Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Carol Book

On the Next Generation Stampers Group, we were challenged by Trish B to create with old Christmas wrapping paper. I didn't have much of that, but it reminded me: I had saved some Christmas cards from last year to possibly alter. I gathered up the cards, and decided they were too pretty to change much. I used them to make a book of some of my favorite Christmas carols. Also thanks to Trish, I discovered another beautiful carol to add to my collection: In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti. I had plenty of old tissue paper to play with, some gesso, acrylic paints, brillance ink pads, alcohol inks and glitter. I have loaded the finished book into the slide show below.

11 comments:

Annie said...

Create use of Christmas cards Carol :)
I love in the Bleak Mid-Winter, my favourite carol.

Annie

Fiona said...

That's lovely Carol - what a good idea. In the Bleak Midwinter has always been one of my favourites too.
Fiona

Chris in Oz said...

What a fantastic project!!! A real treasure to keep.

Hugz...

Adrienne Goodenough said...

What a wonderful idea! And beautifully done. It would also make a lovely gift for the 'person who has everything'!!!

Rosie said...

Great take on Trish's challenge - great idea :D

Trina said...

This is absolutly fantastic. You've inspired me to pull out my saved cards and create something with them. Thanks for sharing.
Trina

Rena Sawatski said...

What a great idea for recycling your Christmas cards. The images and the carols you picked are perfect.
Rena

Trish Bee said...

FANTBLOOMINGTASTIC! Well done!! I want to make one of these now!

Dawn said...

Fantastic, what a wonderful idea, I have lots of Xmas cards -need to get a binder.

Dear Santa, please may I have...........

CreativSpirit said...

What a great idea and a lovely way to use up all of your beautiful cards.
Well done,

Rob

justrosy3 said...

This is so beautiful.It is really special