Thursday, April 1, 2010

Extra, extra, read all about it!! The Gauche Girls Open Up!...

What?! The Gauche Girls?
I promise, this is no April Fool's Day joke!
See, didn't I tell you there was a little somethin'-somethin' going on behind-the-scenes???
Read on:

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 figure out that is!
If you've just popped in to visit me (thanks for coming!), you better hop on back to the GA Blog and follow the links - and see who else is opening up! There are RAKs up for grabs in various places along the hop, so make sure you comment on each Gauche Girl's blog for a chance to win some serious yumminess.
If you have already started on the hop you should have joined me after your rendezvous with my fellow Bombshell hottie, Kas...

So...think you can handle even MORE fun?!
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, then 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.

My word is 'explore' - relatively speaking, I'm still a baby, and there is so much out there I haven't experienced. One of my major goals before hitting the big 2-5 this coming September is to seriously branch out in my art ventures... I'm very much a Virgo; organized (cough,*borderline obsessive-compulsive*), linear, analytical, controlling, and I get a little crazy when things get messy, like paint-messy. *eeek*

So...while doing laundry this afternoon, I re-discovered an old mirror that was in the bathroom that used to be where The Mr's 1/3 of the office is now...

And since I figured it wasn't doing much good leaning against the dryer, I broke out the paints I've been hoarding, lots of bling, some rub-ons, a few flowers, some aluminium tape, and the GA Pink Parts kit, and created this:

Damn. Sorry for the crap pictures.

I'll have to try to remember to take some better ones if we get some sun one of these days in the near future.

Anyway, you better shake your tail feathers around the rest of the block, starting with paying a visit to Yvonne, and check out lots more Gauchy Goodness! Way you go, get to know the rest of the team... NOW! (Haha, see? Told you I was controlling....lmao)

Gauche Blog (Heather)
Stephanie <--You are here!!!

ps - for all those who asked: my 'real world stuff' that's been limiting my blog time is all wonderful! Lily's been teething & has cut her first tooth, I've been fooling around with the GA girlies trying to get organized, the weather's been warm despite it being overcast, Emily's on Spring Break...and I was informed that I am to be in a craft & bake sale this coming Saturday, so I've been stealing minutes to create between everything else, and just plain ran out of time & sunshine for photos! (But they're coming. Promise!)


  1. love your altered art on the mirror.

  2. Hiya, Steph. Thank you so much for your heartwarming comments for me. I really, really appreciate them.

    Wow, that is just such an awesome project! Now that's the kind of gauchiness I expect from the new team! I can't wait to see more gauche fabulousness from you.

    Welcome, welcome to the team! =)



  3. That mirror is just yum! My sympathies and squishy hugs to Lily and her teething but YAY to getting her first tooth :P

  4. I love what you did with that mirror Stephanie! You've made it so pink and sparkly...what every gal needs! :)

    Looking forward to being inspired by your work!

  5. hey, you be nice! I may have to come over and pour paint over your head and make you wait 45 minutes.
    the mirror is awesome.

  6. Way cool mirror Steph! That would be in my living room!

  7. That mirror is insanely cool, love it!!!!

    Welcome to the team, can't wait to get to know you better! :D

  8. WOO HOO! Paint makes me happy, and so does this project. I have an old mirror that you have inspired me to dig out and decorate for my daughter. So glad you have you as a team mate, and can't wait to see what other fabulous art you have in store for us. :)

  9. no effing way! this is so cool! And the photo with the flash is SO AWESOME - adds an extra loveliness :)
    So excited to be working with you!

  10. That is such a sweet project - LOVE IT! congrats on the team and good luck with the teething... we've just finished that stage!

  11. This mirror rocks. I just love all the pink and bling on this mirror.

  12. Now that is one BRIGHT frickin Aura hehe.

    I love how it turned out Steph. It's B.U.T-ful

  13. I really like this idea, Steph. Super fun, and super creative!

  14. a much improved mirror, methinks.. Lovely job, Steph!

  15. your mirror is amazing! its great to meet you , Im new to GA , so its nice to start knowing everyone in a blog hop ! I look forward to your challenges! : P

  16. Stephanie!

    First off, I can't believe you are such a young 'un. Wow. I didn't even know there was a Big 2-5 LOL.

    I think logical, organized, analytical folks make terrific artists - I'm an INTJ though so I am that way myself.

    Your mirror is AWESOME! Way to step outside your comfort-zone and make something amazing.

    Love it. And I love having you on the GA team.

    P.S. Gentle hugs to Lily - teething is such a pain.

  17. wow this is lovely! Congrats on the DT spot!

  18. You are definitely the baby of the family (for now)! Just appreciate the energy of your 20's while's ya got it, girl. :) (Me - I waited to have a toddler 'til my mid-thirties... I hear it's easier in your 20's!) I have a mirror I picked up a while ago with the intent to alter it somehow... this gets my gears turning.

  19. Very inspiring Steph, you really did a great transformation!!!

  20. I love how you took your mirror from bla to glam! I know my girls would love to have mirrors like this for their rooms. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. neat idea, love the mirror, tfs

  22. a manitoba canadian girl!!! whoo whoo.... love the mirror, turned out nice

  23. Love it Steph. Very creative, as always


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