Saturday, August 3, 2013


I had the opportunity to got the Create-n-Connect (CHA) show in Las Vegas last month with Chris at Scrappy Chic... we had so much fun and  I met a bunch of amazing people and learned many things!!  One of my favorite encounters was with Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair) at the Prima booth, I love her style!!

w Anna

She was working on a project and talking about her process and I was in awe…

Anna's work

In person the details are unbelievable!

Annas palatteAnd I love her palette!!

The main thing that I got from all that she talked about was that you just had to feel it and CREATE.  I finally decide to try it.  Here is what I ended up with…

Sisters canvas

Now, I have only been finished for about an hour and I have already  been thinking about what items I want to use on my next canvas…there are unlimited possibilities with what can be done and what can be used.


I used all kinds of bits…charms, gears, locks, keys, fractured doll, beads and Pink Paislee wood alphas.


And of course LOADS of Prima flowers; paper, metal and acrylic.


You will also see UmWow Studio chipboard, damaged punchinella along with actual punchinella from Gauche Alchemy.  I also used 2 different punchinella’s for a maks on the background.  The is modeling paste and a dictionary page layered in there too.

I think the next one will be a bit more colorful, maybe brighter colors…we’ll see how it takes shape.
Well, there it is, not too shabby for my first try.  What do you think?


  1. Wow! Seriously. That is so beautiful!

  2. I love the many details! The picture is beautifully framed by it all!

  3. Holy Moly Woman! this is amazing... Amazing inspiration & Amazing work of your own too

  4. This is so beautiful, Michele! You are branching out and growing so much as an artist. You are truly an inspiration :)

  5. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! All the pieces are just perfect!