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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello From Canada on: June 26, 2016 03:07:06 PM
Welcome to Craftster! There is lots to look at here and many inspirational projects. And the community is awesome!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mechanical Treasure Chest on: June 26, 2016 02:58:11 PM
Earlier I had mentioned Alpha Stamps theme for June is mermaids, sea creatures, and steampunk, and saved all of the steampunk elements for a mechanical treasure chest. The lid of the chest includes one of my favorite images from the G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea paper, this dapper snapper-riding gent that's ready for adventure. He's been glued onto a coil made from paper covered wire so he's sproingy. It reminds me of those metal animals on giant springs at the park. The lid also has a really cool 6 x 6 Gears Texture Sheet that I painted with Silks and cut to fit inside the lid's frame. There's also a metal clock with a spinning hand, a bronze octopus charm, a gorgeous  brass patina starfish, and an undersea beauty framed in a bronze gear.





Inside the chest is a miniature book. Well, maybe it is just small.



I'm sort of fascinated with moving paper of all kinds, like pop-ups, spinning dials, and paper toys, so I added some mechanical parts to the book's pages. Sir Ballyhoo will remove his monocle and in a most distinguished voice announce, "You don't say?" (Not really, but that is what I imagine he's saying.)



You can pull the gear on this page and catch a fish:



There's a surprise under the shell but it is PG-13.



And a few more pages. If you want to see the rest and a short video of the parts in action you can check 'em out on my blog. I loved this project!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Cross-Stitch Crab Sachet on: June 25, 2016 10:09:26 AM
That's a happy little crab! I like how you've added a crocheted border to a cross stitched piece. Very nice!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny Square Drawer Sachets on: June 25, 2016 10:05:20 AM
These are very pretty, and I love the fabric you chose.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny water colour fairy painting printed into a huge poster! on: June 24, 2016 05:22:19 PM
Almost as lovely as your new avatar.  Smiley

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Little Pink Houses on: June 24, 2016 10:26:49 AM
I like that you continued the stripe and Little Angel's wing around the side of the house; one can't fly well with a clipped wing! These must have been lost in transit because I still don't have them in my hands.  Cheesy
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Sesame Street Emboirdery on: June 23, 2016 03:04:47 PM
You've done some amazing stitching on your thrift shop score!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Disney Hades Wall Hanging on: June 23, 2016 02:59:05 PM
This is incredible! You'd never know you haven't done much free motion embroidery...Hades looks amazing! I really like that you've added the buttons and beads. Your partner must be thrilled to bits!

This ROCKS, btw!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Made this Summertime allround outfit with purse ,snood and gloves on: June 23, 2016 02:55:21 PM
Excited to see what you do for winter!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mermaid's Treasure Mini Houses on: June 23, 2016 08:34:15 AM
Alpha Stamps theme this month is "Beneath the Sea"; mermaids, treasure chests, sea creatures, and steampunk! I decorated little houses to hold a mermaid's collection of found items. I'm saving the steampunk part for later.







Oh, so tiny!

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