Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ok Girls dont Laugh!!!

What your about to see is a little over the top!
Ok maybe a lot over the top!!
But regardless I like it!!!!
Its my interpretation of the bath salt bottle project that Natasha Burns gave all of us students on the Sweet Six Online Art Retreat..
ill talk more about this retreat in a minute but first here she is!!!!
My Marie Antoinette Bottle!!

When I was working on her it just took on a life all its own...
it started taking on the look of a ball gown like I felt Marie Antoinette would wear......

I was in a creative coma when the Marie Antoinette project craze was going around so now I'm catching up for lost time and doing Marie Bling!!

The online art retreat is a lot of fun....

It is being put on by a group of 6 of the most talented and creative ladies....Holly Abston, Natasha Burns, Cheryl Dack, Jennifer Hayslip, Heather Kowalski and Analise Sledd.....

thus the name Sweet Six...

the retreat is for one month we get 3 projects a week to create and make our own.

at first I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I am, but I have

found it very enjoyable and challenging.....

Its not that the projects are too difficult its just that it forces you to come out of your comfort zone and do something or try something you normally wouldn't do.

The Picture above is of my interpretation of the the most precious little lantern project that Heather from Pretty Petals designed for the retreat.

I was able to pull out all my vintage millinery and create a little fluff to add to the rest of my froofe in my house...hee hee..

As you know I'm big on fluff and froofe.....

I hung a vintage crystal from the bottom to catch the light.. I have it hanging from the chandelier in my office,

I'm also big on sparkly shinny objects :)

I cant wait to see the other projects were assigned to do for the rest of the month
The retreat goes through the end of September.

I had one last summer hurrah when my brother came to visit for just 2 days but it was so nice to see him and tease that lovable lug!!

He drove up from Washington DC where his fiance and him were dropping off her son for college at John Hopkins University and getting him set up in his apartment.
This is his 4th year and he will graduate early with a masters degree...
talking about smart genes..... he's got them!!!

My brother has a work conference in NY so was able to stop off for a few days to catch up a bit with his YOUNGER sis!

It was short but still had a lot of razzing each other time to get our fixes!!!!

I will be posting some wonderful new treasures in the next few days on the

and will be sending out a newsletter, also I will be posting a new Jewel of the Month a real beauty!!!

so stay tuned.....same bat channel!!!




Anonymous said...

Hello Chica!!!
that was sweet of your big bro to stop and visit you, I love the pic's and your over the top bottle was beautiful, I would like to know who would ever laugh at suck a beautiful bottle!!!! I for one would love to have one...heehee...I guess we chica's love over the top,much smiles and smoothes :)

Connie said...

Ooooooooh, Sandra, my adorable little lulu chick, I LOOOOOOVE LOOOOOOVE your style!!!! That's exactly something I'd love to have in my home also. I'm such a frou frou chickadee,tooooo, honey......
Smoochies and high fives on that one,
Connie :-)

The Rose Room said...

Hi Sandy, I'm not laughing, it is divinely over the top and unique, just gorgeous in fact!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your projects! Rachaelxo

SherryRoseBella said...

All of your projects are so pretty, lacey, ruffled and soooo you!! You are one talented Belle!!!Glad you got to spend time with your brother, too!! love, Sherryrosebella

Holly said...

Hi, Sandy! Ah-ha! I found your blog. :>

I love your bottle! How fun!

leesiebella said...

Hi Sandy~

You SSS projects are all so so beautiful!! Look forward to the rest of the projects!!


Christine said...

Hi Sandy,
How fun that your brother came to see you. Has he recovered from all of us teasing him?

I just love your Marie Antionette. I don't think there is such a thing as too much bling.

Can't wait to see your other projects.


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Sandy, Love the bottle! I'm afraid I would get nothing done this month if I signed up . . .so I will visit the show and tells instead. You gals are having a great time! Enjoy :)

Karen at Ciderantiques

Scat said...

I'm still HOT for big brother! hehe

Love your 'perfume bottle'. I cant spell Marie antoinette.



I guess you are ready for a Soiree with this wonderful project you just finished! I love it!
Over the top, chic and fabulous!

~ Gabriela ~

twinkleshabbystar said...

I SERIOUSLY LOVE your SSS creation! Im a froofy girl at heart and this takes the cake! Beautiful work sweet friend!!!

Pink Slippers said...

What don't I love that I saw. Beautiful, everything just gorgeous. But mostly the blue crystal. I have seen clear, I have seenpink but not blue. It was so pretty. Wendy

Alice W. said...

I love your Marie Bottle Sandy!!! It's is the lantern...gorgeous!!! Must be dream to walk through your home...

Andrea said...

Just beautiful Sandy! Your Marie bottle and lantern are the epitome of Fluffy Ruffles :o)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the lantern. What great projects. I wish I had the time, so it's fun to create vicariously through you.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Very creative, but I know you dont need anyone to help you come up with all your beautiful ideas, your very creative already! Beautiful!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Sandy, I love how your projects turned out. The bath salts bottle is absolutely divine! And the lantern, so froofed up! Thx for sharing,


Mya said...

I really love your project. Over the top is what I love about you. The art retreat sounds great. Have a great weekend.