Monday, May 20, 2013

Gifts for Jim and Cesar

Hello all,

I was honored and excited to spend National Scrapbook Day weekend with Jim, The Gentleman Crafter.  He taught a class and hung out with us at Chico Scrapbooks.  If you aren't familiar with Jim's work check out his blog here.  He is an amazingly talented artist and a genuine good person.

In honor of his visit I wanted to create something special to help he and Cesar remember their visit to Chico.  Check out the wall hangings I made for them.  These are in the patchwork style that I am having a blast creating.


Jim's canvas was created with a combination of Prima Engraver and Tim Holtz French Industrial Papers.  I Steampunked it out a bit with some clock, gears, and industrial texture fades.  Of course I had to include the steampunk guys with the top hats, tee hee.





Cesar got a double canvas featuring flying pigs from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe.  I made some charms with shrink plastic colored with alcohol inks to dangle from the pig tag.





Thanks guys for the wonderful visit.  Big hugs to you both.

I wasn't the only one giving gifts.  Check out Linda B's blog Craft Junkie here.  She shows off the great apron and needle cases she made as well as some pictures of us with Jim and Cesar.

Wish the visit could have been longer.  Ah well . . . there is always next time.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon




12 comments:

  1. Oh I love the special gifts that you made for Jim and Cesar and feel very privileged that I was able to see them "up close & personal." You do such creative and beautiful work!!! I know that Jim and Cesar will treasure them always. Thanks for the "shout out" on what I made for them also!

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    1. Thank You Linda! You are such a great supporter. Appreciate you.

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  2. Fabulous artwork Sharon! I bet these gifts will be treasured by Jim & Cesar! x

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    1. Thank You. So happy that you like it. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  3. They are both brilliant work, I know Jim and Cesar will hang them proudly in Jimms Kraft room. Thanks for sharing what you learned to create the beautiful works of art. Lucky you^-^.

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    1. Thank You for your kind words. It makes me happy to share with everyone.

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  4. Beautiful!!! I love each rectangle! Jim and Cesar are just wonderful...so glad they came out to see you!

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    1. Oh, glad you love it! Having so much fun making these pieces. Feel very lucky that the boys came to visit.

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  5. Your talent is only out done by your loving heart. These are the best gifts. Love the top hats, too! Cool techniques. Awesome! They'll love them

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    1. Oh thank You! Made my day. Appreciate you following.

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  6. Nice Mixed Media work!
    I love the pig! ;o)

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    1. Thank You! Isn't the pig so much fun?

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