Next, I wanted to say thank you to a very special friend...JoAnna Pierotti. I received this wonderful Christmas gift in the mail. Along with this amazing gift, she sent me a necklace for my birthday...thank you so much, JoAnna.
(sorry the image is blurry) I plan on taking a better one tomorrow, when the sun is out).
JoAnna has been creating these amazing mercury glass pieces and I was a lucky girl to receive one from her this year. The picture does not due it justice. Seeing this in person is so amazing. For those of you, who would like to see more of her work, clink on the link below and it will direct you to her site.
I created a couple of new pieces... The first piece is called...
I created a blank journal with watercolor pages. It has 24 pages of blank paper and if you count the backsides that would make 48. I incorporated a vintage metal frame that I placed a fabric heart and the word...life.
My next piece is a fabric journal wrap....love, joy, peace, smiles, happiness
This one is a bit different than my usually journal wraps. I did a tri-panel one. It folds out flat and has two pockets. One for the journal and one to hold items to you wish to carry.
Merry Christmas everyone....I hope this day and the coming year, brings you peace, love and joy.
For the past several years, I have always created a Christmas book. This year, I started to wonder if I would have time, but also....would my creativity be there for it. Well, once again, I was reminded of having faith, that all good things come in time.
"the christmas gift"
The spine reads...."seeker of the light".
This first and second pages, I incorporated the hymns, telling of the birth of Christ.
This back cover, I have incorporated a vintage coin purse, with a cross tucked inside. I glued the word, index on top of it. When one picks up a book and is seeking answers, we turn to the index page. For ones seeking answers to their journey of life, only have to seek Jesus to find them.
I first started off with book covers, dated 1885. Then I attached fabrics that I coffee stained, along with vintage fabrics. I then incorporated 30 pages of blank coffee stained pages. If you count the backsides that would make 60 pages.
I then created an image on the front that consist of, arcylics, tissues, vintage papers and wax.
The spine consists of the words...."seeker of the light", vintage fabrics, commercial fabrics and stitching.
I incorporated a few vintage pages from a hymn book, dated 1885.
I hope that you have enjoyed my christmas book for 2011.
I will be listing this in my etsy shop, later today.
I decided that I wanted to work with glass this week and came up with these goodies.
I have so old ornaments that I bring out each year at Christmas and love the worn look to them. You can tell this from how some of the paint has come off, from all of the handling that the ornaments have taken through the years. So, I decided to add this touch to my ornaments. I rubbed some of the paint off, to help enchance that same look.
I have incorporated acrylics, charcoal, fabric and stitching. I have also, soldered the caps of the ornaments. To finish it off, I attached a ribbon that would allow you to hang this piece from a tree, door knob, gift bag, garland, wreath or however you wanted to display it.
My next group of goodies are my angel ornaments. I started this line of angels about 3 years ago....yikes, where does the time go...:).
I love making each of one of these. Each one, is unique in itself. I Incorporated vintage fabrics, vintage flowers, vintage buttons, beads, wire and a vintage bisque doll to make up these beauties.
I then attached each one to a vintage album page. You could hang this on the tree, door knob, garland, wreath, car mirror, gift bag, etc. The possibilities are endless as to what you could do with these.
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