Saturday, May 24, 2014

Counting My Blessings: As Sweet as Honey...

Counting My Blessings: As Sweet as Honey...: Yes, I have a soft spot for honeybees. How about you? I've always had a desire to learn to raise them.  I have no room to raise them, bu...

As Sweet as Honey...

Yes, I have a soft spot for honeybees. How about you? I've always had a desire to learn to raise them.  I have no room to raise them, but if I did...
Speaking of honeybees, I wanted to share something that I've been working on the last couple weeks. Despite the fact that I haven't been feeling so well lately, I did manage to finish this little creation. I hope you like it. It's a bit...unusual but hey, so am I. 


This is Miss Honey Queen Bee. You can purchase the Masonite kits at Retro Cafe Art.com. I painted her an acrylic gold color. Her head and wings I painted black. The wings were also covered in coffee stained cheesecloth. The daisies that she is holding was part of a piece of old jewelry I had. Her face was from an old photograph that I had. I painted over it to make her eyes more "bug" like and painted her hair with a kind of widow's peak. 


You can add your own embellishments. I added the patterned paper on the body part of the bee. I also inked the edges of each piece. I glued all the pieces together and then added the brads. 


I hope you are enjoying your Memorial weekend! I would love to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a Bee-autiful weekend! 

Love, Sonya

Friday, May 9, 2014

Waiting for the Ships...

Hello again friends! I thought I would share one of the many projects that I had put on the back burner for the last couple of years and finally finished. 

  
I found this wooden box at a garage sale, as well as the little nautical doll (an Alexander doll that they use to give away with the Happy Meals at McDonald's). The ship was also from a garage sale. 


The words are a title of a song from an old music sheet I had in my stash. I outlined each word with black ink.


The seagulls that are just above the little girl's head was a pin. I cut the pin part off and then glued the seagulls to the background. 

I think she has a cute little face. And I love her hat!


I love this little ship! I painted strips of scrap papers and tried to mimic little waves of the ocean. 


I created the look of sand by using Jumbo Snow-Tex mixed with Toasted Vanilla Acrylic paint. I used a palette knife and layered it onto the inside of the box. Then before it dried, I sprinkled sand all over the Snow-Tex and gently patted it down. The a stuck seashells, sand dollars, starfish etc. down into the faux sand and then the doll. Then I painted the trim around the edge of the box with white acrylic paint, then glued blue ric-rac clear around, to kind of mimic the waves. 


There you have it! Thank you for visiting me today! I would love to hear from you! What are you creating? What are you doing for Mother's Day?