1/25/2008

joy of lavender

A window ornament features Karen Lockhart's lovely lavender bouquet. Image was stamped and colored, edges distressed & inked. A small strip of lavender cardstock was stamped with just the word 'lavender', trimmed with scissors, distressed & inked. The entire stamped image was outlined heavily with Copic marker BV31 to make the image 'pop'. Sandwich layered paper art between glass panes, tape and solder. More info on soldering in this post. For soldering inspiration, I recommend Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander. Glass treasure bottle was partially filled with dried lavender blossoms then capped with a cork featuring a handy screw eye. Swarovski crystals were strung on sterling silver wire, serving as a sparkling detail while connecting the glass vial to the soldered art piece. More sterling wire was constructed into a hanger and soldered into place. Sheer olive ribbon was tied into a bow around the bottle neck and the wire hanger unit, then zapped with a heat tool to create a vintage look. May the beautiful scent of lavender fields fill your world! Thank you for stopping by! Lavender image - Lockhart Stamp Company; Palette Noir and Distress Vintage Photo pads; Copic markers; white cardstock - Papertrey Ink, other cardstock - Memory Box Papers; glass bottle, ribbon, austrian crystals, sterling wire, Silvergleem solder; soldering tools, wire tools; heat tool.

7 comments:

leenda said...

FANTASTIC!

Tex said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Lavendar Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvv!

~Tex

Bevie Pearl said...

I love lavendar..And this project is just perfect!!

Susan said...

Beautiful project! I'm quite inspired now. Thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous work, love the little bottle and that lavendar stamp is so pretty!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!!

Debbie Olson said...

Cindy, this is such an amazing little piece of art! I am ordering that book next time we order from Amazon! (Got to get to the free shipping level. ;-D)