Charlene "Charlie" Bessken


Here are some of the things I've been painting - you'll notice lots of gourds, they're probably my favorite.

Special Cards - card challenges

Paper Items that aren't Cards

Using Lauren Meader's Templates

Paper Embroidery Cards

Teabag Folding Cards

Iris Folding Cards

Combination Cards - stitching, beads, teabag folding, 3D

Rubber Stamped Cards

Embroidery on Gourds ! ! !


Memory Boxes

Collection for Fall

Painted lace doily technique


Gourd with chalkboard paint

Feather design gourd.

Pumpkin and ghost gourd.

Egg gourd ornament.

Egg gourd ornament.

Basket of egg gourds.

Egg gourd ornament.

Lighted snowman gourds.

Apple gourd.

Another apple gourd.

Blueberry wine glasses.

Wine bottle dish soap dispensers.

Heart dish.

Goldfinch salt & pepper

Viola pump bottle.

Crocus vase.

Fuchsia teapot.


Old tea kettle.

Old kitchen chair gets new look.

Chair for my brother & his wife.

Canvas to go with the chair for my brother.

Table for my brother & his wife.

Chair for a family member.

This magazine rack was dark brown.


Goldfinch tray

Sunflower windchime.

Cigar box purse.

Terra cotta pot.

Easter Egg Gourds - with dimensional paint.

Egg cups to match the egg gourds.

Blue bench.

Note or recipe card holder.

Gourd Oil Lamps

Pumpkin Candlesticks

Wine Coaster - design by Chris Thornton

Cheese Dome

Muffin Tin

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