December 28, 2008

Ahhh...The gifts have been given

I finally get to show you the collage I made for my daughter for Christmas. Because I became inspired by all of you folks who cut and paste, paint and draw the beautiful journal pages and colorful collages, I decided that I would make some collages too. I made two, one of which I shared in a previous post, and both made for the daughters in my life...Maria (my daughter) and Tabitha (my fiance's daughter). They are both lovely young ladies and in their early 20's. I wanted to do something special for them. A gift that they would have for a long time-something more meaningful than store bought gifts. I think they turned out well, what do you think?

Here are a few details of the Maria collage. I used oragami paper, magazines, watercolors, glue and a few sparkles. I included a quote on each collage that seemed perfect for that particular daughter. The words that I used on each collage were descriptive words-qualities that each of the young ladies has. I found a neat internet site where you could look up names and their meanings.

In case you didn't see the post of the collage I made for are the photos of it again...


aliceinparis said...

Those are really pretty. I am sure the two of them were thrilled!! I have never tried collage.
Cheers, Shelagh

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Leslie they are just awesome

Love Liz

Lakeland Jo said...

I wish I had your talent- I have no practical or artistic skill...

Jacky said...

Leslie, these are gorgeous! You have done such wonderful art for the girls and I am sure they were thrilled!!!

Shea said...

These are beautiful and inspiring. I love the feeling the resonates from them. These are appreciated more than you think, because they give off great vibes of warmness and what I like to call beside the fire in a fireplace coziness accepting love

Jenxo said...

very pretty leslie. i am sure they were thrilled with them!! jenxo

Bev's Jewelry said...

The collages are beautiful. I'm susre they have lots of meaning both to you and the girls. That, to me, is the important thing.

Anonymous said...

I think they turned out GORGEOUS! I'm glad you started collaging! You must make more more more. I'm sure they absolutely loved them. I came by to let you know that I've passed on the "One Lovely Blog" award to you. It is here: xo Serena Pia

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Leslie,

Both collages are beautiful! True gifts of the heart, made with love. I know both Maria and Tabitha love them, and they will think of you each time they look at them.

It has been a pleasure to get to know you in blogland, Leslie. I hope the new year brings many blessings your way.

Happy New Year!

Love and hugs,


April Jarocka said...

Hi Leslie. Wow, it looks just fabulous and I am sure your daughter was as pleased as punch when she unwrapped it on Christmas day. Well done you!
Happy New Year to you!

aliceinparis said...

Hi Leslie, I got my print! Thanks! Poppies ALWAYS make me feel good:)
Have a Happy New Year. May it be full of Joy and Peace:)
Cheers, Shelagh

Ronnie said...

Lovely, Leslie!
You have a happy ringing in of The New Year!

hippo chick said...

How beautiful!!

Happy New Year.

~hippo hugs~

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you " A Happy 2009.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Leslie,

The girls must have been delighted with your collages.

Imagine the wonder at knowing someone loves you enough to make a gift from their hands and their heart for you and you alone.

Maria and Tabitha are lucky to have you in their lives.

Love to you and Jackie thru out 2009.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Anonymous said...

Wow, very beautiful, Leslie (I love orange)!

Can't wait to see where your creativity travels this to ya :)!

Kimberly said...

Awesome work!


Andrea Mitchell said...

The best gifts are the ones from the heart and also from which are made. These works of art tailored for Maria and Tabitha are wonderful! Such a perfect idea to show your thought and love and each daughters own uniqueness. I love them and hope they made a big hit!