Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's In The Bag - WOYWW 206

It's in the bag this week! That's right I've been creating gift bags using a plain brown paper bag disassembled and smoothed out.  Then I painted it  on both sides with pink, orange, and peach colored watered down acrylic.  I let that dry and then cut out flowers of different sizes, crumpled them up for texture,  and glued about 3 or 4 together using just a dot of glue in the center of each.
Some metallic copper acrylic paint was added to create some swirls.  The centers of the flowers are sequins/confetti!
And then you just add a few sheets of tissue paper and you're ready for gifting!

To see what others are doing around the globe click HERE and visit Julia's blog.  In the meantime it's back to the workdesk to create more flowers and bags for the new shop in town!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Blue Monday Collection

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all my sweet mother friends! And Happy Blue Monday, y'all!
(I've tried 12 times to get this picture right and this is the way Blogger wants it, it is..sorry!)  Nevertheless, isn't it a cute plate? Found this at my favorite thrifting place on Friday!

(Same thing here with the handpainted gift cards.  thank you Blogger!)
To see more blue just hop over to Sally's blog HERE!
Check back later in the week and see what other things I am creating!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sheet Music Daffodils - WOYWW 205

I will apologize in advance for not having a finished product to show you!  But I will share with you my new project which is creating gift bags using a purchased bag from the dollar store (Dollar Tree here in the States) and using one of my handpainted pieces of sheet music as the embellishment!  Of course,,,I love to go through my junk jewelry stash and will probably add a piece of bling or two as well.

(I can see I need to fiddle with my camera and take better photos in the future, so sorry). 
Also on my work desk is a little mermaid I painted ! She will go on a Happy Birthday sign for my little great-niece to hang at her Mermaid Party on Saturday!
While on the patio this morning doing my photographing, I decided to take a few extra photos to share with you.  Things blooming at my house!  The yellow blossoms are on an Esperanza bush planted in a pot. For those of you who don't know Spanish,,this means "Hope"!  Also blooming is a fabulous Amaryllis.  They usually bloom in pots inside the house around the Christmas holidays! But here in Texas they might bloom twice in one year!  Yea!

So, Happy Wednesday to you all and please feel free to hop over to Julia's and see what others around the world have on their work desks!  Just click HERE!

Monday, May 6, 2013

More Warrenton,Texas - Happy Blue Monday

Happy Blue Monday to y'all!  So much fun was had at  Warrenton, Texas the last part of March I just had to share a few more pics with all of you.
 Here is yours truly posing beside this vintage Chevy pick up truck.  Two guys were trucking around Warrenton and Round Top on that particular day.  They stopped to get gas and I jumped in front of the camera!

This polite "heirloom" of a  gentleman was all too happy to pose for the camera with his blue watering can!
To see other blogs featuring blue on this Blue Monday just stop over at Smiling Sally's and click HERE!  Have a great week !

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Keepsake Box for the Bride - WOYWW 204

A keepsake box for the bride is on my work desk today.  It must be finished by tomorrow so I can present it to the bride or at least take it to her mother's house!  The wedding is Saturday! 

I started with a purchased box and painted the sides with acrylic paint and covered the lid with burlap. A friend gave me these fabulous spools of lace and I chose the darker one as a background for the lid.
Then I made several roses from various textures including burlap, wired paper ribbon, gauze, and silk sari ribbon.
Then I began gluing the bits and pieces of lace, vintage doilies, and vintage lilies of the valley around on the lid.
Finished!  To see what others are doing around the globe and to see what might be on their work desks just click HERE!