Monday, April 11, 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge and more WOC at RRR!



Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are moving into a great week. We had a gorgeous weekend except for the hail, rain, tornado warnings, and thunderations on Saturday night. My yard looked like a blizzard had come through after the hailstorm!! lol But then yesterday it was 80 (27C) which was a pleasant visitor!!

Today begins the new challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenges where the theme this time is WINGS, which you can interpret any way you wish!! As always we are sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts who has one again provided a magnificent prize for the lucky winner!!! Please note that, beginning with this challenge on, all entries must have at least one WOC product on. You can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges and you must link back to the Wild Orchid Challenge blog. NO back linking AND new projects/cards only please.

First, let me apologize for the picture of my project...I tried taking a pic inside, outside, all over the neighborhood, as well as with and without a light tent and I got worse and worse results...I can promise you that in my hand the pinks are all the same shades and the flowers are from the same package...must have something to do with feathers....eeeeeeek!!! But I made a little metal chair into a "wing back frou-frou rose chair" to be used as a table centerpiece. I really like the finished THING but I hate the pictures of it!!!! hahah For the base I used a sweet little pink gingham DP by MM which was a gift from Sweet Suzan...thanks so much, sweetie!!! I used pink feathers to make the wing back (lol), a pink pleated grosgrain ribbon for the skirt, added some pink organza ribbon bows, a bit of tulle, before adding all of the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Open Roses.

The pictures of the back of the chair are a bit closer to real life...lol...you can see that at the very top of the chair I also added a pink feathered and glittered hummingbird.

Now onto a happier note--or at least happier pictures!!!!....I also made a Memento Shadowbox for the wedding themed week at RRR Ramblings which can be used to place all of the special little things in it for safekeeping and display...garter, invitations, favors, etc. I borrowed this invitation from my local engraver for photo purposes and NO, I do not know these particular Smiths and Joneses!!! lolol...The fabric covered box was decorated on the top with 40mm Trellis Roses, 35mm Trellis Roses, and 25mm Open Roses along with some satin leaves, and a few baubles from my stash.


On the inside of the box which is lined with a cream satin, I have used cream pleated satin trim with 10mm Open Roses in each of the corners. On the back of the box are black satin hangers which allows hanging it in either direction.



I hope you like my little creations and will decide to join in with us this week at the Wild Orchid Challenge to show us how you interpret WINGS!!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by--it is always such a joy to see you here! I will be back a bit later today or early tomorrow with a WINNER for the SWEET STUFF which ended last night. Have a beautiful day!!! Hugs for each of you!!!

49 comments:

Lori said...

Utterly stunning and so very creative, it's just so much gorgeousness all together, I need to stare and stare to take it all in!

Tab said...

Wow, Jacque your chair is utterly stunning, just love the colours you have used! Truly gorgeous,.....saw it on the WOC blog this morning and have been dying to leave you comment LOL...
Adore the wedding box too, such a delightful keepsake!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Tab xxx

Teresa said...

I stayed with my mouth open (this big !!!!), just fantastic that chair and details! I'm glad that inclement weather does not deprive us of such beautiful work! Have a beautiful week!

detenish said...

Jacque , wow,wow,wow!!!!! Fantastic!!! Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!

Teri said...

......absolutely speechless..... this is a true work of art, simply gorgeous beyond belief! You, my friend, are a true artist in every sense of the word!
Hugs!
Teri

Debra G Smith said...

Just let me say one thing WOW!!! lol. No seriously this is just beautiiiiiful. You are one amazing lady. I so love to come visit your blog..I go away with a big smile on my face.
Hugs..

Susy said...

This is gorgeus!!!!!!

HUGS SUSY

Sarah said...

Wow Jacque, what stunning work, you never fail to amaze me with your creativity xxx

Ms. Jen said...

This is just beautiful sweetie! Even if you don't like the pictures it's still just stunning!!

pinky said...

Stunning creations Jacque, that chair is amazing, so very pretty with all those rosebuds.

Crafty Chris said...

This is stunning Jacqui seen it over at the challenge and had to pop over, such pretty colours.
Chris x

Tracey T said...

Oh Jacque, your projects are absolutely beautiful! The way you put your ideas together is truly awe-inspiring! Tracey xx

Tammy said...

Both of your pictures are beautiful as is the creations you are showing us. The chair is just gorgeous and my type of creation...foo foo! Love it!!!
The other frame is beautiful as always you did a great job.
Sorry to hear that your weather was so horrible. Glad that it is sun shining now.
Smiles...and a hug, Tammy

Auntie Em said...
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Auntie Em said...

