Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Crown Swap

Molly at Fleur De Bee graciously hosted a crown swap. I love this theme because to me, it celebrates the wonderful gifts God has given to each of us.   

Swapping art work with fellow artists always gives me an excuse to spend time in my studio. It provided some much needed relaxation time.  I wanted to provide my partner with a crown that had bits of color; pink, red, and shades of green. I also wanted the crown to have a vintage/classy feel. The millinery flowers, vintage rhinestones, and German gold embellishments aid in this look.
Molly, our hostess, is a ballerina so I had to add this little ballerina
trim to the side of the crown!

I put together a "crown key" for my partner. 

I put together packages that included a plastic ballerina, scrabble letters that spell crown, a vintage bloomer pot holder, a vintage red stone pin, yards of seam binding,  ephemera,  horse tags (my partner lives on a horse ranch), and a little vintage wallpaper.

A pink depression bowl and a pin keep (made by me) also made their way into her package. 

When all packages have been delivered to all swappers, I will provide you with a link to view all the amazing crowns. I will soon provide pictures of what I received!



Connie said...

Oh, Ele, that is just lovely, honey!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Of course I could not see anything but, coming from you my dear friend! I have been missing you in PRH, but I know farming is quite busy now.

Can't wait to see all the other crowns! Have a great week!


Diana P. said...

The crown is just stunning!

Fleur de Bee said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Everything is just stunning and over the top! I am over the moon for your partner! I also am sooo very lucky to have you join me! You ooze both talent and are such an amazing woman! Thanks for the friendship!


PS LOVING the ballerina on the side! DARLING!! Thanks for thinking of me! x

Roxie Morrow said...

The crown is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colors and all the creative goodies that are added! Wow!
I have a crown in the works for a Silver Bella swap this year! You've inspired me!

roseroomnz.com said...

Wonderful swap Ele! Rachaelxo

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, this is just beautiful, what a fabulous collection of millinery you've used on this crown! Great swap!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Uneekdolldesigns said...

And we are not supposed to envy but here I sit drooling! LOL!
Beautifully done, and love all the added touches too!

Maija said...

Absolutely lovely Ele!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele,
WOW your crown swap is wonderful. Lovely gifts.
I posted the Summer Roses Swap pics last night. It was fun too.

Hope you are enjoying the Summer. Record temps here!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Karin said...

Ele....that is just gorgeous!

danemi1 said...

oh my word - the work on here is absolutely superb - you are one very talented lady - how thoughtful re the ballerina too - gorgeous!!!

Natasha Burns said...

oh wonderful! Ele your gorgeous swap creation is so beautiful, I love what you made!!!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Crown! I'd like to ask if you used a template for the crown, if so - may I request that you share with me the source? Or did you just doodle it on your own? I love it!
Hugs & Smiles!

Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Ele, thanks for stoppin' over! What a gorgeous crown...I'm sure your swap partner will be absolutely GIDDY when she beholds the bounty of her gift. :) Hope your summer's goin' peachy too! xoxo Andy

The Urban Chic said...

Ele,everything is beautiful and I had to look at the wedding toppers and dress. How gorgeous is that! I didn't have a real wedding dress, but I did have a nice wedding that became a wonderful marriage for most of our 39 years. I have a few cake toppers and I bought a wedding dress that I thought was odd and very in, Wish it fit me though, so I just have it on a dress form. Your swamp partner is getting some beautiful gifts. Lucky girl. Hugs, Pat

Petunia said...

Goodness what a beautiful crown and in my favorite colors too. Love the key and little ballerina. So glad I happen to stumble this way.

Come and join us for a Practical Magic blog party this fall!

Christine Edwards said...

Wow! I love your crown. It turned out so beautifully with great attention to detail. Your thoughtfulness obviously continues with the additional items you included. Looks like you had fun putting it all together.

Cheryl Ensom said...

I love it, Ele! Beautiful!

Lydia said...

Love, love the crown! Just luscious!:)

Martica Designs said...

Love crowns and yours is beautiful....

Unknown said...

Ele, your partner will love all these creations, I'm sure. I LOVE
everything, all so pretty.