You won't believe what happened today!
First, I received an e-mail from Mary June Walker (I'll tell you who she is in a minute) letting me know that she dropped something off at For Keeps Sake for me.
Mary June and I met several years ago through her cousin Bonnie Heggemann. Bonnie had taken some of my classes at For Keeps Sake and introduced me to her cousin Mary June. Now first I'll tell you that both these gals are full of talent. And I know you're going to want to know: *no* they do not have a blog that I know of.
In any case (because I digress as usual), Mary June and Bonnie are in a little meet-up group I monitor once a month at For Keeps Sake. A couple of months ago, Mary June walks in with these two altered birds that she decorated with Grungepaper. Each tiny piece of these birds was amazing - and intricately cut - then inked with Distress Ink. Nothing like I've ever seen or even imagined.
And the answer is *no* I can't show you because . . .
I sent a photo of the birds to Tim who contacted Mary June and asked if he could please display them in his booth at CHA Summer. They're THAT good!
So today, Mary June sends me an e-mail letting me know she dropped off a little something for me at For Keeps Sake. In the meantime, Timi (one of the co-owners of For Keeps Sake) calls me and tells me I have to get into the store right away because she is completely blown away by what Mary June dropped off - almost in tears it's so beautiful.
Of course, I get over there as soon as possible to find this:
This tiny treasure is cut from a 2x4 - the same size as an ATC.
Too bad I'm not a better photog. The details are unbelievable.
Either Mary June or her husband must have hollowed out the inside of the wood
to create a diorama.
Inside the wood block sits
a pretty little fairy
a teeny bunny
and below the fountain
Also inside at each corner is a
grungepaper vase filled with flowers and leaves
and all made out of grungepaper.
The picture above shows the back of this little beauty.
Yep, the bricks are grungepaper
individually cut and inked with Distress Ink.
Love the way she layered the bookplate and keyhole.
Now for the tree.
It is 2 types of wire intertwined.
Also intertwined with that is
grungepaper cut extremely thin
inked in green
with some glitter on top.
Can you see the teeny green pieces of grungepaper slivers?
That's not the best part:
See the tiny leaves and miniature roses?
Each of those roses measures
(and I'm not kidding here)
1/4" in circumference
(and that's the largest petal)
with 3 layers of grungepaper
very similar to the roses that Tim & Wendy make
with all those petals folded down and around the center.
The leaves and roses are then lightly stickled in gold.
(I think my fingers are too fat to even try this!)
You could look at this art piece a million times and not see all the detail!
I'll shut up now and let you marvel on your own.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
for sharing your magnificent
art with me.