Tuesday, November 16, 2010

White Wednesday & Lisa’s September Class

My Finished Project

I wanted to share my finished piece of Art from a class I took from my precious friend Lisa or Tarnished & Tattered back in September. This was my first venture out after hubby’s surgery/recovery & it was so great to be with my friends & to laugh, talk & create. So, I’m sharing (sorry it’s a bit late but, better late than never) this special day with you today at Kathleen’s WHITE WEDNESDAY Since Lisa gave us mostly wonderful whites & creams to work with it seemed perfect for this.

Class Sample

Lisa’s class sample above.

Picnik collageClass supplies

It all began with our class kit but, Lisa brought lots of extra goodies for us to dig in & use. She is such a generous talented sweet soul. You can see Lisa & Maureen (who owns Cottage Panache where the class was held) getting ready for us to start.


But, first let me introduce you to my precious friend Charlotte Perez. Charlotte & I were so surprised to see each other at this class because we usually see each other at Gilded Life Events. But, this one was held in Fort Worth instead of Dallas so it was a huge shock. So… we squealed in delight when we found out we got to spend the day together. Let me show you one of this Dynamo’s AMAZING creations that she was wearing that day.


She made this after she learned the technique in the first class at Gilded Life when we met back in February. GOSH that seems like forever but, it hasn’t been! Wow girl… how far we’ve come & what we’ve learned. Go HERE to see a post about that event & some of the other amazing things created there. But, I’m getting off course. Let’s get back to what she made at this class.

Picnik collageCharlottes

A tiny vintage shoe that she brought & added that amazing BLING to. The tiny little perfume bottle (thanks to Lisa) & a photo of Charlotte as a child.


AMAZING as always girlfriend!!!!! Now, let’s look at some of the others.





Sorry for the glare of the convex mirror. There is no way to take a photo without that.


I love this close up that shows the old letter from Lisa’s Grandfather to her Grandmother (printed onto linen) which starts out “Little Darling”. And you can see the letterhead of the Imperial Hotel in Atlanta Georgia in the background. And the beautiful lace is from a piece of a wedding gown that Charlotte shared with everyone in class.


A saying I stamped at the bottom of my piece says it all…

“What you do today is IMPORTANT because you are exchanging a day of your life for it”


Not the best photo of all us girls… but, we’re happy souls for we created a beautiful piece of art. THANK YOU LISA! And thank you Kathleen for hosting another White Wednesday. Be sure & go HERE to see others who participated today.

Hugs! Charlene


Sandy Navarro said...

Everyone's projects are so beautiful & I loved seeing yours in person! Charlotte is such a cool girl and so talented. When is she going to start a blog? Maybe if enough of us post here requesting it, she'll cave. LOL

Love ya!

diane cook said...

Beautiful piece Charlene! Love the layers. I know you had a great time =)
Yes, Charlotte's cross necklace is definitely a piece of art!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

This looked like you gals had so much fun and what beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing!!! Very inspiring!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your finished work is just gorgeous, Charlene! You and Lisa are a killer combo, ya know that? :-)


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your collage is gorgeous!!! All the ladies made beautiful pieces! I would so love to take a class from Lisa someday. Looks like you ladies had a great time.

Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful time, Charlene! Beautiful projects!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful! Lisa is so talented. I love to see her work and the gorgeous work she inspires. Thank you for sharing!

Jan said...

Stunning creations!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Charlene ~
Those all came out so beautiful !!
I adore Charlotte's necklace too !


Sandi said...

These creations are all so beautiful Charlene! I would love to attend classes like these, but alas I am in Michigan. A bit far away! lol

Tarnished and Tattered said...

I jumped over here to copy your addy so I could link you in my post & what do I see??? What a great WW post! Gosh those collages were amazing. I was just showing your bottles in my post & saying you girls just come to gab, you certainly don't need instruction! I'm so glad Charlotte stumbled into my life, she a true friend & a talented one at that! Thanks for coming again. See you soon. Lisa

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

That is gorgeous!! Everyone made beautiful things. Those classes are amazing. And yours was really amazing running into one of your friends you didn't expect. That was nice. I think best of all I loved your saying. That is one I will keep for myself. I love it!!!
Hugs, Pat

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Charlene....it looks like HEAVEN to me!!!! I would have LOVED to have been there taking that class with you girls ~ this project is so beautiful and I love how every art piece is different yet so gorgeous. I wish I could have met you and Maureen! Thanks so much for sharing your photos of the class sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Blondie's Journal said...


Your piece is beautiful! I love the quote,,,really gave me food for thought today. I'm so happy you had another great day with friends. Enjoy your week.


A Cottage Muse said...

I am in love with those sweet little baby shoes! All the pieces look just beautiful, thank you for sharing!!

Beth Leintz said...

I want to take one of Lisa's classes! All of your projects turned out so special- so many layers, textures, and images- just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Wow! All I can say!

Feathers and Flight said...

Hi Charlene!
It Looks Like you all had so Much Fun! Everyone's Pieces are so Beautiful!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!

Debby said...

Your piece is so beautiful. Love everyone's, they are really special. So lucky to be able to take a class with Lisa....

Robin Thomas said...

Oh I love what you guys came up with. What a great class Charlene. That Charlotte, sigh...

Miss Sandy said...

Stunning creations each and every one! Looks like it was a very fun class.

Karen said...

TOO FUN! I would love to take one of Lisa's classes! I wish you guys weren't so far away! I hope I get to meet her in person at Round Top!
You did a beautiful job Charlene, but I am not surprised.
Hey - how is the studio coming along? Did you post pictures and I missed them?
Love this piece - where did you put it?
HUGS! Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

Debe said...

Thanks for sharing all those pretties!! Lucky me...I bought that necklace from Charlotte when we were at the last Gilded event! Love that woman!! Hope to see YOU again sometime soon.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my gosh... how romantic...


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous I didn't go to that class, I love that piece! Now move it out of the laundry room so everyone can see it!! :) -cin

vintagesusie & wings said...

Sweet Friend..
These pieces are just priceless!!! They are soooo beautiful with a wonderful touch of KC Willis & your's is gorgeous CP. I can't wait to get a chance to see it in person.
Big Hugs,

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