Saturday, November 17, 2018

Magnificat Tag

Hi All

I finished a tag I made out of cover of a Magnificat paperback small book and of course thought of idea when they was cleaning out church office and offering the older books to anyone. First thing I thought of was the gorgeous covers on some of the books so I picked up a few to use for this idea I had.
This is my first tag I have made out of book covers so far.

I am going to hang this on my white Christmas tree this year I am hoping to get enough ornaments and tags this color to use. I used a vintage glass beaded necklace for the hanger

The background of the masked men came from an advertisement out of one of my W magazines,the little swans also from a magazine,then used some of my antique lace and gold glass beads sprinkled all around. I used a piece of tin gold for her crown it was a picture frame corner piece

Today is my Birthday and Bernideen a true blog friend is having a special lunch for me today and has invited other ladies over to join in . I'm sure we will have pictures to share later. Also lots of her good home cooking and fabulous tasting cake.

Oh I forgot to show the back, it's a December calendar page

Joined in Pink Saturday 

Bernideen Tea Room Party 

Amaze me Monday 

Between  Naps On  The Porch 


  1. what a beautiful tag. It will look lovely on your tree.

  2. Oh it's beautiful Janice! You are so creative! Looking forward to seeing you at Bernideen's later! xoxo

  3. First off---Happy Happy Birthday- I hope you have a wonderful celebration.
    Love the tag, Janice. Hope you do more and share them. xo Diana

  4. Happy Birthday! I know you were treated like a queen at Bernideen's!

  5. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!! I too love the the thin pages and always wonder what to do with them.....and I love your creation!!

  6. How beautiful!Happy Belated Birthday!Blessings!

  7. Hope you had a great birthday! Great tag. Wonderful idea to use old books. I am making paper santas and trees out of old book pages this year.Janice

  8. Such a unique piece of art....I love it! Happy Birthday! I hope your lunch was magnificat!

  9. Good morning ..happy late birthday!!! It sounds like a wonderful day was planned!!! Also Hapoy Thanksgiving- blessings to your day !!! Your tag is gorgeous. You are so gifted.


  10. Happy belated birthday !! I love your ornament for your tree, and how you used the gold pearls, wonderful colaged !! xx

  11. The meaning of "Magnificat" from Wikipedia

    The Magnificat (Latin for "[My soul] magnifies [the Lord]") is a canticle, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos (Greek: Ἡ ᾨδὴ τῆς Θεοτόκου). It is traditionally incorporated into the liturgical services of the Catholic Church (at vespers) and of the Eastern Orthodox churches (at the morning services).[1] It is one of the eight most ancient Christian hymns and perhaps the earliest Marian hymn.[2][3] Its name comes from the incipit of the Latin version of the canticle's text.

    The text of the canticle is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55) where it is spoken by Mary upon the occasion of her Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth.[2] In the narrative, after Mary greets Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, the latter moves within Elizabeth's womb. Elizabeth praises Mary for her faith (using words partially reflected in the Hail Mary), and Mary responds with what is now known as the Magnificat.

    Within the whole of Christianity, the Magnificat is most frequently recited within the Liturgy of the Hours. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service: Vespers in the Catholic and Lutheran churches, and Evening Prayer (or Evensong) in Anglicanism. In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins. Among Protestant groups, the Magnificat may also be sung during worship services, especially in the Advent season during which these verses are traditionally read.