Saturday, June 20, 2009

IT Girl for Margaret - Cemetery Angels

June's IT Girl is Margaret, and her theme is 'Cemetery Angels'... she loves cemetery angels. When she was in WI for an art retreat we visited a cemetery in Cedarburg so that Margaret could take pictures.
My idea... go snap some pictures of cemetery angels, load them onto a disc, and put the disc in a decorated CD holder.
The CD holder has a glossy finish.... perfect for alcohol inks!!

I went to a cemetery in Milwaukee that I used to visit often as a kid. We had lived across the street from it, and I and some friends would go 'play' and explore in the cemetery. It sounds goofy, but that's what we did sometimes!
I also took a few pictures in a cemetery in Mukwonago when I learned there were 4 life size angels there.

I used 3 of Ranger's alcohol ink 'brights' and silver to color the CD holder. I have one angel stamp that I love so I stamped it onto the front cover with black ink. She isn't a 'cemetery' angel, but I don't think that matters.

I applied the same alcohol ink colors to the inside of the CD folder.

Just a CD didn't seem enough, so I searched the internet for quotes relevant to angels. I printed them onto this blue sheet of paper and will include it in the CD holder.

Here's the completed CD holder. I printed a couple of the angel quotes I found online onto blue vellum and attached one of them to the front cover. I inserted a couple of eyelets into the spine, threaded a ribbon and decorative fiber through it and then tied a gold angel wing charm to the fiber.

On the left inside I attached a print of one of the angels taken in the Mukwonago cemetery, I stamped a flourish, and attached one of the angel quotes printed on blue vellum. The CD containing pics of the cemetery angels is inserted into the pocket.

On the inside right I stamped a flourish and inserted the sheet containing the angel quotes I found on the internet.

And here is the back..
Another cemetery angel pic that I printed, a flourish stamp, and an angel quote printed on blue vellum.
And it will be off to Margaret on Monday.


Carol said...

Fabulous idea, and beautiful folder!!!

bonnie32002 said...

The IT girl is gonna love this!