Friday, November 18, 2011

The Girls of Christmas...



These five lovelies now reside on a mixed-media Christmas banner I made as part of an online class at Roses on My Table. The images are from a Dover CD titled "Christmas Illustrations." The pennant shapes, a chipboard product, went through several stages and processes before being joined together in the large display piece you can see below. I think the happy girl in the image above is my favorite one of the five. I'm such a fan of vintage images, and she somehow reminds me of old Coca Cola ads. I call her Merry.
































After covering the triangles on both sides with patterned paper, we then added grommets along with collage elements like text papers, rub-ons, sheet music, and stamped images.





























Next came some dry-brushed paints, stenciled paste, edge gilding, and embellishments of jewels and silk flowers. And finally, the completed pennants were strung together with ribbon. I'm not sure just where these will be displayed, but they'll probably grace our Citra sewing group's Christmas party... just to keep us company. The others need names, too. The one at above, left looks like Noelle might be a good choice for her. And possibly Ethel Ann on the right. These were great fun to make, and I've got enough triangles to make some for another holiday. I'm thinking Valentine's Day might be a good choice.




PS- Speaking of names, "Cosmic Confluence", "Ring Toss", and "Magician's Rings" were three excellent suggestions for the challenge quilt shown in the previous post. I haven't settled on one yet, but it will be one of these. Thanks for the creative quilt names!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

What a great idea and you did such a beautiful job.....I love how you always give us the details of the art you are working on....I too love how you name things; I do the same thing....

Happy Thanksgiving...

Robbie said...

This is a great idea!!! I love the vintage look too!!! Very nice, Nancy!!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

NANCY! This banner is dancing -- doing the Cha Cha. It's FABULOUS. If it goes missing ... you know where to look. I'll have the sangria on. I want to make one now. :o) Donna

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I couldn't send a reply from my e-mail - so, as I said, it will be nice to see you south of the border ... I'll have the sangria on! I just saw
Ethel Ann on Roses On My Table. She looks very proud of herself. So gorgeous. Donna

Jan said...

Love the banner, I have been thinking I should try this myself. You are very inspiring!

Barb said...

I absolutely love your banner! I love those vintage looking beauties. I want to make a banner too, just haven't decided what theme yet.
happy sunday

Malinda said...

OMGosh, those turned out so pretty! I really like that the ribbons are shorter, nice neat look!!