Saturday, November 1, 2008

My "sort of" 8x8's for Gina

As many of you know, each month a group of us swap gothic arches and 8x8's for a year-long tip-in project. This month I was to create an 8x8 page spread for my friend Gina using her theme of Bible stories.


In the meantime, I had started a paper mache house at our Etsy Craft Night meeting and wanted to get it finished up before the next meeting for "show &tell". I also had Gina's images set out ready to work on her 8x8 "Bible Story" spread for October. As I worked on the house, my muse kind of took over and next thing I knew it was 5:30 in the morning and I had created this shrine based on the Bible Story I had chosen for Gina...which is 1 Kings 3:16-28.

I emailed Gina and asked if she would like the shrine instead of the8x8's and she agreed! Yeah!!! I made a little book illustrating the bible story and placed it inside the shrine. I don't know if you can tell from the photos but I cut a niche in one side and used microbeads to frame it. Lots of distressed embossing powder, radio transisters, and golden embossing powder was used along with alcohol inks, paper and the wonderful Mother & Child images from B-Muse.

I hope Gina likes it...I'm having a hard time letting it go but she is my friend and I am happy to gift it to her...after all, it was her theme that inspired it! Hugs coming your way Gina!

6 comments:

SarahD said...

stunning work Carol

Anonymous said...

Love, Love the Mother & Child House
JoAnn R

Jessica! said...

!!!!

Love the micro-beads! How in the heck did you get them to behave so well?

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Unbelievable work.....this is magnificent.
xo Rella

Dawn said...

Carol you just get better and better! I LOVE this and know Gina will too...
x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oooooo your house is just splendid, what a fantastic work of art Carol!