Hello, Hello, hellooooo!
Well, it's time to unveil the Technicolor Trio of Tempting Treats Project B,
and here she is...
Remember I told you that my super duper Grandma is with me? Well here she is!!
"Say hello Grandma..."
Awww, she's shy.
She's not really shy. She's just helping to show some of the materials that we used to create this project for my mom's Mother's Day gift.
The trio decided on these 4 elements to be somewhere in our creations:
The Bold and The Beautiful was on at the time, so I had to set up the work station here in the living room so that I could be with Grandma while she got caught up on her show.
So, here's where the magic all happened. I'm kidding, I mean craziness!
The base is a silver candle holder I found at the thrift store for 25 cents and I've cut a cork coaster down to fit inside and then glued a piece of driftwood for the base.
Here's her little shoes. They started out black, but I decided that I wanted them to appear more like rocks as she's a nature fairy.
Here's the sculpey parts that include the birds, her hands, and her torso.
Her head and torso painted with Antique Linen Distress Inks
The monochromatic aspect was difficult for me as I did sneak in a little green in the grass and blue for the birds, but the essence of this fairy is variations of brown and nature tones.
Here are the stick legs that we used from the bundle Grandma was holding earlier. I loved the knobs and bumps that gave the appearance of joints in a leg.
Here I've added a slip under her sculpey torso. I wanted her wooden skirt to stand out so I needed a solid division between the legs and the skirt, so this piece of material worked perfectly.
Now here you can see where I've made a ring of sticks to create the wooden dress that will second as a birdcage/perch.
I didn't forget the domino either!
I snuck in underneath so that you could verify it really is a domino.
The second photo shows how I use the domino as a nest base.
Here she is basking in the sun....
Now you can see the back side of her head as well with her little crown of grass and sticks.
Thank you also to Mitra for those gorgeous leafs that worked perfectly for the fairy's wings!!!
The sweet little lovebirds all huddled together atop the domino.
Okay, take a second to look at her face and see if you notice anything unusual? LOL...other than this whole thing is unusual, is there anything ELSE you see that stands out?
I confess...it's my hair!!!
My son and Grandmother had a hoot cutting that off of me.
I'll be honest. There was a pucker factor of 10 while that was happening.
I'm not sure if I find it endearing or just plain creepy, but I remember when my mom saved a lock of my baby hair; why not my aging hair?
Now, let me explain the concave naval. Since this is for my lovely mother, I wanted it to be from me and represent myself as well as her in this project. My nickname since birth has always been Bird and so it seemed only fitting that a little baby bird nest in her stomach.
Nature and all things in it, represent my mother and what she loves.
Here she is sitting in a special place waiting for Mom to arrive on Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day. I'm very pleased with her, she's a patient little nature fairy.
So there you have it. My project B.
I hope you found some inspiration here and now it's time to send you on for more.
Also, for those celebrating,
Happy Mother's Day to you!!!
Thank you so sincerely for your visit and enjoy visiting the others.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,