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Imagercn48
Feb 12, 2012 8:08 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
luvsgrtdanes wrote: I tip my hat to you. Deb they are spectacular I tip my hat to you.


*Blush* Thank you! Actually "they" are "one" - I combined the photos of all four sides. Big Grin

I'm getting ready to take photos of the things I've finished in the last few months so figured I'd better get a few of the things posted I made for Christmas gifts!

I had just finished making a mosaic birdhouse for the gardens and after my mother-in-law saw it she hinted she'd like one of her own! This is the one I completed last fall, all four sides ....

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And this is my mother-in-law's Christmas gift. I used their lakehouse in Michigan for the "theme" and tried a different technique with the tiles on the roof to look like shingles!
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We have the most beautiful photos of the sun setting on the lake in Michigan so I decided to use one for the mosaic I made for one of Rick's brothers! I combined the "before/after" photos to show what a difference it makes with a little more effort. Even though I've used different grout colors on a few things it's much easier to just paint after it's grouted to blend the colors. I even used rocks we collected on the beach there! Whistling
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Rick's other brother received a new address sign for his house. Another "experiment" using some of the small cement leaves I made last fall.
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Rick's sister shares my love of dragonflies and takes tons of photos so I added mosaics, a dragonfly and another rock from Michigan to the photo cube I made for her.

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The last mosaic gift was for my mother. When she saw this photo of my daughter and grandson she said she wished someone could "paint" it for her. Although I don't have the skills for a painting I was able to squeeze in one last mosaic before leaving to spend the holidays in Maine. I made her a special frame for the photo with a theme.... "The Key to my Heart". Lovey dubby
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I'm off to get photos of my latest mosaic creations and will post them soon...more birdhouses! Thumbs up

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