music is magic

I just finished a new project so I'm joining up with 2 new fun challenges.
Cindy at Whimsical Musings launched Celebrate Your Creative Spirit today.
I met Cindy a few weeks and we got to be fast friends over a few conversations
regarding 'snow'. She's also from one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.
Cindy's blog is full of whimsy, creativity and objects of beauty.
Go visit her to see all the other creative spirits and join the fun.

I'm also joining Alter It Monthly hosted by Carol, Gillian and Zuzu.
This is a great monthly challenge for altered artists and anyone learning to
do altered art. I like having a challenge that's not digital which
will push me to create something new with my hands each month.
This month's theme is MUSIC.

I created a tiara inspired by the gorgeous ones in the book Crowns and Tiaras.
I had an old party tiara from New Years, I took of the the upper half and just used
the band which I painted pewter then added gold glitter.
The vintage girls are a freebie graphic from Sommerset magazine.
I liked the whimsy and thought it looked like they might be singing.
I used vintage sheet music to make their wings
and crowns and added silver glitter.

This glittery gold and rhinestone border was a nice contrast to the dark band.
I printed 'Music is Magic' on gold vellum and learned that printer ink
and vellum do NOT go very well together, but in the end I even
liked the slightly smudged look I ended up with.

The paper flowers are made from an old dress pattern paper.
It already had a wonderful aged color and I just used my
favorite Distress Ink pad to antique all the edges.
Their stems are made from popsicle sticks. The final touch was
the gold pipe cleaner. I liked how the deep gold
popped against all the black and ivory.

This tiara was so much fun to make.
While I was making it I realized how much I loved
working with this pewter and gold color combination!

Hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you to Cindy, Carol, Gillian and Zuzu!


Victorian1885 said...

Love your Tiara! Great imagination!!


Leanne said...

Anna! You are such fun! I LOVE the music tiara! I'm particularly fond of anything that has sheet music on it, and I think the mini-crowns on the vintage people are fantastic! You always amaze me, time and time again! I swear - one of these years I'm taking a trip to Sacramento so we can spend a week and CREATE!!! (Do you mind???)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I LOVE this project, Anna...pure whimsy! Hopping over from the Creative Spirit party!

Wendy said...

I am singing. I can hear the music. It is so great. I love your creation and I am going to stop by the other blogs you mentioned. It looks like so much fun.
Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curiously Enchanted Day.....
wEndy from WonderLanD

Terry said...

Your crown is just so creative! The sparkle and the music sheet is perfect. Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Anna!!! I am in awe!!! This is AMAZING!!! And even means more because YOU made it!!! Oh my goodness, this is so perfect for Alter it Monthly too!!! Fantastic!!!

Right now, I'm in the midst of doing a whole craft center--what a JOB....When it's all done, I'll be so excited! I had no idea I'd be doing all this during this week, but my husband said, "How do you know where anything is?" I said, "Hmm, I don't! I just dig for it!" lol I took"before" pics and when it's done I'll post those with the "after" ones...I hope there will be an "after!" ha ha

Oh--and I thought of something else!!! You already have a crown!!!
How perfect is that?? This is a magical piece.

Love and hugs,

Marfi-topia said...

this is gorgeous I love it!!!!you have such an amazing imagination and creative spirit.i love the pewter and gold combination also!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Like Cindy Said.. this is a perfect item for alter it monthly. thank you so much for linking to us. I am not going to start picking out bits I love or we might be here all day...

and good luck with the prize draw

Junibears said...

What a beautiful creation Anna! You are so very talented. Lovely work.
Hugs xx

Birgit said...

Just lovely! :)

-- Birgit

brandi said...

~each time i come over here i am in awe of your creative talent...your heart and mind is filled with magic and it is shows with each piece that you create...a simply divine and whimisical tiara! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Wendy Aspinall said...

What a beautiful crown, I love the girls with their wings maybe they are music faeries... thanks for sharing it with me> Hugs Wendy @

Theresa MacNaughton said...

The tiara is so much fun! You did a wonderful job with it. I just love all the sheet music you used in the piece. Theresa :)

Netty said...

Great fun and its wonderful, love it. Annette x

Sinderella's Studio said...

I, of course, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! You think so outside of the box!
cheers, dana

Petunia said...

Thanks so much you guys. Glad you liked it.

@Leanne...come on over!

@Cindy...can't wait to see your new space!

Unknown said...

This is bound to be in the top six this month it's just SO stunning and lots of imagination really went in to this musical piece it delish

Love DAwn xx

Mosaic Magpie said...

This very cute and creative. The images are great and the banner adds a great touch.

Ellie said...

Oh what fun, I love it!

Gillian .... said...

Hey Anna, AWESOME (not a word we use alot over here) but this Tiara certainly is, all the elements work so well together, fab project, thank you for sharing it with us over at AIM x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

How clever to make a tiara - wow. Love the fun aspect of this. Lynne M

Dandelion Dreams said...

I absolutely adore this tiara. Being a lover of music, and the piano being the first I learned to play I always go gaga over anything with sheetmusic on it. This is no exception. Brilliant!

Haha and it sounds like another book shall attract my attention because of you. Thank you!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anna,
I just came on to say "hi" and do utterly love this crown! I think you should submit it to a magazine--I think they'd love it. How have you been? Good, I hope!