Monday, February 2, 2009

250th Post Give Away, "Winter" Collage.....

This Give Away is Closed

"Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair."

~Minna Thomas Antrim~

This post marks my 250th post and as promised last week I am revealing the finished "Winter" collage and I am having a give away. To spread a little winter cheer I am giving away this 6" x 8" collage. I do apologize for the poor photo quality. I tired without a flash and they were too dull and dark, with a flash they are a little washed out. It has been quite cloudy here and natural lighting has been hard to come by. (click on any photo to enlarge for better viewing)The base of the piece is a 6" x 8" canvas board covered in a soft cream fabric with a pink grid stitched pattern on it. Layered atop are pieces of French blue embroidered silk, creamy polished cotton, pink and white checked silk, topped off with a mini card stock print of a vintage post card, all stitched in pink thread. Embellishments include vintage crochet lace edging, pink velvet ribbon, faux fur, pink crepe paper ruffling, pink velvet flowers, old buttons, frosty branches with glittery snowflakes, organza ribbon, an icy crystal droplet, and white "WINTER" lettering. The back of the collage is covered with pink handmade paper. A tab of velvet pink ribbon threaded through an old plastic belt buckle hides the silver picture holder that the piece hangs from.To sign up for the give away just leave one comment only on this post. You do not have to have a blog to enter and there are no shipping restrictions. Comments will be open through Saturday, February 7, 2009. A winner will be announced on Monday, February 9, 2009.

Thank you to all who visit here and warm my heart with your friendship.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Miss Sandy looking at that doesn't make winter seem so bad. You did a beautiful job please put my name in your drawing! Take care! Vicki Page thepages@charter.net

Barbara H. said...

This is lovely, and it is in colors I love! I'd love to have this cheery spot on winter in my home. Thanks for offering it!

kathy said...

OH how I love this winter idea - Sandy you inspire me -- I of course love this and How great would it be to add to MY pastel snowman you sent - which makes my hear smile as I look at it -
Blessings today !!
Kathy - ga

Lorrie said...

Your collage is beautiful, Sandy. So soft and pretty - perfect for winter. I think my favourite part is the ruffle at the bottom.

Lorrie

Vee said...

How darling is this?! I had to take a closer look and found that sweet little pocket for the branch to sit in...the details are incredible.

I'm getting so excited that I get to put out my spring banner decoration next month! I don't care what that old groundhog had to say. (Course up here we aren't too unhappy about just six more weeks of winter...it could be so much worse!)

Have a happy day!

Mildred said...

What beautiful handwork Miss Sandy. Makes me cheerful just to look at the photo!

Susie said...

Congrats on the 250th post. You know I admire all your lovelies so please throw my name in the pot!

Joy said...

How pretty! I would love to be added. :o)

Elaine said...

I love how the piece speaks the coming of spring in the midst of frosty winter. It brightened my day!

Renee said...

Lovely, Miss Sandy! This would surely chase away winter blahs! Please put me in the drawing for your beautiful treasure!

Hugs
Renee

Gwendolyn said...

Enchanting! Sandy, I love your Quill Cottage "feel"! Lots of good ideas too!

Teri said...

Congratulations! I love your New Year art and would love to have it hanging in my art room. Please count me in. Thanks.

Southern Fried Gal said...

It is so sweet. I don't know if I could part with such a sweet collage! Congratulations on 250th post - wow!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Your artwork, as always, is just beautiful. Thank you for having a giveaway!
Sarita in Texas

Shopgirl said...

I love what you have done with winter...I have no idea why but I thought of Strawberry ice cream...the mind!!!! It is beautiful.
I hope you will come back to read Ruth, she has been apart of my daily life since last July...and to share what I have done was so scary.
Count me in, but I never win anything...Your, Mary

KathyB. said...

The opening photo is beautiful, and also the poem. Your work is , as usual, creative and lovely. Thank-you for such encouraging words. Congratulations on 250 posts!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My eyes have misted over looking at such beauty. Miss Sandy, this is truly a work of art.

vikki said...

your creations are soo lovely. you have wonderful talent with your creations & your words ~ all are very inspiring & encouraging, very heartfelt with love. we are blessed to have you in our lives. our dear sweet friend ~ our earth angel, a gift from God. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Fete et Fleur said...

Sandy it's lovely! Congratulations on 250 posts!!

Hugs!
Nancy

Shari said...

Miss Sandy, I just happened upon your blog tonight and Love your creation. It's gorgeous and I'd love to see it in person. I'm also enjoying the beautiful music you have attached to your blog..I haven't accomplished the music with my blog yet. God Bless!! Shari in '"cold'" Ohio....

Priscila said...

oh I must win this! Im having the winter blues...not because its cold outside...but because its 80 degrees here in So CAl! We hardly had a winter this year. If I win this giveaway I will deff keep this up all year! I love the pretty soft colors and all your special embellishments! REally pretty!

Debra said...

So very pretty, I was getting so sick of winter, then I saw your beautiful piece here and thought "it isn't so bad" if it inspires such lovely work.

Willnnabel@cavtel.net

uffda_68787 said...

250 posts -- that is alot of creativity! Please put me in drawing. Boy, could I use some springtime weather!

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