A Very Merry Christmas to All

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Finally something to share

How's that for some pretty roses. My son Rich and his wife sent them when I got out of the hospital recently. Did you ever see anything so beautiful and different?
So I had to go around my fingers to get to my thumb in order to place photo's here, but at least it's working.
I had a Banner due in one of my groups (AFTCM) The theme is Vintage Winter (which covers a very wide range) I wanted an industrial look. Sorry, but that's my comfort zone. Here's what I came up with.

Then in my charm group we had several things going. One was a color palette and Jan. was a range of pinks and reds. You had to use at least two colors. I decided to make a bead from fimo using two colors and then adding a star.
Then we had a scrabble tile to do. I covered both sides with birds or butterflies or crowns...added some turquoise  and diamond glaze and this is what I came up with:
Then, also in that group
we had a challenge box. We purchased a box with 6 months of challenges. Each thing has a month marked on it and then we got a package of embellishment's that we may or may not chose to use. We can use our own findings and wire. Jan is a glass blob...two, but we only had to use one.I decided to give it a dicrohic glass look by using gold leaf and spider web fabric, then backing with felt. Y'all know I'm not crazy about live spiders...but I do adore the look of them.
I have to admit, this was fun to do and I'd actually wear it.
For Feb. we got a wood laser cut heart, in the embellishments I found a brass flower that I colored with alcohol ink and added a crystal bead (also included) I made copper wire filigree and backed it with red felt.
In my group Mixedmediastudio.yahoo.com
we have a valentine swap...either a pin or a pendant, so I decided to add to this creation and make it sing...
right back to that industrial look.
I hope my partner likes it. I do.
Then we had some ATC's going on an Elephant swap and a Queen of Hearts.

So, as you can see, I stay busy.
and what have you been doing?


  1. My gosh Kathie, you are one busy woman! Those roses are so unusual, I've never seen any colored like that before! Glad to see you back posting and feeling better, if you need any help with Blogger give me an email, happy to help if I can! Deb

  2. Are you kidding? I wish you could spend the day here with me. This thing is such a mess and I don't seem to have time to fix it :-(
    But so happy you follow me :-)