Monday, July 2, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade Punch

That's  what  the  colors  are  this  week at  Kristin's  Summer  of   Color,  and  I  think  (but  I'm  not  sure)  this  is    my  favorite  color  combination  so  far.   I  started  looking  for  inspiration  again  (like  last  week),  and  I  started  (like  I  always  do)  with  my  endless  number  of  papers  that  I  have,  and  I  found  these  (that  I  forgot  I  even  had).

 

I  love  these  papers  from  Bo Bunny  and  Pink Paislee,  and  I  admit  that  they're  a  watered-down  version    of  the  strawberry  lemonade  punch  colors,  but  as  soon  as  I  found  them,  I  knew  just  what  I  wanted  to  do--this  woodland/fairy  theme  gave  me  an  idea.   So this  time  I  started  rumaging   through  my  very  large  collection  of  flea  market  and  garage  sale  finds--



Everything  came  together  very  easily  for  me  thanks  to  these  papers.    This  old  wooden  box  went  from  this--


...to  this...



And  she  went  inside  of  it--


....my  little  woodland  fairy....

Whenever  I  find  these  random  bits  and  pieces  at  these  sales,  I  know  that  there  will  be  a  purpose  for  them--sometimes  it  takes  years,  but   they're  bound  to  come  out  into  the  world  again  in  some  art  piece  that  I  make.

My  finished  piece--




.....all  thanks  to  Kristin's  color  prompt  and  those  beautiful  scrapbook  papers.

So  I  didn't  stop  there.  Like  I  said,  I  like  to  repurpose  items,  especially  cigar  boxes  that  I  get  mostly  at  my  local  tobacco  store  for  a  couple  of  dollars,  like  this  one--


It  now  has  a  new  purpose.....and  look....


I'll  call  this  my  butterfly  fairy  box--LOVE  these  colors.  Thanks  Kristin  for  another  great  color  week.   And  remember  to  check  out  all  of   the  other  art  at  the  Summer  of  Color --and  hey--you  can  join  in  on  the  fun  too  and  make  your  own  strawberry  lemonade  punch  art!!

54 comments:

rachel awes said...

your punch is delicious!
i ADORE your fairy + send
her kisses!! + your box
is lovely...what a scrumptious
collection you must have!
XOX

Ritu Dua said...

Your woodland fairy and that recycled wood box is absolutely pretty :) I love your altered cigar box a lot ...the butterfly fairy looks gorgeous and the textures are stunning :)

Bren said...

As always these are just wonderful, love seeing how all these random things come together for you and make such incredible pieces.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, both those are absolutely amazing pieces of art. I adore them.

Vicki said...

Love the woodland fairy! Great projects and I love the colors too.

Debby said...

The cigar box is drop-dead gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa D. said...

These are great Diane!
The things you can do with boxes! I love it.

Have a great week

Rebeca Trevino said...

Diane, you make it look so easy!
love the woodland fairy.

Cathy Bueti said...

Love what you did with your girl sketch on that beautiful box!!

Your photo of the paint bottles makes me want to go pick out new colors!

:)

Peace said...

I adore the fairy box, and I demand to know where you get so much energy and motivation! :OD Keep up the gorgeous work!

Pointy Pix said...

Your woodland fairy and box are lovely but oh my word I adore the recycled cigar box even more - it's fabulous! I thought the colours were a little garish this week but you've managed to subdue them and make them delicate and earthy!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Diane I have to say that my favorite is the first little box with the lovely yellow stripes!!! I am a huge fan of stripes and polka dots. You are just so awesomely creative I am always amazed!
Tina xo

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous, Diane! :)

Gina Sismilich said...

I love your assemblage and the wonderful cigar box. I have a few of those and need to do something with them.

Jenny said...

Those papers are delicious Diane... and they look utterly gorgeous on your covered box... your little woodland fairy is so sweet too...
Totally LOVE your cigar box... your girl is adorable... so stunning!!

Hugs
Jenny x

krisatlarge said...

