Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
For See It Say It Saturday, a different mixed media art piece is posted each Saturday and anyone (members or non-members) are invited to post an art response. As a Design Team member for ZNE, I was able to choose several pieces to be posted and the fabric art below is one of my choices. This was made by ZNE artist Evie Zaccardelli.And this is my art response, using the above as inspiration. I used the same face from a Teesha Moore collage sheet and bright colors. This is an 8 1/2" x 11" collage with a randomly painted background, stamped stars, handwritten text, handpainted legs and various images and patterned papers combined for the "fairy."
Check out this and past weeks' selections at www.zneblogz.com and post an art response of your own!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I've been tagged by Gloria Hanes and have to list 7 random things about myself, so here goes:
- I majored in French in college
- I was a nanny in Finland the summer of 1968
- I'm afraid of heights
- I was born in Vermont
- I can't whistle
- I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Needlepoint for the Embroiderer's Guild of America
- I've been married to the same man for almost 36 years and we have 5 children
Now I have to tag someone, so I tag Veronica.
So that's it for today. I probably won't be posting again until the middle of next week when I return from Boston.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
All of this came from Krissy (http://kristinschadwickcreations.blog.com/) - a great "mini me" ATC, along with several vintage photos, origami papers and candy. Thanks Krissy!
The ATC on the left was made by Ann (http://annbutlerdesigns.blogspot.com/) and is polymer clay rolled so thin it feels like paper. Love the graded colors. Peggi (http://desertphotography.blogspot.com/ )made the other ATC with a crackled background and a darling little fairy. Thanks Ann and Peggi!
Tiffany (http://www.beyondthevintagepath.com/) made this aged, stamped clothespin and tags. I love the Paris one especially. Thanks Tiffany!
Mary Ann (http://www.followyourblissdesigns.com/) sent this assortment. I love her business card in front and the collaged magnet. The tea smells luscious and the chocolate is long gone! Her little card is so sweet and I can't wait to use these cute trinkets somehow, especially the tiny ballerina. Thanks Mary Ann!
Donna (http://bonniebluedenim.blogspot.com/) sent these makings for ATCS. I love the black and white glossy image and the two vintage playing cards. Thanks Donna!
These three items were not signed, but I've discovered that the beautiful stamped domino pendant in the center was made by Kat (http://alteredkat.blogspot.com/). Thanks Kat! The pink cone and glittered Paris 4 x 4 are both gorgeous and I wish I could personally thank those artists. Love them.
Chelise (Chel) (http://www.cheliseart.com/) made this darling Easter chick, complete with an egg body, lace hem binding mini skirt and a gold candy cup bonnet. And her business card is equally cute! Thanks Chel!
More chocolate! Julee (http://heartcollective.blogspot.com/ ) sent a bunch of candy bundled up in spring colors with a tiny handmade inchie tag. Thanks Julee!
Gina (http://elevenmorning.blogspot.com/) made this lovely pendant, possibly from a game piece. It has a beautiful glazed image surrounded with embossed copper tape and beading. Thanks Gina!
And, last but not least, this soldered glass pendant from Pam (http://thebagladysart.blogspot.com/). The soldering on this is exquisite. Thanks Pam!
As you can see, the ZNE Design Team is a very talented group of artists. I feel so honored to be a part of this team and to be able to share friendship and art with them. You can access ZNE from the sidebar of my blog or go to http://www.znedesignteam.com/.
Friday, April 4, 2008
This class above will be held April 8 and again on April 17. The one below is scheduled for April 26 or May 1.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Next we did a shoe tag. Thanks to Mary Lynn for making and sharing this cute pattern. Everyone chose different coordinating papers and they all came out so pretty. I added Stickles to the scallops when I came home. The fibers are tied on to a "loopy brad" which is a brad with an attached loop - makes it super easy to add ribbons and fibers.
Then we made a button fairy which Jeri shared with us. This is a vintage image cut out and added to a butterfly cutout. Then graduating sizes of coordinating buttons are wired together with ribbons tied between. This was super easy EXCEPT for wiring the buttons. For future information, wire does not "sew" like thread! I apologize for the dark scan - the buttons add too much dimension to get a better picture.
We also made darling spoon fairies. Jeri also shared this with us and provided the pre-drilled spoons. This again is a vintage image attached to the bowl of the spoon with paper wings glued to the back of the spoon, Then silk flowers were folded in half and glued to the neck of the little girl's head and topped with a ribbon bow and a button. Beads were wired to the top and bottom of the spoon. This, I think, was my favorite project of the day. I love using old spoons in this way! (I couldn't get a good scan, so I took a picture with my camera, but even that didn't turn out very well. The spoon looks black! Anyway, you get the idea.)
And, finally, Linda shared this neat coin wrapper "taglet." The three pockets are made from dime coin wrappers with bits of patterned paper and stamped images attached. The inside tags are narrow pieces of cardstock stamped and collaged with more bits of paper with ribbons stapled to the tops. And eyelet was set in the bottom of each wrapper and then the three were clipped together and tied with more ribbon. These would make fun little bookmarks or could be used as sign-ins in altered books. Very cute.