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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Dancing baby groot on: December 05, 2014 08:24:21 PM
So a friend asked me to make her a little dancing baby groot figurine and I had no idea what she meant ! After some research its all I hear being talked about Smiley So I made a largish one for her and then a few smaller ones just because I was having fun Smiley

 Its made from a thick wire armature with a little bit of alfoil padding. Then polymer clay sculpted over the top and hand painted. I added in a few fake vines/leaves and sprouts too from fake plants. Baby groot sits in a pot thats filled with floral foam with stones glued on top Smiley

This little guy is about 14cm tall including pot


This one is 18cm tall including pot


and this one is about 14cm tall including pot (groot is small - about 9cm tall)

Even though I havent seen the movie yet, I still think the character is a bit cute and I think I will have to keep one for myself Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 28, 2014 12:02:01 AM
Ok, I have busy crafting and have a build up of projects finished that I can now add.

 Prompt:  Battle Royal September --> Team Boardgame !!
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Fun Fair Counters
Project Link:
Brief Description: It was hard to choose between boardgames and computer games - but I had a perfect project in mind.
About 8 years ago my cousin and I were reminiscing about a board game we used to play as kids. Its called Fun Fair, by Waddingtons. Our parents must have thrown it away as we grew older and we were devastated not to be able to find it anywhere to buy.. So we decided to make it ourselves.  It took us about 6 years to complete becuase we stopped and started so many times, and we both had children which put on a stop on its construction for a few years. Then I decided for the challenge that I could fully complete the make by creating the playing counters for each player to use - and make them based on some of the squares from the game.  So I picked the Fat Lady, Rabbit in the Magic Hat, the Flea Circus and the Crazy House.
The counters are hand made out of polymer clay and then hand painted.
Here is a link to the original boardgame we remade : http://www.retroactive-vintage-games.com/retroactive-store-item.asp?stockID=165
And here is a pic of the counters I made, and the board game we made is in the picture too Smiley




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Prompt:  Pong September
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Ah-Choo !
Project Link:
Brief Description:  Does anyone remember the old computer game Grannys Garden? We were obsessed with it as kids. We played it all the time until the disk suddenly didnt work Sad It was a sad day.. But I was researching pixel art ideas and remember the game - which was a pixel game like space invaders. So I was lookign up pictures from the game and stumbled across a picture of one character I loved from the game (and had forgotten about) its AH-Choo !!!  Smiley
So I made his pixelated form out of polymer clay and painted in the face. I put him on black backing and painted the words on. It matches a screen shot from the game and I put it on the magnet board about my workdesk Smiley
 screen shot of the character :  http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2011/01/gg_ahchoo.jpg



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Prompt: Scrabble September
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: Name Art
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435894.0#axzz3EaTsyXiQ
Brief Description: A name plaque made for my daughters room: out of pipe cleaners, ribbon, carboard, wool and glue. Smiley
You can click on the above link to go to the Post of how I made it Smiley
Project Picture



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Prompt:  Solitaire September
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Dotty Tea
Project Link:
Brief Description: A Picture I drew of a Cup of Tea using only dots and spots Smiley
Project Picture




*PHEW*  I think thats about it for now -  Time to start thinking about my last two projects : Hide and Seek and Yahtzee
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Name Art on: September 27, 2014 11:55:46 PM
 
I use pinterest and pin so many wonderful ideas but never get around to making them. So I told myself to pick one of my pins and make something based on the idea. The idea was to make a work or object out of pipe cleaners or wire and then wrap it in string /wool for a nice effect.  I used pipe cleaners and decided to do my daughters name for her room.
 
 This is my completed piece :



 I created her name out of joined piper cleaners. and then found some mesh ribbon and started wrapping. The colours I chose were purple, pink and green but when i finished, I didnt link the purple or green so I decided to add other shades of pink over the top.



I then needed a backing for the name, so I got a piece of cardboard and some purple wool and I wrapped it around the cardboard, first one way and then the other, and tied it at the back so that I could hang it



 And then I glued the name onto the front. Finished !
Smiley

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 27, 2014 11:10:26 PM
Loving all of the creations so far !

Gozer the Pac Man Coin Purse is very cool

Storeboughtcreations - Loving the monster bookmark !!

Ludi the Mandrake looks amazing and *ahhem* very manly Tongue

GenesisAzrael - I just love the dice storage box - neat idea !

And everyone is inspiring me to get back into cross stitching and also to learn crochet !
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 19, 2014 03:04:58 AM
roler - the turtle needle carrier is the BEST IDEA I have seen in a while. What an awesome idea - I love it !!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 06, 2014 03:24:42 AM


 Thanks Everyone - Im happy to be joining in for this seasons battle and I am already enjoying seeing all the finished items everyone is putting up Smiley

 Im just at a bit of a blank with what I want to do with all of the other prompts at the moment ! Smiley
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: September 04, 2014 08:45:41 PM


I just posted my reseacrh project proposal and also my first entry : Flash Mob Game of Life

Smiley I havent decided what to do for any of the others yet :/
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 04, 2014 08:43:30 PM


Prompt:   Flash Mob : September Mob:  The Game of Life.  Craft an item for your home, car, work, school, partner, or family.
Team: Randomiser
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: No Sew Felt Fairy Picture
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435519.0#axzz3COEICrNy
Brief Description: I made this for my daughter for her room. I had a lovely frame lying around and decided to make her a fairy picture to put inside. Im not a fantastic drawer or sewer ,so decided to do it out of felt and glue Smiley No Sewing.
I drew a basic picture design, and cut out the larger pieces to use as a template for the felt, and then cut out the smaller parts free hand. Then I laid it all in place and glued it down ! From start to finish it took me about 40 minutes to do.
Project Picture:

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / No Sew Felt Fairy Picture on: September 04, 2014 08:32:29 PM
Im not fantastic are drawing/painting and Im not perfect at sewing either.
So I thought I would design a picture for my daughters room and make it out of felt - with no sewing Smiley
 Hence posting this in the Misc Section becuase Its all cut and glue craft Smiley

  First I drew a basic picture that would fit in the frame I had



 Then I cut out the main pieces to use as a template to cut the felt pieces out



 Then I did the smaller felt parts free hand, and laid it out as I went to make sure it all fit. Then I got the trusty craft glue out and stuck it all in place Smiley


 My design changed slightly as I went along but I like the final piece and so does my daughter Smiley

 

 Thanks for looking Smiley
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: September 04, 2014 08:10:11 PM
Research Project Name: Dolls House Display Shelf
Team: Randomiser !!!
Brief Description:  I bought this little compartment shelf at a fair a few years ago and thought it would be cool to turn it into a miniature dolls house wall display. This is as far as I got and its been sitting waiting to be finished for over 2 years now.

My Research Project is to FINISH it !  I need to finish the carpets/rugs/tiles, do more painting, glue in the furniture Ive purchased, design and make more furniture to fill every room, make wall decorations and room decorations....add all the finer details. 

I propose it will take me more than 3 weeks to complete this, but Im happy that something is motivating me to finally finish it!

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