April 06, 2009

yes, no, maybe?

This little punch needle angel design is from Carriage House Samplings. When I punched it, my plan was to have it made into an hanging ornament. Then, I found this little horn book online and thought it may work out better....



this is just laying on the horn book for now, I'm going to be naughty and glue it down. BUT, what I'm torn about is this....does it need something behind it? Not to protect it from the glue, but to enhance her appeal :-) Like a piece of wool? And if so, should I cut the wool square and then mount it behind the angel, or cut it out along the outline of the angel?

HELP! I need opinions!

And warning....Pug Rear-End shot below....



the picture is a little blurry but I thought it was funny...it's Astro's hind-end




he's been feeling bad, had to go to the vet last week but he's better now :-)

13 comments:

Cindy in Virginia said...

Andrea, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your angel. I'm squeamish about the glue thing, too. Wonder how it would look if you backed it with some felt, then stitched some pieces of velcro to the felt, and glued the mates to the board, that way the glue wouldn't harm the angel, and you could remove it if you changed your mind about how you want to display it later on.
That Astro Dazzle is a hoot, he looks as cute on the flip side as he does from the front! I'm sorry he has been under the weather, is he ok?
I need to try that recipe too, my girls will be home for Easter weekend, maybe I'll fix some for them.

Deb said...

I absolutely love your angel! I guess I would be a little hesitant to glue it to the hornbook too. How about making it into an ornament with a hanger that could go over the handle of the hornbook and it could hang from the handle, yet still look like it is actually attached to the hornbook. Then if you decide to actually hang it by itself or use the hornbook for something else, you could and wouldn't have to pull it off the board. But it looks adorable with the hornbook.

Deb said...

Okay, me again. I guess I didn't address your question. I kind of like the more subdued look of not having anything behind your angel, but I tend to be a minimalist, so I'm probably not much help with that, am I? But I am just loving your angel!

Rachel S said...

what about painting the hornbook a little bit, right where the angel would be? Maybe stipple some paint or stain? that way you get the layered effect without the bulk.

Melissa said...

Oooh, I think I like Rachel's suggestion about the stipple. When I first saw the angel on the white horn book I thought, how cute. Then when you asked about some background I thought you must be feeling the white is too stark against the angel - so maybe if you stipple or rub some...ok the equivalent if you were to tea stain your linen if that makes sense? I think that might blend in with your angel more.

Hope that helps.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love it!!!! But, I think I would rub some minwax stain on the hornbook and then rub it off so it would look a tad darker (and older). The dark edges would still be a tad darker but the whole piece might look a little less stark. I'd glue it right to the hornbook. I love the angel though and may have to go look to see if I have this. I haven't punched anything in a while.... you're inspiring me. Great shot of Astro's bootaytay ~ I hope he feels better, soon!

Barb said...

I like the idea of painting the horn book also, maybe with a deep red or burgundy. Love the punch needle angel. Did you trim your fabric and just turn it to the back? It looks great!

Katrina said...

I am in the love the hornbook idea but a bit darker or covered in fabric. Something that coordinates with your angel. Love that punchneedle piece too.

Jan said...

Hope that Astro feels better soon, cute shot of his patootey!:)

I love, love this hornbook angel, I think it is great just as is, but I like Terri's idea alot!! Be sure and show us what you decide on!

Michelle said...

Love it love it love it. I don't think it needs anything behind it at all. Fabulous! Hope Astro is better soon.

Tricia said...

OK, I'm not necessarily the minority now so I'll just say I love the little angel just like she is because the simple back ground makes HER the focus point, not what's going on behind her. I tried punchneedle once years and years ago in an R&R class ~ it was actually quite fun but haven't tried it since. Trying to keep myself focused in my stash heaps.

Lovely behind on the little pugster, but I think he could use some manly britches.

CindyMae said...

Just love the pug butt! LOL So cute!!! I love the Angel, that is so pretty and I think that it will look great on the horn book! I am not sure that I would put anything behind her. It looks really good with her just standing out!

Robin said...

Love it as it is. However I really like Terri's suggestion of toning down the white. It is just darling! Maybe you should offer it as a give-a-way. Just kidding. Who could give it away? It is so darn cute!