Aug 7, 2014

LESSology Challenge #39: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Hi altered enthusiasts! Are you working on your entries for LESSology Challenge #39: Fluttering Butterflies? Design team member Mitra Pratt made her own version of a "butterfly"...check it out...
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A while ago I blogged about my creative process. I showed two of these spindles and some locks. To be honest, I thought the project with the top part of the spindle and the locks would be done first....

However, the bottom part of the spindle that I had cut off was calling me to make it into a dragonfly!




































Dragonflies are one of my favorite bugs. We have several different varieties at the new house and I'm constantly saving them out of the garage when they accidentally get stuck.


































This piece is that it can stand on its own which really made me happy. I used some really heavy gauge wire to twist up feet. I also love the delicate wings that I cut out of plain white paper on my Silhouette. Some alcohol inks & shimmer paint make them extra awesome.

























I had fun posing my dragonfly a few different places. Here she is on my gazing ball. Maybe we should call her Violet.


Used some upcycled flowers from the second hand store, some that were hand made by Lizzy Hill, fellow DT member, and also some rolled roses that have been inked up.


























Don't forget to check out Violet's twisted wire antenna and her pretty purple gem eye balls!

Hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge over here at LESSology!

8 comments:

Radhika said...

oh its so pretty..

Pallavi Iyer said...

Wow this is fantastic!

Lizzy Hill said...

Totally gobsmackingly fabulous!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is AMAZING sauce!!!!!!

Katy said...

Wow! This is seriously awesome!

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous!!! would love to see the post on the top have of the spindle:):)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Outstanding creation! Love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is STUNNING!