Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I applied a coat of gesso to this wooden frame, then painted the frame with white acrylics, adding a bit of irridescent snow to achieve a slight shimmer. I created the art piece to use in the frame with Christmas angels on a music background. The frame is embellished with white gauze, winter white lace, a metal golden angel carrying a white pearl and I completed the project by creating a small floral arrangement by stamping on silk petals, using small metallic gold roses and a pale paper rose and gold edged organza ribbon.

My cloche is created with a variety of winter white-toned treasures. They include a hand-crafted birdhouse in white and gold; two angel figurines, a small candle covered with gold crimped foil. The pieces have been embellished with white beads, shell beads and a sprig of gold grapes.

I have painted and decorated my little wooden birdhouse with two little white birds. I applied black and white patterned tissue to the roof and applied white sheer flowers and silver leaves as well as silver metallic ribbon. I applied clear rhinestone gems along the facia boards on the front of the birdhouse, and added pearls across the front area as well.
I hope you enjoy my handcrafted projects. Your comments are sincerely appreciated.

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lisaroyhandbags said...

Your decorations are so lovely! Doesn't everything look so much more special under glass?
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment on my wreath xo

Landbohaven said...

Fine ting.
Hvor er dit lille fugletræhus smuk.
Tak for kigget.

Scribbler said...

Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comment. I am now following you back.

Your art work is so pretty -- I would never think of these things. I guess my mind works on bigger things, like lamps! But I do admire it when I see it.

CAS said...

Your framed Angel piece is so precious! I love how you added dimension with the single pearl and the small floral. Just lovely!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Gayle,

So pretty, love all of the creams and whites...
Just Beautiful!
Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower! I'am happy to be following you too!
Have a great week...
All the Best,

whymsicalmusings said...

This is just beautiful!

Holly Moore said...

Your blog is so warm and cozy. I love the winter white frame and all of the wonderful bird houses you have done. Such pretties. You made me smile today. Thanks!

Kate said...

So beautiful! I love all the white!!

elizabeth said...

Lovely! Thanks for your kind comment and welcome as my new follower!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful, Gayle!!! And I love your picture and your cloche--so elegant!!!

Cindy said...

Simply beautiful, Gayle! I don't know which is my favorite - I love them all!
Hugs, Cindy

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I am extremely jealous of your cloche, it's beautiful!

Happily following back!

Electra said...

This is beautiful!