Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

50 Golden Years......

These were the words that a dear dear friend recently wrote on a forum thread that I posted on Valentines day saying that we should always tell people we love that we love them. Lovely words from a lovely lady, and very opportune because just a few days later Ejay (Joyce) and Eddie celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, so I used her wise words on a canvas I made them to mark the grand occasion.

It started off rather blue, but then when i found the picture I wanted to use I changed the colour to match the colours they were does look rather luscious in real life. The words and photo were printed onto muslin, which I had ironed onto Freezer paper, which then allows you to put it through a printer. The paper then just peels off and I layered it onto gold organza and burgundy felt which were singed around the edges.
Chipboard letters ( it was then I realised why she uses Ejay as a forum name... E & J... I know I am a bit slow...!!) and a metal heart which started off quite a bit larger and was bit by bit cut down. The photo has been padded out a bit to add a bit of extra dimension.
I then hit a bit of a 'wall' and didn't know what to do next, fortunately another friend (yep I have another one) came to stay at the weekend and we faffed about with it a bit and Debs came up with the idea of adding some beads, so whilst I sewed a few around the picture, Debs painstakingly threaded a load of beads onto some gold thread..... we then realised that gravity would play a rather major in attaching the beads.. so Debs then painstakingly threaded them onto wire....

Happy Anniversary to .....


  1. Lovely lovely lovely; and we could all do with a Debs!!

  2. That is so fabby - but- it is usually someone else in Edies place LOL


  3. A beautiful piece of artwork to treasure.
    Pam x

  4. Fab work well done you and Debs !!!

    And I do love you x

  5. It's lush!!!!

    And I love you toooooooooo xxx

  6. Awwww c'mon Nicks did all the work and I just faffed a bit with a few beads, it was my pleasure to and best of all I got to see the finished article which is totally scrumptious.
    Debs xxxx

  7. Thanks Nicks, I am chuffed to bits that this lovely piece of your artwork was done for us. Thanks also to Debs for doing a great job with the bead work. Love to you both. Ejay xxxx

  8. What a beautiful keepsake, love it!

  9. what a lovely gift and project.

    Paula x x x


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