Monday, April 14, 2008

Winners & Copper

This is what it all started with. I'm at the Goodwill with Stacey and I came across this BEAUTIFUL tray. Now, Stacey laughed and said...you know, I cant believe they didn't throw this away!!..I in return said...oh no! It's so beautiful! Laughing I said "Its coming home with me!"
I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I was excited...so I laid it down and we started picking out different things and sitting them next to it wondering how we could make this all come together.
I needed a way to hang it. Stacey suggested attaching this little hanger, so I drilled two holes with my new toy...(I got a cordless lithium ion dremal... I love it!) I typed "nest" on the center paper of the hanger. I also drilled holes to hold the little jar, that Stacey picked out. It was so much fun having her work with me on this. I attached the old lace so it could be untied to take off the bottle to fill with water for real flowers, It would also be sweet holding vintage flowers. I used some Omni gel to transfer the words "flowers for all seasons" onto the bottle The necklace was a little pearl bracelet that I aged.
I bent some old black wire, added sweet vintage buttons. I also soldered a copper wire to the back of the charm which is holding my painted nest. The tag is a vintage one, I added a little button and attached the description "nest" from an old dictionary. The old rusty bell on the shoe is original to be shoes, how cute is that! I added coppery colored glittered pins and more old buttons to the pincushion. Please check out my EBAY listing
Now for the winners. I do want to THANK YOU for coming over to visit and leaving a message. I met a lot of "new to me" bloggers.
#1 Rose Garden Romantic
#2 A Bit o Paris 2 U
#3 Michaele
#4 The Farrier's Daughter ( Lindsey, I made you one)

30 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I knew that you would find a good use for that piece of copper. You are so delighfully creative.

Country Liv . . . said...

Hey Laurie! Wow, what a darling still life you created! You are oh so talented! Guess what? I told Vicki about you and she let me know that she knew you before I did! LOL! When I saw your little birdies I just knew they would be something she'd adore - and so she does as she has one sitting right on her desk! LOL! Small world, huh?
Hugs,
Liv

Kim said...

How super cute!! AND creative!! Thanks for visiting me!! I will be back to check up on you!! hehe

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Thought I would return the favor and visit. I love your art pieces. The featured one is beautiful! I'll stop by again later.

Faith

Stephanie said...

Oh Laurie, this one is making my heart race!! What a beautiful composition! You have such a way with your sweet charming vignettes!

Big Hugs,
Stpehanie
Angelic Accents

scrappysue said...

well done on the contest! it looks like it was a great success! i love what you did with the copper tray!

Lisa West said...

This is sooo precious. How do you come up with it. I love the copper, my favorite metal. I'm always inspired by your creations. Lisa

A Bit of Paris 2 U said...

Oh Oh Oh....I am so excited!*!*! Thank you Thank you! And what a gorgeous copper tray collage! You are very talented!

A Bit of Paris 2 U said...

ooops, i'm not sure how to get in touch via email..Can you email me and I can send you my address. Thank you!!!
abitofparis2u@hotmail.com

Donna Lynn said...

Laurie, one mans junk...good job!
You have a wonderful imagination for your art pieces, love your birds!
Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

Hi again, I went to school in Abilene, ACU! I love the people in Texas, not the landscape, the heat or the bugs, but the people! Wow, they are amazing and kind!
Donna Lynn

Victoria Lynn said...

My favorite part is the bird's nest charm! So cute! And I love the string of pearls around the bird's neck! Very June Cleaver, hehe! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Natasha Burns said...

so gorgeous Laurie!!!

Michaele said...

Thanks so much, what a wonderful surprise! And I really love the copper tray- I decorate my kitchen with copper pieces but sometimes the large amount of its color needs some.....softening. You've given me ideas to ponder!

michaelek1@yahoo.com

ScrapMomOf2 said...

You create the most amazing pieces! WOW, this is fantastic! Congrats to the winners!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Yay!! Thank you, Laurie!! Those flowers are so pretty!! Your new assemblage is wonderful, too!
Michelle

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to find a copper tray at the GW!! My dad's a welder and he just gave me a small square for taking some photos but your tray has wonderful patina. Blessings... Polly

Vicki C said...

you are always coming up with something so cute over here!!!

Julie said...

Love copper!!

Please stop by my blog and read about a creative contest I am holding with a great prize. If you are not interested - please forward it onto as many people as you can. Thank you!

Couture de Papier said...

Stunning!!

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Laurie, I was really enjoying reading through your latest post and watching your beautiful new creation unfold...and then I saw the winners of the flowers! Yay! You are too kind. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Oops, I almost forgot...how did you get that design on the left side of your new header? Love it-good work.

Emma's Paper Patch said...

i LOVE your copper tray collage...i love all the elements you put on it! copper is my fav. the more patina the better. tfs
alissa

celestina marie said...

Hi Laurie, your creation is just so delightful. I love all these elements together to make such wonderful altered art. Another life for all those sweet treasures. That copper tray was a terrific find!!
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Bax said...

I am very impressed by your creativity! I would have passed it by...but not anymore!

Jan

Diane said...

Wow OMG that project looks so sweet, everything works so well together great work (:
Hugs, Diane

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Thanks so much for the encouragment on making my own little bird...I did it! I now have pics on my blog. I also wanted to let you know that I mentioned you in my latest post. Hope you don't mind :-)
~Lindsey

Stephanie said...

Hi Laurie! Hop over to my blog for some fun news!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is so fun and creative!! love the direction you went!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Michaele said...

Guess what came in the mail? My beautiful flower! Thanks so much! I've blogged it today- it's been a wonderful weekend, because I finally got a copy of the newest Somerset Life- a double dose of you! Thanks again!