Sunday, November 25, 2007

Scrappy Crow

The Nov/Dec issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors had a fun article about crow dolls made of scraps. My on-line friend, Cathy, is hosting a scrappy crow swap. What a scream these things are! I had so much fun dressing my crow and of course, I had to include some feathers from my little guinea buddies. These crows are so easy to make and the possibilites for dressing them are endless. Give one a try, you'll have a ball!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Golden Spell

I enjoyed making my Victorian Art Doll so much that I had to try another one. Altho the picture is not so hot...the colors are off, they are much more gold and orange...she represents the Fall Season. I named her Golden Spell because I used some paint chip samples for part of her dress and one was named Golden Spell. Using a book for her skirt is so much fun, I never know how she's going to turn out. Her wings are store bought sheer wings that I painted with Lumiere and sparkley stuff. These dolls are so easy to make, but I think they turn out beautifully. I'm quite pleased with this little girl!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Halloween Chunky

These are my pages for a Halloween Chunky that an on-line group, Fairies Elves Art is doing. We are each doing 2 pages. I decided to do a vintage page with the image of a lovely lady all decked out for Halloween. For the second page, I remembered that Harry Houdini died on Oct. 31 and that he told his wife that after he died, he'd try to contact her every year on that date. For 10 years, his widow held a seance, but Harry never showed. Although she stopped holding the seances after 10 years, groups of Houdini fans still hold the event. I thought his story would make an interesting and different Halloween page.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Altered Poker Chips

An on-line friend is hosting an altered poker chips swap. This is the first time I've done these. The hostess recommended covering the plastic chips with tissue paper or very lightweight papers. I used napkins and added the images and embellishments. They are a lot of fun to make, I think a "rope" of them would be fun to hang in my art room.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Things That Scare Me

The Fairies and Elves Art group is doing a coffee table sized chunky. This is the first chunky I've done in this size and it was a lot of fun and a nice change to work in this larger size. The theme, Things that Scare Me has to include a fairy of some sort. I decided to do a fairy being scared and found a lot of cool clip art for my images. The background paper is from the free paper in Somerset Studio and when I saw it, I knew it was perfect! The blue skull is cut from fabric and my fairy fit perfectly on top. The little tombstone is a wooden doll house shingle. Won't the final chunky be fun?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fabric Inchies

My on-line friend, Tammy, is hosting a fabric inchies swap. They are really inch and a halfies, as sewing on a one inch square is quite challenging! I had a lot of fun with these, especially using the retro fabric for the background. When they are cut into individual pieces, the fabric gives each one a different look. Then the fun part...embellishing! Thank you, Tammy, for another fab swap!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Victorian Art Doll

I always thought dolls were kind of goofy..what's the point? Then I bought Somerset's Art Doll Quarterly and my whole concept changed. Wow! So, of course, I had to try to make some. I've made a couple of paperdolls, a big felted doll and a smaller felted doll. I decided to try one using a book for the skirt. I whacked a book in half, no easy task, and folded the pages to create the skirt. Then I just went to town dressing her. She was a ton of fun to make and guess what, I still have the other half of the book!