Sunday, April 15, 2012

Challenge Time Again

Hi Everyone!

So sorry I have not been posting lately!!!
But today I am back to share with you another challenge
 I am doing with my friend Darlene.
(Just click on her name to go to her blog to see her project.)
Darlene and I go shopping together at the local
Goodwill occasionally to find some great projects
to alter. We try to get matching items
 or as close to matching as possible then challenge each other
 to see what we make them into. We do not share what
 we are doing to them. So when you see them we do also. LOL
Its great fun!!!

Here is what the item looked like when we got it.
It's a yellow wooden frame with a mirror in the center of it.
We each got one and they were identical.

So on with the unveiling of my project.

Here is what I did with mine.
 I removed the mirror then
 turned it around and used the back side of it as the front.

Can you see in the background the musical notes
 and the image of Jesus. I stamped them very lightly
in gold pigment ink.

If you look real close you can see that
 I added a real feather to the wing

Its so hard to get the glimmer mist to show up
in the photos but it's there LOL
I used twigs that I painted and I made a small bird nest
out of twigs too. I misted almost everything
 with glimmer mist. I also used TH Distress inks.
The bow is seam binding I dyed. The flower is from Archiver's.
A sizzix die was used to finish off the corners.
 The following stamps were used:
Our Dailey Bread Designs
Heart & Soul

Well there you have it my altered mirror !!
I would love to hear what you think of it.
Now go check out Darlene's blog and see her mirror makeover.
 I can't wait to see it too, see you there!!!

I am also entering this into these other challenges:
365 Cards: Day 45 - I've Been Framed
Totally Paper Crafts - Things with Wings
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - A Touch of Vintage
Just Keep on Crafting - Anything Goes

P.S. I showed this project to a dear friend and she said "is
this piece for sale", I said yes and she bought it !!!!
I never got to show anyone else Wow LOL


  1. OH MY GOSH ... this is gorgeous Lana! A true work of art! LOVE the bird ... WOW, real feathers too! YOU GO GIRL! Awesome job and thanks again for doing these fun challenges with me! More people should try it ... really opens up your creativity!!
    HUGS to you and hope to see you soon! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! (wish I could have seen it IRL)

  2. Wow! Lana, it is just gorgeous and lovely too! How creative to turn it around and the DP, ornate corners, and the bird just really make the sentiment all that more special!!

  3. So fresh and lovely! Beautiful Spring colours.

  4. That's fantastic, Lana. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  5. Hey there Lana, thank you for sharing your beautifull project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, wowzersss it is absolutely stunning, love the colors and your little birdie is just great and might I add the BEAUTIFULL flower wowwzaaa Thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

  6. This is STUNNING! LOVE the soft colors with the deep brown! Amazing!!! :)

  7. This is so gorgeous! I love that you picked up something secondhand and made it beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this with us at 365 Cards!

  8. hi Lana,

    you are not going to believe this, when Darlene shared her lovely mirror at Just keep on creating I was hoping that I would get to see what you made and there you have it you have shared your lovely altered mirror that looks fantastic. I love how you turned the mirror around and the bird and sentiment look really beautiful. I think its great what you and Darlene are doing and its interesting to see how your completed projects are completely different from each others.

    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will keep on playing along and keep us updated with what Darlene and you will alter next :)

  9. Lana, came back to look at this again here. IRL it IS absolutely gorgeous! Such great inspiration. Love it!