ATC quickie!

I had picked up this fun atc kit from Donna Downey - it consisted of white canvas, bits of ribbon, text, die cut journal cards, rivets and bits of material. What attracted me to this kit was colors and materials that were out of my normal realm, things I would not normally "go" for when creating, so I thought what the heck......let's see what transpires! I also liked her message of "campaign for creativity". After painting the canvas, it was fun to assemble each ATC picking out text from book pages and printing out some thumbnail family photos and taking it to the sewing machine. There is another piece of canvas on the back with some batting in the middle. I did feel like I was cheating being it's a kit, but had fun none the less!

Taking Flight - Polymer clay dress form project

This is the latest project I have completed from Kelly Rae Robert's "Taking Flight" book. In this chapter, the contributing artist, Laurie Mika does amazing things with polymer clay. It was fun playing with clay and I know I'll play more with it. I also experimented with painted textures and stamping with a plastic cap - they look like bubbles to me! The vintage photo is of my great Aunt Mae who, back in the 1920's was in Broadway plays. I think it was risque to show your knees back then, so she was quite the flirt!!!


LAC Charm Swap

Bird's Nest Charm

It seems I can't get enough of charms lately especially making bird nests - such a spring thing to do as I see more and more song birds making it back to where I live! These charms are for Terrie's LAC Yahoo group. There are 8 of us in this swap using at least two of Terrie's wonderful bronzed brass jewelry findings for each charm. I used the bronze melon spacers for the 3 eggs and a bronze jumpring. On the single charm I used a beautiful filigree bead cap - I'm in love with these caps - they are so elegant! These are available through her Etsy store. The single charm is a gift for someone!!