"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday Play Day

Yesterday was a very fun and productive play day. Five online friends and myself met at Jeri's house to have a play day. Since she lives about 100 miles south of me, there was also alot of driving involved. But it was all worth it - what a wonderful day with good friends and great projects - five in all!

Here's what we did. First is a corset tag which is a die cut (Cuttlebug possibly? can't remember) and it is also embossed like dotted Swiss. Ribbon is laced through the holes in the front. The "boobs" are glued back to back to a popsicle stick and when this is pushed up from the bottom, the boobs pop up. Very cute. Thanks Jeri for sharing this and to Claudia in our online group AAWA who originally sent this darling tag to Jeri.

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.


Linda Manning Findley said...

they all turned out great Susan ... and you got all of your finished ... Linda F

Janny said...

They are beautiful, I love the shoe;o)

ghanes said...

I love that shoe!
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