Friday, April 4, 2008

Illustration Friday ~ Save



Do you like to SAVE bits and pieces of fabric, trim and pretty paper? Then you must be a lot like me and this little craft fairy. You just never know when you might need a little piece of this or that. After all, it only took a bit of leftover decorative paper to give this collage a little something extra...every little bit helps. So that's why I SAVE.

(Miss Craft Fairy is available in my CafePress shop as a magnet.)

© Nancy Lefko

25 comments:

Diana Evans said...

oh I save all kinds of scraps from my projects...they are like little treasures that will become something new...

I love all your wonderful collages Nancy...I love the craft fairy!!!!

hope you have a wonderful day...may it be filled with inspiration and the wonder of life itself....

Cheers,
Diana

Vicki Smith said...

I know just what you mean. That's why there are so many piles of paper all over my house. And as soon as I get rid of something, I think of a use for it. Pretty illustration.

Vicki

ValGalArt said...

i sure do! loving your scrap fairy!

Candace Trew Camling said...

I save everything too!!! EVERYTHING!
This is my new favorite piece of yours!

Judy Scott said...

Hi Nancy you made me laugh when I read this ~ so true I save the smallest scraps just in case, love your artwork its really magical, thanks for visiting me too, Judy x

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I love the Craft Fairy =) ... and yes, I save the smallest scraps of paper and string, and whatevers, too - you never know when that certain piece will be the "perfect - the only - choice".

Best wishes!
Peggi

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Terrific collage!

rbaird said...

Yes, I can be a little magpiie-like too!
Fun illustration Nancy. I really like that color you've put in the background.

Kim H. said...

I love the scrap fairy! So fun and cute!

imwithsully said...

While I don't save scraps and pieces, I do save digital files that can be used over and over again. I guess I can't stand having physical stockpiles of anything. It all must be digital. But, I admire people who have do have everything at their fingertips! She is a cute collage fairy!

Ginger*:)* said...

We will soon have to move out...yes we are savers too.
I love this collage and all the pink and the touches of fabric here and there and those gilded wings and signature stockings.

tatjana said...

Hi, I like your collage ! - we had the same response to "save"....It's genetic, in my opinion.

andi butler said...

this is the story of my life, i save EVERYTHING! I have to keep buying more things to keep all my "saves" in!!

clever as always!

a : )

Dot said...

that's so me... i drive my husband crazy with my collected odds and ends that i know i'm going to use for something!

really nicely done!

indigene said...

Yes, I save lots of bits and pieces, but I never put it together as wonderfully as you do! Great Job!


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Elizabeth Parsons said...

guilty as charged! very cute!

eBeth

Random York said...

Way to go! The craft fairy makes the world go round! Great job Nancy... but it's hard to avert my gaze from those hot babes you posted above!

Suana said...

Beautiful!

carla said...

Yes... I save all minds of little things just in case i can use them in a painting. This is lovely - the sepia tones with the touches of pink make this warm and pretty... reminds me of dired roses.

johanna said...

i do too! very lovely collage!

Sherry Rogers said...

I would love to see your studio and how you store all your bits and pieces. As usual I love this piece. Your work is always so warm and inviting. I especially love the rose in the foreground. Beautiful work!

Aliie said...

me too!!

i absolutely adore the vintage vixens:)
so charming..

sketched out said...

I used to save every single thing... just in case. But since I don't collage, I really had no excuse and finally gave it all away. I am with Kim though, I save digital scraps like crazy. Once a pack-rat always a pack rat.

You, on the other hand, have every reason to save. You create the most sublime beauties with your found treasures. I salute you!

studio lolo said...

I think I know her! My husband has a hard time parting with newspapers and I can't stand how they pile up. But ask me to part with my piles of scraps and doo-dads? Not on your life!
Very sweet collage :)

AnastasiaC said...

i save my scraps all the time- you just never know when you'll need them!
cute collage!!