17 February 2020

Picture heavy

Hi Everyone, you'll be glad to know this is the last of my etching that I have done in the last couple of months. This was for an old work colleague who was retiring. There was a mishap with arrangements for her party and old work colleagues were crossed of the list!  Because of that I still have it a month later, so I hope she doesn't read this before I see her! I'm trying to get together with her, but with her grandchild  sitting, it's quite difficult, she'll have it one day LOL.

Anyway, I designed it in Silhouette design space with flowers that I have in my files, and now can't find! I traced the outline of one of the flowers and added  them to the vase with her name and wishes. I then cut it out on the Cameo as a stencil with Oracal  651 vinyl.

After it was all etched and washed off I saw I had made a few errors grrr. They  were quite large, so it was do I throw it away OR rescue it? I decided to try and rescue it. I added butterfly shapes to the marked areas, I'm so pleased I made the errors as I prefer them on it. This was difficult to do because of the rounded shape and I think that's how I had large "splot"  areas marked. The black spot is a label saying the glass is hand made.

The etching is so difficult to photograph, this the best I could do. 

Of course I had to make a box for it too,
 it's made from Navy card and Craft Sensations card pack. 
Shame is I am nearly at the end of the pack now, I hate when that happens.

AND then -
I used the shape cut out for the stencil to add to my Cameo and the little bin which holds my WRMK foil pens, win all around methinks.

I thought I would add a few piccies that were taken near us,
it was the result of storm Dennis!

After the water had gone down!

Even the geese have no where to go!

this area hadn't been flooded before, at least not that I remember.
Thankfully just mess left on the main road.

Left behind debris

 Shows the strength of the water!

debris left behind on the canal viaduct, there are bridges under the water!


cotnob said...

This is beautiful Faith, such an intricate and pretty design and a lovely box to place it in - a wonderful gift for your friend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your etching is amazing, Faith! What a gorgeous piece - your friend will surely treasure this! Lovely gift box too! Oh my, what a mess the storm has left. You really did get hit hard. Glad things have settled down now.

NanaConnie said...

What an incredible storm, Faith! So happy that you and yours are all safe. Magnificent photos. Love the etched glassware! After you added the butterflies, nobody can tell there ever was an error. :-D

Mac Mable said...

Wow to your fabulous etching and how fabulous to make the box too....A very thoughtful gift. Fun idea with the left over shape and popping them onto your cameo and little bin. Sorry to see the photos of the storm Faith and so glad you are alright x.

Hetty said...

Hello Faith, the eched glas is beautiful and mistakes happen, but not to see if you do not know. What a great box it is packed in. Your collegue will be stunned!
I love using the left overs of the etching. Wonderful you did too.

Dennis was here too, but not as bad as I see on your pictures. Hope youndid not get any wet feet at your house.
Stay safe,

Brenda said...

Your retirement etching looks fabulous Faith! A happy boo boo because I am loving the butterflies on it too. So glad you didn't trash this lovely vase. A win win with decorating your machine and little trash bin. Love it too! Oh my, these photo's look like photo's we are seeing from down in the south from all the rains. Heartbreaking for sure. Keeping everyone in my prayers. Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

What a fabulous etched glass Faith! Absolutely stunning and a gorgeous box too. Looks like your area of the country were badly affected by the storm. Although it was wet and rainy here, it was nothing compared to other parts of the country. xx

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful project - great job as always.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your etched glass is amazing. I love that you made a box for it, too. Very creative. Sorry to see the mess that Dennis left behind. I am glad it was not worse and that you all are okay.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your etching is gorgeous and I'm sure that your coworker will love it. It is amazing what all the rain/water can do. We have had a mess with that the past two summers too. I had to snow blow before I could get into my driveway today after work.

Shirley Young said...

It’s a beautiful gift Faith. I think we got off pretty lightly from the recent storms thank goodness. Later today we are going away on holiday for a couple of weeks and really looking forward to some nice warm sunshine.

MagsB said...

Faith, your glass etching is amazing! What a beautiful retirement present for your colleague. Storm Dennis has been a right hooligan, hasn't he? More seriously, there will be an awful lot of cleaning up to be done, quite apart from the damage to people's homes. It's heartbreaking. I hope this is the last bad storm we see! Stay warm and dry!

love Mags B x

ps 'fussy cutting' is basically what we used to call 'cutting out'-it's an American phrase, I think, but I think it sums up cutting out images rather well!!! x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Faith, your vase is gorgeous, and what happy accidents to make you do butterflies. I'm sure when your friend receives it she will be delighted with it.
What awful devastation these storms have had, it's heartbreaking for folks and I'm afraid that many elderly people will not be able to come back from it.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Kate x

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful gift, glad your safe from Storm Dennis. My daughters flats car park flooded although she hasn't a major problem being on the first floor but I nearly got a lodger.

Mia said...

You know how much I love your etching, Faith. Beautiful glass and a gorgeous box. The storm much have been very strong. I am glad you are OK, my friend. Kisses!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful etching and what a personalised keepsake gift too the butterflies are perfect beautiful box and papers too.WOW you did get hit hard water is a powerful energy not to be reckoned with
Carol x

Greta said...

That was quite the storm! So glad you didn't have major flooding, Faith! The etching is so gorgeous! Would have loved to get that when I retired--haha! The box is a keepsake, too!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful keepsake for your retiring colleague Faith. These etched glasses that you've been making have really impressed me and the boxes you make for them create a really beautiful gift. I feel so sad for the poor people that have been flooded all over the UK. I was listening to a radio programme which explained that people that live in these flood areas are on their own after they've been flooded once - insurance companies refuse to insure them. Often they get severe anxiety and start getting panicky at the slightest shower of rain, and if they get flooded repeatedly, they can be bankrupted. And that's on top of the awful experience of being flooded, losing a clean water supply, having your home destroyed and having to live with damp and mould. I'm so glad you are warm and dry Faith. Vicky x

Nancy said...

I love the addition of the butterflies. The papers you used for the box is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all the photos, Faith. We've been hearing a lot about it in our news. :o)

Janis Lewis said...

That glass is so elegant. And the box is just as beautiful. When I saw your artwork on the Cameo, I laughed out loud. I need to do that! Love it all. Glad you guys are safe. That storm looks like it was a scary one.

Sarn said...

There's clearly no end to your talents Faith. Amazing etching and box etc.

WOW - your pictures are astounding. I hope everyone was OK. Were you personally affected?

Hugs, Sarn xxx