Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gauche Alchemy Blog Hop With RAK

If you've stopped by the  Gauche Alchemy blog today, you'll see that a brand-spanking new team has been announced, and in honor of that, all the Gauche Girls are Opening Up.  How easy are we..to figure out that is!  If you haven't started at the beginning of our hop, Hop on back to the Gauche Blog and start in the fun there. There are RAKs up for grabs along the hop, so make sure you comment on each Gauche Girls blog for a chance to win some serious yumminess.
Now for the fun part: Each of us Gauche Girls has chosen a word that best describes Why we're so Gauche! Honey, this is where you need to work it a little!  Here's what you do:  Find all the words and which  hoppin' hunny they belong to, head back to the  GA Blog & post a comment with your answers - if you get it right, you get a shot at a kick-ass prize pack from The Head Honchettes themselves! See, it's EASY. If you have already started on the hop you should have come from Andrea's Blog.

My handle, as most of you know, is Perky Nihilist as I am a study of opposites and contradictions that peacefully coexist. So my word is Perky it describes both my personality and has a naughty boobies connotation. *grin*


This LO is a good example of my attitude towards creating in general. I like art best when it has bits and pieces of real life throughout, especially when you can use things that would normally be discarded. The fabric is all the selvages and bits left from straightening fabric pieces to cut for a project I am working on. All those wedge-shaped slivers were too pretty to toss in the trash.


I also used bright, bright colors - lots of red and orange - as that is what you see most in my work.

Making feminine pieces is my only "girlie" outlet. I added frayed, messy bows to reflect on my life as a women in an all male household.


Here's the RAK I'm offering for commenters on my blog. I am de-stashing some of the awesome mixed-media goodies I have on hand and would love to share them with you.


Please head over to Lara's blog to see more Gauche Alchemy goodness and get to know the rest of the team.
******* You Are Here *******
Amy
Note: Leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win my RAK.

And on a completely different topic - aren't you excited about Easter? Avery and I made these:


29 comments:

Nina said...

Dear, dear, Nicole. I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing your beautiful creations. Whether it's a shrine or stamping or a gorgeous layout layered with fabric prettiness.

And ditto, can totally relate that I can only indulge in girliness with layouts about me in an all-male household. Been that way since birth! (I have two brothers and my Mom's not particularly girly either.)

Yup, definitely looking forward to Easter too but may celebrate it early since Matt's birthday falls on Black Saturday! Eeek.

*hugs*
Nina

Carmen said...

Naughty boobies! LOL! Nicole - I will never again wonder at how you got your username :P

Love all that fabric goodness and now can't wait to see what you've been working on!

yyam said...

Your creation is beautiful Nicole! I'm always for upcycling! It's amazing how you've made small pieces of fabric look so pretty!:)

Love your word by the way...great pun!;)

Joyce said...

I think my comment was ooooooh, ooooh! or maybe it was yummy?!?!
And let's just say I have a huge grin on my face!!!

Alison said...

Where do I start? First, you are gorgeous! In both photos! Second, I love this layout! What a great use of scraps! Love that you sewed them down! Third, Peeps Cupcakes!!! My Mom made those last year and boy were they a treat!

Kas said...

I love the good girl/ bad girl look to the layout and all those great scraps.
But everytime I look at your blog I get hungry!! ;)

Maggi said...

Hey Nicole!!! *wave*

So excited to be working with you, you gorgeous creature! Yay! :D Love the way you used these fabric scraps!

another_angel said...

AHHHHHH! Love the layout, love the cupcakes, LOVE YOUR HAIR! Did you use a sewing machine to stitch the material to your page? I am currently tossing around the idea of buying a small machine, but am a little intimidated. :P I am looking very forward to creating with you on the GA team. :) ~Angela~

Carol said...

Your cupcakes look yummy and oh my goodness, bingo cards and vintage labels in the same RAK! I might faint!

chksngr said...

Love the "eggs" and love the layout! I love all the bits and pieces! And, well...your name so fits what I know of you - your art included!!!

Casey Wright said...

What a cool LO - I love what you did with the fabric - LOVE IT!

Stephanie J said...

Oh how I heart you & your perky self! Those fabric scraps are a wonderful addition to that page, and those bows are just plain yummy... and those cupcakes, too! (ha!)

Glad to be working MORE with you!

StampinCathy said...

This is one amazing and inspiring page. I just love all the fabric. Thanks

Andrea said...

Love it! Especially the hair color choices.

MrsETaylor said...

i think I need those cupcakes hehe.
Love this layout Nicole and love that I'm working with you here too. Toodles

SarahLP said...

What a beautiful layout... i LOVe all those little slithers of pretty fabric.. and fab photos of you too!

Hope you're feeling better.. have a lovely Easter.

" M " said...

Hi Nicole , I know you from Bomshell , Im not surprised you are a dt here as well , I love your art , Im new to GA so Im excited about the challenges here . Its great to see ya! : P

Callista said...

oh my gosh... I so love your layout!! and those cupcakes.. mmmmm I love cupcakes!

Amy Wing said...

I --LOVE-- the fabric scraps! Geez louise! Great idea!

Those Easter goodies... things that make me go "mmmmm!"

Thanks for being such a rockin' Alchemist Captain. :)

lara said...

You make me want to almost learn how to sew. Awesome layout and i am SO happy we've met and are on this alchemist journey together...!!!!!

Bombshell Stamps said...

I love this Nicole, and I especially love your blog post about it and how it relates to you and your "Perky Nihilist" persona! Fabulous!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE your work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapamum said...

Love that layout! So simple yet beautiful!
Those cupcakes look yummy!!!!!!
Oh btw I want that RAK, oh the things I could make : )

jacque4u2c said...

WHoo-hoo I am follower 100!!!!!! Just love your blog - Maggi sent me over in the hop!!! So glad I found you!!!

jennifer said...

love those cupcakes!

SmilynStef said...

Very cool page ... love the messy fabric goodness.

cottagerca said...

now how much fun were those cupcakes. lucky baking session in your house.

Deborah said...

I love the stitched fabric pieces! Inspirtion is hitting me on this one.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

so many cute goodies in this post!
my household has too many men too...we certainly make a point of 'girling up' the house!
xoxo alison