Sunday, February 20, 2011

NEWBIE MONDAY AT DEBBIE-DOOS!!

Monday is Debbie's newbie party!!  She is so sweet!!  She had this fabulous idea, to have a linky party for people who are new to bloging!!  You have to be bloging 6 months or less, and/or have less than 100 followers.  Perfect way to meet other blogers who are new, and looking to meet other newbies !!  This week will be my second party!!  Here's a picture of Debbie, isn't she adorable??? Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

SO,  for today's party I wanted to show you this "altered", "mixed media" type piece.  I bought 2 awful rectangular canvas paintings, with this very interesting frame.  The frame, I thought, was fabulous!  So, what to do about the painting?  Cover it of course!!  I wanted to do something with my grandmothers antique doilies for a long time, and now I had a plan!  I started by using gesso and covering the odd fruit on the canvas, then added some old sheet music for fun



Looking good so far!!!



Just wanted to show you the pretty corners of my frame.  The whole reason I spent $2.00 for it!!

And, after that fabulous beginning, I added my ONLY UNPACKED PAINT, yellow.  More layers of patterned papers and paint, adding matte gel medium to the mix too, I finally got a background I could be proud to show!

Then, I cut some roses out of some patterned paper and using gel medium, attached them to the canvas too.

After this dried, I planned out where I would put my doilies.  I then painted on some glue, so it would be a thin layer on the canvas, but sturdy enough to hold my doilies on there for a very long time!  I placed them as evenly as I could.  The 2 outer doilies are the same, and the one in the middle was a bit smaller.  Here is my finished product!

I hope you love it as much as I do!  I am proudly displaying this above my foyer table that I showed briefly last week.  It is my goal to have it totally decorated this week!!

So, go off to Debbies, and click on all the links that inspire you, or make you want to see more!  I bet you click on them all!!  There are some really fabulous ladies there, with wonderful things to show off!!

Thanks so much for visiting!! 
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27 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I can feel your delight from here!!~ XO
    Thanks for joining me again this week, have fun.

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  2. Hi Daniella, I received your message but I been fighting the sick stuff so I just laid on the couch most of the day, I'll see you later in the week, I'm glad you are having fun and getting more followers, when I feel better I'll send some more your way, Hugs, great job on your doily creations and a nice memory! Hugs, Marilou

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  3. Sooo pretty! I couldn't have passed up that frame either! What a lovely way to display keepsakes.

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  4. Cute :) I have some of my Grandmother's Doilies that I'm waiting to showcase somehow. Love your idea! Found you through Debbie's Newbie group. I'm a newbie too! ;)

    -Kellie
    http://sixtieshome.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a pretty project! Thanks for the reminder about Debbie's Linky Party.

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  6. Very pretty! Great find for 2 bucks!

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  7. What a great idea, I love your blog, so may great ideas! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I am your newest follower as well. Carlee

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  8. This is so clever! It really turned out cute! Just found your lovely blog via Debbie's Newbie Party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Tammy

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  9. WOW- I think this is beautiful. Not surprising because everything you make is amazing, but WOW! You rock girl!

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  10. I like your altered art piece. It turned out beautifully. Also looked at your gallery. Your do beautiful work!

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  11. Love the frame and I agree that she is a sweetie! New follower :)

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  12. Hi! Thanks for the comment & follow! I am now following you as well! have a great day! Allison :)

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  13. omg this is sooo darling - loads of work but well worth it :D

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  14. That turned out beautiful! I'm glad we found each other at Debbie's party! I'm now your newest follower.

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  15. Here you are! I love your wallhanging. Those are pretty doilies. Now that we know where we are in Blogland, let's not be strangers. You'llk find yourself on my bloglist;)

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  16. What a sweet idea. I found your link from Debbiedoo.

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  17. Hi, thanks for visiting. Your wall hanging is so pretty.Thanks for the nice compliment.

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  18. Hi Daniella, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. You're creative in crafting. Love the idea of the frame. Pretty !

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  19. That is so pretty. Love old dollies and cute frames. Thanks for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. I just became your newest follower. Have a blessed week, Vicky

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  20. Hello Daniella...... your frame is really beautiful love design and the end result is more beautiful... very much thankful to your sweet words on my post... I am your newest follower too...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  21. I do! I do love it, Hey, I'm new follower, and thank you so much for visiting LazyonLoblolly and following, ain't this so much fun.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  22. I really like that! Looks great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday....sorry i'm a little slow at responding this week!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  23. Wow, now aren't you just a ball of creativity! You have some lovely artwork on your site. Simply beautiful.

    Thanks for your comment on my site, and I'm following you back :-)

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  24. I'm all thumbs when it comes to projects like this so I am always very impressed to see such beautiful results.

    I look forward to seeing your next project!

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  25. This is beautiful (and I LOVE your blog header!!).

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  26. found you through debbiedoo's . hope you can stop by y blog fabricfriendtara.blogspot.com. i am on my way to dig through my doilies:)

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