Taking a Break to Paint..... { & a giveaway }

I recently told you I've been working hard getting ready for my large Fall shows. 

My studio is a mess, but it is a beautiful colorful mess full of glitter, tulle, feathers & beautiful fabric trimmings scattered everywhere. 

I was hard at work on hair pieces a few nights ago when I had the sudden urge to get away from it and paint something.  

Do you ever feel like that?  To keep my creative mojo going I sometimes feel like I need to break away from what I've been doing and play with something different.

I picked up this wooden heart shelf at Goodwill last week for $2.  It was just plain brown wood; I didn't even think to get any before pictures.  I painted a hot pink layer, then a layer of white paint strongly diluted with water and rubbed off the white as it was drying.

Then I added some little  whimsical designs in a couple places.

I may sale this at my Fall shows or it may go in Felicity's room.  I don't know.  I didn't have any intentions for the use of it when I painted it, I was just having fun.

After breaking away for a bit I was able to get back to "work" and I designed some new felt wool hair treats that I just love. 

These were so fun to make - just looking at them makes me smile!

I will sale the sweet treats above at my Fall shows.

These below are listed in my shop now.  Use discount code "welcome2012" to get 20% off.

Oh, and in case you haven't seen it on our FB page, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!
Go to our Facebook page and share this picture from the top of our page and you will automatically be entered to win it all.


  1. Very pretty heart and flowers. What product did you use to do the cirli cues on the heart. I love the look.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  2. Thanks - I used a combination of a Stampin' Up stamp with paint for part of the design and then just free-handed some of it with a teeny tiny brush.

    1. Oh and the "raised" clear part is done with Stampin Up Crystal Effects.

  3. Cute hair bows...I've pinned them for my daughter!

  4. How talented you are! Love the designs on your painted piece. And isn't felt just so fun?! There are so many cute little things you can make with it. Your designs are adorable.

  5. It's amazing what getting away from something for a little while and doing something 'freeing' that you love can do for your creativity and productivity. :)

  6. The pins are adorable but I'm loving the shelf. Thanks for sharing your paint technique and for linking up to BeColorful's Motivated Monday.

  7. I love this shelf. Great job. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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