A New Home!

A beautiful home for a beautiful couple! 

My beautiful friend, Angie, and her husband, Brian, bought a lovely new home last year. It’s quaint, quirky and very cozy, so I wanted to make them a card that gave off that, “we’re home, at last,” feeling.

Of course, I used my Copic markers to colour the card. Then, I added dimension by using pop dots to raise the various parts of the house and the shrubs.

It’s an “easel” card, so it stands up by itself.

Here’s the inside, with so much room for sentiments and special messages.

I used a black Copic marker to sort of antique the edges of the yellow parts. I think it
looks kind of neat.

Below are some close-ups of the text and sentiments that I chose.

This card was so much fun to make, and one of my favourites.

 

 

I hope that Angie and Brian liked my card. They are such a wonderful couple and they deserve all the happiness their new home can bring them.

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you’ll pop in again, soon!

My Little Elf

Polymer clay…yes, please!

As I’ve wandered through the craft stores over the years, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work with polymer clay. Recently, thanks to Facebook, I discovered a local artist, Maria Saracino, who conducts workshops in polymer clay and so, of course, I signed up.

The workshop was called, “My Little Elf.” In this one-day session, we actually sculpted the head, hands/arms and feet/legs; we made the wire/padded body; assembled the entire elf and dressed him in a handmade elf costume. I never would have believed I could do this, but it’s amazing what you can learn to do when you have a great teacher.

Here is my little elf that I have named, Eddie. I think he’s adorable. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by. Please drop in again, soon.

Gloria

Cozy up!

I’ve done a lot of crocheting this past year. It’s so enjoyable to curl up on the sofa with my crochet hook and yarn and make something beautiful and useful. I’ve made a few afghans and I’m in love with them all! I’ve been “hooked” on the woven stitch, which creates a tight and thick afghan. This one is about 7′ long by about 50″ wide, just perfect to cozy up with on a cool evening. Here it is…

Thanks, so much, for dropping in. I hope you will stop by again, soon!

Gloria

Stained Glass Rooster!

 I love my rooster!

Here I am, with my rooster all soldered together. I just finished cleaning the the flux off of it and applying the patina to turn the solder black. I’m very happy, can’t you tell?

And, here is the finished product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glass mosaic flowers

Can’t you almost feel the breeze as it blows through the tall grasses? The flowers bend and sway as if dancing to the sound of the wind. 

Just wanted to show off a new glass-on-glass mosaic that I made in an all-day workshop, recently. I love the freedom of glass mosaics, you can just create as you go along.

On the other hand, I also love the precision of traditional stained glass, where every piece is precisely cut according to a pattern. Oh, life is just all about choices!

Happy weekend, everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon.

Gloria