Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MIXED MEDIA ART DOLL PENDANTS




These are a few of the mixed media art doll pendants I have created. Most of the pieces are created from metal, beads, charms and polymer clay. Of course they all have names. First is: Love My MaryJanes,
Second is: Cat Woman, Third is: Moon Maiden . Most of the metal has been either rusted or antiqued with some other chemical.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ANYTHING BUT PAPER SWAP




This is a 5 for 5 swap and I chose felt to make my ATCs with. Normally I needle felt my wool to a piece of felt, but in this case I made a wet felted background piece that I cut into ATC sized pieces and then needle felted my flower onto that. I further embellished the ATCs with beads and perle cotton thread. The back is then lined with a piece of felt that has been buttonhole stitched to the front.

The small felted art doll pin is the hostess gift for this swap. I used a leftover background piece of the ATC felt for her body.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SIGNS of SPRINGS NOTEBOOK


I guess I'm on a small book thing. Once again I've created a small 3x3 notebook as a hostess gift for the Signs of Spring Swap and once again I've used leftover handmade paper . The cover has been created from leftover fabric paper.

Monday, February 23, 2009

JOURNAL


I made this tiny 3"x4" journal out of left over painted and stamped red rosin paper. I then embellished the front cover with my leftovers from various projects. The pages are card stock weight paper that resembles chipboard. This will be given as small hostess gift and was a great way to use up more of my stash. It went together fast, because most of the work was already finished.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

GRANDMA'S SEWING BOX




I created this rusted Altoids tin and then partially covered the top and base with rust colored painted paper towels. I then covered all of the rust with Golden matte gel medium to prevent the rust from flaking off. Once it dries, it still gives the look of rust without the mess.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

MY SWAP ITEMS FOR SIMONE


SWAP ITEMS FROM SIMONE







Simone from Germany and I had a trade that consisted of a fabric atc, a puzzle piece and a small doll. She also sent along a pink inchie that is just adorable and the first fabric inchie that I have received. I love the doll with the stamped face and she also included some of the fabric she used so I could give it a try. The back of the doll is also made from a rusted fabic that she created. I'm going to have to give that a try. The atc has a crazy quilt base tlhat has been beaded. The puzzle piece is set off with a vintage photo and some glittered and felt like embellishmets.

I've also included a photo of the extra goodies that she included and just saw that I forgot the two most importat elements that were beautiful flat rusted leaves, so I've added them in separate photo.

Thank you Simone for a fun swap.






Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentine Postcards


Someone sent me the ribbon and vintage image in a surprise package. I love both of them. The background is a gesso and watercolor piece of card stock that I had leftover from last year's Valentine project. I decided to put them all together and came up with these cards for the lady who sent me the goodies and another friend.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

THE ICE MAIDEN COMETH








My latest beaded art doll is approximately 5" x 1 3/4".

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"POSTAGE DUE" - Postcard


This is another postcard created using my gesso print method. It was then stamped and antiqued.

YESTERDAY - Altoids Tin











A FISH TALE


Another one of my quirky tags.

Friday, November 28, 2008

FUNKY NEEDLE FELTED ART DOLL PINS!
















These are some of my art doll pins that I've sold on my Etsy shop. I love making them and they just seem to take on personalities of their own. I actually wanted to put them all in one post, but as usual I was struggling with Blogger. If anybody has that secret............................ The first doll with the lime green hair is actually a charm and not a pin.





MORE!
















AND STILL A FEW MORE!







Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MORE DOLLS!


Here are 12 more dolls for Pat Winter's Comfort Doll project.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Needle Felted Bag



First I wet felted the base of the bag and then needle felted the flowers and leaves. Next I did some free motion embroidery to pop the needle felting. The borders were needle felted on, and then I used the same fiber that I crocheted the strap with and used a button hole stitch to enhance the borders and sew the bag together. I lined it with a hand dyed cotton fabric. It measures approximately 6"w x 9"deep.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wonder Wallet








These small wallets are slightly larger than a credit card but hold lots of necessities like folded bills, credit cards, drivers license and coins. The way the wallet is constructed actually keep the coins from falling out.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Needle Felting




And yet another new art form for me. The flower is my first needle felt project. I don't know what I'll do with it, but I just wanted to see if I could master this craft, so I just drew out a simple pattern and started. The leaf is for a felt leaf swap which will end up being a book. Four more leaves to go, but it's a great project for when you are just sitting and watching TV. More new colors have arrived on my doorstep so hopefully they will liven up my color scheme.