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Saturday, January 16, 2010

LOC Butterfly Pendant

Another late night post for me today - I have been wanting to get this project posted much earlier but you know how it is one thing leads to another and before you know it - time has gone and it is another late night - not that I am complaining - tonight one of our friends, Jack, called in and had a CARTON of things for me - he has been sorting through some things and thought I would like them for card makiing - some of them being some very old Hymnals, one of them as old as 1902 - I gave that one back to him as it was in such great condition I could not have used pages from it..this pendant is sitting on one of them this one is from 1931!



I am really enjoying the Altered Art side of things with Layers of Color, infact if you check out the Layers of Color Blog here you will see that 'Grand Opening' of my Altered Art Gallery - how amazing it was for me to wake up to this post - thank you Laura...for this great opportunity - I look at these projects and am amazed that I am 'going there' with my art...who would have thought!!  I am pleasantly surprised at the way this passion of mine is evolving and fine tuning....I remain totally addicted!




I used a glass circle that Laura sent to me along with some other COOL supplies, I had admired her work with them in her Layers of Color gallery...I used the Butterfly Collector art stamp set and coloured it with chalks addng some shimmer with glitter pens and Kindy glitz. 



I used glue to attach the image to the glass and then added some braid that I have had collected along the way, I think it had been used for upholstery,  I glued this around the edge of the glass and then added some fine silver ribbon, that I have glued and then stitched at the top, threading it through a silver bead.



I then added some beads and stitched them to the bottom of the pendant to finish it off.  The only thing left to do is find the perefct place for it - that will not be a problem!!

I am linking this project to the Flutter by Wednesday Challenge which must have a butterfly, angle or fairy.
Also the Inspiration Challenge on SCS this week, I was inspired by these Botanical Prints.

I also had a great time today when my SCS friend Michelle (aka happylittlestamper) rang and said she was coming over today - we spent a few hours together and had a great time - even managed to get a bit of 'stamping off' done!!  Thanks Michelle for making the time - don't you love it when you can get together with friends - a perfect day!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit today and for those lovely comments - you are always so encouraging, I love seeing that you have been!  My Saturday is coming to an end and it is just starting for many of you - have a great day!  God bless you!

25 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, this is gorgeous!!! I am looking for something like this pendant to use myself. I will check Laura's site! You've made an incredibly beautiful pendant here! Who wouldn't love receiving this! Your 3 D projects are really taking off and are just a delight to the eyes! God bless and have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  2. What an incredible gift. This is so wonderful. I can't believe the shape that that Hymnal is in. What a treasure. This is so beautifully done. I love the pendant. I have never seen one like this.. You did a super job.. Sounds like you had a great stamping day with your SCS friend. How fun for you both.

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  3. WOW Linda what a gorgeous gift!!!! Your pendant is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that butterfly!!!

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  4. Linda, your pendant is just gorgeous! I love butterflies and you have colored this one beautifully! Fabulous gift for someone special or as a keepsake! Way to go on thinking outside the box! Just stunning!
    TFS
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

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  5. Congratulations Linda!!! So proud of you my BFF and your accomplishments. This is so exquisite. Over the top gorgeous and a try inspiration. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  6. Linda, this is absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous!! Love your pendant and your butterfly is beautiful!! What a treat to view my friend. A great gift!! Lovin' your 3D projects!! Thanks for joining us at FBW!!!
    hugs,
    Chris

    Have a blessed weekend!!

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  7. oh hun this is so beautiful wonderful colurs,and design stunning love cheryl xxxx

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  8. Linda this is So beautiful! My other passion that I've been ignoring lately is jewelry making. I would love to make a pendant like this to add to my beaded pieces. You are ALWAYS so inspiring to me! I even went a found some really nice "word" stamps with the intention of trying an altered frame like yours. :) So many ideas... so little time. :)

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  9. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Love this pendant....very stiking colors and design!!! You are sooooo talented my sweet friend!!!

    Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

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  10. Oh my, Linda this is beautiful! How cool to receive the hymnals. I have wanted to try using pages of books on my projects, but it is so hard for me to "destroy" a book! That was so kind of you to return the old hymnal, not that I'm surprised.

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  11. This is stunning! oh so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  12. Wow Linda, this is sooo pretty and the colours are gorgeous. Your work just keeps getting more impressive all the time!

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  13. This is sooooo beautiful Linda. Wow and wow again :-)!! this is absolutely stunning.

    I love the way your art is evolving.

    Blessings
    M

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  14. WOW WOW WOW -- that is just absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  15. Goodness, Linda, I am speechless....absolutely speechless!!! This pendant is out of this world GORGEOUS!!! Girl, you have outdone yourself once again. WOW!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  16. Wow, that's beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

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  17. WOW,this is amazing!!! Such lovely colours and details and the teardrop gem is perfect!!!
    Hugs xx

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  18. oh Linda! this is wonderful, so original & creative. What a lovely pendant, i love it!
    take care, love emma xxx

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  19. This is absolutely stunning Linda. Congratulations on your grand opening at Layer's Of Colour..Loz

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  20. Linda, Wow, this pendant is so Vintage and beautiful! What a wonderful gift this would be. And the LOC mosaic card is glowing with aqua colors! You are so skilled in using chalk to color! xox ~Jeni

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  21. WOWZA Linda...knock my socks off hun! This is absolutely a one-of-a-kind creation...what an awesome pendant!

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  22. Wow Linda!!! that is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! i love how the colors just shine through!! Thanks for joining us at Flutter by!! hugs!

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  23. Truly a beautiful piece...love your photograph of it!! Thanks for playing the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!!

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  24. Hi Linda, just popped by to say Hi and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a lovely comment...it means alot:) Your pendant is beyond BEAUTIFUL! Your are so creative...so very talented!

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