Monday, January 31, 2011

Inchies - Eclectic & Powerful

Every Inchie Monday

While I was checking out a comm on another group, I found this blog. If you like Inchies, check it out. They're doing an Inchie Word of the Week challenge. What a great idea - this is something that I'm definitely going to do.
And check out the comm too - - for a chance to win some pre-drilled wood blanks to mount your inchies on!

"Eclectic" ... great theme! I had so much fun with these - the wobbly eyes were sitting on my worktable, from a previous project - so I knew that I just HAD to use them! I'll have to keep them tho, coz I could I separate them? lol
"Powerful". I think this speaks for itself. A Tiki, the colour green, and the word New Zealand - a powerful combination to describe my country. I'm proud to be descended from NZ Maori, and I'm extremely lucky to be living in our clean green land.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gothic Arches - Faerie theme

This is the gothic arch that I made for Gothic Arches "Faerie" theme. I'm so happy with how it turned out - this is one of my favourite faerie images, I always enjoy making something with her.

The background is torn scrapbooking paper - a gray silvery colour. The scroll, hearts and word have been stamped, and Kindy Glitz added. I found the lacy flower in amongst my embellishments, and layered it with a polka dotted flower and blue ribbon - attached with staples.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Crochet flowers & beanies

I have been crocheting this week. Crochet has always been a big part of my life - making blankets & clothes for my daughters, and now I'm having fun making beanies - and FLOWERS! These are quick & easy to make - and I really like them as brooches.

This is how I'm going to display them at the market - on one of my beanies! Don't they look glorious? Like a garden on top of a head ... :-)
I've still got a LOT more to make - they'll sell much better if there's heaps to choose from. So, off to crochet more flowers.
ps ... if you'd like the pattern for these flowers, leave a comment, and I'll do a tutorial.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas dolls & Animorph dolls

These are some of the art dolls that I've made lately. The Snow Angel ATCs were made for an ATC-Art doll swap - as was the Father Christmas. Fun! I love Christmas, and dolls - so what a perfect combination.
Father Christmas was made from THREE recycled Xmas cards! I used one for the background, and two the same for his body. There is acetate attached to the front of the card (using brads), so that he can stand up, and be removed. Scrapbooking embellishements finished it off - prezzies & stockings!
I really enjoyed making these Animorph ATC dolls. The bodies are Teesha Moore stamps, and the heads are from animal puffy stickers - yep, I cut the heads off! A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do ... lol

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 ATC Calendar swap

A couple of days ago, Donna (my co-owner) organised a 2011 ATC calendar swap for ATCs-NZ. She found the template here: SplitCoast Stampers. I immediately downloaded the template, and have made ALL my ATCs - once I started I couldn't stop. In fact, I made TWO sets - one for myself! lol

They've all got stamping on them - one of my "resolutions" for this year is to use my stamps more - and I've made a good start.

What a great idea for a swap, thank you Donna! And I can't wait to do one for 2012 ... :-)