I'm feeling very guilty for being MIA for a week. How time flies! It's been very busy. We went to Albquerque again last weekend for an engagement party for our daughter, Dana, and her fiance, John. Here's the happy couple. Sorry for the out-of-focus one of the official toast.
This week I spent two days finishing up class projects and preparing for our Holiday Open House on Tuesday night showcasing the upcoming classes. I will post pictures of my projects once they are "live" on the class website.
Also finishing up a stocking swap. Each of the 26 participants made 26 stockings approximately 6 inches tall and 2-3 inches wide. We could use any shape we desired. I've finally completed mine - they started out fairly simple and became far more complicated as I progressed. Here are my two color variations.
The diamond background was silver embossed on watercolor paper and then I painted over the entire stocking with Twinkling H20s. The cuffs are metal embossed in the Cuttlebug. I cut apart Diet Coke cans and used the unprinted side. I was able to get two cuffs from each can!
Since the stockings curled quite a bit from the embossing and watercoloring, I adhered patterned paper to the backs to flatten them. They are edged with Krylon silver pen and I embellished each toe with a silver jingle bell attached with wire.
I'm relieved to be getting these in the mail just before the Sunday deadline. Here's what 26 stockings look like - whew! I can't wait to get the swapped stockings back. They will be assembled into a little "fat" book.