Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend collage

I posted this on Twitter asking for suggestions. Dede (Inkwell on Ustream) suggested the stars. I'm thinking this might be the kind of stars she meant (as opposed to Uncle Sam stars) because it does have a bit of celestial feel to it. Thanks so much for the suggestion Dede. It made a huge difference. It's still a hot mess though. lol  I'm not very good at this collage thing yet, but I'll just keep on trying because, good or bad, I really enjoy it. :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

♫ It was a teeny weeny little mini...♪ ♫

This little book was made using Barb Owens' technique for the cover. She is Creating_Faces on Ustream. I wanted to try it small before making a larger one. I made it from a large tag, folded. I created one signature that I stitched in. The actual color is more copper, with a little purple. The camera really picked up on the purple.

This half circle is actually a flap that opens. The other side is
covered with a piece of sewing pattern tissue paper.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shabby Chic Paint Brush Carousel

I got this idea from The Gentleman Crafter (, a very creative and talented crafter. His carousel is way cuter than mine, but then mine is a little more frilly than his. :)  My craft room is shabby chic so my carousel is pink, smokey gray, and lacey stuff. I haven't decided yet if I will put a 2nd tier on like Jim did.

I will put markers or more brushes in the other cans—just haven't gotten around to it yet. I actually have room for one more can if I want. These are the short Pringles cans. It was a real hardship to eat all these Pringles to get the cans. :p