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1  Josephine, for the Create and Pass Journals in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lariarocket on: May 12, 2010 01:13:19 PM
I was recently part of an international circle journal and wanted to do something really mixed media and lovely.The journals will soon be published as a Blurb book and I wanted my page to feel as much like "me" as possible. I'm really proud and excited to be a part of the whole experience and can't wait until I can nab up my own copy of the book of our collective creations.

Here is my contribution!


I used a combination of acrylics, glaze, water color pencils and paint, collage elements, staz on ink, stencils and gold and silver ink on a background of double thick Bazzill.

I wish I'd gotten a better picture of the details before I packaged her up to mail off, but oh well.  Roll Eyes
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2  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by lariarocket on: May 05, 2010 01:37:04 PM
Thanks for the input Bethie. I have some more of those rub on cogs and clock bits...I may use one of those to fill it. I'm pretty happy with it otherwise. Smiley

Here's my next installment. These pages were inspired by a Jeff Buckley song called Lover, You Should Have Come Over. The pages really have nothing to do with the song as a whole, but one particular line in it really stuck out to me and pretty much perfectly sums up my life right now.



It's a pretty simple page...just some acrylic, Distress Ink, adhesive mesh, vellum pics and a sharpie paint marker and clip art. I really hate using my own handwriting but I guess some day I'll look back and love it. Also, I wish the vellum pic on the right hadn't wrinkled as much as it did, I think it makes her face look weird.  Roll Eyes I'm going to retake the pic when I have more time. It's a lot more blurry than it looked right after I took it. Unfortunately I need to head to work.


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3  A clay and bead pendant... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lariarocket on: April 30, 2010 12:20:32 PM
I made this necklace for a swap. It's the first piece I've made like this. Normally the jewelry I make is very simple but I really wanted this to be different. I love this clay face mold and wanted to make a brooch initially. I had run out of pin backs though and had to  turn it into a necklace instead. I'm glad I did!

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4  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by lariarocket on: April 30, 2010 12:13:22 PM
So I'm working on a lyrics/quotes journal, which I've wanted to do for ages. Here is a page in progress. I can't seem to figure out what else it needs. I've since added color to the strips with words and outlined some of them but it still feels too empty on the top right page. Any ideas?

Oh, and the quote is from Jason Mraz's Details in the Fabric.  Smiley That song is truly amazing.

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5  Inconceivable!! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lariarocket on: April 18, 2010 11:01:07 PM
Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!

I made this jewelry box/secret stash/altered paper mache book for the latest Princess Bride swap. It was probably one of my favorite swap item ideas. I wanted to do something a little out of the box to represent Vizzini and I just love the rich, over the top coat that he wears. How was I to incorporate that into something really different and fun, yet fully functional as well...? Well, I have a "thing" for altering boxes so I went to Joann's and bought a large paper mache book, some crushed velvet and went to town!





I stuffed the red velvet to give it some dimension...


Lucky for me I go to ren faires pretty often and just happened to have a ridiculous amount of gold trims sitting around at home...  Grin  Also, it's completely edged all  over in gold leaf paint - I really went overboard with the gold I think! lol



The inside is pretty simple but I didn't want to over do it and make it compete with the outside cover... just Vizzini's famous quote and some tan felt...
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6  Death Cannot Stop True Love... in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by lariarocket on: April 18, 2010 10:37:31 PM
I made this canvas for the latest Princess Bride swap. I loved how this came out and working on it was great. The colors came out just the way I wanted, which is always nice and it had just enough shimmer to make it really pop. (please note that the horrible lighting in my craft room makes the pics MUCH more yellow than IRL. ew.)



I used gel medium, texture medium, acrylics, 7 gypsies rub ons, rub on lettering, Celtic font pixie stamps and Stazon, textured handmade paper, Jolees flowers and a bit of iridescent paint.  Grin





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7  Winter Blurberry Pie and Tangarine Spice in Spinning: Completed Projects by lariarocket on: March 21, 2010 06:55:56 PM
I got some of this 100% wool roving for a swap. I hope my partner likes it. I really wasn't pleased with it as I was spinning it up. Nothing really wrong with it, just a personal preference. It just wasn't coming out as smoothly as I wanted it to. The colors are great though and over all I'm pretty happy with it.








Another 4oz. roving from Dancing Feet Roving. This one was a lot more fun to spin than Blurberries. Once again, love the way the colors spun up on this one.




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8  Re: Princess Bride Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lariarocket on: March 21, 2010 06:49:59 PM
Some teasers for Goodmorning starshine!





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9  Re: Jane Austen Round 5 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lariarocket on: March 19, 2010 10:06:33 AM
My Angel was amazing. Thank you so much!! I got spoiled here, there are so many clever items! I love all of the quotes too - so fun.

First is an awesome t-shirt that fits like a glove. It's one of my favorite colors and has adorable puffed sleeves! Jane's cameo is on the front and on the back is a list of Jane's heroes- the true gentlemen!



"He is a Gentleman - I am a Gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal." Elizabeth Bennet




Next are some fun accessories and a little picture frame and photo. I love the pearl bracelet (the little ribbon on it is fantastic!) and a really fun headband! My little brother just rolls his eyes at me when I wear it.  Grin Boys just don't get it! lol

The quote with the picture read: "I shall soon be rested," said Fanny. "To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." Mansfield Park



"Next week I shall begin operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend." A letter from Jane to Cassandra


I also got a really lovely purse but for some reason the pic didn't upload from my camera.  Tongue I have a few other pics to upload so when I do them I'm going to get another pic of it and post it. 

"It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies could they be made to understand how little the heart of a man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire." - Northanger Abbey

Extra yummy goodies from Finland! My boyfriend and I fought over these. I won. hehe...


Awesome package... thank you again Olsbell!!!  Grin

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10  Re: Princess Bride Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lariarocket on: March 19, 2010 09:34:43 AM
Ok! My computer finally decided to not be a butthead today! Yay!

Without further ado...my wonderful swap package! This was put together so well!!



 Shocked I sure hope I can!! Here goes! 

The flame spurts... there's a popping sound preceding each...we can avoid that...

220 yards of yummy 100% wool yarn - I can't wait to see how this knits up!

The lightening sand... you were clever enough to discover what that looks like so in the future we can avoid that too!

A green apple scented candle - delish!

But Leslie... what about the R.O.U.S.es?


Rodents of unusual size...? I don't think they exist...


Aaaack!!! They really DO exist!!!


It's a Fire swamp inspired knitting project bag and tool kit!!  Shocked A-mazing! The ROUS came out PERFECTLY! Mad embroidery skills! And all the extra goodies in the tool kit are awesome - stitch markers, scissors, a size I crochet hook, and no. 8 bamboo dps - yes!



Thank you sooo much!! I loved going on my adventure through the fire swamp.  Grin This was a very cleverly put together package - you rocked it!! Thank you, thank you!  Grin
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