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1  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smeddley on: July 25, 2017 05:45:08 AM
We're all about Shark Week here this week...





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2  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Smeddley on: July 19, 2017 06:03:08 PM
Hey, look, it's not the last day of the month and I'm posting something!  If I can type it, I'm working on a project for hubby/the gaming group that is KILLING my hand.  It certainly won't be done today...

All the rest I have are from Lifebook 2013 - I'm a little behind on my art lessons, I know...

Prompt: June #1 - Swamp of Undrying Glue
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Stained Glass Art
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452794.0
Brief Description: This required so much waiting (and took so much time!).  Coat one side of the paper, let it dry.  Coat the other side, let it dry.  Paint it, let it dry.  Cut it out, glue it down, let it dry.  Coat it again, let it dry... for as many hours as it took to make, it took equally long just waiting around.
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Prompt: June #4 - Valley of the Nearly Royal Personage
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Flower painting
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I altered the lesson to make the flower less three-dimensional, so it would fit in the book, but it's definitely a flower.  I don't particularly like it, but it's a lesson I can check off now (and not the worst thing I've made for LB, so...)
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Prompt: June #5 - Scrap Mountain
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Collage Woman #1
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: One of the reasons I dislike collage is that I don't like keeping all the little scraps of interesting paper that make it look good.  Also, I hate gluing things down.  LB has a lot of collages, though, so I have saved up a few weird scraps that I finally put to use.
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Prompt: July Battle - FIGHT!
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Heart Painting
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: What is more courageous than heart?  This one turned out okay, but I originally used a stencil for the heart and later decided it wasn't cute and chubby enough, and no amount of gesso would keep those blasted watercolor markers from floating up to the top.  Argh!
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Prompt: July #2 - Wing Buffet
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Bird Painting
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: This lesson was two paintings, but I did them smaller and side-by-side on one sheet.  One is a bird!  Flying!  For the record, nope, don't like this painting at all.  But hey, I'm learning and trying new styles/techniques, right?
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Prompt: July #4 - Claws
Team: Clan of Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Collage Woman #2
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Yay, more collage!  I do like the way ripped edges glue down better, so I never cut when I have to do collage lessons.  Ripping all the way!  (And yes, the two women are the same silhouette, because one lesson provided the stencil and the other didn't, and I just used the same one for both - one lesson was a collage woman, cut out and glued to the background, the other was a collage on paper with the silhouette painted around it).
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3  Stained Glass Rose Painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Smeddley on: July 19, 2017 05:39:06 PM
So... this is a Lifebook 2013 lesson... yeah... I'm a little behind.  Id' put off doing this one because I knew how much work it was going to be.  I thought I knew, but it took far, far, far longer than even I thought.  I hated every minute of it, and was determined to hate the finished product... but I don't, really.  It's a cool look, but I'm not sure I'm patient enough to ever do it again.



You basically coat two sides of tissue paper with glossy Mod Podge, then paint one side.  THEN you meticulously cut out each piece to fit into the area of your drawing, gluing each of them down.  THEN you paint around the edges and line in between the pieces in black.  I lost track of the number of hours I spent on this, but it took about four days of working on it every day for a few hours each.



The pieces are a bit sticky, and coating the top after you finish gluing it down with more glossy Mod Podge makes it that much more glassy looking!







Now I just have to finish LB 2013 (I think I have 25 lessons left?) and do pretty much all of LB 2014, 2015, and 2016...  D:
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4  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smeddley on: July 13, 2017 07:16:39 AM
Work has been super-busy and we haven't done much of anything new, though we did go donate blood!



Hopefully it will also stop feeling like a sauna and we'll be able to go out and do things - I don't even want to walk from my car to a shop right now!
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5  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Smeddley on: June 30, 2017 06:48:35 PM
Ahhhh! At least have to get the battle in today if I want to CRAFT ALL THE THINGS!  Cheesy

Prompt:  June Battle - Old Crone
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Cigarette Girl Costume
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: My friends are very active in the CAF (Commemorative Air Force), in fact, he's probably going to be Wing Leader (President) next year.  Of the many events they do, they have a 50s Hangar Dance and they decided that having a "Cigarette Girl" Sell the raffle tickets and other bits and bobs would be cool.  I do hot have a picture of me and the tray, this is me with my Little Visitor, but I offered tickets, fans (it was hot!) cards, candy cigarettes, and free sprays of glitter dust.  I made the skirt and the hat, a circle skirt and a cardboard-based hat, two things I have done TONS of times.  I'm pretty sure, after all the bellydance costumes, I could craft a circle skirt in my sleep.  And the Steampunk costumes gave me so much experience in mini-hats!

