Sunday, December 19, 2010

Making old new again--but look old...

 For Christmas presents this year I decided to pull out an old watercolor image and use it again--but in a different way. One of the things I just love is making something look old and adding a little grunge and weathering. So I adhered this image to my favorite little cradled wood canvases, Baroque Artist Panels, added a script stamp and grunged the edges with Distress inks by Ranger. I like the way they turned out and since they are small (4x4) they can just sit out for decoration. I like it on the little black easel. 
Maybe next year I will put some in the Etsy shop.

I also wanted to thank you all for signing up to win the CalligraFun giveaway.
 Donna from Lucky Dog won and it was her birthday! How great is that!?

This might be my last post until 2011 because I have to pull myself away from the paint brushes and finish up my shopping and wrapping. I kinda like to do that at the last minute though because it really puts me into the Christmas spirit. I have avoided the malls so far but, alas, I just might have to brave it and go.

I do wish all of you wonderful and talented artists out there in blogland a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year too! I do love you all!!! 
 oxoxox




Oh, just one more thing...
Marc says Ho Ho Ho...
 I will see him Thursday!
YAHOO!



19 comments:

Tracey said...

I love your poinsettia plant, so beautiful! I purchased a couple just yesterday and it does get you into the spirit. Happy Holidays to you as well!

MB Shaw said...

This is beautiful, Martha!

Nancy said...

This looks lovely on the little easel! Good luck doing your mall crawl. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

PaperPumpkin said...

Gorgeous poinsettia, Martha! It's so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and family!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Beautiful.....Have a wonderful holiday season with your family...

Janie Husband said...

what a sweetheart Marc is....i know you can't wait to hold him...have a very special holiday, martha....I have not started my shopping either...ugh.....hope i catch the spirit soon........ beautiful poinsettia...

Claire M said...

Both versions are simply beautiful!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Martha;
This poinsetta is stunning. It looks like a photograph and I love how you have distressed it!
Marc is such a sweetie pie and reminds me of my son Joshua when he was a baby! Hee-hee. Thanks for making me smile today!
I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! God bless you!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Your poinsettia is wonderful!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

I knew from our emails, you'd be showing what you spoke about :) This is a real treat. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm still working on mine. Gotta love the last minute ho ho ho :)

Buffy said...

Wow your pointsetta is so Beautiful!! It looks so nice on that black easel. Love it. I went shopping yesterday,very crowded! Good luck,maybe it won't be as crowded on a monday. Merry Christmas and enjoy Marc.

Diane said...

Martha, you are so creative!! Merry Christmas to you and your family, especially Marc!! :)
Good luck at the mall--I am FINISHED and just waiting (and baking) for Christmas.

Joanne Sharpe said...

Everything you do is BEAUTIFUL Martha! The poinsettia is gorgeous! Merry Christmas art friend!!

Bren said...

Oh my goodness, that was the best HO HO Ho I've heard in a long time! He's precious. Have a great time braving the malls and finding your treasures. And your remake of something old is fantastic!
Have a Christmas to treasure!

Createology said...

Your pointsettia is just spectacular and I love how you have aged it for your gift giving. Enjoy a wondrous holiday especially with Marc as children are what make it so magical.

jgr said...

Oh it's beautiful as always! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

milkcan said...

So lovely! I'm delighted that you're onboard for Art Journal Every Day!

Thelma-Art said...

Wonderful poinsettia!!! So charming. Merry Christmas!!

lori vliegen said...

your old/new poinsettia is gorgeous!!! fabulous idea! have a beautiful Christmas.......love you!!!
p.s. give that sweet little marc a hug for me!! xox

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