Your little chair is so precious! I love the wings and the little hummingbird on top. The little frill around the seat reminds me of a little boudoir seat my aunt use to have. Love it!
I was admiring the awesome keepsake box on the RRR blog. It is gorgeous! The satin looks so rick. What a wonderful keepsake for a bride to be!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Helen said...

Your chair is lovely, love all the flowers on the seat and the feathers.

Marie-Anne said...

Wow, both projects are absolutely gorgeous.

Marie-Anne

Dawnll said...

I seen the pink and I was hooked!
Love the frou frou chair
This is so darn adorable

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow!! What an amazing project - BRAVA!!!

Scrappymax said...

Oh Jacque they are just beautiful. I so love that adorable chair I can't get over how stunning it looks and will be fantastic as a table centrepiece (even with what you class as a bad photograph) and the memory box is just perfect.
Max x

Beth said...

Oh my goodness Jacque, FABULOUS!!!!!! Love the chair especially!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow wowowow just stunning my jaw just dropped when I saw this, I cannot stop looking at your chair,love the colours too, my favourie.
Hugs Linda

Moni said...

OMG this is stunning, fab decoration. Lovely memory box. Huga, Moni

Jayne Hayward said...

What an amazing project you have created. The chair looks lovely - love all those feathers and pink roses! I'm sure the centrepiece will be the talk on everyones lips.

Jayne xx

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness JAcque. I just had to pull my jaw up from my keyboard here, before I could type anything. This is just soooooooooooooo gorgeous, that I completely dropped my jaws. You just never sease to amaze me with your stunning creations hun. This is just obver the moon girl. I´m totally pout of words to describe, how much I love these. Just awesome, lovely, stunning, amazing, gorgeous and yes anything I can think of t show how much I love this.
Have a wonderful week ahead hun and take good care.

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwww Jacque,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Jacque!!

kbrandy4 said...

Wow, wow and wow, absolutely stunning Jacques, i am lost for words how gorgeous this is.
Take care Jacques.


Hugs Hazel xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. These are both very gorgeous creations. Donna

Sara said...

Oh Jacque, Your chair is beautiful, as always! Sorry I have been MIA... Things have been crazy lately! You understand! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

cebelica said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! This is just gorgeous projects. Both of them absolutely stunning.
HUgs Nataliya.

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, your chair and shadowbox are gorgeous!

Elaina said...

I absolutely love your chair. It is so unusual, pink and pretty. And then there's the box which is gorgeous!

cardmaking bird said...

WoooooooooooooooooooooooWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! That chair is absolutly amazing!! Love all the flowers and feathers and just the idea of it is genius!! The shadow book is pretty special too!! Hugs, Marie xx

Vicky McClean said...

Love both projects Jac and love your interpretation of the 'wings' theme LOL.the pics are fine, you're too hard on yourself, unlike me (yeh right!!!) and that exquisite wedding box and inner are so splendid.
Hugs Vick xxxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, Jacque these are fabulous. I just love all those feathers and flowers on the chair and what a fun way to share the wedding memories. TFS.

Brook said...

Hope you made it through the hail ok. Love your projects. Beautiful!

Esme said...

Beautiful chair - so different and I love the rose seat!!
Esme x

skimmia said...

Wooow ........ This is gorgeus!!!!!!

sequin said...

Jacque! I have nothing like this has never seen! This is amazing work!

christina d said...

I love both of them! Your chair is gorgeous and that framed piece? Wow! is all I can say.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh,The chair is really BEAUTIFUL. You are truly so talented.
Thank you for sharing.
Helen Laurini

Renkata said...

wow I am just blown away from this sensational project.
Gorgeous!

ellabella said...

Incredibly beautiful...the colours are beautiful,and all the details...I just love it.

Traci S. said...

Jacque~

What a precious little chair! I love it! It would be wonderful to use as an easel...set a card on it when photographing!

I love your wedding shadow box! We received a beautiful one my sister made for us when we were married. It hangs in our dining room to always remind us of our promises. Yours is very lovely, elegant. How wonderful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lori said...

BREATH-TAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hee hee
Love n hugs,
Lori

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! I have been away (and have been scheduling the posts on my own blog) and unable to drop by for a while. What a lot of absolutely stunning creations I missed while I was absent. You have been busy and oh so creative. Every one of your recent makes is gorgeous! Your colourwork is stunning and your layouts and embellishments; perfect. Loved them all! And although I'm trying to limit my commentary in order to catch up with all of my "friends", I had to stop right here. Your wedding memento is lovely and I'm sure it will be treasured forever and as for your feathered chair - it's out of this world glorious! Hugs, Lesley

Sol said...

WOW! This is Beautiful! The Box is so Luxurious!!.... And the Chair is So Adorable.... Love the seat.....-with all the roses... So So Beautiful!!.