Saturday, May 22, 2010


Melange~ all sorts, assemblage, assortment, broad spectrum, conglomeration,
gallimaufry, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble,
magpie, mash, medley, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash,
mix, mixed bag, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum,
pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, potpourri, salad, salmagundi,
sauce, scramble, stew, what you will


For this challenge, I chose a butterfly. I started with making a pattern from a large recycled envelope. I covered the front with scrap pieces of artist papers from previous projects. The "LOT 60307" is a piece of material cut from a Vintage Levi jacket tag. I added colored felt circles,small punched paper butterflies from scrap papers and magazines,a handmade ceramic heart button,colorful natural fibers, a vintage tag,a metal key embellishment,a small gold door knob and key,and colored jewels. The face was hand stamped on paper and then backed with a thin wooden business card. A paper flower,butterflies,and a paper cutout from vintage sheet music. The brown circular tag has cut out words that read: "Gratitude is the Heart's Memory."

The Back Side was covered with vintage pattern tissue. I added stamped wooden word sticks that read: CELEBRATE LIFE ~ MOMENTS TO SHARE ~ BEYOND WORDS
The two envelope pockets are actual vintage offering envelopes dated 1923. I love these. The left one says: "Pastors Salary and Current expenses". The right one says: "This side for Others". The words at the bottom which read: "May the Good Lord Bless You and Keep you" are cut from vintage sheet music. Inside the envelopes I have two whimsical wands from pieces of the wooden business card and flat vintage buttons and included two printed word cards that read: BEAUTIFUL and ARTGIRL.

This is my weekly challenge and thanks so much for stopping in to view it. Pop over to Inspirational Avenue, and see some fabulous works by other artists who took the challenge!

Some credits to my Etsy friends for some items from their shops:
Handmade Ceramic Buttons from Buttonalia ~
Felt Dots from Twpmango ~
Bakers Twine from Papertreats ~


  1. IM GIRL you ROCK!!! I love your work and your energy and love of life! Many thanks for transforming my button into your beautiful imaginative work, giving it life. God bless you all over!

  2. Okay, how much do I love this--what a wonderful creation!!

  3. yes, you can do melange any day! thanks!

  4. This is wonderful - so much detail! Truly creative :)

  5. I love this! So much detail and color- truly "Melange-ish"!

  6. What a totally neat piece! So much detail, it's fun to look at each little bit.

  7. ~i stumbled over from inspiration avenue...your blue tribute is beautiful filled with wonderful hues of BLUE! i adore these piece here you made...warm wishes and brightest blessings~


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