This garland is created for my friend, neighbor and mentor, SaraJean, who works tirelessly for Peace, Justice and to make God's Love available to all beings.
I was hoping to hang it on her door as a welcoming presence , even as she is afar this holiday season.
Planning and events seldom agree. It is snowing and blowing right now, and I too am called away unexpectedly to celebrate the life of my Dear Father in Law Mel, who went live with the Saints last night.
Shiney- I hope you can enjoy this digitally until you come home!
I love Advent!
Expectant waiting...especially when you know there is a happy ending!
Each year the By Hand Artists Yahoo Group- facilitated by Quietfire Design's Suzanne Cannon, host the 12 days of Christmas Gift Mingle.
13 of us make 12 gifts to send off to the other 12 to open...one each on the designated day.
The hostess-person 13- me this year- sends a gift for you to open on your own day.
Left is my basket full of gifts waiting to be opened!
Here is the wrapping/envie of Day 1..........
........opened to reaveal this lovely up-cycled encaustic fridge calendar!
Thank you Marg!
Please stop back each day for the next 11 and your comments and questions are always welcomed!
I created it with a friend and Mentor, Miss Karen in mind.
I don't want to embarrass her with details, just honor her by saying she is someone who sees the beauty in butterflies and snowflakes, and her natural beauty is reflected in daily life just as these wonders of nature.
In spite of hardship and adversity in her own life, she always finds time to be kind and witness to the goodness and love that is available to us all.
There is new rubber from Quietfire and it is creating a "flurry" of creativity!
This stamp is one of seven that I guarantee will stay on your drawing table till spring!
This ATC started with a white card base. I stamped the quote with VersaFine Onyx and thermal embossed with Ranger Clear fine Detail.
I always use an anti static pad before I emboss to help remove any powder that would stick to static or oils.
The butterflies are stamped in VersaMark, (I have two pads;one that I ONLY use with stamps that are CLEAN and one that I have messed up over the years. You want to use your clean one for this technique.) and thermal embossed clear.
Using the Ranger ink blending tool I applied tumbled glass and chipped sapphire Distress ink, and wiped off the butterflies with a soft cloth.
The snowflakes are a freebee stamp you get with your Quietfire order! stamped in Brilliance Platinum and a drop of Stickles in the center.
The border is VersaMark and Ranger Sticky embossing powder and Glitter Ritz Frosty Mint. The sticky emboss has a small open time, so be ready. Wait about 30 seconds after you sprinkle on your glitter and burnish the glitter with your finger.
Hold me in the Light- I'm working on instructional videos-coming soon- learning to speak Mountain Lion and trying not to get overwhelmed with video hardware!
Each year the Yahoo Group, Byhand Artist's facilitated by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design has a 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle.
I am the hostess this year and tho I sent mine out last week, it feels like it has just begun, as I got my Day 1 gift in today's mail.
I will add them as they arrive to my basket, and open one a day starting December 13.
Here are mine in their outside envies ready to be mailed. No reveal !
I've been playing with a new toy, The Stamp Gear, and in between every failed card, I made some gift tags with Quietfire rubber that I love.
they will be appearing on the Quietfire Creations Blog Wednesday November 21.
It's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle time again over at Quietfire and I'm excited to have mine ready to mail!
This is all I can show you for now, so don't touch that dial!(how old am I!)
I am, a brave girl, multi-media artist,facilitator,educator and nurturer with a major interest in fibers, paper and book arts and spirituality and the arts.
I reuse, recycle and use rejectamenta as much as possible.
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