Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Airy Wire Purse

Like the item in the last post, this is also one of the purchased wire purses that I decorated. On this one, the wire can actually be seen (it's the white areas).

The shape of the wire can also be seen clearly on this purse. I used yarn that was fuzzy with little "tufts" every so often, for an airy,"barely there" look.

By the way, this picture isn't that great - I couldn't use a camera, so I scanned it, but I had to put fabric behind it so the light wouldn't come through and "laser" my eyeballs, ha!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hippie Fringe Purse

Many, many blog posts ago, I put in a picture of a wire purse I decorated. Now, here's another one.

The base is a wire "decorative" purse, not meant for use as a handbag. Pieces of fuzzy and ribbon-like yarns were looped through the wires. The flat, ribbony yarn was also wrapped and glued around the handles. Lastly, the insides were lined with tan felt - I don't know why, since it wasn't meant to be carried around with junk in it! ;)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Irish Today Card

Here's my St. Patrick's Day blog contribution, an Irish-themed card that I made quite a while ago.

There are two layers of paper on the card, a green-with-blue-dots paper (hard to see the dots!), and a striped paper. On top of the are layered two card stock shamrocks, white and green, then the lovely green bottle caps. I colored the background of some black-and-white letter stickers with green marker, and used them to spell out "Irish Today".

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hearts and Crafts

Here is yet another project using a heart image. Actually, there are four different images on this particular project, one of them just happens to be a heart! It's a little wood "book" with two pages.

Torn pink paper is collaged on a 2" square wood base. Cut-out hearts and tissue-stamped word are layered on top. The wood square is attached to another sqaure with jump rings.

Hearts and crafts, two of my favorite things, and they just happen to go together beautifully, in my opinion!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart Card

I create a lot of projects that include hearts, so I thought I would post another heart item.

This one is a card. Two bottle caps and a red doily is layered on a tea-dyed heart, with fringy yarn around the edge. One bottle cap has a round sticker says "family", the other has a a round sticker with a picture of three women (they look like family members to me). I made this quite a while ago.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm Back, With a Heart!

I haven't posted on this blog for a long time, but thought I'd give it another try. Let's see how long my good intentions last!

In honor of Valentine's Day, here is a picture of a potpourri heart. It's made from a paper mache' heart that is hollow in the center. It was painted, splattered gold and collaged with vintage-look floral images and tissue paper. A ribbon was attached through the top. The potpourri was inserted through a heart-shaped hole in the front, then the hole was covered with lace.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wake Up, Blog!

It's been quite a while since my last post! Oh well, I never intended this blog to be a diary of my life, anyway - I just wanted to share my art, even if it's with only a few people.

Here's the art part: Since it's windy here today, I thought I'd post a picture of my "Bad Hair Day" tip-in page. Everyone has a bad hair day when it's windy, right? I know I do, because the wind blows my hair up, and it doesn't go back down, ha, ha!

How I made the page: Background stencilled with bottled inks, added a few postage stamps, magazine cut-out face and hand, "sweater" from purchased textured paper, all types of wild, wooly and stringy yarns for hair, crow cut from craft foam sheet. Appropriate "found" words cut from books were added, such as: "See it?", "natural", "unusual effects", and "eye-catching".

Monday, December 15, 2008

Inchie Wall Hanging

I've been collecting so many inchies from swaps and trades, and I've been wanting to display them in some way. I finally decided on a large fabric wall hanging. It's made of some sort of loopy upholstery fabric, so that inchies with velcro on their backs will stick to it. This also allows me to add/remove/rearrange the inchies whenever I'd like.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stencilled Peaches

In the past, I've stenciled paper, fabric, wood, leather, etc., so it's seems only natural that I would progress to stenciling fruit! That's right, fruit! Actually, I didn't stencil the peaches on purpose. With a limited number of peaches on the tree this year, it was disheartening to watch the squirrels and birds consume most of them before they were barely ripe. That's when I decided to cover the few remaining peaches with pieces of net. When I removed the nets, I found that the sun had reddened the peaches, except where the nets were blocking the sun! Wa-la, stenciled peaches! BTW, they taste good, too! ;)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Colorful Stenciled ATCS

Since I made some mini stencils for one of GPP's crusades, I've been waiting for an opportunity to use them on ATCs. TMTA's colorful theme this week was the perfect excuse! The shapes were stenciled all over the card stock, using acrylic paints. Some everyday items, like nylon mesh and foam placemats were also impressed on the card stock. Then words and embellishments (brads jewels, clips, mini feathers) were added to these fun fantasy cards.