Oh my gosh - both of these are stunning! Will the cigar box be coming to the sale in Willoughby??? You did just a great job with all your pieces- I'm humbled! I hope it is okay - I plan to use your "before" photo, with attribution to you, in my blog post today about getting ready for strawberry lemonade. I think it might be my favorite combination, too!

Diana Evans said...

ok seriously blew me away with all of this amazing work!!!! wow!!!

Isabel said...

wow!!! These are great!! Love the colors too:O)

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love the box and the colours too.

Just me said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! I love both boxes! You're right those papers are great!

Kathy said...

I would love to be the little mouse in the corner watching you "rummage" through your treasures and picking just the perfect combination.
Seriously, I would love to see how you store your treasures. Are you participation in Where Bloggers Create 4?

Dianne said...

These are absolutely amazing! I just love your imagination and creative genious... The old box looks like it may have been a cradle... Love what you did with it and the cigar box. I'm so glad I'm back to see your wonderful art!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Oh wow Diane! I really do love these so much! The color combo is fantastic and gives such a sweet and romantic feeling!

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG..Your altered artwork is AMAZING!!... love what you did with this colour combo :)

Elisabeth R said...

Amazing! :)

sandee said...

wow, wow, WOW!! Both pieces are equally fabulous, you are one seriously talented lady!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Carolyn Dube said...

Wow- you went to town creating! These are stunning projects- I wish I could tell you my favorite but I can't pick between them!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh! Wow! ~ Very, very creative and stunning ~ both creations! ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

this is such a treasure!

Dorthe said...

LOVE your fairy dear Diane, she looks beautiful in her lovely home,-and the box you decorated, is stunning. The beautiful painted girl on top is just amazing- and the colours so fantastic.
Hugs from Dorthe

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE your boxes! What a fabulous was to create with this color palette from Kristin!!!

Caz said...

Oh they really are delightful!

BJ said...

Both pieces are exquisite. I can really see you love this colour combo. BJ#4

Mandy said...

Pretty papers...you have made 2 stunning pieces here..the fairy box is fabulous and i adore your little box...xxx

Tammie Lee said...

they both turned out quite beautiful Diane!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous pieces! I especially love your fairy box! Stunning!

Terri Neggers said...

so lovely - I love repurposing things, so these both are right up my alley!

Kristin said...

xo!

Giggles said...

Gorgeous work, fabulous cigar box! Nothing better than altering old things!! You are amazing!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love that color combination too. I would love to have a whole room decorated that way.

I know I have said it before, but I bet you are blast to garage sale with. The ideas probably come as quick as lightening flashes.

Your creations are so unique and beautiful. I never tire of looking at it.

Ophelia said...

You truly make the most amazing things Diane!

Shahrul Niza said...

Wow wow and wow!!!. Amazing assemblage art and altered box!. Gorgeous papers & doilies too. I'm so happy looking at them :).

Netty said...

wow, fabulous creations. Annette x

WrightStuff said...

What a winner Diane - the fairy loves her new home, I just know it!

Love the cigar box too.

Debbie said...

wow! these are both beautiful pieces Diane!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous work, as always! Each one is so beautifully different. Of course, I ADORE the butterfly fairy box. :) Happy 4th to you and the family!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Such beautiful pieces, as always. I love how you manage to pull all the items together so beautifully and coherently.

sharon said...

These colors are beautiful, so pretty, so fanatstic, and so romantic!! Love your little doll too!

Connie said...

Beautiful papers and awesome end result!

Emma Grace said...

WOW! That is AMAZING! I love all that you do!

Gloria said...

Wow, just outstanding Diane. What a great job. Love the cigar boxes work. Wonderful. They are both amazing.

Janine said...

Wow what a response, nothing left to say but I agree with everyone above me! Beautiful outcome as usual!

Deb Harvey said...

Great pieces! I love the color combinations.

JessiVille said...

Diane, your work is sooo stunning - it takes my breath away!!!

Jessi xox

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