This will be my first Christmas give away for my blog. I will be picking a name for the lucky winner....On December the 25th.,2009
Now the way to have your name added to the list is to just leave me a comment and check back with me after the 25th to see if you have won.Then I will get in touch with you some how by e-mail and find out where to sent it to.
I had fun making this little house.It really is little,the back round it is on is 6x6 I have two more houses to have fun putting together,but I don't think I will have the time right now.I wanted to send em up to my nieces and nephews.
Here is the new blue metal roof we had put on last weekend.I picked the color blue because I thought it would look nice against the blue sky.And besides on our road we have at least ten other neighbors with metal roofs green and red.The bad part about all this was we had to remove the dish DSL and went "with out" internet from Saturday till today.And my Husband and I will be starting to put up a ceiling in the den and bed room.See the new roof was because we sprang a leak.Me and Steve will be putting up the ceiling our selves,LIFE gets in the way!
Here is the scare crow...parts.I took pictures to add here because I thought some one might like to use it for them selfs.I still don't have them alll cut out and the edges and details added but time will tell,they need to be finished by Oct20th. But as you will see in my next post (LIFE GETS IN THE WAY)
This is the start of the scarecrows I chose to make for the Halloween ATC art doll swap I'm having in Valeries group.I couldn't resist using the coffee can foil to make the face.I painted the foil with acrilic paint and then dry brushed it to make it look more like a old weathered corn bag.
Here are two more collages I made on the collage machine..what I like about the computer generated collage maker is that it lets you not only put a collage together. It allowed you the re-size and change the transparency of the item you have chosen. The page has a way to save you work or for you to print it out.I wasn't able to do that so I just took pictures with my camera and cropped it.
I just had to blog about this and share with everybody.This is a interactive page that lets you create collages and do other fun imaginative stuff. If you want to go to the web page click on the title and it will take you there.
Here is my Swamp Na Na Fortune My sewing machine is broken.And so there is no sewing on her.I cut strips of material and ribbons for the skirt and made a loop around a wire tie.Then I put that around her waist.The bats and bells are a symbol of good luck. So is the monkey bead skull.
These are the charms I made for the Sum Of All ATC's yahoo group I'm in.I made eight charms but both sides are the same,so I made 16 foil pieces and glued them together with E-6000 glue.Then I used bic permanent markers to color them.They are very light weight.Look under the labels listed on the left of my blog and you can see the tutorial I have to show how.
This is the little VooDoo doll I've been working on for a swap in Kas's the dark side group.Not even close to being done yet.I still have to add her dress and all the little money drawing charms that will go on that.The head is made out of a jewelry gourd,and then I used some sculp epox for the face & glasses.The eyes I made out of some small minny magnifying glass pieces I had.This will be a long post so I will add some more latter.
Here are the two ATC art dolls that came to me from Tess C. and Deb F. I just love mermaids...who doesn't? Tess made the one with the long flowing hair.And the top is made out of real sea weed!Deb made the one with the beed bubble top.The little fish and sew weed stuff in the backround is dimentional.Thanks girls this was a great swap,I don't have any mermaids.I have promaced my sister to make one and send to her.But she might not get it till christmas.
This is the ATC art doll I have made for a trade with Tess and Deb. I have only made a couple of these art dolls,and I'm not sure if I made it right. Why because I know the art dolls are suposed to have a brad some where to allow movement.But this one has no movement.But I also know that the art doll can be folded up and so I made this one as a three fold back round.I hope they like it.
Here are the four ATC cards I picked out of the lucky lady dip.We had over a hundred different ladys to represent,and could pick four to do. Mine were: Genie of the lamp,African Queen,Old lady of the sea,and Autumn Goddess
This is the other mask I recieved(I made two but will have to add the picture) This was created by Judy H.Now what is sooo cool about this mask is it looks like it is made out of material.Because it is padded and soft.But it is paper although a soft tissue texture.And Alll that glitter is a pre made paper.I thought it was stamped but no it is all hand cut out and little rinestones added.I love both these masks.You otto see the rest of their art work....Yep it's alll good.