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Also, the necklace was from smashu in the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap!  Cheesy

Prompt:  June - Fiber Foothills
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Hearts knitted dishcloth
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Made of yarn, this was put on hold months and months ago.  I did have to buy another skein of pink Sugar and Cream to finish it (*sigh*) but as it was a gift to a dear, heart-loving friend, I guess that's okay!

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6  City Watch (Discworld) Cross Stitch (with pattern) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Smeddley on: June 20, 2017 05:44:45 PM
Made for roler in the Nerd Games swap, it's a mash-up of the Discworld City Watch logo and illuminated manuscripts, very very VERY heavily borrowed from this piece I found on the internet.  I would have loved to reproduce it a little more faithfully, because it is awesome, but I am a slow cross-stitcher so I had to make it a wee bit smaller...



And should you want to make one, here is the pattern I mostly* used...




*I have a complete inability to do things correctly or to pattern, and I tried to go back and make the changes but might have missed some!
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7  Re: ** Report Questionable Ads Here ** in Craftster Itself by Smeddley on: June 19, 2017 09:35:51 AM
Screenshot I took on my phone just now, not only am I (think) a fanatic fan of Craftster, and should be ad-free, but what an odd placement...



Edited to add: then when reviewing this post, it put an ad under this picture!
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8  Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smeddley on: June 16, 2017 01:47:05 PM
Sorry I haven't posted lately, I'm having issues with Craftster and the ads on the photos (which is a bug, not supposed to happen) seriously messing with my dinosaur of a phone. And I apologize in advance for what I know will be sideways photos, and for any weird formatting (just typed an entire sentence that never appeared, maybe it will be inserted somewhere odd in the post...).

Baking cookies!


Game night!


Bellydance picnic (it was quite warm!)

(Cyndi from Irie Tribal)


Picnic grub!

And then a random "how big are these grapes?!" picture, because they were seriously huge...

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9  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Smeddley on: May 31, 2017 06:57:24 PM
Okay, my last zap and I found a project I'd forgotten about!

Prompt: March - Handmaid
Team:  Textbook
Bonus Points:  N/A
Project Name:  "Sherlocked" hoop
Brief Description: Made these as part of a "swap" package for a friend, inspired by the infamous Irene Adler from Sherlock.

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Prompt: Zap #5
Team:  Textbook
Bonus Points:  N/A
Project Name:  DPN Holders
Brief Description: More DPN holders!  I love these things, still working on the best way to make them...

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10  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Smeddley on: May 31, 2017 06:44:16 PM
Okay, last few!  Loving all the last minute project dumps!

Prompt: March - Fahrenheit
Team:  Textbook
Bonus Points:  N/A
Project Name:  ATCs for a friend
Brief Description: Made these as part of a "swap" package for a friend

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Prompt: May Battle - Synonyms
Team:  Textbook
Bonus Points:  N/A
Project Name:  Ducks!
Brief Description: Duck 1 is the original pattern, Duck 2 is my tweaks to the pattern.  Two patterns, basically the same duck!

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Prompt: May Battle - Coruscant
Team:  Textbook
Bonus Points:  N/A
Project Name:  Little monster with a glittery hair poof
Brief Description: Something I made specifically for this prompt, and because I had a little bit of glittery yarn in a ball that I had no plans for...

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Prompt: Throwback 1
Team:  Textbook
Project Name:  NPWW Centerpiece
Brief Description: A long time ago, we used to make centerpieces for the tables for National Public Works Week.  This is the first one I made, and the team made... I wanna say 30 or more of them.  Squeezie house, cut out "river" in insulation board glued to matt board, toy cars, custom traffic signals, and a background made in CAD and printed out.

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Prompt: Throwback 2
Team:  Textbook
Project Name:  NPWW Centerpiece #2 - Game of Public Works
Brief Description: A long time ago, we used to make centerpieces for the tables for National Public Works Week.  This is the second one I made, and the team made... I wanna say 30 or more of them.  Squeezie house (again), a background made in CAD and printed out, playing cards, traffic signs, and ninety bajillion crayon erasers decapitated for the game tokens.  Oh, and origami boxes with stickers to store the pieces in.  This was the last year we did it, they decided to cut that budget and now it's just elementary school kids colored pages.

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