Sunday, January 17, 2010

MMM: Wings

"The Deluxe Cupid Kit"
Altered tri-fold box
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Detail of Wings
Makeup box before alteration
This week's Mixed Media Monday's prompt, "Wings," was the perfect excuse to use a tri-fold box that I received makeup brushes in for Christmas. As Valentines is around the corner, I thought that creating Cupid's wings would be appropriate for the theme. Since I had more space to fill within the box, what started out as a pair of wings turned into a complete kit: actually, "The Deluxe Cupid Kit."
From Left to right, the kit includes Cupid arrows in 3 sizes (love, marriage and baby carriage), a gold heart and key, the decorative wings (I imagine these would be used for formal occasions) are in the center and an affirmation mirror inscribed with the word "lover," and a bottle of fairy dust (borrowed from real fairies) in the top right corner. In the bottom right corner are intention tips (for use with the arrows) and a note, Thinking of You. I assume that the kit would be given as a gift for those little fellas who have just earned their wings . . .
The dirty details: This piece was made using (oh, so many) items. The arrows are craft store lollipop sticks covered in acrylic and glitter. The gold heart and key are from my stash of collectibles. The heart was dusted with glitter. The wings were made by creating a template out of cardstock which was then covered in individually placed feathers in both white and pink. Touches of glitter and Swarovski crystals were added for oomph. The plate on the bottom was covered in glitter and used to house a sentiment, "love," which was taken from a fabric picture from Crafty Sentiments. The mirror was an old Christmas ornament that was distressed, painted and glittered (white rub-ons created the etched effect for "lover") and and the fairy dust bottle was created using some tubing, glue, crystals (as the stopper) and filled with iridescent glitter. The wings are from another ornament. Finally, the arrow tips were made from picture corners which were painted and glittered, and the Thinking of You tag (Anna Griffin) was aged and placed along side a pink feather. The entire outsides were covered in flocked pink and red paper and the inside was covered in batting and bright pink satin fabric. Lastly (I mean it this time) the frame was created using several Anna Griffin die cut flowers that were whitewashed and (surprise) detailed with glitter. The final touch as another fabric picture from Crafty Sentiments, this time of a Cupid Doll herself. . .
You still with me? I know; it took for-ev-er to make too: thanks for hanging with me! To see more pieces on Wings, please check out all the talent on http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/.

27 comments:

Lori Saul said...

A very beautifully crafted piece - such wonderful work!

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so beautiful...!!

Faye said...

Unbelievable! What you've done to transform the makeup case is phenomenal. So gorgeous.

Cindy said...

Wow--how gorgeous!!! What a wonderful artful journey you have taken to make this beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing your talent for all of us to see. Hugs, Cindy Adkins

Amy said...

oh my,,this is truelly pretty!!! Wonderful idea here. Glad I came by to see your art piece

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is wonderful.
Really pretty creation. Love them.

johanna said...

altering a makeup box - what a great idea! and fantastic result!

WrightStuff said...

Wow what a gorgeous piece and from recycled material too! It's so lovely. I bet Kendra loves it too. It must have taken you hours. I think Cupid struck you with his bow given all the love that appears to have gone into it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous piece, stunning!

Diane said...

Oh, Kristin, what a fun and imaginative piece! Love all the clever details! Diane

Diane said...

Well, isn't this the coolest?! You've must have had fun creating this!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Fabulous piece. Great work.

Silvia said...

Fantastic idea, your altered box looks beautiful.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning creation and great idea, Kristin!

LiveArt said...

What an unbelievable transformation, very creative and a wonderful creation!!

Linda

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous piece and terrific re-use of the box. Cheers!

Michelle said...

I want one! Just lovely.

NANCY LEFKO said...

lovely !

Janny said...

Beautiful!

Yvonne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Kirstin, just gorgeous!

Kristy said...

hi friend. so happy to see you.
you are so talented :O)
amazing what you create. love it!
xo

Effie said...

Wonderful pink fluffyness!

Yvonne said...

very beautiful pink creation.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautifully done! Gorgeous reds and pinks, cupids, feathers and glitter! This is a true valentine!!

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin! I love this piece! The wings are so gorgeous and you have put so much work into this with so much detail. Well done! Thank you for letting me know about that link. I shall check it out now :0)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kristin!!!! holy smokesssssssss this is amazing work....what a cool idea to take something like that and totally transform it.....I love it....I am so behind ...I was part of the one world one heart event last year....I have no idea how I missed it...I will head over and see what is happenning ....

Thanks for always being so sweet!!!

Hugs
Diana