Sunday, December 20, 2009

ALTERED CHRISTMAS STAR




I played around this week with some paper, glue & glitter. I had bought the large star which was cream metal with a bit of glitter on it a couple of years ago. When I hung it it looked just bare. I was reading some of my old mags down here and found the same star on the cover of Somerset Studio from Nov./Dec. 2008. It had been altered and was beautiful. I bought some sheets of scrapbooking paper , glitter and went thru my clip art file until I found a picture. This is what I ended up with. Not as good as the cover pic but it shows much better then it did before plus it was fun. I wish there was somewhere around me where I could get into altered books, etc. but haven't found anyone yet. I think in the new year I will sign up for an on-line class.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Your star is beautiful. It really shines. Happy holidays1 Sharon

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is gorgeous! You did a great job. I'm like you & wish I could take some classes, but there are none here either.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Great Job!
Love it. yes the books do look like fun. let us know if you spot a good class.

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! How did you do the star? Might you share a little tutorial with us?

Debra said...

Ha! Ha! like you (and I) need another hobby! I will be doing some altered/decorated boxes in 2010--can't always be about the fabric, can it?

My guess is that your paperwork will look like your CQ work. I did paperwork for awhile and it surprised me that the two looked so similiar. I guess "our style" moves to other hobbies too.

Diane said...

Freda, I love the star! I saw it in the magazine too. You did a beautiful job.

If you can't find a local class maybe you could invite your friends to a crafting day at your house once a month!

Merry Christmas Blessings!
Diane

Carol in Clermont said...

Hope you don't pack the star too far away, so we can see it up close and personal when we get together...er....I hope soon. Hugs from Clermont