Thursday, January 9, 2014

the last of Christmas gifts ...

Here we go ... the last gift i made this Christmas.  This one was made for my Mom and Dad ... Growing up we always had large family and friend gatherings on the the night before Christmas ... food, fun and festivities and singing.  The hi-lite of these evenings was always The 12 days of Christmas.  My mom and dad would diviy up the group and assign numbers! and then the hilarity began as each little group stood up and sang their part.

So when i found this Tim Holtz configurations box with 12 boxes, and Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas paper, well I just had to make a memory gift for my parents.

The outside front cover of the configuations "book"...

close up of the dangling crystal and the hand died ribbon...

and a little close up of the flowers and buttons adorning the cover page ... i hand coloured and tinted most of the flowers and added wee bits of glitter to them...



 This is the book when it opens up ... I cut each image from the patterned paper and used a lot of dimension in assembling the little boxes ...
 A close up of the inside ... the lantern is also Tim Holtz and it really works ...  i used bits of glitter ... a vintage necklace, bottle brush trees, mini deer (okay i know there are no deer in the song but they were soooo darn cute!) and various other bits ...
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peak ... I really was thrilled with the way this piece turned out!

peace love and paper!
jo


11 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Jo
Not only is this a beautiful piece of art it is the memories associated with it that you share with your parents - that makes it all incredible special.
Wishes
Lynne

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeee the colors and the flowers!!!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm really thrilled with the way it turned out as well. Beautiful! I have a lot of little Halloween thingies, now I have inspiration of what I could do with them. Thank-you so much for sharing.
Andrea

Ames said...

Jo this is so beautiful. You are so talented!

Happy New Year!~Ames

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Jo! What a fantastic project! Great eye for detail!

Izzy said...

Fantastic Jo! what a wonderful piece and wonderful memories to share. your mum and dad must have been thrilled!

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo , What a wonderful way to keep the memories alive, No doubt your parents LOVE it!!!
Hugs Lynn

hoping to be around more now!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful piece of art and memory - what a gift. There HAD to have been tears.

Kathy said...

OmyGosh! This is even more gorgeous IRL! What a beautiful memory for your folks!

Kelly_Deal said...

Jo, that box is just divine! Gorgeous!

BECKY said...

Jo,I know that everything you make is beautiful and from your heart,and this just proves it again! Your Christmas memories are wonderful. What fun your parents were/are!