Friday, August 17, 2018

Butterfly Sprite

Hello, peeps!

The theme of the current challenge over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog is "Anything Goes".  I decided to use the gorgeous "Butterfly Sprite with Simple Wings" image.  I love this image and I have used it a number of times.  You can find it in Mitzi's etsy shop here:
and here:

It is also available in both shops in PNG format, and with fancy wings in both JPG and PNG formats.

I have coloured this glorious image with Copic markers and FB Polychromos pencils.  I made the large flower with Sue Wilson's "Striped Nasturtiums" die and the smaller flowers with punches.  I glittered her wings but it's hard to see.

The border at the top is Heartfelt Creations' "Regal Borders and Pockets" die.  Swarovski crystals, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.  Here is a close-up:

I wish you a lovely weekend!  Lori P  xx

Monday, August 13, 2018

Green Dragonfly

Happy Monday, crafty friends!

This is my final DT project for Ching-Chou Kuik's Monthly Facebook Challenge which runs until the end of this month (theme:  Recycle).  There are some wonderful images to be won.  Check it out here:
This is what I started out with:

I made a valance for my bedroom window and then decided to cover this carton with the same fabric.  The lace was originally white but I dyed it so that it matches the fabric.  I put some natural dried grasses and tiny lights inside and voila!  A custom made cylindrical vase!

This gorgeous image is "Green Dragonfly" by Ching-Chou Kuik and can be found here in her etsy shop, along with 2 other beautiful images:

Here is a close-up of this lovely image:

Flowers, pearl border and ribbon are from my stash.  I have coloured her with my Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.

That's all for today.  Enjoy your day!  Lori P xx

Monday, August 6, 2018

Lavender Adventure Night

Hello, crafty friends!

Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook Challenge is going on now.  The theme is "Recycle". I just love to alter liquor bottles with interesting shapes.  So, I decided to alter a Frangelico bottle for my DT project.  This bottle is shaped like a friar in his habit.  So cool! This is what I started with:

I applied gesso as a base over the entire bottle and then painted over it with acrylic paint.  Using glittered paper, I cut out 3 die cuts using Tonic Studio's "Star Trail Die".  I applied  Mod Podge (matte finish) over the bottle before applying the die cuts and the image.  The leaves are from La-La Land Crafts "Open Leaf Flourish Die".   

The gorgeous image is "Lavender Adventure Night" by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here: and also here along with two other beautiful images:

A close-up:

Here is what the back looks like:

I coloured the image with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  The flower is handmade.  Lace, pearl borders, necklace, charms and beads are from my stash.

I wish you a happy day!  Lori P xx  

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lavender Illusion

Hello, dear peeps!

What happened to July?  I cannot believe how quickly it passed.  It's my turn today to inspire you with my DT project which I created for Ching-Chou Kuik's Monthy Facebook Challenge which starts today  
The theme this month is "Recycle".  How cool is that?  Winners of the challenge can win some gorgeous images by Ching-Chou Kuik.

I took a sheet of 1/4 inch thick foam board which I had lying around and decided to make a wall hanging.  I made my own heart template. As you can see from the name of my blog, I just adore kitties and fairies so what better way to showcase that than by using the gorgeous "Lavender Illusion" image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  You can find it here:

I embellished it by using lace around the perimeter of the heart shape, followed by a sting of pearls. 
 I nearly always make my own flowers but this time I used silk flowers.  I did make the tiny roses. The weather here has been dreadful; so I was unable to get a good photo.  The pearl flourish, feather and Swarovski crystals are from my stash.  I used Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour that stunning image.

A close-up:

I wish you a lovely day.  Lori P xx