Monday, July 2, 2012

Fine dreams

With the slow pace of summer, I have been finishing the pile of projects I have going on at any given time.  Craft ADD? . . . maybe.  Ideas and dreams start swirling in my head.  Sometimes a quick sketch is all I have time for until the idea has a chance to blossom.

This shabby french style hanger was inspired by a cache of ornaments I found while on a junk hunt.



A stack of gilded fleur de lis ornaments called my name.
They were about 11 inches tall, pretty just as is, but I had other plans for upcycling them.


First, I gessoed them so they would be "toothy" and, possibly, adhere better to paper and glue.
I started layering paint, scrapbook papers, french book pages and vintage wallpaper.

La Fin Du Reve
I believe this translates to "fine dreams".
If any of my french-speaking friends know for certain, please share! 


And, some of my favorite Tim Holtz paper tape.


Then, I started gathering ribbons, trims and vintage millinery.


I adore this sweet cameo cabochon by Jolee's French General scrapbooking line.


A sweet bouquet of flowers and trim.


For some dreamy sparkle, a little sprinkling of mica flakes.




A quick knot of ribbon on the top and the french inspired hanger was complete!


I hope your day is filled with some dreamy moments.

Thank you for stopping by!
xo ~ Heidi


8 comments:

Just me said...

Oh how gorgeous! Love the colors, the glittery bits and your lacy, ribbon embellishings!

Grace said...

Love it!! What a fabulous idea. Grace xoox

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhhh wow...the colours are wonderful...i love it. Have a wonderful day
Kerstin

Cathy said...

Sweet Heidi,

I am absolutely "in love" with these stunning "fleur de lis". How creative and beautiful. Love, love, love them.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful 4th of July holiday.

xo Cathy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You did a beautiful job on this, Heidi! I've never thought about using a piece like that as a base for a creation- thanks for the inspiration! Hope you have a wonderful fourth~ thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love this Heidi! the soft pastel colors and wonderful sweetness of it. Hope you are enjoying summer. Sure is hot up here in Michigan! xoxo

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

love them ! you are so creative... btw la fin du reve translates to "the end of the dream"
XOXO

Andrea said...

Wowza! I love Fleur de lis! What a great idea for a decoupage project. I need to find one. Would love to make one with reds and greens for my kitchen!