Monday, 19 May 2014

E is for Elizabeth

A little while ago, I had purchased a paper mache uppercase E.
I thought this would be a perfect gift for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday,
since her name is Elizabeth.
I got to work and created this altered Mixed Media piece.

Hidden in this altered mixed media piece are alot of carefully chosen and handmade embellishments.
Even if you turn the piece around, there are treasures hidden on the back.
This allows this piece to be stood in front of a mirror and still give an attractive reflection.
Firstly I created all the rolled flowers using Prima Rosarian papers and the lollipop flowers using old text pages. All the flowers were then spritzed with yellow glimmermist.
The yellow actually represents sunshine and an old family saying that has been passed down.
The doily represents her cake decorating, and the dressform represents her dressmaking qualifications and skills. The purple satin comes from a treasured piece of clothing that can no longer be worn.
It's a bonus that purple is Liz's favourite colour.
The ticket has sheet music in the background which represents her singing and piano accomplishments and the jigsaw piece is simply for her love of jigsaw puzzles.
The bottlecaps represent the families love of shandy's whenever on vacation and inside the bottlecaps are images of the Eiffel Tower, one of her favourite holiday destinations.
There are other hidden representative treasures, but I can't give everything away.

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1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty with lovely details sprinkled all over!! Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my altered mobile case, am following you :)