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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Patriot Altered Tin on: February 20, 2016 07:59:38 PM
I recycled a soap tin into a patriotic-themed scene. Inside are vintage bits and bobs from here and there. The wooden piper was found in a box at an old toy store nearby. He is perfectly distressed from tumbling around with lead soldiers!

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fairy Garden Box on: September 23, 2014 11:11:44 AM
I made a fairy garden for my sister cackle in the IYP 26 swap. It was difficult to part with!

It's a cigar box that I sanded and covered with paper. I left some of the pretty wood bare.

This was so much fun to make!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Boo! Halloween Spool on: June 15, 2014 07:52:18 AM
I made this for pottermouth in the Altered Spool Swap. She had Halloween as a possible theme so I ran with it.

Here's one of the three spools - It was "stained" with a little bit of ink.

The raven spool was painted black and covered with papers, and the third is a tiny half-spool stuck to the back of the skellie. I used a wire hanger as the skellie stand - bent to slide into the top of the half-spool and stuck to a small stand at the base.

Come see the awesome Altered Spool Swap gallery here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433749#axzz34XwBavCH

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / A Wee Wicked Forest on: March 03, 2014 11:46:06 AM
I made this for the Wicked Forest Altered Matchbox Swap, found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407942.msg4811588#msg4811588

I was lucky enough to have Knickertwist as a partner, and this is what I sent her. The matchbox was painted brown and covered with bits of moss and fungus. The cottage is made from paper clay, painted and distressed to look old. I made the tiny stepping stones from paper clay, also.

See the tiny cauldron? Also paper clay. Smiley The chipboard trees are painted brown, then green on top - simples!

Inside the matchbox is the cottage potions shelf.

It's hard to believe how small this really is, so here's a ruler for scale.

Thanks for looking!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Nurture ATB on: February 08, 2014 04:23:08 PM
I participated in the ATB swap and had the most wonderful partner - Knickertwist! I wanted to make something extra extra special. Smiley

An ATB (artist trading block) is a block of wood cut to 2.5" x 1.5" x 3.5". Of course, I had to put feet and a roof on mine. The husband cut it for me and put a hole through it. As it's turning out, I'm his best excuse to add new tools to his arsenal!

Inside is a bird nest with three eggs. I made them from paper clay, sanded and painted it a bone color. Once that was dry I speckled them with two brown paints.

On this side the word "nurture" is spelled out under the roof. I colored small wood letters with an olive Copic and attached to the greenery with a matte medium.

Thanks for taking a look!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altoid Tins on: May 08, 2012 12:16:08 PM
Cackle, MissingWillow, Rackycoo and I got together last weekend for fun, food and fighting over good stuff at junk shops. We each picked a swap theme for an Altoid tin or ATC.

Here's a link to the ATC I made for Racky: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408330.0

MissingWillow's theme was zombie sheep:

A mermaid for cackle:

It was such a fun weekend!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Beauty Queen ATC on: May 08, 2012 12:01:41 PM
Rackycoo, cackle, MissingWillow and I got together last weekend for fun, food and fighting over good stuff at junk shops. We each picked a swap theme and Rackycoo's was "child beauty pageants". The whole "Toddlers in Tiaras" movement really creeps me out, so I went vintage. It's atc-sized on a permanent stand.

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dia De Los Muertos Birthday on: November 02, 2011 01:41:27 PM
Since I couldn't be with my big sister, cackle on her birthday, I sent these guys along to sing to her.

I still ended up squawking out "happy birthday" on her answering machine, but she was gracious enough not to tell me how many windows broke in her house... *grin*

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Chunky Halloween Houses on: October 27, 2011 07:21:15 PM
I wanted to share the chunky houses made for the Halloween swap. It was fun!

This is my favorite. The skeleton is a stamped image that was cut out with an X-Acto knife. I patted him on an embossing pad and used clear embossing powder to make him shiny.

The spiderweb is part of the paper design and I "painted" it with Glossy Accents so it has a wet embossed look.

The skeleton here was also "painted" with Glossy Accents. The black swirls were colored in with glitter glue.

I love this vintage image! The background is dry embossed with a brick wall embossing folder then beat up with an assortment of inks to resemble a brick wall in the garden. 

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Halloween Greeting Cards on: September 12, 2011 06:30:11 AM
I dont' see greeting cards much 'round these parts, but I wanted to share these anyway. Hey, it's what I do so why not, right?  Wink They're both made using the same sketch from my design team. I love these vintage images!

Heh. Tea party. Perhaps my favorite card EVER.

I love the Antikamnia Calendar skeletons. I spent countless hours scouring the internets to find high quality downloads and now have a bunch of them. They are all full-color, but this guy is printed in black & white and layered for a little umph.

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