finally … it’s a wrap

just put the finishing touches on my 2009 December Art Journal cover


I knew I wanted to use a Paper Whimsy girl to hold the star on a wire that I recently found … Gel Medium was a great help in gluing the cheesecloth, lace (thank you so much Michelle … this is the most I have used at one time!!) and bits of this and that to the gessoed cover

Sue I finally dipped into the box of delights you sent me for my birthday and was brave enough to cut one Austrian crystal button from that perfect vintage card of buttons


… the gold specked netting was the perfect ingredient as well … many thanks!!!

1dec-cover

when I thought my cover was finished and had already taken a few photos … it came to me to add one golden wing … symbolic of how I felt a lot of the time this December …  flying with just one wing

“What has time done to me? Changed my very being” ~a quote from the gorgeous Indian film “Jodhaa Akbar

a totally stunning film we will watch again … maybe the second time without English Subtitles as to not be distracted from the cinematography and actors for even an instant

35 responses to “finally … it’s a wrap

  1. A fitting tribute to a wonderful work of art…. Many of us fly with one wing all the time – which means we have to find a friend and fly together! Lovely, lovely, lovely work of art ! hugs, Marlynn

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  2. THIS COVER IS MAGNIFICENT!!! What a beautiful piece of art you have created in making this book. The “flying with one wing” no doubt will resonate with many {All?} who read this post. It’s just that kind of world. But that only makes your creations even more special…it speaks to what we CAN DO, regardless….a great message/thought to ponder.

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  3. Congratulations on a beautiful piece of art. If mine comes out anywhere near as good as this I’ll be a happy man 🙂

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  4. Thís is wonderful! Congratulations!
    Happy New Year 2010!

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  5. Marilyn Rock

    Patty; stunning! I love it!!!!! xxoo

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  6. This is Beautiful! You do nothing half-way, do you? (except maybe fly with one wing….) Time to grab that other wing, girl! This is exquisite.

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  7. What a stunning cover, Patty! This is really gorgeous.

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  8. awwww I love this cover! so beautiful and one wing is better than no wing! you angel you!
    ps, just linked you xo

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  9. Holy cow. My jaw simply dropped when I saw this cover and the detail. I love the cheesecloth lace. Unbelievable and so dainty.

    This is stunning and simply beyond words, something I’m seldom without!

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  10. Dazzling! What a grand finish!

    oxo

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  11. wow, this is a wonderful cover! all the pretty little details and the symbolism of the one-winged woman. A perfect finish to a wonderful journal : )

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  12. Oh what a glorious cover for your fabulous journal Patty. Love those icicles on the top there. All that fabulous texture you have is wonderful. Great netting.

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  13. Oh so gorgeous! I just love it.

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  14. STUNNING, Fabulous, Magnificent and absolutely Perfect with all of the lovely embellishments and luscious textures!!! Thank you for sharing your December with us, Patty. You’re an inspiration. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  15. can you hear me ooohing and ahhhing from over here. this just delightful, love all that yummy texture and beautiful lace and trims…..jenxo

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  16. Oh this is gorgeous, it really is so beautiful. You must be so pleased with it.

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  17. Oh, what a beautiful cover! Beautiful, like your personality 🙂

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  18. stunning ! I love it xx

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  19. What a wonderful book! The cover is outstanding.

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  20. So lovely and soft looking, brings to mind the soft snow you posted about in December 😉
    Looking forward to what the New Year brings to you dear one.
    xo,
    Gaye

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  21. Patty, this cover is fantastic! You are so talented.

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  22. Oh what a dream.
    Absolutely magical. Love them.

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  23. Hello Patty,
    your cover is wonderful. I love it.

    Rosie

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  24. I love your page – it’s gorgeous!!

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  25. Beautiful cover !!

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  26. This is fabulous!! Have a great 2010!

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  27. Gorgeous cover!! And I love the first shot with all the pages showing too!!

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  28. Awesome Patty, what a great journal! the cover is a perfect ‘wrap’ Mxx

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  29. BRAVVVVO, LOVE IT SOOO ANGELIC.

    love the idea of the cheese cloth.

    thank you for sharing

    chriss x

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  30. Love your cover, just wonderful in every single detail. I’m happy to see you were able to get the lace off your head and use it, I had my concerns, ha-ha. Every single detail makes for the whole of the amazing cover from color to tulle and wing and everything in between.

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  31. I cannot tell you how absolutely wonderful it is to see this finished product. It’s beautiful and you can tell how much work, how much detail and yes, how much love, went into this. What a treasure! Bravo, my friend!

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  32. Beautiful art! STUNNING even. Love the twinkle of gold midst the white textures.

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  33. Patty this is awesome!!! It’s been so much fun to see all of your pages! I may have to start one with a different theme…

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  34. Truly lovely book here, Patty! Quite the accomplishment as well. So happy you were able to create the perfect cover. Just suits it to a T! Happy New Year!
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  35. Ahhh ….this is lovely Patty, so very special.
    I like the icicles and the (slightly untidy) halo 😉
    xo

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