Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Brooches, Banners, and Birthdays

I think it finally stopped raining, but it was coming down forTHREE WHOLE DAYS!!  One good thing about that.....I stayed indoors and made a lot of stuff.
I worked on some fabric brooches for my blogoversary giveaway:
I made two birthday cards for the EWV birthday card club:
Both cards use Wendy Vecchi stamps (of course!), some SU stamps, punches and paper, and both SU and Distress inks.
A new banner swap was recently announced.  This time on the EWV group, and these are minis....only 3 1/2" across, and 5" long.  I had so much fun doing the larger banners for the ATT group, I immediately signed up and got busy:
Only one to show you, because this time I did them all the same. The background is in two parts, both WV stamps over Jenni Bowlin mini papers.  The flowers are on grungepaper, and the crown on the face stamp is Ten Seconds Studio metal, embossed, sanded and inked.  The stick pins coming out of the crown are from Maya Road, and the matching dangle on the bottom came from.....?????  Just found it in my stash, and thought it went well with the stick pins.
Not a bad way to spend the bulk of 72 hours of rain.

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Eileen, BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the mini banner, I am doing the ATT banners, but havent started yet, because I had to finish those stinking 17 circus pages. But now I can PLAY and you have given me great ideas! Hugs to you!
Dawn in SC

Helena said...

Those brooches are lovely!

And the banner too. I really don't get the banner frenzy but yours are just beautiful pieces of art.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful Eileen!! Love the banner! All of them have been fantastic!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

That mini-banner is just too cool. Love the placement of the stamp with the eye and the quote above . . . yep, I like this :)

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

I can only say "AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!"

Elaine Allen

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Julie Ann said...

What wonderful creations have come from Rain!! :)That banner especially caught my eye... I love the little jewel dangling from it!

SusanK said...

Love the brooches - you just might be able to change my mind about wearing jewelry of any sort! LOL Great banners - mine are under way and all different - a first for me. Sorry about the rain.

Lori said...

Well done, especially for being on the ARK! ha. Love the brooches and the cards. The banner is really cool, love the placement of the face stamp, very creative. Love it!

2amscrapper said...

I must say I'm glad it rained for 3 days where you are so that I could enjoy all of this lovely artwork.

Nanc said...

The brooches and banner are beautiful as usual. You do great work Eileen.

LaStamper said...

I simply love the mini banners. What a great idea to use the face, crown and saying. BRAVO!

Diann said...

I just love visiting and seeing all your interesting ART! This banner is so neat! I love the brooches! Diann

patricia smith said...

Those are all wonderful! I love the depth of color. I tell you gal, I would be happy with 3 days and nights of rain if I could put out art like that!

You so inspire me!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Wanda H said...

These are all fabulous, Eileen!!!