Monday, March 29, 2010

Young and innocent on diamond design etc.

Oh I had such fun doing this. I purchased this little photo of the lovely Victorian girl and used it on this canvas board. Did the background with a large stamp. For the frame around her I used lattice ribbon. My only regret is that I didn't scan the background in before adding the image as that would have made a nice background. CLICK ON IMAGE SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAILS.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gift cards from Sharyn Sowell

Just received this beautiful gift. Two new cards from Sharyn. The one on the left "Violets" is her original design cut freehand, by her from a single sheet of paper using only a pair of scissors. Then letterpress printed on the most beautiful cream paper. I just love the feel of this paper.
Thanks Sharyn!
Please visit her blog: and website shown above. CLICK ON ABOVE PICTURE TO SEE MORE OF THE DETAILS.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dried hydrangeas with lonely roses in cream ceramic vase.

My sister brought the hydrangeas from a nearby city where they grow so well. They fill the vase except for a few lonely roses I stuck in from a previous birthday. The colors are so beautiful! The vase I did in ceramics several years ago when it was a very popular thing to be doing. Needlepoint picture on bottom left was from a friend's garage sale that I couldn't resist since it is petite point. Now that I have older eyes I know I will not want to be doing such a fine craft.

Monday, March 8, 2010

3 glass pendants with solder tinted.

I used some very old sheet music that I hand dyed. Images on left and right cut out from a magazine. Center rose image from Dover. Tinted the solder as to not look like original silver.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Teapot tray in green and cream.

This tray all started with a wallpaper border that I just loved. I then took a 12" square sheet of scrap booking paper and tied it in to create some harmony with the long strip of the border. Embellished with some bling on the dishes and added pressed leaves from garden with a vintage ear ring disassembled to fit on the bottom center. Entire tray is covered with a glass overlay to protect embellishments.
It sold at our local gallery and I often wonder whereabouts in it's new home it would be displayed.