I'm not too proud to admit that this year has been a bit difficult for me creatively. I've been creating work. I've even made some things that were quite nifty... but I've kinda felt 'disconnected' with my work.
Anyway, I finally feel as though I'm getting back on track. I've got one or two projects I can't show off just yet, but I also made something just for the hell of it that I think you'll like. Some very important altered awards
Ever since seeing the Tim Holtz trophies shown at CHA I've had it in my head that I wanted to create some altered trophy cups. I found these babies in the party supply section of my local discount shop, four for $1.25! I've simply grunged them up with a bit of acrylic paint.
Each little darling has a sentiment taken from vintage book pages that reflects the gentle nature of these 'awards'. How nice would it be to receive an award for twinkling?
The base of each of the awards is just a simple wooden block that has been gussied up with fabric, ribbon, buttons and burlap.
Some of my biddies are standing on Petaloo blooms.
Some are atop a little mound of moss.
Most are holding their declarations high, and topped with Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars
Best of all, when all together they look like they are having quite the party.
The 'Awards' will be listed in my etsy shop over the next few days. I'll update the links as they become available.
Here are some of the supplies I used to create these pieces:Small plastic trophy cups
Misc buttons and vintage embellishments
Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars
A slew of charms and filigree embellishments from Alpha Stamps
Mini Rose Buds - Ivory*
Flowers and leaves from Petaloo (especially love the Botanica Blooms!)