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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Swap What You Have/Supplies Swap on: September 19, 2014 09:35:53 AM
Will there be a swap soon where we swap the unloved supplies we have or large quantity of leftovers? I think I've seen one before like STS but with supplies...I don't remember.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Divergent Swap possibly please? on: February 27, 2014 08:35:04 PM
Just wondering if anyone was planning to do a Divergent swap anytime soon, with the movie coming out and all...?
I'm not even sure if someone has done one already...lol.
I would be interested in participating (as long as it works with my schedule and plenty of time to send out). Maybe pair people up according to their factions? Or as groups?

(I would try and organize myself for the first time, but there's no way I could actively keep up with it with my schedule as it is lol)
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Snowflake Photography! on: February 07, 2014 09:54:27 PM
So, I'm a photographer. Although I haven't ever seen photography placed here before, I think it is an art form and I wanted to share  Grin

These were taken with a Canon Rebel T3 and a standard 18-55mm lens with a 10x magnify macro attachment. My aperture was set at f/5.6, shutter speed 1/80, and ISO-200...

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Dreamcatcher Art Piece on Driftwood on: February 01, 2014 10:03:51 PM
Wasn't sure if this was the right board for this, but I consider it an art piece...

I made this for my boyfriend for Christmas  Grin I'm pretty proud of how it turned out! My mom had this long (3-3.5 feet) piece of driftwood out in her yard...I took it  Tongue lol! I used some steel rings (a 12 in, 8 in, and 6 in, I believe) and wrapped each of those in a black cotton yarn. I did the traditional dreamcatcher weaving with artificial sinew in the smaller two rings (I added some beading too) and used a gold colored embroidery thread to wrap the 8 in within the 12 in. I wanted a sun/moon effect. I used some faux leather/suede cord to hand it on the driftwood and for all the hanging pieces. I bought a few packages of feather picks in black, black/red/gold, and black/white and some wooden beads for all those hanging pieces. It took, all together (including dry time for glue), about three days. The hardest part was all the sinew. It was my first time working with it and I also wanted the tighter sections rather than wider ones.

Here's some pictures of the finished piece (they aren't the best for color reference)...

Thanks for viewing!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Tree of Life: Painted Rock! **PIC HEAVY** on: February 01, 2014 09:47:02 PM
So, seeing as I'm finally back on Craftster, I thought I'd post a couple projects that I've worked on this past year. This one was made for my boyfriend as a gift. I also entered it in a local craft fair last September and received Judge's Choice (which is the second highest award). It's painted on a large rock that's about a foot tall and about 8 inches wide and 2 inches thick. It fit perfectly on a cheap metal easel I found, too. I used all acrylics (even the metallic which, when photographed, gave the tree a bark-like texture!). Here it is from start to finish!

NOTE: I did use a reference for painting this, but I changed it A LOT! My reference was a silhouette I found when I searched tree of life and it had a wolf on each side, similar flowers, etc. However, I did not trace this and I only used to reference as a base for the idea and the shape of the tree, symbols, and I loved the wolf idea because my boyfriend loves wolves.

