Sunday, 19 February 2012

Big shoes

Hi everyone!  Firstly, may I say a big hello and thanks to my new followers, Elaine, Janet and Sue - it means so much to think that you like my creations enough to follow my work!

Secondly, I must apologise for my absence - little man has had some awful bug that has him coughing like his chest if full of feathers and the only foods he can keep down are bread and crackerbreads!!  On a positive note, I was so chuffed to see that I have won Mariska's blog candy!  Woo hoo!!!  Her work is what inspired me to have a go at 3D paper piecing and if you haven't seen her creations, hop over to her blog here to have a look, you will be amazed!  Thank you so much, Mariska!

I have a little project to share today, using Mo Manning's Big Shoes - she is adorable!!...

...the gift bag had my birthday present from Mum in and I thought it was perfect to go with this little lady!  For once, I remembered to colour my image after knowing the colour scheme - most times, I colour my image first, then try and find papers to go with it!?!  That's the kid in me wanting to get the colouring pens out!!..
...I have 3D paper pieced my image, though forgot to take a photograph of all the layers, sorry!  Here's a side view...
...I was brave with this image and did my shadows in black, which just gives the image more dimension...
...I added some silk flowers taken from a stem from Dunelm Mill (think they were hollyhocks, there was quite a few on the stem - not cheap, but lovely!) orangey roses from WOC, feather and crystal spray and a metal shoe charm.  Here's the sentiment...
...Who knows, Mum might just get her bag back for Mother's Day...though I'm sure she won't be disappointed!!  Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing my creation!  Lisa x
I'm entering this project into the following challenges :
Try something new...
(altered art instead of my usual cards)
Pink, brown and cream
Favourite things
(Digi images, 3D paper piecing, pearls and flowers)
(I forgot to add shoes, one of a girl's favourite things!!)
Anything goes in Free and easy February


Elaine said...

Wow Ella this is just adorable, Fabulous sentiment , cute image and something to treasure by Mum . What more could you want.
Well Done its just lovely.Thanks for the mention by the way.

Rach83 said...

Superb gift bag, Ella. Love that image and your embellishments are fab. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.

Rachel x

P.S. Don't forget we are holding a DT call just now.

coops said...

wow this is stunning lisa.gorgeous sweet image and your colours and embellies are beautiful ;D

xx coops xx

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Favourite Things and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

janetli921 said...

wow I wish I can color as good as you do
very nice work!!!!