Monday, November 30, 2009

Beautiful Blue Christmas

Whew! What a whirlwind the Thanksgiving weekend can be! I wasn't able to post over the weekend I was so busy. But I'm back for one of my favs, Blue Monday, hosted by Smiling Sally. I'm glad I got so many holiday crafts done before Thanksgiving since I didn't have time for any of that, either. Let me show you some of the things I've been making that are BLUE.I'm madly in love with making tassels, after reading a great tutorial at It's So Very Cheri. I've tried before, but they never were quite right for me. She showed a little trick with a base that makes it so much easier and they look nicer, too. Besides this pretty sparkly bird, I've made some snowmen and golden pinecone tassels that I have in my etsy shop, Little Somethings, along with lots of blue jewelry and monogrammed cards.It takes forever to make these mosaic background cards, and I don't think I will ever do it again. I cut up old holiday cards to make little tiles, glue them down one by one, color in any spaces with paint pen to look like grout, and seal with a layer of thinned Mod Podge. Once it's dry, I decorate it with words and a big picture.
Many more blues, from antiques to modern, fancy to mundane, can be found with the Blue Monday participants listed at Smiling Sally.
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22 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

Very cute... and I love blue.

gengen said...

I love blue also it is my favorite color. Your entries are pretty. Happy blue Monday.

Knitty said...

What a fun tassel! Happy Blue Monday!

Karen said...

I love the tassel and you card!

Happy Blue Monday!

SmilingSally said...

I can see the hours of work in both pieces. Good work, Elizabeth. I hope they both sell.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Elizabeth...
I love the blue tassel. How cute is the little bird. I just love it. So, so pretty.

Your mosiac card is beautiful. It would be a fun project for the grandkids. Have all the tiles cut up and then all they would have to do was paste them on. I would do the Mod Podge ofcourse, but it would make a nice project for them.

Thanks for sharing. I love it when you do. I'll be checking out this book for sure.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

LV said...

No doubt you have been busy. You have created some very neat things. I enjoy seeing what others think to do with their talent.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It looks like you have been very busy, Elizabeth! Love everything you made there. I think it would be fun to make tassels. That looks like a craft I'd enjoy. That card is SO pretty. Can't believe you glued all those little squares! If these are your cards this year, I think I would use that as the prototype and just copy it with a copy machine. Of course I'm not an artist like you. I'm lucky to craft my own signature. ;-)

Love to you and Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love that tassel! Blue is one of my favorite colors!

ClassyChassy said...

The tassel and cards are great!!!

Nanna said...

love the tassel & the card, hope you have a great blue monday!
Helen

Shy said...

Ms Elizabeth, your christmas decor is so cute. love the combination of blue and silver. Thanks for sharing

concretenprimroses said...

Nice job on the tassel. I love the mosaic card. I think if I did it tho I would use a dark background paper and space out the squares so the background would be the "grout". Just a thought.
Kathy

Mary said...

You've been really busy. I love your blue ornament and the card is gorgeous. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

Cindy said...

Very nice things, love the bird
cindy

Justine said...

Whoa, that mosaic card is definitely too labor intensive! Pretty, but too much work. On the other hand, the tassel is perfect!

Justine :o )

xinex said...

Your hard work paid off, Elizabeth. They both turned out nice...Christine

xinex said...

Your hard work paid off, Elizabeth. They both turned out nice...Christine

Mod Podge Amy said...

Great job! So pretty.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Elizabeth

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! Thanksgiving was so busy for me and I have foot injury so everything took me a little longer.

Your blue crafts are all so lovely!

Diabetes-watch said...

I love that tassel! Happy Blue Monday!
Thanks for sharing it!

Limo in Philadelphia PA said...

I love that blue bird piece!
Its lovely!