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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Boy, am I seeing red....................................

I was going to take some pics of new red things I got for Valentines Day and other pretties to join everyone onver at Sue's(A Very Cherry World) for Rednesday, but my Camera finally gave out 8/..........................




WAHHHHHHH [(





At some point this week I'm gonna haveta get a new one....sigh.
Well, I will have to rethink my post ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I guess I could show some of this.................................................................................................


 These are some of my hand-painted peices on Flourishes and Broadstrokes page. I will paint on just about anything...bottles, plates, old furniture, walls ;) .....in oil, acylic, water color , ink, pencil, charcoal....whatever is handy.


I recieved a case of these Wild Turkey jugs a while back...they make great accent peices. I basecoated it in October Brown and then spattered it with black. The center was the original bottle logo that placed a Folk-Art landscape. I embellished with plastic buttons and added muslin I tea stained. The one patch has had-embroidered LOVE on it.






 This is just another landscape in water color
I found this old 1940's student chair I painted.  A 1940's embroidery tranfer as the pattern for the center Teddy and bluebird. I couldn't resist partnering it with this vintage inspired pillow I created using vintage hankie, doily, and paper roses.


 This glass plate is acrylic in a Reverse Painting Technique.
I accented the plate with vintage hand-tatted rick-rack.
And, this plate I basecoated in October Brown and spattered with black. I used acrylics to paint the farmhouse garden scene amd I then embellished with buttons.

the plates aren't food safe, but placing a clear glass plate over it created a great serving plate....I call this 'Sandwiche Glass'



I could show some of my custom designs I've created for clients..................................................................

A lady brought in this vintage linen shamrock scalloped hankie and asked if I could embroider a new baby's name on it. Being vintage it is a little thin, so I took a piece of vintage linen I had, embroidered the distinctively Irish name on it and applied it to a fiber board backing. I then found some vintage edging in my stash left from another project. The client took the finished items and had them framed in a shadow box to place in the new baby's room.


This mixed media creation is a hotplate. I took a plain glass plate and basecoated it brown. I took a vintage doily and dyed it a lighter brown.The center nedallion was created by taking piece of fiber board and covering it with natural cotton batting, then I added an applique I made from  embroidering  a black-eyed susan mothif hankie....carefully cut it out and applied. I makes a wonderful shower gift.


This nightlight was fun to create for the client. I used a 1960's spun plastic doll and wired her for a low watt light kit. I used a vintage doily and a hankie I hand-embroidered to make her dress, collar, hat and parasol accents. New buttons accent the bodice.

How about if I include a little of these......................................................................................................








We all enjoy some vintage ephemera. I don't do much in paper crafts, but they make wonderful embroidery patterns tho.
Well this is my impromptu post. As I mentioned before...with everything else goin on......hopefully I'll get a new camera by this weekend.
I'm linking to Elizabeth over at Brambleberry Cottage for her Time Travel Thursday
Type ya later!

6 comments:

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

...traigo
sangre
de
la
tarde
herida
en
la
mano
y
una
vela
de
mi
corazón
para
invitarte
y
darte
este
alma
que
viene
para
compartir
contigo
tu
bello
blog
con
un
ramillete
de
oro
y
claveles
dentro...


desde mis
HORAS ROTAS
Y AULA DE PAZ


COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
MELODY

CON saludos de la luna al
reflejarse en el mar de la
poesía...




ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

José
Ramón...

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
What a wonderful post full of your treasured creations. Love all your hand paintings. Reminds me so much of many years of folk art painting for me. Still do now and then. Love the plates and the embellishments using buttons.
The chair is darling.

Hope you get your new camera. I know how frustrating it is when they do not cooperate.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment about my kitchen redo. I am pooped and so glad to be done.
Have a great weekend sweet friend.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

SueLovesCherries said...

Boy, what an eclectic post . . . but I love it!! You sure pulled out all the stops, rang all the bells, and blew all the whistles this week! LOL! But, I wouldn't have it any other way! Love the dolls and the little chair. Thanks for putting a smile of my face! :)

Glad to hear that Dad is doing a little better.

I love your purple post, too!

Daniella said...

OMG! I have no words!! These are all beautiful works of art!! You are so talented in so many types of art! AMAZING!!
xxDaniella

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I like the pillow with the vintage doily and the buttons. It makes a nice cushion for that sweet chair. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

Oh I would LOVE a new camera, but definitely not in the budget! CAn't wait to see what you get. That nightlight it soo cute! Thanks for stopping by!! We are definitely having an early spring, but I'm waiting for a big freeze!!