11/21/08

The C Word



I'm sorry to mention it so soon, but I'm beading my christmas card already...well, I have to....first I have to finish it, then photograph it and then make up the cards to put the photos on and THEN send them out! Heck, it's almost december already...
anyway the background is a dark moss green silky material and the tree is a silk weave with metallic thread...the garland is the tiny steel cuts in gold and the star is a starfish charm...I've still got some ornaments to add and the words...joy, love and peace and it will be done.
I also did some business cards designing for a friend and we bartered our work, so I've now got 5 new original faces from her....she left them in the original sculpey so I can color them myself...I love her work - she does dolls and furniture and painting....multi-talented gal who always surprises and delights me with her work...thanks karen!

8 comments:

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

What a glorious tree! I can't wait to see it with the ornaments...I love that you used a starfish for the star.

paulahewitt said...

a lovely card - and a great idea for personalised cards. I love the sculpey faces - bartering is a great idea.

Penny said...

This is going to be a beautiful card. I never thought to put my own work on a Christmas card and think its a lovely idea - hmmm maybe next year I'll do it! Can't wait to see the finished card.

Mary Timme said...

So cool to barter and yes, I've done my Xmas letter and most of the work, so I'll be sending out soon. Good for you for reminding everyone.

jacqui said...

Your Christmas card is looking great and as I work in a fabric store where the Christmas fabric has been out since June, No I don't think you are too early with the C word. Actually as a crafter you are bit behind, me thinks.

The faces are wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do with them. Does your friend have a blog to link to?

Tracey N. said...

What a great idea to make your own cards and photograph them! Saves on having to do a bizillion of them. This is so pretty too. Cant wait to see it complete.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks for the kind comments, gals!

and no, my friend doesn't have a web site yet, but I'm working on her to at least start a blog!

Magpie Sue said...

Those ARE great faces! Wouldn't mind bartering for a few myself ;- )