Thursday, August 23, 2012


Ok ladies, have you ever worked on a project that you stretched out because you're having such a great creative time with, and you just don't want it to end. Well this is such a project, I've been so sick with the flu, going on 2 weeks now. All this time in bed got my creative juices going. I found these ballerina slippers junking in central Florida and I kinda had an idea.

What I did is that I had to paint them, they were very loved!!! On the bigger slippers I did a Gesso wash over the pink acrylic paint. I used vintage music sheets to cover the inside and then I added some diamond dust for a bit of bling. I made the flowers from vintage dictionary pages and gold tulle, the beaded focal point I had been saving for just the right project.

For the smaller ballerina slippers I used vintage french dictionary paper, that I so need to use more of. For the center I used some cream color appliques and a vintage earring. On both, I lined the edge of the slippers in vintage Venice lace from my collection, that I also need to use more of. For now I hung them on this very old mirror that hovers in the little entryway to our home. I like to think these cute little slippers are welcoming you in,  for sure I'll be moving them around the house.

Friday, August 17, 2012


These pictures are from a recent class I took with my dear and sweet friend Ms. Olga.  The instructor is the funny and oh so very talented Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka from Poland. OMG, is she an amazing artist! It was a great class and I got to learn new techniques that I would of never tried. Enjoy these beautiful pictures of her work. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paper doll dispay.

Take a peek at how I altered this 7Gypsy vintage ticket holder. First I stated by painting it in an off white color and then I did a crackle finish. I also mixed a little bit of Gesso with water to create a Gesso wash, I used that to tone down the metal a bit. I embellished it in white, I figure that can go with just about any season. I plan on changing it often, maybe with my favorite ATCs, tickets or ephemera. But, I think these paper dolls look just darling.
If you like to take a closer look, check out my YOU TUBE on it.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Altered ballerina shoe.

This beautiful ballerina shoe was altered by my sweet niece. She made it for a contest over at her local dance store. She came to my house all excited with her ballerina shoe and wanted my help. Well I gave her a few ideas and this is what she came up with. She wanted to glimmer mist it with different shades of green to represent moss. Then she went with the garden fairy theme. Pretty good huh.


This is a very simple and super fast card I made for my sister. I had gotten this card making kit a long time ago, I wish I had gotten more kits cause they are so simple to put together.