Monday, February 14, 2011

The Heart and Hands of Lilla

Many of you know Lilla

If not, please visit her blog. She has been an inspiration to me. Lilla has wonderful videos that show her teaching her techniques from her studio in Hawaii. Lilla also has a photo sharing site at flickr and offers her finished products for purchase on

I was graced by this giveaway, and I am inspired to play!
Thank you for the inspiration Lilla! (and the photos)

soooo,,,I played with it....still working on it......

I turned over the cross to the side with the collage book page...added black lace, roses, wired beads to the tag... Punched the corners of the note card Lilla sent..added a couple of cat hairs,,sigh,,,. I will do the other side too using the saint and prayer cards. It was nice to have the parts to get started with.

Have a nice Valentines Day my friends.


Bunty said...

Absolutely lovely and stunning pictures! I am an old fan of Lilla's too.

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. Jude is certainly inspirational.


chateau de fleurs said...

What beautiful and creative items in your photos! Christie

Zaa said...

YOu always create such beautiful pieces... Thanks for this glimpse into Lilla's work too...I know of her...gorgeous art... Happy Valentine's Day..

Lilla said...

I love the way you put my 'bits' together. They do look so much better now. Thanks so much for the photo montage my friend.
I love to see the way people play with my items and make them their own.
With aloha Lilla

Joan said...


Xela said...

Your artworks are stunning! I love the colors. Have a nice Valentins Day.
Hugs Alexandra

Dorthe said...

Dear Marcie,
you made a very beautifull creation with Lilla`s lovely items.
Wish you a lovely evening, dear.

sandra said...

What a beautiful collage you made with the pieces from Lilla! I love that you have used the silver tray as a backing....gorgeous!!! Yes, Lilla does such beautiful work.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh such beauty abounds on your blog!! So happy to meet you! And I am your newest follower.
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Thank you so much for visiting the magazine--it is a labor of love.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Love Day Marcie!


June said...

OMG Marcie, this is so beautiful! I am so happy to see that you really know how to play well. I love each detail you put into this! And hanging it on the silver tray is genius my friend!
Thank you for sharing the link to Lilla.
hugs to you...

Barbara Jean said...

This is beautiful!
So fun to have all those sweet treasures to work with.

Saw you came by. Did you enter OWOH giveaway?

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Nice work my sure know how to work with those materials.
How fun for you.


Anonymous said...

Marcie, pretties! And thank you for telling us about Lilla.
I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

*Maristella* said...

Meravigliose queste creazioni, davvero una lavorazione magica e suggestiva!!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I do love to see bits and pieces come together. You did a lovely job of it!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such beautiful pictures.... and thanks for sharing the link to Lilla!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Marcie, HOW LOVELY TO SEE YOU come through my door dear heart! How is your new year going? I love what you are sharing today...vintage finds, handmade goodies, paper products, ALL SO WONDERFUL! Enjoy your weekend dear, Anita

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you for telling me of Lilla,some where new and wonderful to visit....these pictures take my breath away so very pretty.
I love my Victoria book,when driving to and from the beach house i read through and day dream imagining my own cottage,
Love Kristina xxx

Barbara Jean said...

just came by to say hi

barbara jean

Fågel Blå said...

And thanks for your comments on my blog!!!!!
So many nice things you show us!!!!
I shell go in there and loook!!!!
Have a nice week!

suziqu's thread works said...

From one creative artist to another and see what can happen!
Lilla is a wonderful artist with such an open heart to share with us many new little techniques for which we are all greatful. I too have been blessed with one of her little gifts! She is special!
Your colage of her work is gorgeous!

Romeo said...

Wow! No we've not heard of her, so of course "she" will go out to visit once I'm off the computer!

Miz Pennywinkle, I miss mew! How are mew doing?!? I hope mew are staying warm and finding some sunbeams to lounge in!



The Tin Rabbit said...

I love Lilla's blog...she does such beautiful work and freely shares her talents! Your pictures are just gorgeous! Hope March is off to a great start for you! God Bless, Ann

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

That is just stunning! I love it, you have the talent gal! Thanks for stopping by, Hugs my friend! Marilou

Susan said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog! I love the photos here and truly admire your generosity in sharing such pretty images that conjure up visions of yesteryear!

Lana said...

How beautiful! I'll have to go browse her shop and blog. :)

animal print gal said...

I just discovered you! How beautiful!

Shopgirl said...

i have enjoyed this morning looking at your blog. The word lovely comes to mind...I will return. Mary, Idaho

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet girl!!! You've been on my mind lately and I hope all is well with you and your hubby....I've been behind on my blog visiting but am trying to get back on track and visit my precious friends ~ sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have such great eye candy on your blog! I could look for hours!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Yours is the most wonderful new blog I've visited this week. Your collages are so beautiful. I will be back for more of your loveliness. And thanks for the blessings wish too!
~ Katie

Shari Replogle said...

What gorgeous work, and I love the way showcased it all together. I will have to visit her store. Thank you for sharing it!