Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Altered Angels Among Us

HI Everyone, Hope you had a Marvelous Thanksgiving and are not to stuffed from all the yumminess and of course the left overs!! Speaking of leftovers, have I told you all how much I love LEFTOVERS? 

 Well Most of you who know me, know I am in love with repurposing junk (Leftovers) or at least what most folks call junk! For me one mans junk is truly my treasure. So today I bring you some of my repurposing once again.

 I am in love with angels, love the thought that I have angels watching over my family, my friends and myself as well. Because of my fondness and in honor of my mom (my personal guardian angel now in heaven) I decided to create an angel. But how was I going to incorporate our wonderful AP products in the picture? Well, the wheels got to spinning one evening as I was pouring the grandkids a soda. BAZINGA!! I knew what I was going to do and got busy. With a few sheets of paper, some AP images, a little bit of stuffing and matte gel, OH and don't forget the coke can,  I want you to meet,


"Paix" (which is French for Peace)  was made from repurposed scraps and collage images from AP. Sprayed with a little ink spray created from Gelato,s hand stamped and ladened with scrap pieces of G45 paper and some floral collage images. I used a wooden ice cream spoon and another AP collage sheet for her head and face along with a little bling for her halo. I then added some tattered vintage lace and some vintage applique from an old wedding dress I found while at one of my favorite flea markets.
Now I bet your wondering what I needed the coke cans for? Well look closely and you will see the tin coke cans have now become Angel Wings!!
 I cut them out, altered them with a little matte gel, pieces of paper and then embossed them with gold embossing powder. I left the back side unfinished so you could see.
If you would like more information on this sweet angel please drop by my blog www.ateliermelodee.blogspot.com . Plans are in the making for her and her future sisters "ESPOIR" (Hope), "JOIE" (Joy), and "AMOUR" ( Love)!!
Well I hope so much you have enjoyed todays post. I know I truly enjoyed creating her and feel blessed to be able to show her off  here on AP. Even more so, to be able to find just the right images and products to make my vision happen!!  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will join me again next time.

AP products used:
Collage sheets: Think Pink, Elements of Design
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium


  1. This is SO pretty- it's hard to believe it's made from scraps, a wooden spoon, and a Coke can!

  2. Melodee, your creativity is always amazing. Thank you for this wonderful project!

  3. She is absolutely beautiful. Cannot wait to see her sisters. TFS this wonderful inspiration piece.