Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Altered Plastic Laminate Pendant

I needed a gift for today and I knew what I wanted to make, but last night I hadn't even started yet. The challenge this week on created byhand is for altered art so here is my filling two project requirements in one. This is similar to the previous Plastic Laminate Pendant, but it was for Leanne of the now closed Ruby Dog's Art House. Since Leanne likes houses and has admired the various forms of my digital house drawing, that's what I used on the front of her pendant. I used microfiche for the window, an old school photo, a key charm and a sailboat charm which also came from Ruby Dog's. The cherish stamp is from the Quietfire Design mini compilation. The back is the same Artella puzzle collage image that I used on Mary-Beth's Tree Fairy pendant.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Complimentary Colours Blue and Orange

I have finally completed 2 ATCs for the June ATC swap and the first one is also my first completed bead knitting project since I broke my wrist is Feb. Blue and Orange Bead Fantasy 1 is orange corrugated with blue handmade tissue and an orange bead knit tag. Blue and Orange Delicate Butterfly is a collage of a recycled butterfly image, pieces from joss paper and ogange beads with the word delicate stamped in blue ink.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Milestone Draw

Well all the names went into my trusty ice bucket and 3 were draw by a totally impartial party, aka my son Jason. The first drawn was Judy, you will receive the copper embossed ATC and the bonus house pin pictured in this post. The second drawn and the recipient of the purple embossed ATC is Angelartistok Ruth C. The third name is ArtCricket Beth and you will receive the silver embossed ATC. If each of you would email me at: with your snail mail address, I will get these in the mail right away. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who celebrated with me.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Plastic Laminate Pendant

I've just gotten the time to post my latest art piece which I made a couple of days ago. I used a plastic laminate sample and lightly sanded both sides, then painted with a light coat of gesso, rubbing a little off in some areas. Next I stamped white pigment ink with a Stampendous Crackle cube and embossed with Pirate's Gold EP. The front image is a portion of Tree Fairy from Mary-Beth's tree photo mounted on black cardstock and applied with gel medium and a silver dragonfly charm. The back has a metal tag curled over cord and glued on with E6000 and a puzzle collage image from Artella. The ends of the cord have silver beads glued on and fibres are looped through the hole on the bottom of the laminate sample.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Milestone Reminder

Don't forget to check out my Milestone Post and add your name to the draw by posting a comment. I was going to do the draw on June 11 but you will have one more day to get your name in as I will draw late on the June 12. Check back on the 13th to see who the winners are. Good Luck to all and thanks for helping me celebrate.