Sunday, July 26, 2009

Giveway for You...and, Please, Help for Me!

I have been happily experimenting--it's sooo fun to creatively experiment--with an altered art form using vintage images and beads and glitter...and quite frankly I'd love and greatly appreciate some feedback, opinions, comments...anything kindly truthful and helpful from you, dear readers. In exchange I will give away the little brooch pictured above featuring a vintage image of a basket of flowers in coordinating fine glitters. The images I use are from actual vintage sources that I have on hand (not reproductions or from the Internet). The images and colors are clear and crisp, and all have a glossy coating. These are not decoupaged and are light and durable.
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I've given some other examples below of what I've been creating and listing on Lollishops and Etsy so you may understand more of what I'm doing in order to answer the entry questions better.
The above music score charm/zipper pull of "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" is a public domain score and has no glitter or beads on it but features a music notes charm.
This French Window zipper pull/charm has color coordinating flower beads and bubble leaf beads--no glitter.

This romantic bracelet features many vintage images placed on a charm bracelet with coordinating flower and bubble leaf beads--no glitter.
And this French shoe brooch, like the giveaway item, has no beads or charms; is, of course, bigger than the charms/zipper pull; and has color coordinating fine glitter.
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So...here is where you come in. In order to enter for the little flower basket brooch above please leave ONE comment below that answers ALL these questions for one entry (of course, any additional comments are welcome): 1) What style do you like best (i.e. charm/zipper pull, charm bracelet, brooch, a larger size for an ornament, cell phone hanger, any other idea)? 2) Do you like the images with the beads or glitter or both best? 3) What VINTAGE type image would like best to see (i.e. roses, other flower type, horses, cats, trees, cottages, music, ladies, pianos, crowns, birds, seasonal pictures...well, you get the idea)? If you'd like another entry, please blog about this post and leave another comment below that you have blogged about it (I'll be checking). I'll be drawing a name on August 6. THANK YOU for your help!

19 comments:

blushing rose said...

I love the bracelet ... the more glitz & glitter the better. TY for accepting my entry. Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Laurie said...

1) What style do you like best (i.e. charm/zipper pull, charm bracelet, brooch, a larger size for an ornament, cell phone hanger, any other idea)?
I very much like the idea of a charm/zipper pull; 2nd choice is a brooch.

2) Do you like the images with the beads or glitter or both best?
I prefer beads to glitter, though the glitter on yours is nice/not overdone.

3) What VINTAGE type image would like best to see (i.e. roses, other flower type, horses, cats, trees, cottages, music, ladies, pianos, crowns, birds, seasonal pictures...well, you get the idea)?
I like cats in sweet, resting poses, birds and nests, single flowers (not bouquets) or botanical prints, keys, and old fashioned apparatus such as telephones, bicycles, cars

Thank you for offering the giveaway!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling and thank you for stopping by my cottage, for joining my followers and for leaving kind words behind, much appreciated. You have a lovely blog full of interesting posts beautiful photos, I will be back on my off day to read some more. I too joined your followers and placed a link to your blog on my beau-TEA-ful friends blog. I am looking forward to our future afternoon tea get-togethers.

Duchess xx

Wanda said...

I kind of like the zipper pull...it can be used many places. I like the glitter/beads, but I also like the plain (the music score was too cute). I am partial to food images...how about a nice pie?? :)

La Tea Dah said...

I think I like the bracelet best, with the broach coming in a close second. They are all beautiful! I am partial to beads --- love beads --- but not so much glitter. Other ideas as featured objects: old sewing machines, baby booties or bottles, a coffee grinder (old-fashioned), spools, eye glasses, dogs, birds, and always flowers.

Thanks for having a drawing --- it was fun analyzing!

LaTeaDah

posiespearlsandpalette said...

All your colors and designs are very eye pleasing.Go with the charm/zipper pull and ornaments.Your style could work well for light pulls, such as, floor/table lamps or ceiling fixtures. Window shade pulls or shutter knobs. My choice flowers,trees,doors,windows,cottageand seasonal scenes. Brook

Sadie Lou said...

I *love* the bracelet! It's so charming--*wink*
It's a popular style that sells well too.
~Sadie Lou
xoxo

Marie said...

I think they are all very charming Michele, and very unique. I can't pick a favourite, but I would have to say that the zipper pull is probably one I would use the most. I love the beaded ones and as for vintage types of images, I love flower gardens/roses and birds. I hope I answered all your questions. Now I am off to visit your shop!

Marie said...

I guess I must just continue to dream. You only ship to american addresses . . . sigh . . .

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The bracelet and the broach are my favorites.

I think I do like the images without glitter although sometimes you need to see something in person.

I think you would do well with ladies, and flowers.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi there, Marydon sent me over. What a delightful blog you have. I like the brooch the best. And I love flowers and roses. Pink is my favorite color, so the flowers are always welcoming. Thanks for a very sweet giveaway!

carole said...

Hi Michele:
I came to visit via The White Farm House blog; You have pretty charms.
I like the French glittered shoe charm. I like the bigger size as I am always trying to use my zipper with much difficulty and and whether to use beads or glitter or both depends on what it is for. I like cats, crowns and anything vintage.
This is a fun giveaway!!!
Take care
carole

Prim2Pink said...

This is a great way to get other's opinions. I would suggest to do some zipper pulls that have some baby animals on it. They would look cute on my grandaughters school backpacks. Oh and definitely the beads & glitter for little girls.
I'll post a link on my sidebar!
Judy

The White Farmhouse said...

Love the blog! I am going to go and check out your Etsy store after. I like a charm bracelet. I have just always loved it's jingly tones. Plus, it's nice for something other than my big mouth to announce my comings and goings! Love beads! How could you not?! As for the vintage item, I like music. I guess that is cause I can't sing a lick! So now if you ever see a loudmouthed done deaf woman coming your way, it quite possibly could be me!

Susan @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Gosh, I like them all. Oh great I am no help. LOL. I think I like the beads the best. As for images I am a cat person so...you guessed it I would have to say a kitty imgae would be my favorite. But I love floral images too. See I told you I am no help! Anyway, I love your work!

Sandi said...

Hi Michele,
Marydon sent me over. What a lovely blog you have.
1)What style do I like best?...I like the brooch the best.
2)Do you like the glitter or beads or both?...anything works for me. LOL
3)What vintage type image would you like to see? Pink or White ROSES
Blessings~

sewmeow said...

Marydon sent me here. Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful work. I would like flowers, and like all the glitz & beads, and I like the idea of a bracelet.

Good luck with your giveaway.

http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blogspot.com/

blushing rose said...

I posted another announcement for you on my blog today ... hope this helps. Good luck with your giveaway ... TTFN ~Marydon

noble beeyotch said...

1) What style do you like best - charm/zipper pull, charm bracelet, brooch

2) Do you like the images with the beads or glitter or both best?-
i personally think the images with glitter are more appealing.

3) What VINTAGE type image would like best to see -
flower type, cottages, music, ladies, pianos, crowns, dresses or vintage glasses, lamps, phone, clock and stuff like that.

thanks foe this giveaway!