Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Finally: a completed project


For Day 4 of AEDM, I'm finally finishing a project I've had hanging over my head for nearly a month.

Some of you may remember I made this assemblage back in October.  You may have wondered why I didn't finish it.  The sad truth is, I loaned my crop-a-dile to a friend and finally got it back yesterday.  I'm now ready to finish it.

I'm not sure you can tell where I drew pencil marks to show where the holes in the book cover should be, so I placed the pencil directly below the left hole.   That was one of the hardest things I have done, and have reminded myself to not make any more of these assemblages without first punching holes in the book cover and backing.

The wire is finally attached, but I couldn't find the bead I originally made for it,

so had to make a new one.  I used some really heavy copper wire that I had recycled. 

That's why I'm not sure what gauge it is, but I'm guessing either 12 or 14 ga.  Yes, it's heavy.  I'm just THRILLED that I can finally add this to my list of completed projects, even though it took nearly as long to wrangle that wire through all those layers, especially the area behind the flowers, as it would had I actually created something new.

Today is Day 4 of AEDM and I finished this project by adding a wire and bead to my first ever book cover assemblage.

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19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This has turned out so well Elisabeth, what a beauty. You can be proud of yourself for getting it done! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

voodoo vixen said...

Never loan your Crop-a-dile.... nope, never!! LOL Glad you got it back and have done such a fabby job on this assemblage with the flowers and bead and fabric matching so beautifully.

TwinkleToes2day said...

It's very, very lovely Elizabeth. What a sigh of relief you must have given, I do hope you still love it even tho' it gave you a tough time over finishing it. Wishing you a peaceful night ;)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my.. this is really BEAUTIFUL dear Elizabeth! A fantastic project is this! oxo Susi

Nancy said...

Oh, I like it!! That background print was the perfect choice for this.

Dianne said...

This project turned out so beautifully! I really love the combination of flowers, fabric, image and stitching. The bead is fab too! I am impressed that you were able to use the crop-o-thingy with your hands...it sounds like you would need quite a lot of strength, but I haven't actually used one myself. I do remember trying to punch holes in leather with a similar tool and it was often difficult. Good for you completing the project!! ♥ gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous piece, beautiful flowers and fabrics. Keep the 'croc', safe, they should never be let out on their own.
Yvonne xx

NatureFootstep said...

a wonderful project. I ma glad it is finished so I can see it. It is gorgeous :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well done for completing this beautiful hanging! Sounds like a bit of a wrestle with the copper wire but looking at it now must surely make you smile! Commenting problems on the way as we are off to the caravan - meeting up with Jo of Jozarty and hubby tomorrow - looking forward to that! Hugs, Chrisx

peggy gatto said...

Beautifully crafted, lovely!!

Susan Carol said...

Wow, amazing. Love the gorgeous flowers. I couldn't be without my Crop-A-Dile, its a great tool

Nigel Roberts said...

I've never owned a crocodile, but I find a hammer and punch works just as well (must be a bloke thing :D)

Love the assemblage.

Jennifer McLean said...

Well that is looking spectacular. I absolutely love the addition of the wire and bead. Don't you hate it when projects sit around and hamper your other creativity. It's like they yell at you daily. FINISH ME, I'm here!! Hehehe. Obviously we take art seriously if inanimate objects yell at us because they're our art. Have a great day Elizabeth!

TammyVitale said...

love the whole thing and am especially taken by the colors. They are really nice. Congrats on completing the project - always feels good!

Darla said...

What a great book cover. Lots of texture. I can imagine how hard it was to punch those holes.

Karla said...

Yay for finished projects! Very fun :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Those machines are really incredible. I have the one that pushes down, which to me is more ergonomic. I love that thing. Funny how we adore certain tools in our arsenal of making. Love this book cover. So glad you were able to finish! xox

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful job! I like the addition of the 3d flowers and congratulate you on getting a project finished--which is more than I can say for me right now!

Halle said...

Love how you finished this project.