Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Alter It with the Craft Room

Hello, these Tuesdays certainly are flying around ....we are in October-where has the year disappeared to?  Anyway I digress - the Craft Room's new challenge is set by my fellow DT member, JULIA - who creates the most wonderful craft work.....and she has asked us all to:-

" A L T E R    I T"

Our generous sponsor this time round are:-  Stamp Addicts

This is a fab theme for me as I quite like altering things.  This mannequin and heart were altered especially for my daughter for her room in halls - they are rather drab when you first walk in.  Danni (hence the "D") is studying Fashion Branding & Business (hence the mannequin) and she specifically selected the colours.
I added the wings inspired by Jonas Salk's quote:-

"Good parents give their children roots and wings. 
Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them".

We hope we are good parents and have done our best.. but the saying struck a chord the wings will let her fly the nest and experience life but then also fly home.  Please accept my apologies for "going on" but just wanted to explain where my "alter it" piece came from.

My heart and mannequin were covered in Marianne Design Paper Tapes - Silhouettes and Birdcages.  This is a huge range and is gorgeous.  The focal words are all Stampotique stamps and the butterflies are stamps from a Crafty Individuals stamp.

The wings and the chipboard "D" on the heart were painted numerous times with a mixture of white and purple and coats were baby wiped and sponged to get the "worn" look.

I have added paper flowers, charms, lace and netting.   

As well as being my DT piece for the Craft Room's "Alter-It" challenge I would like to enter the challenge:-

Suzanne ~x~


hazel said...

I love this lots Suzanne, it's beautiful and I'm sure it will brighten up your daughters drab room.
xxx Hazel.

craft-roomjulia said...

Blimey O'Reilly Suzanne, this is just amazing, I love it. Your imagination has certainly gone into overtime here, it so creative and right up my street.
The sentiment is just lovely, and very poignant as my beautiful daughter officially flew the nest last Saturday when she got married. I think this is one of the nicest pieces you have created. Julia xxxxxxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

So adorable and the text is so beautiful, love them;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

These are just fabulous & such a lovely way to brighten your daughters rooms and keep home in her heart. XOXO Zoe

sari said...

Oh my goodness!!What a stunning creation!! This would fit our challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy perfectly, where our theme is anything but a card or tag! Also wanted to welcome you to the team as a DT over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Hugs and sunshine

Debi said...

Suzanne, I tried to leave a comment last night but my computer had a hissy fit lol I wanted to say that this is just an awesome set, and I love how you made it for your daughter to have at her halls of Res, everytime she sees it she'll be thinking of you and home and that just gives me warm fuzzies :-) Debi x

Mynnette said...

Hi, Suzanne! These are just lovely--the purple is beautiful! Sorry not to get back to you until now...the images I used on my MMM card are all from the Graphic's Fairy! :) I used a photo editing program to create a collage and then printed it out. :) Hope this helps!!!

Julia S-W said...

Wow! Your mannequin and heart are really beautiful Suzanne. Your daughter will treasure these and keep you close to her while she's learning to fly!! (I have a daughter at Uni too and I'm still finding it difficult even though she's in her third year of being away. Once a Mum, always a Mum.)

Cec said...

Both projects are fabulous. Love the paper tape you have applied and the pretty colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Johanna said...

Hi Suzanne!
Thanks for paying a visit at my blog.
I really like the style on your creations and this project is just amazing! So much thought in it :o)

Looking forward to working with you as well at the Vintage and Beauty Challenge :o)

chris cesar said...

Hi Suzanne! Once again your work is so beautiful, I love The colors you choose and the embellishments!

Maria said...

Wow, this is stunning Suzanne. I love how you've altered the mannequin and the thought behind these pieces makes them so much more special. Your daughter will be so touched.

Maria xxxxx

Alexa said...

Great piece which will add something beautiful in your daughter's room whilst also reminding her of you!

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