Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sharing my world... I LOVE COLOR!


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This is a peek at my hippity hop swap Ring in Spring trade. She is so cute.
She is a vintage paper doll restored and altered a bit in Photoshop. I then printed, snipped out and pasted her to a little bell shaped piece that I cut from a Christmas garland. I then stuck a real silver bell inside to help her ring with style.
I made the flower from hand dyed silk ribbon by, Grace Brunelle, tulle, ombre ribbon, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand made stamens.

This was a fun swap!
Thank you to the ladies in the GREEN group.

I already opened all of mine while standing out in the sunlight the morning I got them and a bit of snow crystals sprinkled down on me while I was standing there (Snow was not in our forecast!) It paired well with the glittery goodness on the lovely art pieces.
I guess some will consider me a bit of a cheater since we were supposed to open one a day. What can I say? I could have waited, but it all looked so lovely I didn't want to wait!
THANK YOU LADIES! I adore my gifts.(March 14th)
I will post my pictures here in April



Well....
Here are some pictures of a corner in my studio.
Notice the serger that Sweet Carlotta sent me!

The flower pot by Sonji is inverted with a classic handmade porcelain lamp on it. I got that lamp and the frame around my cork board from an estate for free (free cycle).
There are swaps and gifts on the board.






6 comments:

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Pretty pretty OH so pretty!

Jen Crossley said...

WOW it looks awesome Amber Dawn
Take care
Jen

Kim said...

dawn- thanks for the sweet little bell! a great way to "ring in spring"!
kim hesson
www.kimhesson.typepad

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks great Amber, I love the pin up board, looks to have some great things on it.
Ro

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Every time I look at this I see something new -- I just looked again today and noticed the jewelers saw! But maybe that's because I just took a silversmithing class!

I love arrangements like yours!

carylsrealm said...

Great studio and I love your blog banner!