Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Pockets

I decided to create some Christmas pockets out of corrugated cardboard using images from Mrs. O'Leary's.  I simply folded the cardboard three different ways, making sure to create a pocket. I then added images and embellishments.  The one above has German art glass and has a vintage scroll peaking out of the top.

I folded this one and then stitched both sides with a ribbon.

On this one, the picture flips up, as it is attached to the top flap, to reveal the gift inside.  I had fun creating these Christmas pockets, using all of my favorite things.  They would be perfect for gift cards or gift certificates, another of my favorite things!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 by 12 Christmas

Time for some Christmas stamples for Mrs. O'Leary's
I am still loving the 12 by 12 format...
so here are a few using Artful Illusion stamps.

Santa hanging out with my favorite crow!

Love the Lost and Found Christmas line of
papers by My Mind's Eye ...lovin' layering too!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

altered cabinet cards

I love to alter cabinet cards and use vintage images for collage!
She is a "Queen of Hearts" for my Love Book (to be posted about soon). 
I scalloped the edges and "pinked her up" with lots of doodads and trims.

I made this during a class taught by my friend Jo McQueen.  She provided the picture taken from a cabinet card and the tea cup.  I cut around the little girl, added wings, a nest and an egg.

This was made with tags, papers, stamps,
ephemera, and images from Mrs. O'Leary's.

I borrowed this idea from the book Vintage Collage Works
I used the back of a thick canvas and filled it just like a shadow box. 
This was also an art junk swap challenge from my Altered Artists group.

Here is this year's Christmas ornament for my Altered Artists group.  I found the glittery cage at WalMart for a couple dollars and knew I had to create a little fairy for it!  I added some sparkly pink eggs from Michael's and copper tinsel for a nest.