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Monday, July 26, 2010

Dreaming of crisp, cool breezes ~

I can't help myself!
Here in Georgia our summers are terribly LONG....
humid and oh-so-hot and I'm already tired of it!
So I'm finding myself dreaming of fall and the crisp,
cool breezes that come with it.

I have a little WIP to share with you ~
you know how I love book covers as a foundation for my collages....
well this one began on the back cover of an old scrapbook!
And I'm so in love with tulle right now,
it makes a gorgeous layer in my collages ~




I have more elements I want to add but I thought I'd give you a little peek!



Here's the back of the collage ~
I love using these old forgotten pieces in my art...





I'm still working on mom and dad's invitations.
I don't know why I had to make them with so many steps
but I guess I can't help myself....

Look at this confetti I found at Hob Lob!!
I wish they were a little more shiny but still, isn't it neat?



More in progress pics ~





A little glimpse of fall for you on this HOT, hot summer day.....



Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

24 comments:

Theresa said...

I am tired of it too, Dawn! I got in the pool yesterday and it wasn't even refreshing! It has been too hot to even get outside.

I love the invitations, perfect! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Oh girl I know what you mean about the long hot summers ~ I swore this last winter I would not say one time that I was hot this summer because winter lasted so long ~ well I am hot .....
I love your collage so far and the invitations look beautiful !

xoxo
Lori

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh Dawn we recieved rain and a cool down for yesterday and it was wonderful... It is suppose to go back to the 90's tomorrow... I like you just need it cooler... I love the photo and the lace... Will be lookng forward to see the finish... Blessings and the very best of wishes for a lovely week ahead for you.....

Joy Lett said...

I know- I didn't even go outside much this weekend and I hate that. It is almost suffocating. But I did get a bunch of stuff done inside and finally I can see my office floor.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
Your invitations are going to be an incredible keepsake for each recipient. I'm sure your parents will love them. Your WIP collage is going to be wonderful, too...as always! Have a cooler and creative week, my friend.
xoxo
Donna

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hello from Frog Hollow Farm! It's been hot and humid here in New Jersey as well - hotter than normal for our humid summer weather! I love those invitations - so wonderful - your guests will love receiving them in the mail! Your framed collage is so lovely! Hope you're feeling cooler soon! Ciao, bella!

PeggyR said...

I love your collage. I'm so looking forward to Fall as it has been extremely hot here in OH all summer.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, The invitations are lovely, a keepsake and certainly worth the time. I can't imagine you ever doing anything less than beautiful. We had our first comfortable evening in weeks last night. We walked and walked. It's been so hot and humid, even at 9 or 10 o'clock. Hope you get a little break from the heat. Love, Penny

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Dawn....Your invitations are really unique and nice! Trying not to complain about the heat and humidity...winter will be here before we know it. In the meantime, fall is on it's way soon too and that is always something to look forward to!~Hugs, Patti

Mary said...

Your book cover collage is beautiful, I can't wait to see the finished piece. And oh, my, look at all of those invitations! You're an ambitious woman!

Miss Sandy said...

I am starting to dream of fall too but not so much the winter that is sure to swiftly follow. It was 103 here yesterday with a heat index of around 111 and sweltering with humidity. Love all things southern but that humidity!

Your artwork is stunning and it is not even finished, can't wait to see what gorgeousness you dream up next!

Have a sweet day!

Vee said...

Your parents are going to be amazed... Those invitations look great.

That first piece you've shown us...what an sweet face on the young lady...lovely beyond words. Can't wait to see what more you do with it.

Nita Jo said...

Dawn, I love what you did with the tulle! And, the invitations are beautiful. What a wonderful gift for your parents! We are hot and dry in Idaho. Like you, I'm looking forward to cool autumn breezes...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's the humidity that just does me in Dawn! We've had way too much of it for our area in recent weeks and thunderstorms have not helped. Today we are actually having a nice summer day ~ people can breathe!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Precious friend,
I don't know where to start.
First of all, the invitations........amazing of course. You are so detail oriented girl! The effort you are putting into these will make this event so special to your sweet Mommy & Daddy. Seriously, Hallmark needs you!
I love the collage. I agree, the tulle is way cool! Love how the texture looks over the image. I love the tone of the picture as well, it looks like it's been water colored like they used to do with portraits. Can't wait to see it finished.
Have a great day sweetie! Lisa

Dorthe said...

Dawn sweet friend,
so beautifull the old book cover looks now,-I too love to cover the image with tulle--
the sweet girl rests so wonderfull inside the white rose frame--it is already gorgeus, it will end up big-gorgeus (can one say that).
And dearest ,your parents will be more than mooved when seing all you have done so perfectly beautifull for their party .
Love you dear,--hugs,Dorthe

NuminosityBeads said...

Here's a nice cool breeze from Alaska, It seems that summer has kind of skipped us here this year and we got fall instead of summer!

The tulle does make for a nice collage layer, I agree.
xoxo Kim

Linda said...

These are beautiful. Love the collage. Love the invitations! Love the confetti! (hadn't seen that...)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love Fall the best of all too. It's cooling off here this week so I'll send you down some cool breezes.
Love the invitations....the extra steps are so worth the end results.
xx
Carole

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your collage is going to be STUNNING!
And I just love those darling invitations. I can't get over how much you and your mom look alike. :-)

Have a wonderful Tuesday, sweet friend!
Hugs,
Anne

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow! Guess what I got in the mail on Saturday??? YES! The prize soap box-re-make wich is fABuLouS! And the packaging?? Buttons and lace and pattern paper and an adorabld bird on the package? (i had to open it by the bottom so as to not mess up ther bird!!) I love it all and i will treasure it forever..Thank YOU sooo much!

Lisa said...

those invitations are so sweet Dawn..really precious!
love your collage..i like using all those old books and cabinet cards too and tulle is always a favorite!
74 degrees here today up North...much better than those 100 degree days we've been having...we are in the dog days of summer!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful Collage Miz Dawn!!!
The invitations are so special, the tribute to your parents is so nice.
Marcie

Pattyjo said...

Your parents 50th cards are amazing! I wish I would have done something that wonderful at my parents 50th.

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