Monday, March 22

Diane Knotts..'come on down'!

Lily pulled the winning name today for my 100 post give-away....Diane Knotts, I need your address!

Again, I'm blown away by your constant encouragement & thoughtful comments.  I read every single one & visited as many sites as I could last week.  I'm still working my way through the list, finding new places to draw inspiration from. 
I know I told you I was busy being Mommy all week...... but I did manage to sneek in some art time.  I've been creating some little charms for Heather's new swap. It's all about birds & nests, so I had to play!  I made some little chipboard buttons & I'm working on more resin charms. 
The new Belle Armoire Jewelry featured a story by Robin Sokel called 'The Mother of Invention'. She gives a detailed instruction for creating your own bezels.  I am not a jewelry maker of any sort, but I love to make little bobbles & bits to embellish my altered art.  This is my first attempt at her technique.

Since I had the resin mixed, I experimented with some Tim Holtz molds.  I love the way this turned out!

This one too! I can't wait to take these a step further.

Since those turned out so great, I thought I'd try old book pages.  When you apply resin to vintage book pages the result is very translucent. 
I used a candy mold for this.
This piece is made from a printers block, antique photo copy, & mica.

A view from the side.
This project came from one of my very favorite books, 'A Charming Exchange'.  Every time I read through this book I discover something new & amazing.


Lori said...

congrats to Diane...i love your charms Lisa...i saved your previous how to in my google reader with a star...i really want to try that one day...i do love old papers, and i think this technique is perfect for using them...

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love love love your charms!!!

Linda said...

Congrats Diane! Lisa, I just love all you new little goodies!!

Charlene said...

I can't wait until we go to Benbrook Antique Mall tomorrow. I haven't been anywhere in forever! I just took the vintage china cowgirls out of a paper sack (remembe I bought them at the Anique Mall in Denton that time we went) STUFF I swear I think I am a horder. :) Funny that you used a candy mold for that resin piece. I just bought two different designed candy molds for this purpose last week when I was at Hobby Lobby buying Easter stuff. Great minds! See ya in the morning! Charlene

Cottage Rose said...

HI Lisa; Oh I so love your charms... what a talented person you are....


Inspired-Simplicity said...

Love it all...wish I could just come play for a day. Those would just be cool hung on a brown velvet ribbon. Speaking of ribbon my came in the mail today. That was fast service.


Congrats Diane! And Lisa, these creations are fantastic. ~ Angela

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I don't think you need to much inspirition, it just comes to you naturally. I think you DREAM new ideas. You never cease to amaze me. I will see you in the morning at Benbrook Antique Mall. Can't wait to see everyone.
Hugs, Pat

vicki said...

Oh - I love those little charms! You do make the most ceative things - I love seeing all he wonderful things that you do! Thanks for sharing!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wooowww Lisa ~ I love your charms ! they are awesome !
You go girl !

SharDon Exclusives said...

ALL of your charms are so lovely! I have not tried that yet but you inspire me. I will go check out the blog and maybe learn something new. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lisa, these charms are so pretty. I'm loving these. laurie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi dear Lisa, Again you made such pretty charms! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are going to decorate with them.
Congrats to Diane!

The Feathered Nest said...

Congratulations Diane!!!! Ohmygoodness Lisa...please come over and let's play, OK? I. love. it. ALL!!!!! I'm over here making sweetie a tutu but am finally itchin' to create new artwork!! hugs and love, Dawn

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear,
I so love the new charms, you are so creative Lisa, and the one on top with the little girl soooo sweet.
Big congratulations to Diane.
And hugs and love to you.

Diane said...

You do everything just right!

A Cottage Muse said...

Lucky girl Diane! Lisa your charms are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Lisa! What a surprise to find your post on my blog this morning telling me I've won your BEAUTIFUL giveaway!! I'm thrilled! These precious, precious little shoes - I know exactly where they're going when they arrive at my house!
Thank you for pulling my name out of the hat!! And the little pouch is so sweet! A holder for the shoes? Probably not - wouldn't want to hide them! Maybe stuffed with lavender and hung on my bedpost!

The resin charms are beautiful. I haven't tried that yet. Didn't know there are molds by Tim Holtz so I will look into this. Something else to make more messes with in the studio! ;-)

Thank you again, Lisa! I feel honored because you are one very, very talented lady.


Debby said...

Congrats to Diane, lucky girl! Your charms are gorgeous!!

luverlie said...

Lucky, lucky gal Diane!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty Lisa Marie....
Your aim sucks! You and I had a deal that you would just throw that pretty bag over the state line to ME! What's up with Diane...did she bribe Lily? How much? (so I'll know for next time!)
Girl, I'm loving those charms! Love the vintage ephemera and yes, you are right...they would look gorgeous on my necklaces and bracelets or ANYWHERE!
Well, I'm counting down the days until Louisiana is changed forever (your visit)
I'm so excited!
oh...and thank you for turning me on to Charlene...she is such a sweetie! I can't wait to meet her in Savannah. Are you sure you don't want to jump in my suitcase???

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh...and ps...
you and charlene better not have too much fun without me today...that is SO not fair!!!

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, Congrats to Diane, I know she will love her lil bebe slippers like I love mine :) These new charms are gorgeous! Tim Holtz molds huh??? Ok now I will have to see where to get those to add to my craft supplies...cause well I already shared that story with you lol So where do you get Tim Holtz products, all I have found at Micheals are his stamps and a few know inquiring minds and all that :) I was gonna call you yesterday myself....but didn't want you to think I was stalking you....although now that I have your number and addy, the possibilities are endless...muahahahaa :) Besos, Rose

ps...Did I mention I have 3 large leopard print travel I am set lol

red.neck chic said...

Congrats to Diane!!! And... oh my gosh - I'm loving every single one of your charms!!!

;-) robelyn

Lisa said...

Congrats to Diane! Thank you for offering such a sweet giveaway! Your new charms are so great! I really love them all!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa said...

Congrats to Diane! Thank you for offering such a sweet giveaway! Your new charms are so great! I really love them all!
Hugs, Lisa

June said...

Lisa, really I am amazed by your creative mind! I want a brain transplant and it's your brain I want. oooh, that sounds a little creepy, doesn't it. Okay, I just want to copy and paste it. I would love to be able to create such beautiful artwork!
I would love to congratulate Diane on her wonderful win!

Rustique Gal said...

Congratulations to Diane!
Lisa, these charms are charming...I think I need to play with this resin, it looks like such fun! I love what you create! Sherry

Rebecca said...

Hey there Girlie
I am still here in wonderful Il:)
I leave on Friday so I am trying to get my act together. My grand babies have been here all week and I am bringing Sophie to the shop today. She is going to be 4 in May, a real cutie!
I can't believe all the stuff you get done! You are a wild woman, I need a lesson on time management from you! Love those little charms.
Do you need pricing yet? I can get it to you before I leave if you want...or are you considering white now that Shellagh has finished her bedroom :) They do a whisper linen duvet that is gorgeous! I can send a picture. I am probably confusing you, sorry
ttyl the shop number is 630-545-0115 if you want to talk