Friday, June 1, 2007

Calling all shabby, glittery, paper arts loving bellas!!!


We are sooo excited about our classes!! Come get glittery with us!!!!!
Here are our sneak peeks!!!
"Let Them Eat Cake"
We couldn't possibly go to an artistic gathering without bringing a cake! On this piece a three tiered, Marie Antoinette inspired cake holds center stage but the real star of the show is the backdrop of torn and collaged original vintage inspired wallpapers. We painted the wallpaper patterns especially for this project and made sure to keep them within the range of our favorite color palette of pale pink, aqua, and sepia. For good measure, a bit of vintage sheet music is mixed in, bearing the fitting song: A Little Bird Told Me. The cake is adorned with lots of texture and three dimensional elements such as a cut out print of our little pink bird painting complete with an actual pink tail feather and rhinestone eye...also some creamy white millinery flowers with pearly centers and "piped" garlands of German glass glitter beads. Along the bottom we've trimmed the piece with adorable pale pink pom poms and up top we hung it with vintage aqua seam binding, creamy lace trim and a length of gleaming pink beads. The piece measures 11" x 14" and is on a thin and lightweight piece of  wood. 
"Dreaming of a White Christmas"
This class was inspired by our love of vintage cardboard Christmas houses and all the memories of the imaginary snow drifted villages we'd create underneath the Christmas tree! Here is a little glimpse of one of those "dream" villages. A snow blanketed row of four hand cut prints of our original Christmas cottage paintings in the  pastel tones of old faded glass ornaments. And the cottages all bear a mini wreath made from silver pipe cleaner. With hand cut drifts of paper snow and a polka dotted sky of glimmering silver glass glitter set against a backdrop of creamy white, this piece definitely depicts  a "white" Christmas...but its the punches of color that seem to make the creamy whites take front and center. There's lots of pink, aqua, and seafoam green...and even some perfectly placed, painted bottle brush trees in those tones. The bottom edge is trimmed with silver rick rack and a crepe paper ruffle in antique white. The top edge has an icicle shaped trim of vintage Christmas carol sheet music. It's hung with aqua vintage seam binding and silver rick rack and topped off with a silver glitter star. It measure 8" x 16" and is on a thin, lightweight piece of wood.


Okay, if you haven't gone over the the Bella Blog you should hop over there now and check out all the juicy and exciting details of the big Bellabration! It's all there waiting for you! Hop over HERE!

Aaron and I are just tooooo excited about all of this!! We would LOOVE to see youall there!! Maybe you can write Santa now with your wish lists?! : )

See you in Omaha!!

xoxo Jenny


  1. I really,really,really wish I could go! But I will be in school and if I miss more than 5 days a semester I get kicked out of my program. Other wise you would see my smiling face in the front row of your class,hanging on my two brillant instructors every word! This is so exciting for you guys. Have you two ever instructed classes before? If you ever do classes on the East Coast let me know!!!!
    Have fun!

  2. Your class projects look amazing!  I can't wait to see the rest of the cake canvas!!!  I don't think I can make it this year, with the new baby... sniff, sniff....  it sure looks like THE event of the year!!!  
    :) Heather

  3. I just signed up for Silver Bella, and am really looking forward to it!

    You have a lovely site, sorry you missed Memorial Day parties, but looks like it was worth it!  


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