Saturday, May 22, 2010

MALANGE

Melange~ all sorts, assemblage, assortment, broad spectrum, conglomeration,
gallimaufry, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble,
magpie, mash, medley, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash,
mix, mixed bag, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum,
pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, potpourri, salad, salmagundi,
sauce, scramble, stew, what you will

THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE AT INSPIRATIONAL AVENUE
http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-time-for-party.html

For this challenge, I chose a butterfly. I started with making a pattern from a large recycled envelope. I covered the front with scrap pieces of artist papers from previous projects. The "LOT 60307" is a piece of material cut from a Vintage Levi jacket tag. I added colored felt circles,small punched paper butterflies from scrap papers and magazines,a handmade ceramic heart button,colorful natural fibers, a vintage tag,a metal key embellishment,a small gold door knob and key,and colored jewels. The face was hand stamped on paper and then backed with a thin wooden business card. A paper flower,butterflies,and a paper cutout from vintage sheet music. The brown circular tag has cut out words that read: "Gratitude is the Heart's Memory."

The Back Side was covered with vintage pattern tissue. I added stamped wooden word sticks that read: CELEBRATE LIFE ~ MOMENTS TO SHARE ~ BEYOND WORDS
The two envelope pockets are actual vintage offering envelopes dated 1923. I love these. The left one says: "Pastors Salary and Current expenses". The right one says: "This side for Others". The words at the bottom which read: "May the Good Lord Bless You and Keep you" are cut from vintage sheet music. Inside the envelopes I have two whimsical wands from pieces of the wooden business card and flat vintage buttons and included two printed word cards that read: BEAUTIFUL and ARTGIRL.


This is my weekly challenge and thanks so much for stopping in to view it. Pop over to Inspirational Avenue, http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/ and see some fabulous works by other artists who took the challenge!

Some credits to my Etsy friends for some items from their shops:
Handmade Ceramic Buttons from Buttonalia ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonalia
Felt Dots from Twpmango ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/twpmango
Bakers Twine from Papertreats ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/papertreats

8 comments:

  1. IM GIRL you ROCK!!! I love your work and your energy and love of life! Many thanks for transforming my button into your beautiful imaginative work, giving it life. God bless you all over!

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  2. Okay, how much do I love this--what a wonderful creation!!

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  3. yes, you can do melange any day! thanks!

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  4. This is wonderful - so much detail! Truly creative :)

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  5. I love this! So much detail and color- truly "Melange-ish"!

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  6. What a totally neat piece! So much detail, it's fun to look at each little bit.

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  7. ~i stumbled over from inspiration avenue...your blue tribute is beautiful filled with wonderful hues of BLUE! i adore these piece here you made...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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