboard to make a frame and colored it with Inca gold..
That it for me for a while, I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll see you when I get back...
Thanks for stopping by my nest, I'll miss you all..
                                      ((( BIG HUGS )))

                                        NAMASTE!!!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

SCOTTISH ANNIVERSARY CARD...

Hello my Lovelies, it's Saturday, the week has flown by, couldn't get to my desk till yesterday where I quickly made another card for a Lady at swimming, it's going to Scotland for an anniversary.


I started out with a file folder, cut it to make a large card, decorated 2 pattern papers covered them with watered gesso, I made a plaid pattern by watching Miss Gio on you tube, she made it look easy. I made mine a little differently.
I stamped a pocket watch with the word Memories, luckily it matched the sentiment I added from a card, I ask for a photo of them to fit in the vintage frame. Stamped some thistles and added some ribbon around it.

 I used the watered gesso again and stamped the word love, the thistle again in rusty hinge and sequin waste in broken china and mowed lawn, cut out another sentiment...
Thanks for stopping by my nest, I appreciate it SO much..
I've seem to have lost Mo and Jo is hiding somewhere. I was trying to dream with the Dragons all week, it had me all a twitter, until I found a stamp in the bottom of a drawer, waiting to be used, I'll be back when it's done. I'll be flying around visiting as many as I can.
Hope you have a wonderful creative week..   ((( BIG HUGS )))..

                                             NAMASTE!!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

DREAM CATCHER

Hello my Lovelies, thanks for stopping by my nest.
I wanted to share the dream catcher I made for Deb. I had never made one, I saw one on line without the macrame, no knotting, I could make on like that so here is my interpretation..


 I used a embroidery hook, wrapped jute around it, decorated a mask with stamped swirls on used coffee filters..



Some lovely feathers, I wrapped  them with string, added a bead..


 I gave the mask a funky crown and held it with a porcelain rose, edged it with gold..


 Made a few flowers to add to it, all hand cut, sprayed with some homemade spray.

 Some clocks from chip board, this flower is made from a paper bag, an old doilie..

A bit of bling with old broaches, and a coffee filter butterfly..

We had 2 BD  last week, crazy, I got a new internet provider, Shaw was bought out by Rogers, it's been giving me a hard time. I only have one more commissioned card then I'll be free to just play at my desk for fun.. Can't wait... I'll see you all soon, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

                                       NAMASTE !!!