This is one of the Venetian masks from the swap Maggie had.Valerie made this one and it is my favorite piece of art from anybody I have recieved.It is made from fimo clay.But that is not all,lots of details went in to this piece,some of the stuff I don't even know what it is called.Opal~essent powders,german scrap,crystal beads.
This is a mask I made to swap.It is ATC size and is to be decorated up like the Venetian masks.Yes it was made out of the coffee can foil.Each piece of the mask was made then glued together(9 in all)Now all I have to do is mount it on to a ATC back and add some bright green frayed string(to look like sea weed)
This little bottle was sent to me from Maggie Lind.She was kind enough to offer any one interested in a bottle swap a free bottle to keep for them selfs.This one I decorated with gallery glass to create a stained glass look.Plaid makes this and the liquid lead to go along with it. Now the dragon fly I made out of skulp epoxie.The color I used was brown to start and then painted it the aqua green.The wings are made of yep you guess it the foil.And then just colored blue with a marker.
This is the Crown Chakras I have finished for the chakras swap.I made seven of them to be changed for seven different ones.It maybe a while to get them back but I will post this when they get here and show pictures.
I had a wonderful opportunity to have a friends kids over yesterday.Rob and his lady Marla were over for a fish fry.They brought along the three kids.Sidney,Sara,and Jacob.They have seen my art craft room and of coarse the girls wanted to play.So I came up with the idea of making a necklace from the laminate counter pieces.They made some really cute stuff even Jacob.Each made a necklace for there teachers.Darn if I didn't get a picture of em but Sara did also make me a ATC and so here is the picture.I see a future artist here in all three of them.You know they also told me the school they go to doesn't have art class? I was shocked and sadened.
Here are the little piggies I made for the art doll swap.The doll was to be any thing flying.This was my first (ART DOLL).Yes I have made paper dolls but these are just a little different.I looked and asked around for some information on what the rules were,if any.The only rule I know of is the doll must be able to fold up to be the size of an artist trading card.So not being sure I made my little piggies the size of the ATC backround.The wings move and the bottom legs move.The wings were made out of some 2" wide ribbon I had.
Now this was a fun swap to be in.I haven't gotten my six in return yet but I will be sure to add them and so you this unique swap. The backing was made from the hard packaging plastic you get from the store and throw away.This was fun to recycle..I'm going to make some more!
This is a tag I made using wax to cover it.I really didn't know what I was doing,no one showed me.I had heard some one mention this technique and thought I would try it.The tag was covered first with a floral patterened type ribbon.Then a lady clip art picture.Then I added some dried flowers I had from last year.I have a small flower press but you could use books to dry them.
We had a slight amount of snow on the 14th of march.The most snow we have had this year is about an inch.And it didn't stay past noon.But the Daffodills were up and this was the picture I got.Just a little snow covering these flowers...Pretty huh.
This is what I use to make my own foil embellishments.I start with a piece of trash. HAHAHAHA..no really! This is the seal from the top of a coffee can.Everybody pulls them off and throws them away. They are great to make all kinds of stuff out of.You can just lay the foil down on a mouse pad and draw on it and then color it with markers. Write some words on it,DOODLE. And then you can take it one step further and do this easy technique and make bunches of free fun and in your own style pieces of art.
Note: these pieces of foil you can find also in...peanut cans, sour cream(dasiy brand),And in the inside of dried coffee creamer( brand Coffee Mate large)
After putting your embellishment (or what ever object you are using to make your imprint of)under the foil.Use the back of your finger nail to just rub the shape into the foil.Then holding the foil firmly so it won't move you can begin to rub with a wooden stick or your stylus.This will keep the foil from picking up a double image.If you make a mistake..turn the foil over and rub it out flat again.
As you rub over the embellishment the shape(or image)will appear more detailed. It start in the middle and work out to the edges so the foil will stretch and not tear.Some of the deeper pieces will do this.If you do get a tear the E-6000 glue won't run through and when you color it no one will see.
In the back (or the underneath) side,fill it with clear E-6000 glue.and smooth it to the edges with a tooth pick. You can also use sillicon calking,but this is not as smooth and is messy. If you use elmers glue or wood glue after it is dry (this takes a long time) you can pop it out and reuse the foil.Then with the dried glue you can color it also.The dried glue does become brittle and will break.