Sunday, January 20, 2013

preen: verb

   1: to groom with the bill
 



 2: to dress or smooth up : primp
 
3: to pride or congratulate (oneself) on an achievement : to behave or speak with obvious pride or self-satisfaction


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Anything But a Card - Tie it Up! ( I used chains, yarn )
 
"Challenge 11 asks you to incorporate things that can be tied: twine, ribbon, thread, wire, rope, cording, trim, chain, seam binding, etc! You don't have to really tie it, but you get the idea! "
 
 
OK, so my mind went straight to 50 Shades of Grey, ( what's new, right? ) lol But, thankfully my creativity went Bollywood instead! I had decided to work on another mermaid wall hanging ( since they seem to sell well at the Art MoB ), and I already had the background "paper", that came from the bottom of my spray box,( as you know, if you have been following my blog; I have created several projects in the last week from this one sheet of wax paper. ) So anyway, that was my starting point. And since I had been playing with an old craft hobby of mine, Gallery Glass,  I wanted to make a mermaid using it.
 
And she developed and preened, she dazzled, as only mermaids can.
 
I truly love how the Gallery Glass mixes together!!
 
I truly believe when I make them that they create their own personalities, and I wonder how much control do I really have?
 

Plaid - Gallery Glass, Blue Diamond,Copper Sparkle,Kelly Green, Cameo Ivory and Redi Lead strips
American Craft - Galaxy marker ( white )
Ranger - Distress markers
Zig - writer
Faber Castell - PITT pen
beads, yarn - misc.
Ranger - Dylusions Fresh lime


17 comments:

Createology said...

I think you just might bring back Gallery Glass with this technique. Your Mermaid is gorgeous. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Pat N. said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Sandee! Love your mermaid; love the sentiment!

Gita said...

Wow, Sandee, this is just fantastic. I love the way the gallery glass blended together by her torso. And the shells covering her ta-ta's. :-)

BJ said...

What a wacky mermaid, with all that wonderful hair. Cool BJ

Craftychris said...

How cool is this! I love it! the hair, the shells, the gallery glass, the background - just brilliant! xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love it - so very cool and summery!! it fits our topic of discussion last night- where are we going to vacation this summer!!!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, this is fantastic, love the mermaid! Hugs, Anne x

Linda said...

Stunning, such beautiful colours,

scrappyjen said...

Thanks for the shout out! Great project and great message too. I think we need to coordinate a comment frenzy on Inky Fool to get him to comment on us!!! lol jenx (we have inches and inches of snow - just about to post some snowy photos)

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project, that a great looking mermaid.
Yvonne x

wwilloww said...

I've never played with gallery glass but I certainly adore your mermaid! She is so colorful, I am sure she is the life of the pool party!!!

Katie said...

Your mermaid is beautiful!

Julie Short said...

OOH LA! She is definitely one delish mermaid with a great deal to preen about. Love Her! Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Julia S-W said...

Hi Sandee, just trying to catch up with you all at last! She is one seriously sexy lady (sorry, mermaid!!) and you've certainly gone bollywood on this one! Love all the texture and colour too.
Had to laugh about Shades Of Grey. . . . . !!
So glad you joined the challenge at Anything But A Card this time.
Take care,
Juliaxx

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Hyperventilating! Hyperventilating! Hyperventilating!

Rosie said...

Wow that's fantastic and breathtaking, love it

Christy said...

This turned out STUNNING! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)