Friday, March 27, 2015

A Fabric Lacebook/Journal Request for a Best Friend

There are sometimes in your life when you know you have been
gifted when asked to fulfill a wish for someone
whom you have never met
and 
this was the case when a woman emailed me that her
best friend was dying of cancer
 and 
she wanted me to create a
special book as a surprise for her
 (knowing she was an admirer of my artwork) 
so that it would be
a place where they could share some precious thoughts
and memories.
I just call it "Journal for a Special Friend".


 Front Cover shown above.




 



 


Part of the spine
 


the journal closed with sari ribbons,
 


inside cover and first page,



 


second pages showing room for shared thoughts, pictures, etc.
 






 



 

 the pages continue as above
but you can see the order in which embellished images appear.



 















 


This shows the side view of all the pages included.






 


It holds three signatures


 


and view of the covered spine here
 

and, of course, I couldn't ignore the fact that these
two women are "best friends".
and also to acknowledge this I included the tag below for 
the woman who requested the commission
 


  and one for her very close friend also which will live in the journal.
(and, for some reason, when I was preparing this post
I couldn't separate these last two images and
my heart skipped a beat!!!).

I feel deeply honored that I was given the privilege of being
able to share in such a meaningful interaction
between these two women
whom wanted to express their immense love and gratitude
for the years of friendship that they have shared
and
have left together.

Every day is a precious day 
that we have the choice to make meaningful
and to show our appreciation for what matters in reality!

Thank you all for your visits and for taking the time
to leave a comment. It is so appreciated!

Love and hugs, Suzy xox



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vintage Mixed Media Cards

I would probably call this first Mixed Media card
a "Melange" with a Vintage flavour and with
a touch of "Australiana"





 as this one incorporates both a vintage themed printed paper napkin
and Australian subject in the dear little Blue Wren bird
also on a paper napkin.

 





 This next one has been created using many layers 
of fabrics and laces of different sorts



 This image was downloaded free
thanks to Julia at Cemerony
She shares some very beautiful images there
such as this one and many other
digitally altered ones that can be used in your projects




which lends itself to some beautiful layering
just as she has achieved in her image. 


 


If these appeal to you then they are both
available in my Etsy shop
with all the materials which have gone into the construction of
these two fabric, lace and stamped collages.
These have now made their way out of my shop!!!
 ♥♥♥
I think it may soon be time to share some garden
images as we slowly merge from
Summer into Autumn
here
where I live!

Love and hugs to you all,
xoxSuzy
 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

French Themed Holy Cards

Just finished are two collaged cards
using a couple of French Holy Cards as my theme
for Easter.

 

 The first one above is the larger of the two
and translates as "Sheltered by the Cross"
(correct me if I am wrong!)





and this second one is
"Salvator Mundi" 
(Saviour of the World).
 





These cards would,  I feel sure, appeal
to anyone who loves French holy cards
and


 they can be viewed with all the details of my workings
and materials that I used
 in my Etsy shop.

♥♥♥

Thank you always for visiting and the lovely
comments you inspire me with!

Have a lovely, restful, enjoyable and creative weekend
as you experience the coming of Spring bringing
the warmth of sunshine or the softness
felt in the changing of the light
as we head towards
Autumn here in Australia -
it makes you feel happy to be alive!

Warm hugs xox Suzy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Easter Cards

Using images from the Graphics Fairy
(thank you Karen!)
which I have stamped, inked,
stitched and altered
I have created
two handmade Easter Cards.

The First


 is based on a beautiful French image



where I have used some beautiful printed 
chiffon along with some of my own hand dyed silk 






 


 and in the second one I have used
a  German Vintage postcard of an angel



incorporating more chiffon of different sorts,
brocade, vintage net lace 


with sari ribbon, fabric lace and some embellishments.
I think I have turned her into a very tattered looking angel now!!! 


 I have also used some of my new distress inks giving
these cards more depth with toning the colours.

I have now placed these in my 
Etsy shop.
(Now both sold!!!)

Thank you dear friends for you lovely comments on my
Lace organizer (in my previous post)
 and letting me know just how you store, keep, 
hoard your own laces.

Wishing you all wellness and peace for the coming new week!

xoxSuzy




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