grasshopper asked me to post pics of the piece that I sent to her -- so here are my best photos. (If these look wonky to anyone, could you let me know? I took them with my iPad but saved them on a PC... sometimes I have issues.)
It's a tribute to crafting, in technicolor, evidently.
The background paper is one of my favorite scrapbook papers I have been hoarding that I stenciled on with some gesso, and the rest are bits and bobs that that I have been saving for something special. I altered the little shrine at the top that is in the bird nest with some music paper that I painted. The key next to it was jazzed up with some alcohol inks, glossy accents and some bling. The two purple buttons and the green/purple button were accented with alcohol inks and bling. The crown next to it has buttons sewn all over it, and was going to be a pin but I changed my mind.
A bit to the left is a rabbit that I stamped onto paper clay, and below that is a milinary themed tag that I made with a sewing pattern and some ephemera. To the right of that is a Tim Holtz clear square thingy that I also used alcohol inks and music paper on. The little girl at the bottom is a cake decoration, as are the swirly bits on the corners of the box. The rest are goodies that I have had in my stash.
It was super fun to make! I hope you like it grasshopper!
Thank you for being such an awesome swap buddy.