Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A new exchange - Day 2

Day 2's ornament is from a new friend, Sue Berry, who lives in the UK.... Bradley Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, England to be exact!
Sue's gift came wrapped in some very kewl hand-written ledger pages with a beautiful corregated gift tag that she made. She also made a darling card to enclose with her gift!  That was so sweet, Sue Bee!
Now, how cool is this?  A perfectly framed day 2 turtle dove ornie! 
Sue poured resin over the turtle dove image which really brings out the colors in the picture. Then she collaged the frame with inks, paints, and papers.
Then, she hand stamped each and every one of those letters that you see embossed in the copper metal border. Yes, she did that by hand - using a hammer and metal stamps used to imprint leather. Can you see that it says "On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me"...
Then she added a wire dangle with a rusted metal disc with the words "two turtle doves" to complete the phrase on the border. Isn't the jingle bell a great finishing touch? 
Thank you so much, Sue!  Your turtle dove has flown all the way to south Texas just in time for Christmas, and has found a perfect perch here on my little art tree.  I love it!  

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