This is another project that Jim and I did together this year. I am so happy when we actually plan on and work on projects together.
Anyways, I was inspired when I saw the project posted by CarlieJoe a few months ago. Jim made it from scrap wood in his shop and we had a number of bottles in stock, as his uncle had a wine making shop, so we often get gifted wine, and keep bottles to return to him.
Jim made the frames. I cleaned and etched the bottles. We did clear ones too, but they did not turn out as nice, so we did them all with the green bottles - the etching turned up much nicer on them. Then, when Jim as done putting the frames together, I wood burned the leaf motifs onto the backer.
So far, we have nine made - hopefully that is all we need. They are not quite finished yet - Jim is putting on the last coat of varnish on them now. Then I just have to fill the bottles with seed and cork them for gifting.
I made these pendents recently, from bamboo tiles. They are paper, ink, paint, decoupage medium, and resin.
After altering the bamboo tiles, I sealed them with a thin layer of glossy, jewelry grade resin, and when that cured, I used 24 gauge wire to wire the dangles. Some are Swarovski Elements that I had picked up over the years at different workshops. They add a bit of bling and movement.
I made a small batch of these recently, decoupaged star ornaments. I quite like how they looked, but they looked too barren to me as just stars. Then, as I was making a bunch of cards/tags for the holiday tag and card swap, I got the idea of combining them with die cut, painted, and glittered snowflakes. I love how they turned out.
Packages are whizzing about... Just waiting for one more confirmation of sending, then I will start giving feedback...
I received from Thimbles71 today - and she did a really neat set of fabric/quilted tags and cards, and there were some great bird patterns. I know what card I will be sending a fellow bird loving friend!
One of my favourite of the bird tags - too cute! Thanks Rita for the generous and cute package!
I will start with the pictures... I received from flygirl88 - who is a paper crafting rock star!
Here is the whole shebang - she sent me extra tags too!
Two gorgeous snowflake Christmas cards. Love the layered sparkly snowflake
A very pretty ombre blue Birthday card, with glitter detail.
A lovely barren tree Christmas card - that tree and the script stamp. I love winter trees.
You must have the best stamp collection - I love the "things that makes Christmas nice" stamp and the banner shape of the two tags is a great idea - it would be so awesome to actually have a banner like that! I love that layered snowflake so much!
Here are the three Handmade tags - I love the cut out detail and that is such a great stamp - I wish I took a better picture, but so you know, it is a lovely bright silver embossing on marine blue paper.
Leah, thank you so much for the lovely cards and tags, and the great start to the gallery!
I made these cards lately for SevsOnlyGirl for the random swap... I saw that she loved cats and this was actually something that was on my mind before then - the peeking cat images. I was going to make a canvas or art piece for a friend who loves black cats.
Stupid me though, I ended up making these for SevsOnlyGirl, and never did get around to making the canvas for the friend! So at some point, I will have to make new ones.
I did a series of cards using various stamped cat images with various card colours, various stamped and stenciled backgrounds and washi tape accents
I just love that image of the cat peeking over the edge. She almost looks exactly like my friend's cat from when I first met him - he had a black cat with brilliant eyes, named Scamper, and she used to peek over the table at us like that while we played D+D at his place - she was such a sweet, affectionate cat that loved to hang with us.