some of you might know that i belong to a team called Inspiration Avenue, altho i haven't been active in the team for a long time now ... since i had health issues when i was pregnant with baby Maia. but 2 weeks ago, Shel sent me a message via facebook and asked if i wanted to host one of their coming weekly challenges. i said yes :) so this week at Inspiration Avenue, my challenge was themed Aged Beauty. so me isn't it? the "aged" part especially ;)
now being the host, of course i had to come up with something to show tomorrow (Sunday noon is usually the deadline). in fact, i have not just 1, but 3 to show! HAH! tho i haven't decided which one i'm gonna put up there, i'll decide tomorrow when i'm done collecting and showing everyone else's entries :)
i'll start with, well ... Aged Beauty, a mixed media bracelet with all sorts of nick nacks ...
this bracelet has everything i love ... a mini handmade book, old key, words and miniature music notes on coffee stained paper then resin-ed, clock gear, a clay heart made by me, some aged fibers and lace, rustic stones like tourmaline, jasper, petrified wood and a huge garnet in the rough. there is even an old square Malaysian coin from the days of King George VI!! (Malaysia was once ruled by England).
the second piece is called Eternal Rhapsody ... and you know why ...
well, it's inspired by old fashioned romance and courtship personified and embraced so well by Edward Cullen :) ahhh ... yes, i watched Breaking Dawn, and now my brains are mushed up SO BAD ... i can't even walk properly from too much swooning! i am definitely in danger of OCD ... Obsessive Cullen Disorder ...!!
this third piece is a commission :) my sweet client wanted a frozen charlotte on the cover ... so i made one that "resembled" a vintage frozen charlotte's head with apoxy clay, crackled and then aged it.
True ... symbolizes a bond between 2 friends that is growing from strength to strength thru time ... a friendship that is lasting, sincere, honest and true.
if you have the time ... do hop over to Inspiration Avenue after 12noon tomorrow and feast your eyes upon the lovely entries of Aged Beauty :)