Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I see stars everywhere.

Angie B. of Hopemore Studio's had a nice tutorial on this star pattern.  (Please stop in to see her lovely creations.) I didn't find it until around 11:30 last night.  The next time I looked up it was 5:30 in the morning! 
 (Would you say I get involved & forget what day it is, let alone the time?)

I have twelve more stars cut out, folded and waiting for me to get back to them.
The red stars are made from a red foil sack I purchased at the dollar store.  I had to spray glue a piece of card stock onto the back side before I started to fold it.  I don't think it was not strong enough paper to hold over a period of time.  (I always want my pieces to last for several years.)
Angie had asked if anyone had a good idea on how to cover up the back of the star.  I thought that paper doilies would work great.  So I pulled out my gold foil doilies and found that the ones that I have, over 400 of, are way to large so I cut it down to make a ruffle around the star.  I then glued another flat star on the back just to finish it off.

This picture is from my Grandfather J's primary reader from 1903.  I love the little boys laugh, it just makes me smile each time I see it.
The last one I made is one of my favorites.  It is simple, sweet,& dainty.  I cut out a flat star to back it to (it also holds the star in shape) and glued the two together.  I ran another line of glue around the edge and dipped it in Martha Stewarts copper fine glitter. 
(I love glitter!  Do you or am I just getting tacky in my old age?)  Sparkle, sparkle and more sparkle is my theme, escpecially at Christmas.  I have sparkles all over my art room but most importantly
all over my face.
I have more for tomorrow.
Let me know what you think about my takeoff of 
Angie B's great tutorial.
Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by,
Sharon

17 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Sharon, I'd say your hooked too! Thank you so much for linking my tutorial, I am amazed at what you did with them. Don't be surprised if tomorrow show some of your creations on by blog! You made my day.

Angie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sharon... These are wonderful and you are having too much fun.....

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Sharon,

I saw this tutorial featured and book marked it to go back to later. Your stars came out gorgeous! How about gluing them back to back and covering the seam with some sort of trim or thin ribbon? Then you could decorate both sides maybe? I love the gold foil doilies you used.

Coastal Sisters said...

Sharon, these are beautiful! Well done!

LuLU~*xoxo

The French Bear said...

Sharon, these are fantastic! You've done a beautiful job!!!! I love the red one with the little girl, but they are all so nice.
Hugs,
Margaret B

Kathryn said...

Sharon, thanks for the very kind words about my blog. I am new to bloglad, but have been on etsy awhile, but haven't sold much on there. I know what you mean about all of this online stuff, if you spend all of your time here, when would you have time to play ?
OH well, I will follow you too and add you to my blogroll.
Blessings, Kathryn

T's Daily Treasures said...

I think it is so wonderful when you get so wrapped up in a creative venture that you totally forget time and obligation. It's pure joy! Your stars are wonderful! I now need to go see where all your inspiration came from. Great work! Blessings, Tammy

The Feathered Nest said...

Sharon, you crack me up!!! And SO sound like me...up all hours of the night creating ~ we DO have the same internal clock! These are all so beautiful to me ~ I always love seeing your creations! xxoo, Dawn

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Is there anything you can't do? Your starts are gorgeous! I wanted to tell you that I love your idea and you are welcome anytime...the Italian loves to cook and we both love to entertain!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhhh Sharon, these are the most gorgeous Christmas stars I have ever seen...absolutely stunning!!!
I just love everything you create...I am always so inspired when I visit you!!! I'm off to check out the tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing these!!
Hugs, Carol Anne :)

Lori said...

those are SO cute!!! i love them...i needed a few ideas for the Christmas tree this year...i will check out that link...thanks!!!

Carla said...

Hi Sharon! I saw your stars over at Angie's - Hopemore Studio. Your stars are just fabulous! I can't wait to create a few of my own. Thanks so much sharing!

Tammy said...

This came out very nicely. Love the vintage images you used and the clever use of a doily on the back. When I get to creating something, I forget to eat and the house cou.ld catch on fire and I may not notice until I see the smoke. lol So I completely understand. I am glad I found your blog through Hopemore Studios.
Xo,
Tammy

Lisa said...

Hi Sharon! I've nominated you for the KREATIV BLOGGER award. She my post here: http://moltodimodadesigns.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-very-first-blog-award-nomination.html

Leann said...

Hi Sharon

Thanks for becoming a follower of The Old Parsonage.

I love your stars - so vintage. and I never thought about using dollar store bags as paper - "it's a good thing:)"

I just signed up to follow you too, I love you style.

Leann

Debbi said...

gorgeous! thanks for sharing--hard to decide which one I like the best, they are all so wonderful

Sea Witch said...

Hello Sharon: I just discovered your blog through another...and so it goes. Love your work. Sea Witch

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