Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mixed Media Monday's Vintage Ads/Labels Challange

I have been doing a little soldering and I made this one for Mixed Media Monday. I finished it with a little lady bug and leaf bead and it is the same on both sides. The theme this week is Vintage Ads/Labels so I used the Hoyt's German Cologne trade card.

Steampunk Gothic Arch Necklace


This is for the open theme at Gothic Arches again I am a little slow this week. I am still having trouble with my teeth... it has been an ordeal because I have TMJ from a car accident so badly that is slows the amount of time the dentist can work in my mouth.... anyway enough excuses :)) This was hard for me because I have always been such a neat and clean solderer. For this I needed to muddy that up :)) I also aged it by adding a layer of mica for the top layer instead of glass. The back is glass and it has a layer of antique newspaper. I suppose it could be worn backwards but the rhinestone would be upside down. The little side oval pieces have antique tatted lace between glass. I used the free printable that I offered a while back so if you scroll down to past posts you can grab it.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just a bit squirrely ...

I made these little fabric flowers some time back but since I was feeling a little under the weather I thought I would take a new picture and use them for this weeks Mixed Media Monday. The theme is floral tributes so I decided to make mine "Ode To The Squirrel"

Ode To The Squirrel
Small fluffy one who scampers in the sun to frolic in the open breeze,
In the fields of flower blooms or high up in the old oak trees.
In this lovely, flowery place of acorns, nuts you scamper.
Or would you rather stop for tea, a posy a hat won't hamper.

Ok it is a bit corny ... can you tell I am board?

If you check the quick links on the sidebar there is a tutorial for making these fun little flowers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Once upon a time .... Wedded Bliss


 In the land of Gothic Arches there lived a little fairy princess. She longed to one day wed but in the land of her birth there were only girl fairies. One day her fairy god mother stopped by and saw that the little fairy princess was so sad. "Let us go on a glorious vacation" she said. "This will cheer you up" So with a flick of her magic wand they were off, whirling across the sky. Looking down fairy godmother saw a beautiful green island and knew instantly this was where they were to vacation. They landed in a beautiful circle of trees and it looked as though it had been made just for them.... hmmm... I wonder..... anyway as the day wore on they became sleepy and fell into a deep sleep. Suddenly they were awaken to the sound of a beautiful harp and and yes ...it was a male voice singing softly in a deep Irish brogue. The little fairy princess could not believe her eyes! There before her was the most hunky guy and he had wings!!! "Are you a boy fairy?" she asked "Certainly not" he replied... I am a he ... which could loosely be described as a ...er...a boy fairy...but in the most masculine of ways" . The little fairy princess fell into giggles and into love. Long story short they were soon married and lived happily ever after.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Our Reigning Family King

I just had to share this darling picture of my grandson. Taken at Norwich castle on a recent trip my son and his family made to England. This goes to prove that my little grand baby is the King!! .. in our family anyway :))


They have really taken some awesome pictures of medieval doors and gothic windows. I am going to share some for background images soon.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Eyes Wide Open...


 This week the theme at Gothic Arches is Openings. I think this theme could go in so many directions and I can't wait to blog surf the list and see what everyone has come up with. For mine, I think my title says it all ... I started with the large face stamp from Scroll Works but I only stamped the eyes. Then I chalked the skin tone and added feathers at the top. A piece of a broken necklace made the headdress and a heart shaped gold paper doily for the collar. Some ribbon and beaded trim finished it off.