6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Neliel (Bleach) Wig/Mask for 6 Month old??? HELP! on: April 25, 2012 02:06:56 PM
My baby will be 6 months old for Halloween and I seriously want to dress her up like Nel, but I have NO CLUE how to go about making her hair turquoise...or what to make the mask out of.  I initially thought to do Styrofoam but it would have to be in a bowl shape for me to work with it.  Any ideas??? Then I thought I could buy some turquoise hair extensions and glue them under the mask but I don't know if that would work as well as I think...
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A Kit Swap? on: February 25, 2011 11:11:00 PM
Has there been or will there be and kit swap anytime soon?
I've always wanted to do one of those kit-a-month things, but never have the money to do it more than one month.  And I was thinking that it would be fun for people with similar mediums to put together kits for each other?  For example if my partner liked stamping and card-making, I could buy a small stamp sheet (or get rid of stamps you don't use) and some card bases and design a couple cards for her to make using those stamps and provide all the things used for each card and instructions, not including scissors and glue, but including if used (or ask if they have) glue dots/pop dots or specialty adhesives, etc. 
OR if your partner is interested in knit/crochet then provide yarn and patterns...
I think it would be really fun.  Would anyone be interested in organizing this? 
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hideous Chest+Glue+Steampunk=Organizational Masterpiece on: February 23, 2011 08:34:56 PM
So the story goes like this...My mom and I were at Goodwill and I found this chest...it had 5 drawers; one missing the pull, one with a huge gash in the corner, it was HIDEOUS!, and it was only $4.  I saw it and thought; OMG That's the perfect thing to hold some supplies!!!  My mom says...it's kinda ooogly.  "I know!  But I can make it purdy..." (we're from the south...so pretty sounds like purdy or priddy depending on the day.)
So I took the little ugly chest home (it wasn't his fault they made him so ugly!)  Sad

Here's what I started with...after I pulled the pulls off and wiped some of the dirtiness off...

Here are what the pulls looked like

And here's the huge gash...

So what I did first was repair the gash with some nail hole filler...it dries quite hard so I thought it would work just fine...and it did after the hell of getting it to be flat.  Then I ordered some things to replace the pulls with.  I used Tim Holtz little metal fasteners that screw together and his little trinkets that look like keys and locks.  I also bought the new Steampunk Debutante papers and some K&C company metal keys and Tim Holtz crackle paint in Antique Bronze...AND some metallic ink Color Box...  and this is how it turned out...

...the copper leaf looking things on the bottom drawer are some old clip on earrings I found at a thrift shop and broke apart.

I'm actually quite happy with how it turned out...simple but it still shows my personality.  It's now holding my inks, wooden stamps, all my paper flowers, and little cards I like to send out with swaps.

Thanks for looking!!!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Phoenix Collage Art ^_^ on: February 03, 2011 08:45:47 PM
I was so excited about doing this collage for phoenixfiredesigns for the OWS 66.  I absolutely love how it came out so, now that she has received, I figured I would share it with everyone!

It's done on an 11x8.5 piece of cardboard, the background is sprayed with orange and cherry metallic spray, and all the images I cut out of Somerset magazines; except for the main phoenix, which I drew and colored from a reference image I found on deviantart.  It looks great in a matted 11x14 frame.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Let's Play the Alphabet Game! Updated!!! on: January 05, 2011 06:10:37 PM
So I've been thinking of new ideas for ATCs and I think I've come up with a good one.  Alphabet!
I really want to challenge myself and do an ATC for every letter of the alphabet, but with a theme!
I'm think of either doing a fantasy creatures theme, a fictional character theme, or something...

Would anyone be interested in doing an ATC-a-long type thing?  Or any ideas for other themes?

Here's some I came up with...

Fantasy List (for fun/innocent ones)
Jinn (Genie)
Werewolf/Will 'o the Wisp

Fantasy (for more adult types)
Angel (fallen?)

I tried to start a Anime Character one, but I couldn't finish it...
Atashi (Chobits)
Belldandy (Ah, My Goddess)
Chii (Chobits)
Doumeki (xxxHolic)
Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
Fujiyoka Haruhi (Ouran)
Hazuki (Moonphase)
Inu Yasha (Inu Yasha)
Kaname (Vampire Knight)
Larva (Vampire Princess Miyu)
Mokona (xxxHolic)
Nakahara Sunako (The Wallflower)
Pipe Fox (xxxHolic)
Robin (Witch Hunter Robin)
Sesshomaru (Inu Yasha)
Touru Handa (Fruits Basket)
Watanuki (xxxHolic)
Yuuko (xxxHolic)
Zero (Vampire Knight)
...can you tell my fav. anime's?

I may add more of my lists later...still haven't decided which one I want to do yet...
Feel free to add your own lists and maybe we can mix each others up that are of the same theme or something.  Or just do a My Favs Alphabet and do a bit of everything!  Cheesy
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