Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Design Team Reveal #2....just my colors!

Today is the Design Teams second reveal. It is always fun to see what each of us has created using the same elements. This months offerings came from  and was beautifully put together. Visit her shop- it is wonderful!
Beautifully packaged goodies!

There was alot packed into that little bag.
Getting started is the biggest challenge for me...the deciding "what to do"..."what to create"?  Well........I had to start somewhere, so, I pulled out the elements that spoke to me the loudest.  The paper leaves...the tea stained seam binding and ric rac trim...the pearl stick pin with a few wonderful pearl beads threaded on it...the stamen spray and a mop button. Then the mulling was over. I knew just what I wanted to do.

All those wonderful little bits belonged in a Black Box.

I pulled out some coordinating papers, and an old photo holder and added a bit of black velvet. Voila!
This carved coral focal piece has been waiting for home for a long time.
I designed this piece to hold a personal photo. The back opens easily to access the photo holder, so, you can replace my photo with yours. It has inspired me to add some similar styles to my shop. Why should'nt your cherished photographs be displayed as art? I think this will be the first piece in a new series of products for me. Thank you Sadie and Wild Heart for the inspiration.

I have one more "reveal". Kind of like a p.s. piece....created with the rest of the items in my package to make this lttle "Halloween"hanging


Reverse side. Looking at this should have "Happy Halloween" written on the back.

 I used most of what was left of my items. The book page became the ruffle. The paper flowers were folded then put together with the mop button for a center piece (I even used the cotton string to sew the button on). I dusted the pumpkin and the oval opening with the mica flakes.
Please take a moment to visit the other Artists reveal. Here are the links to their sites:

Stephanie- Cotton Candy Cottage
Sadie-Craftily Ever After
Ele-A Bit of Pink Heaven
Marilee-Marilee Jane Designs
Donna-Lovely Things Studio
Kathi-Out On a Whim Studio

Thank you Sadie from Lollishops

Please stop by and see the wonderful offerings Sadie has put together at 

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day.
XO, Donna


  1. Beautiful! I especially love the picture frame and photo. It all works so well together! :)

  2. This is so pretty, as usual. I love the little details and the sophistication.

  3. I love it, your work is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.

  4. GORGEOUS!! soooo classy!!! love your work!! hugssssssss stephanie!!

  5. Stunning, absolutely stunning!! I love getting a chance to see my kits in use--you are one talented woman!!

    P.S. Thank you so much for the kind words about my shop:)


  6. You are *so* talented dear friend :) Beautiful pieces as always xoxo

  7. Thank you all, for commenting "so nicely"!!! XO

  8. You designs are gorgeous! I love the black box. It is breathtaking. You WON my clipboard! Please e-mail me your address elee(at)srt(dot)com