Wednesday, October 20, 2010

~CREATING A BABY CHRISTMAS STOCKING KEEPSAKE~

~VINTAGE LACE CHRISTMAS STOCKING~
Made From Old Pink Damask

One of the things I love most about creating for the upcoming Holidays always centers around making hand painted Christmas Ornaments and one-of-a-kind Christmas Stockings.  Yesterday I worked on finishing up my first four Stockings for the 2010 Christmas Season even though I only got around to photographing and listing ONE on my website.  Can't wait to upload the other ones so you can all get a peek at what's new!  Hope to get to it later today...
~FRANCES BRUNDAGE ~
Precious Sleeping Baby
(Isn't She the SWEETEST THING?)

Learning more and more about Photo Shop and/or Paint Shop Pro continues to be a challenge but I'm determined to continue to take in all I can.  Seems everyday I figure out something new which makes me yippee-skippee-happeee! :)  I truly think I have ADD when I read computer program manuals because nothing sinks into my brain the first time around.  I always have to read the instructions at least twice before I begin to grasp the written word.  I'm certainly not too proud to tell you that learning how to manipulate both graphics and photographs with my computer was really tough for me...  I'm going to say it again~

If I can learn the Programs then anyone can!
~OLD LACES and HAND BEADING~

The Christmas Stocking you see above was made using a self-printed panel designed from vintage graphics.  Several old images were combined together and then nestled into layers of vintage pink Damask and older and newer laces.  This one is perfect for a new baby girl and would make a lovely keepsake...  Learning the ins and outs of Photo Shop made designing the fabric panels possible!!!
UP-CLOSE VIEW

Now...don't you want to learn it, too!?

Today I'll be back in my studio working on more Christmas goodies that will be listed later this week!  I hope you'll stop by soon to see what's new!

Don't forget to check out the Pink Santa Christmas Card and Hang Tag Giveaway from yesterday!  Leave a comment ON THAT POST for a chance to win a complete set for yourself!
 PINK SANTA CHRISTMAS CARDS
 (GIVEAWAY ON PREVIOUS POST!)

Thank you for visiting me today!  I'm soo behind in visiting your lovely Blogs...but I will this week!  Promise!  I'm always lurking about even when you might not think I am!
Love to you~

23 comments:

Megan Chamberlain said...

Beautiful Christmas stocking and in my favourite colours too. Can't wait to see the other ones finished.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! Rebecca, you are so amazing, and this stocking is, too! I can't get over how talented you are. Can't wait to see the other ones. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Theresa said...

Beautiful stocking, OMG! Love your pictures and I don't do Photoshop but it sure looks fun!

Have a blessed day and rest a little! HUGS!

Tammy said...

As always, your work is beautiful. I have been spending some time in PSP and you are very correct when you there is a lot to learn. I am learning by making accidental mistakes. I love all the little things the program has to offer. Love your stocking. Hugs. T

NanaDiana said...

Hello Rebecca- Well-that is just a beautiful stocking! BEAUTIFUL. And, although you say ANYONE can learn Photoshop it makes me nervous to even thing about trying it. If anyone can screw something up in the computer I can!

I can't wait to see the rest of your creations. You do such a great job, Rebecca. Everything looks soft, pink, romantic and lovely-just like you! Hugs- Diana

Carolyn said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I love the intricate, delicate details, Rebecca!! You make the prettiest stockings ever! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You work is gorgeous,dear Rebecca!!!
This lace pillow...ooohhh...
just breathtaking nice:-)*

Love,
***Violetta***

Tracy Suzanne said...

OMG, Rebecca! I have admired your work forever. I remember seeing it long before I became a blogger. Your creations never fail to amaze me. Your efforts certainly show. The stocking will be such a treasured heirloom for some wonderful family/child.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I always love hearing from you. Now, I'm off to enter you giveaway. So happy I didn't miss it.

Hugs and blessings....Tracy :)

Ann Nichols said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think Photoshop must be like playing with computer magic! You sure do make magic with your designs here! Just lovely!
Blessings,
Ann

agypsyangel said...

That stocking is amazing for any girl!!! or lady. Just beautiful work. I love all the beautiful things you make. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving such sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday :) Hugs, Kim

Wilhelmiina said...

Wonderful... Love your style its so gorgeous and colour are always perfeckt.

She Uses Her Words said...

This is a beautiful stocking! You have such patience. I'm sure this will be under the tree or on the mantel for a lucky little girl this Christmas.
xo, Karen

Sue said...

You do such beautiful work, Rebecca, truly a gift.
Hugs,
Sue

Dolores said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous stocking! My first granddaughter's name is Frances, David named her Francie.... so she's Francie to everyone who loves her.......She's 21 now and getting married in March.... goodness, that makes me feel old. I need to buy her one of your beautiful stockings....
Love,

Mari said...

HELLO REBECCA,

WHAT A MAGNIFICENT STOCKING, BUT I STILL LOVE THE ONE YOU MADE ME FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! THEY ARE STUNNERS!!

XOX~MARI

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful stocking ~ oh, but we are having to think blue this Christmas with a sweet little new grandson coming ~ induction date is set for Nov. 15th if daughter can last that long! Everything you make is just glorious, Rebecca!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, what I could do with all the time in the world!!!! I say good for you to learn photoshop. My daughter is learning it in graphic design for a college course! You should be so proud of yourself-go girl, go!!
xoxo
lynn

stefanie said...

you do such beautiful work, its just gorgeous!!!!

Anneke said...

a very beautiful christmas stocking and the fabric is gorgeous.
love the soft color and you have made wonderful work

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Rebecca - I had to laugh at your comment at being behind on everyone's posts. SO AM I!!! lol! Sooooo very behind, but the weekend's coming and it's supposed to be rainy....so you'll know what I'll be doing! :)

You are so very talented, friend. What gorgeous work. Just gorgeous!

xoxo laurie

ShirleyC said...

All of your things are all so pretty and sweet. I love coming to your blog.
Thanks for your sweet comment about my Missy. It has been a hard week, but I know it will get better, and she is not suffering.

ShirleyC

Anonymous said...

This has to be the sweetest stocking for a baby's first Christmas!! The image is just too precious and the way you trimmed it makes it even sweeter...someone is going to have an heirloom keep-
sake for sure!
Your creations show your love for what you make, Rebecca. They always
reflect it....I am constantly amazed and delighted with all of your offerings! You are truly blessed to have the insight for means of making beautiful things!!
Hope your weekend is a happy, fun one....Love to you, my sweet friend
Francy

Rose said...

your christmas stockings are so beautiful. rose

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