Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I'm keeping up with the #CarveDecember challenge.
It's been wonderful thinking up a new character each day :-)
Lots of weird and wonderful lives in my head.
And I've enjoyed bringing those characters to 'life'...
or at least to rubber.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Clifford never knew which lead him more, his eyes or his heart.
Archie loves dancing and tea cups.
Beatrice never felt at home.
Fia's wanderlust borders on obsession.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
CarveDecember created by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer of Balzer Designs is easily my favorite challenge of the year.
This is my third time participating and for an added layer of excitement I decided to do all original characters that I might merge together into an art journal style picture book.
It's scarily ambitious :-)
Here's my first two:
Friday, December 2, 2016
These were such a blast to make.
And so simple I did them sick in bed.
Add an eyescrew to a half ball.
Glue to candle cup.
Varnish tops with sparkle Mod Podge
Thread with bakers twine.
See... easy :-)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
This is the project I made for the Text Background challenge over on the Stampotique Designer's Blog
Quick Tip: If you want to adhere paper to a curved surface, mist both sides with water to relax the fibers. It makes all the difference.
Stamp Used: Hunk
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
For number eleven of my Hearts and Houses challenge I was inspired by the current prompt at Paper Artsy: Mono-printing
You know this topic is dear to my heart as I'm a huge Gelli Plate enthusiast.
I only had a little tiny sliver of time so I spent it choosing two complimentary mono prints; I wanted to focal image to have neon in orange or pink and the supporting colors to be in the green/blue/teal range. Since these are some of my favorite colors it took moments to find some prints that fit the requirements.
I stamped both of the large images from Lynne Perrella Collection 034 onto the gelliprints and cut them apart to better fit the shape of the house. Then I attached the paper to a wood base. with Mod Podge. To smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles I ran over the paper with a rubber brayer.
While this is quite simple, the detailed stamp and the colorful monoprints pack a powerful design punch.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
For some reason I really love making hot pads.
That's weird, right?
Maybe it's because I bake so much... or maybe it's because they're useful.
Don't know. Just know that I enjoy making these silly things an awful lot.
So, obviously, I made a house for my Hearts and Houses challenge.
It's pretty cute, right?
And this quatrefoil on the back... swoon!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
I love monochromatic projects so when I saw an absolutely adorable tutorial for QAYG trivets on S.O.T.A.K Homemade I got right at it.
It was terrifically fun to take a chunk out of my scrap pile and sorting things by color is just as engaging now as it was in preschool.
Each hot pad is about 10.5 inches square and they are padded with Insul-brite so they are heat proof.
Now that I've made a purple and green one, I can't wait to get going on gray, yellow, orange and blue.
Have you been sewing? What have you made lately.