Monday, March 9, 2015

I'll Do It For Bacon.....

Hi there and welcome back!
When I ran across this little silver piggy bank for one dollar, I couldn't quite refuse. I figured he'd come in handy for something.  Little did I know he'd become a motivational speaker!
I lathered this little hog up in gesso and got to work covering him with sheet music.
Random and various shape stamps (hexagon, dots and splatters) were covered in Versamark, then stamped to his 'hide' and covered in clear embossing powder. 
Now that I think of it, it makes him look like he's working up a sweat flying...and reasonably so!
Then Old Paper DI was applied for aging.  
After I finished making the bifocals for his face, I realized the uncanny similarity between my bit o' flying bacon and this guy from Banshee. 
Here are the stamped wings that I made and then overlaid another sentiment stamp in white.
"Spread your wings and fly"
Perfect sentiment for a pig on the go...
This is one of the TH Custom Fasteners or 'brads' that I used as a button for his bowtie and those are his washi tape covered hooves.
Because that is a lucky number in our home....
Trying out the new remnant rubs that were travel and ticket related 
as he's obviously 'in flight'.
And now, I have no excuse to delay anything I was avoiding or putting aside for another day, because... 
he flew!
Oops....I almost forgot. At the last minute I realized his face was still kind of bland so I cut a piece of  cardstock and made him some black bangs. LOL!
This will sit in my studio and keep me inspired and motivated.
I hope you like him too.
This little buddy of mine was designed specifically for these three challenges that I would like to enter:
1.) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is for ( all my B's are highlighted in the post)
2.) The Mirror Crack'd - Wings (no cards allowed)
3.) Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Birds of a Feather (So inspired by the incredible textures and sentiments)

Thank you so much for your visit.
Big hugs and Happy Crafting to you,
Lisa x

36 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Lisa, I saw this over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and had to come on over and take a closer look.
Your piggy with wings is fabulous! I'm now wondering if I can alter some of my stuff that I don't really like/love!
A fabulous creation and so wonderfully creative. Thank you so much for making me smile tonight Karen x

Donna B. said...

What a fun project - so creative! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Tracy said...

Your imagination is incredible Twang. Flying pigs and you mentioned THE perfect food---BACON!!!! What a post! LOL Can't wait to see what he inspires. Hugs!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love it! This is a delightful and very whimsical little fellow with lots of fun details. Blessings!

Sue said...

Hello Q,
This is so damn PIG-alicious;I love it.
The quirky elements are delightful, and he does look remarkably like the guy from Banshee!
Thank you for supporting us on TMC this month we really do appreciate it.
Smiles:)
O

Samra Leshinski said...

This is such a fun project!!! Love it!!! The bang are lookin' great :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Aww..This is so cute :) !

Chrissy said...

He is a little cutie Lisa and I love his little bangs..lol..those glasses are superb and at least he can see where is flying too..fabulous washi tape hooves and a fabulous project..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

What a "ham"some chop Lisa!! Hard to believe that he started life in such a boring state!! xx

Lena Misquitta said...

My gosh Lisa, what a musiclicious piggy ! You have done a fab job ! I love it especially the bifocals !

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, this entire post made me smile today! Your little pig is just wonderful, love the 13 on his butt! Your comparison image of the Banshee guy is bang on, what a hoot!! Love your makeover project, brilliant! hugs :)

Patricia said...

Wow!! a fantastic transformation, I love it. Who would have thought one little "piggy" could change so much.
He is absolutely wonderful, must keep my eyes open next time I am in town. You never know he might just have brothers this side of the Pond!!!
Thank you for your visit and lovely comment.

Patricia x

Patricia St Martin said...

This is a great idea! I already have a jar for all my change but your jar is much cutter. Love all the extra touches makes him look real cool!
Hugs, Pat/♥

Paper Profusion said...

I LOVE your post and creation Lisa - you are BRILLIANT!! (Another B!!). Your piggy is quite the learned professor with the specs and bowtie. He sure has himself a cute pedicure and hairstyle too. Fantastic work - you deserve to win those challenges. Nicola x

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous Lisa.

Tammy said...

Ha-ha, it is always a pleasure to come visit you and see what your creative brain has brought forth! This pick is an absolute delight and just tickles my funny bone!

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh my goodness! I so love this PIGGY! I have pinned Sir Piggy! He rocks!!!! Love the sheet music!!!

Pia S said...

Tihi, this must be the cutest piggy bank around! I adore him! You're so creative and I love visiting, always so much inspiration to be found over here:)

Karon said...

See and there you go - off on a complete mystery tour of your brain - to come up with this amazing creation. Who would have thought - yep - pigs do fly :-) Fabulous!

Asha said...

Is this the little piggy that stayed home?! lol. What a darling little guy, Lisa! Inspiration and motivation aside, tell me, what were you when you made this. I'd like some too! :)
hugs Asha

Kelly Neis said...

You are a genius! I love how your brain works, this is a awesome pig! I love all the different embellishments you added to it. So Sweet and quirky. I love seeing what you make, I laugh in amazement every time, like why can't I think of that!
Hugs Kelly

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a fun project, love the colours and how you put it all together! Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow how cute is this. I love to use this technique myself but never thought to use it over a piggy love it. Thank you for sharing over at TMC this month x

Lori said...

Amazing alteration - love that winged piggy! Oh, you and your brain, what wonders you come up with!

Anita Houston said...

Oh my goodness...FUN and crazy cool alteration! LOVE his wings!

Mona Pendleton said...

Super fun and creative project! What a great altered piggy back! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

butterfly said...

Tee hee - he's a delight! Another explosion of creativity... I love the book page look, and with those wings, there's no limit to where he can go now!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Did you miss me oink,oink! Us pigs should stick together!
Oh Lisa, not only have I had computer problems but we have been on the road some and now we are busy packing for a move. It will be a while before I post again but now that I have you back in the pen where you belong I can keep my eye on you.
Love your pig -- now that will do pig. Sandy xx

Charlene said...

Adorable!!!!

Karen Crossen said...

ADORE this pig!! What an amazingly creative idea - I would never have thought to 'lather' up a hog in gesso!! You made my day! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Nancy B said...

How cute is that pig! I love the traveler button on him.

Jeanne J said...

OMG! Mr. Piggies transformation is amazing! Now that he can fly.. yep! no excuses! He is adorable! Love his little glasses and google eyes.. and dang it! everything about him! He's so stinkin cute!

Debbie said...

Love the transformation of the pig! So creative! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

this is SO FANTASTIC!!! You are making me wanna run to the dollar store and grab a piggy. I love this sweet project, and love the personality you gave him with the glasses and little hair piece. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lin said...

Oh my word, what a fabulous idea. I adore your little piggy! I love that he is a motivational speaker. Move over Babe!

Thanks for sharing your talent with us

Lin
The Mirror Crack'd

Margaret said...

OOOOHHHH! This is awesome on so many levels! The sheet music, the adorable spectacles, WINGS and a BOWTIE, the very lucky number 13, and washi hooves... but believe it or not, my favorite part is the banner with the subtle nod to the famous saying!