Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Saturday - Altered

My contribution on this Pink Saturday isn't all pink, but I wanted to post something else too. The first picture is of a drawing Alissa did late last summer - I could kick myself for not writing the date on the back! She is really into the Disney princess theme and this is her as Rapunzel (notice the artistic detail in the writing!). Anyway, I want to duplicate the drawing either by copying it onto white muslin and embroidering it, or making my own applique pieces from it and making an adorable pillow out of it. If I make applique pieces, what colors should I use? Should I keep it all pink like she drew it? I'm afraid if I just embroider it all pink on white, it won't be as cute as it should be. Suggestions from my friends, please??

The next picture is of my dry sink I bought ages ago - typical Early American style pine with white knobs. About three years ago I finally decided to paint it kind of wild and crazy and this is what I came up with. I found some cute decorative knobs at Lowes for $2 each and couldn't make up my mind which ones to use, so I bought two different kinds.

And I thought of something I can finish right away for the Appalachian quilt project. When my girls were very young, I tended to decorate in more of a country style and had managed to make one quilt top, which I never put together for so many reasons. Anyway - I came across it while reorganizing last week and thought I'd go ahead and finish it now while I had the time. It's a full size quilt top and I've decided to cut it in half, finish as two separate quilts, and donate them to the Applachian quilt project. I want to make several smaller items, but these will be so quick and easy to finish. I'm really excited about it; they will be put to very good use.

And last but not least - I GOT MY PRIZE! Yes, the sweet print I won from Diane's drawing last week has arrived. I knew I'd love getting any of them, but this one is so pretty. Along with the print, she sent me two beautiful tags, which I know she made herself, and a piece of sheet music entitled The Return of Spring. At first I thought I'd use the tags as gift tags, but they are far too pretty for that. I've been wanting to try my hand at an altered art piece and now have the perfect pieces to get me started. I'll have to wait till I figure out exactly what I want to do so they are shown off perfectly. That's gonna take me a while to figure out though :) I have several fruit pieces in my kitchen and I think the print in a frame will be a perfect addition to them. Thank you so much, Diane; I'm so glad mine was one of the names drawn!

Well, gotta get ready to go help a friend paint her shop. Have a great day, everybody.


Anonymous said...

You're very welcome, Phyllis!

I've put my thinking cap on for Alissa's drawing, which is so sweet!

Let's could do pink glitter glue after transferring the drawing to a pretty textured matboard, then frame it.

Or, embroider on something really sweet like a white-on-white damask to make it really special.

Or, embroider on a pillow like you thought.

If you applique it, you could do more white-on-white mini prints that are very, very subtle and then do a pink satin stitch around them. Lots of pretty, soft texture with this technique and you haven't lost the lovely white background she drew on.

Hope this helps.

Diane :-)

Betty said...

Okay, you know I'm not 'crafty'...the only suggestion I can offer for Alissa's picture would be to make the hair yellow (like Alissa's) and the eyes the same color as Alissa's. The rest I would leave as is. Or just do the whole thing the way she's just too cute!

zoeysews said...

Tried leaving a comment earlier today but it got messed up (operator error) :) but had to leave.

What I thought is you could do a fabric piece with the picture on black or darkish fabric and the pink would really show up well. Use some fabric paint or fabric oil sticks on cheesecloth or linen or something with texture for her little dress (pink of course) and applique it! You could use Angelina fibers for her hair and pretty sparkly organiza for the train coming out of her hat and of course add a few beads as well to dress up her hat. Just some thoughts.

Diane said...

Great pink post! Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

nikkicrumpet said...

I think you should do it all pink on white...just like she drew it! I think it will turn out beautifully. Congrats on the prize...looks like a great one!

T said...

Nice post. I also agree with nikkicrumpet, I think it should be done in all pink on white, just like she did it. It would really reflect her work.