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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Journal for a Friend


Hi Everyone--
I hope you're all having a good week! I just completed this journal for a friend, Debbie at Love of the Sea. (It has her initial on it in a bronze tone.) The image is from Shabby Cottage Studio--I am their Artist in Residence. You will find amazing graphics there! The French writing on it says "Chaise de Summerhouse."

This was fun to design as I was going for a shabby chic look that also included shells alluding to seaside living--formal rather than casual, I thought it was a neat combo to put together for such a lovely person.

I used burlap, lace, cheesecloth, hand-quilled roses, faux pearls, rope, a shell, and vintage music sheets.

28 comments:

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

It's beautiful, Cindy!

Vicki said...

She is going to LOVE it! It is beautiful.

Terry said...

Cindy, Debbie is going to adore this lovely gift! So personal and so fabulous! Have a wonderful evening and I hope you are all finished with that painting!! Hugs!

Tammy said...

I think she will adore it. It's quite beautiful indeed. Hug. tammy

Donna said...

Debbie will just love her new journal! What a thoughtful gift! I love the addition of the shell, and all of the great fibers that you used!

Linda said...

The journal is so lovely, and the shell is perfect... she's going to love it!

Susan Allan said...

Absolutely gorgeous journal. It is so nice to receive a gift designed with the person's interests in mind....your friend will love it.
Sue xx

Lululiz said...

Gorgeous, Debbie will be delighted with it.

The Bear's Blog said...

Cindy,

What a wonderful gift, your friend will love it.

Hugs,
Joyce

Karen said...

Cindy, this is just gorgeous my loely! Those shells are perfect on there, beautiful work XXX

Kelly said...

I love the cheesecloth, but the shell is my favorite accessory! So lovely.

Linda Robinson said...

This is so Beautiful. I just love popping in here and seeing what you create, You give me so much inspiration..

I hope you are having a happy day!

Hugs, Linda

Roselle said...

You just know I love this....gorgeous.
xo
Roselle

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

It is beautiful and so thoughtful of you to tailor it to her taste. I am sure she will treasure it.

Home and Heart said...

Another darling gift to very lucky friend!!

Donnie said...

That is really lovely Cindy.

A Vintage Chic said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful journal for your friend, Cindy...she'll absolutely love it!

Hope your day is wonderful, my dear friend...

Julie

Oxana said...

It looks SO beautiful, Cindy!
Hugs
Oxana

Incipient Wings said...

she's going to love this!!!
have I told you lately that I think you are insanely talented?!lol

Dezinaworld said...

I love this so much Cindy, i know that she will adore this gift. Your heart is always in your beautiful pieces, it shows.
I love the new Christmas header, beautifully festive !!
Hugs June xxxxxxx

Debbie said...

That is so pretty, and thoughtful! Debbie is going to love it!

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous Journal! I just came by to say 'hello'. I'm having trouble with blogger - it says your blog is now called 'Wishing You An Enchanted Christmas'. It's very strange, lol. I wonder how many other blogs on my list have new names today...
Have A Great Weekend! :)

Faye said...

Such a beautiful, seaside piece of art. And I do love the new blog header.

agypsyangel said...

Such a beautiful journal I am sure she will love it. I like the way you have the outside of your house decorated and the header is so nice and festive,
Hugs,
Kim

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, your friend will be happy.

Love of the Sea said...

Cindy - I just arrived home from being out of town all week...and I have to say - thank you so much...I love the journal. What a special gift - with the seashell and the initial D. I love it so much...what a sweet and thoughtful gift. It is so pretty...! Thank you so much. XOXO

Carola Bartz said...

Very beautiful, Cindy.

Michele said...

oh your friend is very lucky. a rich and charming piece! xo