Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Blog Giveaway

Now this is what Im talking about!! A whole day of painting chocolate!! Here is a close up of the finished chocolate...its suppose to be at the bottom of this post, but it wanted to be first.lol
Heres my giveaway. I made these paper flowers, were sooo fun to make..I made a little to many, I painted some with metallic paint and I spritzed some with glimmer mist. some were made from very vintage french sheet music that I copied. Please say you would like a flower and I will pick a three winners on Tue.
Here is the underpainting.
close up of the chocolate underpainting
scratched in some fabric texture.
Let me know what you think. It was so much fun! I sat where I could see Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens it was 85 we had all the windows and doors open. It was heaven!

44 comments:

Bee Skelton said...

Lovely varied blog:) Great work.

Needled Mom said...

The chocolate painting is wonderful and it sounds like a perfect day for working on it.

I'd love to have one of those flowers picked for my house.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Yes, I'd love a flower. Great chocolate painting. You're making me hungry!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh me, that really does look like fabric! Gorgeous! Love the flowers!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

That was supposed to say, "Oh my!" Sorry!!

Anonymous said...

The painting is beautiful and I would love to have one of your wonderful flowers for my home.
Claudia
crchaffee@cox.net

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I have loved seeing your charming bird creation on Flickr for so long, but I didn't realize you had a blog! I used to live in Sacramento, Ca.
Michelle

paisleydragonfly said...

Your painting is yummy! Beautiful work!

Denise

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Laurie - I thought I had your email, but I guess I don't . . . look on eBay at Item number 280215827117 -- that's the Fiskars punch. If you look at the bottom of the package in that auction's photo, you can see the design -- where the blue meets the orange. That what this punch does. I'll post my own photos tomorrow, because it's really cool! I love scallops! Have a great day!

Carol Van Rooy said...

The flowers are beautiful. With this LONG WINTER, I could surely use a flower to lift my spirits.

daldak01@yahoo.ca

vickie said...

Laurie, the chocolates are beautiful. I love the little flowers too! So cute.

Nancy said...

Love your painting...just so lovely. Could reach right in and pick one up!

I would love one of your little flowers...very sweet.

Hugs, Nancy

Mistylynn said...

Great painting, beautiful flowers. TFS!
Misty

Alison Gibbs said...

The chocolates look fabulous and I love what you did to the fabric.
What pretty flowers, count me in for your giveaway as they are so sweet
Alison

Arlette said...

I'd love to be the owner of your beautiful paper flower. Amazing what you create with paper!

A Bit of Paris 2 U said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog...I would love to have a flower of yours!

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Is this like the lottery where family members can't win? lol. I hope not, because I really want to be in the running for one of your beautiful flowers. Great work on the chocolate painting-tasty!
~Lindsey

Scrappy Jessi said...

yummy! wow you paint too. geez you are such a talent!!
love the flowers, gorgeous!!
oxoxoox,
jessi

Donna Lynn said...

Love it when you add a new post! Great flowers, and chocolate? The best ever!!! I asked my hubby last night if he knew my favorite candy, he answered with out a moments hesitation, DARK CHOCOLATE!!!!! Oh yes...
Donna Lynn

Sabii Wabii said...

I'd love a flower....I'd also love one of your birdies!!!!! :)

dolls123 said...

The flowers are very pretty.

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Lovely paintings and I love the green birdie. What are your wee orange (cats)beasties up to these days?

Meggie said...

Count me in for the flower drawing...I think they are charming.

mama2lilly said...

i would love a pretty paper flower!

lorenzstudio said...

I would LOVE a flower!

scrappysue said...

i'm in! love the flowers. you are very creative!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Beautiful!!!
And non-fattening too. ;)
Cathy

paula clare said...

I LOVE your blog and your "charming" designs...AND you paint too?!?! Sometimes it seems God dumps all the talent in ONE PLACE! lol

I Would LOVE one of your fab little paper flowers. TOO CUTE.

By the way, Is painting chocolate as therapeutic as eating it?

Sharon said...

Oh, those flowers are so cute! I would love to have one!
Yummy-looking chocolates--I love the red table cover they are sitting on--pretty!
:)

Secondhandrose said...

Laurie, do you take orders for your birdies or do they have to be snatched off of ebay?
Karen

Brit said...

hope it's not too late to say i want one!

Cat said...

Gorgeous painting! And I love your birds...
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello :)

Bejeweled said...

Don't those chocolates look divinely yummy!!! And those flowers are cool!

Congrats on your feature in Somerset Life! I turned the page and was like "OMG"!! How exciting for you!! It was just a gorgeous photo spread!!

Adrienne said...

Laurie - Yes, it was a fantastic day, wasn't it? I would love to have one of your wonderful little flowers. Please add me to the list. Your 'chocolate' painting nearly made me drool! ~Adrienne~

Chelsea said...

are you trying to torture me with that chocolate--I haven't had a piece of chocolate in months! :( (but the painting is lovely!)

and the flowers look fun fun fun!

La Tea Dah said...

I love the flowers! And sitting where you could see both Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. . .perfect! It was warm yesterday, wasn't it. Then. . .this morning we woke up to a stiff breeze and rain!

:) LaTeaDah

Michaele said...

Greetings! Thought I'd come and visit *your* blog seeing as you read my latest post on mine, and all I can say is "WOW!" I'm adding CharmingDesigns to my blog feed reader- any woman who paints chocolate, makes beautiful flowers AND appreciates a positive effort made on behalf of children is a must-read!

Amber said...

I would love to win a paper flower - they are absolutely gorgeous! I love your chocolate painting, it's giving me cravings!

~ Maggie Crawford ~ said...

hi laurie
love your birds & the silver platter chalkboard... awesome idea!!but the chocolates... to die for!! i too will check back in with your blog you too can mine & pine over how much you miss minnesota :)!
~ maggie ~

Vicki C said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I'm coming over to your house... so you can teach my to paint.. while I enjoy the beautiful view!!

ps... my friend Deb loves her birdie!

Country Liv . . . said...

Hey Laurie! Your blog is great too! I use to dabble in acrylics but the arthritis took that away too. Your chocolates look good enough to eat. Those paper mums are gorgeous and look like a lot of work.
Anyway, Stone Accent Studios is http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/. They are a digi store that encourages hybrid scrapping too. A really great place to go to see a lot of varied Scrapbooking and altered objects is DigiShopTalk. They do not sell, they only implement! http://www.digishoptalk.com/ I actually have these sites listed on my blog but I guess they were too far down on the list. Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Just a friendly F.Y.I. Lauries should really be Laurie's.

Stephanie said...

Hi Laurie! What a yummy chocolate painting!! And the flowers are incredible, toO! So sorry I missed out this time!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

cindy said...

Oh man...you make cute stitched birdies and awesome water-colors too? Man. I love to play with water colors, but I've got quite aways to go...love the way you do yours!

c