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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 98 ENTRIES / Steampunk bottle on: May 04, 2014 08:16:33 PM
This pin started my project... http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84020349272930643/
And this pin also gave me ideas on decorating it : http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84020349272556561/ I think it came out very cool!!

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But when I put the masking tape all over the bottle I remember that project we did in elementary school.  After ripping the masking tape and covering the bottle I painted it with shoe polish.  It leaves it with a faux leather look and that is totally steampunk!!
Hehe yea I used a starbucks bottle...

The first look:
 

Then I glued clogs and assorted little of this a little of that......
This is what it looks like on all four sides...





I even made the wire on the side.
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Sun and Star Faux stained glass on: April 06, 2014 10:17:41 PM

My faux stained glass pictures.
 
My inspiration was one of my pins. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84020349272296021/  I tried cutting pop cans and just ended up with bloody fingers!! I was kinda disappointed then I saw all my recycling and I got a great idea!!!! (of course it was one of those thinking thinking about what I could do for this challenge) I thought yes I can  do that with paper and plastic!!! Yea I got so excited.   

  I started with many empty containers. 
I painted a cake board I got from work black.

I sat in front of the DVR and cut tissue boxes... have a number of them cause of a head cold.. into the squares that became the "frame" .

First I placed the squares on the board thinking I would cut the pieces to fit like Jill Helms my  inspiration art but I just glued the squares down and thought I do it like a mosaic.  The sun was my first picture The rays are boxes, chocolate container and baking soda box.  The middle was the lid to my oatmeal container.  I glued yellow paper over it.  the wrinkles give it a sweet effect.

Then I thought I use t-shirt paint to outline the edges to help it look even more like stained glass. While cleaning up I thought oh wow I could even make a star picture with all that I had left over! AND I still have time to make and post before the challenge was over why not? I am on a roll.



Covering the picture with mod podge to seal it in....
So what ya think??
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Mullet Skirt on: August 10, 2013 05:10:00 PM
Craftster is a place where the members are inspirations.  Where I can find new sites to feed my crafting yearnings.  Like http://whatthecraft.com/.  To see the cool stuff everyone is doing.  PS most of the time they are really helpful and friendly no nasty comments. So supportive!



This is my mullet skirt. Hi-low skirt. Fishtail skirt... whatever you call it.  I wanted to try to make one from a goodwill find but couldn't find any I liked.  I used the lace that I had that I wanted to make a fairy skirt with but thought wow that would like great on my gauze skirt. 

OH.  Thank you smarmy for your help on What the Craft site for both pieces!

The ruffle on the bottom was a last hour idea... LOL I think that is what took the longest. What ya think?
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Oatmeal and milk scrub/cleanser on: August 10, 2013 04:59:38 PM


To me Craftster is a place where if simple things can be beautiful. I can find things that I can make that are easy and good for my skin.  I happen to have  very sensitive skin so I make many of my own stuff.

This is my scrub/cleanser I make.  It is just ground oatmeal and a little dry low fat milk. Like 3 part oatmeal 1 part dry milk.  I add the milk to the blender when grinding my oatmeal.  

I will use it straight for a scrub.  I add it to my wet face or body. For a cleanser I add water and make a paste (wait for it to soften up)

I use a old spice bottle so I don't have a accident in the shower LOL
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / halter tops reconstructed on: August 08, 2013 09:27:50 AM
I bought a couple of t-shirts from the thrift  to make into halters.  First thing I did was look on Craftster!! I got lost for hours looking at many tutes! I am not complaining!! I love Craftster for ideas and help with making what I have in my mind become a beautiful item!! I saw this faux corset tutorials http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136462.0#axzz2bOUcNOuD

I did change it a bit... I tried to cut the tabs but the material really was being a pain.. I cut the hem off the bottom  sewed them to the sides of the corset and cut those into the "tabs"  I changed my too small t-shirt to this cute halter:



this is what it looked like before:


This is how it looks in the front now:


So after  looking at many of the tutorials I had a too large for me top that I LOVED the back as you can see the angel wings:


So I thought why not do something for the sides??
This is what I came up with:



Now I have a couple sexy halters to wear on the hot and humid days...

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / back pack top on: October 15, 2012 10:03:09 PM


I had two tops that were too small.  One shirt shrunk in the shoulders.. I work in a wholesale club so I get a work out on my arms.   the other shrunk the long way it was too short to wear to work and kept falling off my shoulders.  Here are the 2 shirts before


I made a few shirt that the arms were too tight bigger by adding a criss cross corset type decoration where I used t-shirt yarn for.  Like in  this close up
 

I'm thinking this is a sexy corset looking arm but a couple of my co-workers said they look like backpack tension things.... so I had a little fun and design this shirt to be my backpack  shirt... I added a pocket to the front.. it's not easy to see on my mini me,  But as you can see I added a D ring on the sleeve.   I wanted a long sleeved shirt cause I have a bunch of t-shirts now.... Plus I love the button to keep my rolled sleeves up if I get a little  warm at work.... 
 
So I have a backpack shirt now!! LOL   
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 75 ENTRIES / Create <3 art box on: June 04, 2012 10:35:29 PM
My art box....



I have a old pencil box that one of the girls used at school just hanging around the house.  I put my art stuff in it like colored pencils and charcoal pencils. 



I thought this would be the project for Craftster... how fitting a art   box to decorate with paper..   

First I ripped up pieces of pastel computer paper.  I then glued them to the box with mod podge.  I added some darker blue tissue paper for a little pop here and there.    I then added some paper dollies that I cut the center out of and put on the ends of the box.


I made a pink flower with heart shapes. 
I started quilling some paper.  I did see a quilling butterfly on pinterest but mine didn't work out right.   so I just used a picture from a magazine and a sticker.  But I like the curly things when I saw them by my flower thought cool thats what I will do,  Don't love it when the disorganizing of just having things lay around on the table produce a cool design???


this is my art box to create <3
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES / steampunk inspired smash book on: May 03, 2012 08:39:23 AM



I started with this collection of things. rocks, paper and more...


I tea dyed the paper and it really didn't turn out as good as I thought it would. but I added some pretty baby blue paper I have had forever... I spray painted a bunch of things silver and gold..... The white cardboard I sprayed gold and when it dried I sponged stained black to give in that antique look.  I made paper beads.  I glued them with the crystal points in the corners.



I sewed the leather to be a little loose.  This is a smash book but I have smashed much it to it yet...


My first craft challenge so what you think?
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A doggy bag for my daughter on: April 26, 2012 11:20:37 PM
My daughter loves her dogs.  She needed a bag for her stuff for work.  So she  asked me to make her one with the material that I made another  gift for her out off.  I didn't have more material but found some almost like it.  Two different patterns I knew she would like so I got both.  Then I made a reversible bag out them!!! 

The finished project!

There is the paw prints

and the bones side
 
the best thing is I cut the strap from a t-shirt so it one continuous piece
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Grommet top on: April 26, 2012 11:07:31 PM
Something I saw on pinterest and knew I would do to my too tight in the neck and arms Headbangers ball t-shirt....

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