Sunday, 7 December 2008


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Thinking of something completely new for the regular group to create in December, I decided to purchase various shaped blank cards with apertures for artwork, so that they not only learn to work in miniature and reduce the subject matter, but create special Christmas cards. Our local gallery (Swallowtail Coltishall) has a vast selection of craft materials as well as art supplies, so I was able to purchase square, rectangular and cameo aperture blank cards with envelopes.
I took along a ponsietta in my round pot I used for the demonstration the other weekend (previous post) , a selection of ribbons, stars, glass and ceramic angel figures, a ceramic snowman, some fancy candles and lots of baubles etc together with cones, holly and ivy. Our small group (depleted due to local winter bug) had the fun of choosing what they wanted to do and prepared thumbnail sketches to decide which shaped card would be more suitable for each chosen subject.
Here are some of the results:

A bit of light hearted fun for the last workshop of the year.


Sandy Maudlin said...

What a treat. Lucky group to have someone like you to organize, inspire, teach - with such delightful results.
Merry Christmas!

Robert A Vollrath said...

I always find peace in your blog.
Thanks for all the kind words from you on my blog.

Merry Christmas

Sharon Wright said...

Brilliant, I bet that WAS fun! I adore that angel!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thank you friends for commenting on our Christmas card making event. Ive not been able to get onto the blog lately but on my way home today saw some holly, ivy, periwinkle and Simmia in the front garden as I got out of the drive - ha ha I thought a subject for my December entry in my Garden sketchbook - so might get something done this weekend to post.

"JeanneG" said...

Oh I just love the little angel in the first photo and it makes a great card.