Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the Third Day of Christmas . . .

Today's delightful page was from Jeanene - beautiful background page with a green glittery layered bow attached to a textured piece of red wood-like piece.  Just lovely!
Well - how surprised I was to find out from another recipient of Jeanene's lovely page that IT OPENS UP to reveal the 3 French Hens!  They are all sparkly and pretty and hiding behind the green bow!
Thanks again Jeanene - this is so clever and I love it!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the Second Day of Christmas . . .

Day 2 is from  Jan LaFollette - a delightfully wrapping featuring 2 Turtle Doves on a birdcage, framed and attached to a piece of sheet music and inserted into a cello bag.  What a delightful page was tucked inside!!
A white background, a painted bingo board, handpainted paper - all layered with 2 birds - the first is cut from tea-dyed muslin with a sweet woven wing, cheesecloth tail and covered with netting.  The second bird is cut from batting and has a silver edging, a polka-dot fabric tail, a rhinestone eye, and adorable little feet/legs made from flower pistils.  There is a wooden bingo marker stamped with a 2 to complete the adorable collage - I LOVE it!

On the First Day of Christmas . . .

Okay, I was under the weather on "The First Day of Christmas" (December 13) so I am a day late in opening my first 5x5 page - it is from Corinne   and was wrapped in lovely white and gold (angel) tissue paper and some cool tape and a lovely Santa tag (forgot to take a photo before I ripped it open!)  Inside was a gorgeous Partridge in a Pear Tree piece!  It appears that Corinne created a beautiful digital collage and printed it on a transparency and attached it to painted paper.  I just LOVE it!
(The top photo shows all 12 packages.  This is going to be fun!!)

Twelve Days of Christmas 5x5 Page Swap

One of my Yahoo groups is involved in a swap featuring the 12 Days of Christmas - 12 of us were to choose a number from 1 through 12 and represent that number (and day - from the song) by creating 12  - 5"x5" pages.  We were to wrap each page so that everyone would have a surprise when the specified day arrived. 
I chose Day 11 - Eleven Pipers Piping.  I cannot show the pages that I created until later but here are photos of what mine looked like before I mailed them off to the hostess,  Elizabeth .

I was delighted to find panels of  fabric at that featured the Twelve Days of Christmas.  I cut out the panels, one for each day, and then sewed a coordinating fabric to the back.  I then stamped cotton twill with each person's name and sewed to the fabric "bag".  I enclosed my 5x5 page into each one (I coordinated the DAY that each person had with the number on their bag - this will give them a little storage pouch for their pages until they bind them) and then stitched them closed with a long (easy to open, I hope!) stitch.  Clicking on the photo will enlarge it so the names are visible.  On a very sad note, Gina Wise was one of the participants and she suddenly died a few weeks ago - this saddened all of us greatly!  It will be an extra special day when we open the package from dear Gina!

Free Images for your Art Projects

Lisa Vollrath is featuring another Countdown to Christmas - free images for your art!
Fifth Annual Countdown from Lisa Vollrath

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inchie Art for 2011

I am looking forward to 2011 and the art projects that I will be participating in.  One has been started by my friend Kris and I think it will be lots of fun!  Each Monday we will create one tiny piece of art - one inch square!  Now surely I can handle this!  I guess I should buy me one of those magnifying lights for Christmas since my eyes are getting old!  Everyone is invited to join in on this fun project!  Check it out!Every Inchie Monday

A Year Later . . .

I cannot believe an entire year has flown by since my last post!! 

For the past 11 months I have been at the beach - oh how I love it here!!

But the past few weeks have been very hard - my precious furbaby Mali passed away on November 22.  I miss that sweet little thing SO much!!  She was 13.5 years old and she lived a pampered, happy life and was such good company for me and gave me so much unconditional love.  May she rest in peace and love.
 Mali's little funeral service was held while the family was all here for Thanksgiving.  It certainly helped to have my loved ones with me shortly after Mali's death.

I miss you Mali!