Monday, January 4, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Leftovers

Beth is hosting on Mixed Media Monday yet again (thankyou) , and has come up with another inspired idea for a challenge - "leftovers". I had so much fun with this! The doll's body is made from an empty stubby beer bottle that I enjoyed on Christmas day :-) I covered the bottle with some deli paper sprayed with color mist sprays that I had left over from another project. The piece over that is cheese cloth dyed in coffee, also a left over. Her necklace is made from the bottle cap from the same bottle and the collage was made with left over elements, apart from the gorgeous little gold bird charm. Her wings were cut from a soft drink can and embossed, then painted gold. Her buckle was made from the ring pull from the can, and the ribbon arrived wrapped around something I purchased online. The doll's head is from a plastic doll - with all the hair removed and then painted to look similar to a porcelaine doll and her hat is made from the same cheese cloth as the over dress. I named the doll "Second Hand Rose", for obvious reasons.

22 comments:

Diana Evans said...

She is beautiful Diane!!! looks like we are both thinking about angels....

Happy New Year!!!

Hugs
Diana

LiveArt said...

Wow, she is sooo sweet and lovely!! happy new year Diane!!

Linda

Sandy said...

OMG what a stunning piece. Lovely idea and gorgeous work.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such an adorable piece of art...love angels and this one is gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, how darling!!! And I love her name too! That is extremely clever and delightful!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

Hermine said...

This looks cool!. Happy New Year

johanna said...

your doll ist fantastic! who would think which treasures are hidden in our leftovers!!

Alberta said...

Now THIS is truly mixed media, and she is lovely. I adore her necklace, Diane!

WrightStuff said...

She's great. It was fun wasn't it - makes me think I must do more leftover art again in the future. You can see the fun you had in the results of your creation!

Effie said...

That's fantastic!.. a real treasure!

Anni's Art said...

Diane your are so creative, the doll is fantastic, love her, no grandchildren yet here, my daugther in law is big now so we hope that they will be born soon. Happy New Year to you too.

Aino said...

That's cute. Well done.

Yvonne said...

Brilliant!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh WOW, fantastic use of materials and you got a nice refreshing drink out of it too! Lovely art doll you created Diane!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
I've missed playing in MMM!
oxxo

allmimsey said...

Lovely rose...

Michelle said...

Leftovers and re-using - great combination!

Kristin said...

love. love. love her. She is so sweet and your idea to use that leftover bottle as her body is so clever! Happy New Year to you, Kristin xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh she truly is a Doll!!!

Lorraine said...

great recycling piece

Oxana said...

WOW! She is so beautiful!!!

*jean* said...

o she is soooo delightful! i love every single detail!!

The Paris Salon said...

Great mixed media doll!!
Happy New Year and BIG congrats on your gorgeous granddaughter ;)
xo,
Gaye