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Friday, November 29, 2013

Yep, I've Got that Christmas Feeling

I've been enjoying some Christmas themed art time lately. 
 I am taking Ruth Rae's Stitched Mixed Media Art online class.
I have admired her for ages now and 
I knew she would inspire me to loosen up.

I am applying Ruth's techniques to some paper/lace collage tags,
with a simple wire hanger.

 a little bit of paper, some lace, vintage textiles....
and some sewing....
They look nothing like what Ruth was making...lol!
She is totally amazing. 
But I did feel like I was breaking some new personal ground.

I can not remember where I found this image.
I usually mark each image I download in the file name,
but alas, this one I did not.
I apologize.

They are kinda wonky,
but I like the layers this way...
just simply laid and sewn. 
The strings are left hanging down.

I have a few baskets of small pieces of vintage textiles,
lace, ribbon, and such. It is fun to rummage through them,
searching for just the right piece to put on next. 
All in all a very fun project!

I am now working on some vintage postcard angel tags.
Are you working on something festive too?
 What is going on in your part of the world?

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit : )


Snap said...

These are wonderful, Terri. Great way to use up all the scraps! Happy Happy!

Anonymous said...

Hello Terri. What a wonderful vintage piece. I too am into the Christmas spirit of things, making gifts for very special people. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

Marjanne said...

Oh Terri this looks so beautifull, it feels like christmas is in the air....I love all the laces and white on white, glitter ans strings, the image... Beautiful work!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee all the lace and stitching!!!!!!

johala said...

Very nice and lovely labels Terri!
Hugs and kisses

Laura S Reading said...

Very sweet and feminine and holiday feeling. It sounds as if you are getting a lot from that class.

Your work is beautiful.

Bernideen said...

That would be so pretty sewed on the front of a white burlap stocking! Just beautiful!!!

Dorthe said...

I love your vintage hanger, dear Terri,- so shabby and romantic, -the threads hanging looks great, and all the laces with the paper so lovely.
I wish you a fine and happy weekend,my dear friend.

Frieda Oxenham said...

You've quite put me in the Xmas mood too,Terri, which is quite an achievement as it's not my favourite time of the year. Love the delicate lacy beauty of your piece and the wonderful texture.

loudowning54 said...

You are very talented! I love the look you created.

Createology said...

Your tags are lovely. Every detail of lace, ribbon, fabric, thread and image come together in creative bliss. Stunning Dear...

Linda Kunsman said...

these are just gorgeous Terri!!! I have always loved seeing the strings hanging and having the layers a bit "wonky" as you put it. I love Ruth Rae's work too. Sounds like a really great class.

Christine LeFever said...

This art form is intoxicatingly beautiful to me. I love your "wonky" work, for it looks simply elegant to me.

Now I have to scope Ruth Rae!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
I envy your skill in this kind of artwork! This one is so pretty, so full of the Christmas spirit! I wish I could make something of the kind!!!
I do have baskets and drawers full of small pieces of fabric, lace , ribbons, buttons... but when it comes to putting them all together... :(
I'll give it a try, though...
Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

It's something I feel I need too Terri....to loosen up!! I've also hugely admired Ruth's work for quite a while, even have one of her books which is fabulous! I really envy how she seems to be able to just let go so easily! But I've just had a look at her tags and I'm thinking that I prefer yours. They are beautiful!
I haven't started any Christmas projects yet, and not sure that I'll even get around to it, but I'd love to do some tags like these now!! You've inspired me. ♥

Cinderella Moments said...

I love that with all the strings hanging. It is simply gorgeous. You have such an eye for putting things together. I love admiring your work. It makes me feel so happy to see such beauty.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,

the hangers look so winterly and romantic. Very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe it's December tomorrow? YIKES! That went so fast!

Love your little collages and the laces/stitching/love put into them.
Just gorgeous!

Have a great week. We're still looking at snow out of our windows!


Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous..such beauties my friend..such a magical touch..they are so elegant..magical and love the color palette..the lace...old-world feel...stunning! Always a joy to see your creations and they shine with such light!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks absolutely amazing.

Ewa said...

Beautiful!I love it! :)

Sylvia said...

Love all the vintage .. my favorite any time of the year.

Martina said...

A magnificent work of art, dear Terri! Unique and beautiful!

Holly M said...

Oh My Goodness. This is lovely. Everything you make is so calming and serene.

Kirsti said...

These are VERY VERY beautiful!!
Kirsti from Finland

BECKY said...

Terri, you are SO talented! I love stopping at your blog, although I know I've been a bad bloggy friend. I'm trying to catch up on so many blogs, and especially yours! I promise to do better! :)
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terri,
I absolutely adore your gorgeous hanger.Have a wonderful week.

Luvcreatincards said...

Hello Terri,
These vintage tags are absolutely beautiful and will make adorable keepsakes to be treasured by their lucky recipients. I love all the layering, stitching and touchy feely quality of these darling treasures.Thank you for letting us see them.
I have been trying out some new ideas for making some little book covers. I've made two with the metal tape technique.

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