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 71 
 on: July 20, 2017 05:38:34 AM 
Started by roler - Last post by craftylittlemonkey
My partner seems to be pretty busy right now so I've gotten permission to post photos of the twinchies I sent her.
I went with her themes of wish, dandelion (also a wish), dreams, and flowers.


Don't be too impressed with the flowers, I have some sizzix paddle punches that cut shapes out of paper or fabric that I used for those and the leaves Cheesy. The circles for the dream cloud were made with a regular paper hole punch.

 72 
 on: July 20, 2017 12:25:57 AM 
Started by tattfae - Last post by tattfae
And one more  Smiley


 73 
 on: July 20, 2017 12:18:13 AM 
Started by tattfae - Last post by tattfae
Been learning how to viking knit   Smiley


 74 
 on: July 20, 2017 12:08:49 AM 
Started by inkblob - Last post by inkblob
Hello,

just wanted to share my latest project:



I used plywood, water paint and transparent Lacquer.


The table itself is made from 2 discs of thin plywood, connected with a small piece of wooden curtain rod.

All the best, Inkblob.

 75 
 on: July 19, 2017 06:03:08 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by Smeddley
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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 76 
 on: July 19, 2017 05:39:06 PM 
Started by Smeddley - Last post by Smeddley
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:

 77 
 on: July 19, 2017 02:30:44 PM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by kittykill
I love that! She is super cute.

Here is mine. This is pretty much my entire life.

 78 
 on: July 19, 2017 02:20:31 PM 
Started by Ludi - Last post by Ludi


The Graphic, July 16, 1927



The Sphere, December 17, 1938

 79 
 on: July 19, 2017 02:15:17 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by yofi
...still catching up on posting some of my activity from the second quarter!

16. Meeting In the Middle shawlette

This cute little shawl was a knitalong from free pattern provided by a Russian designer, who sees a growing divide between ordinary Russians and Americans. 



There were at least 100 people who downloaded the pattern, and most went on to join the KAL.  It was a lot of fun, and I was able to use three skeins of a lovely alpaca blend yarn that have been waiting for just the right project.


17. Fruit kabobs

Because party food should be pretty, even if its good for you




18. Just Peachy dress

A birthday gift for a young friend. 


19. Birthday cupcakes/cakes

And whats a birthday party without cakes?



While they all got eaten, I think theres something about knowing your audience.  The girls mother and I thought strawberry and lime would be wonderful summer flavors, with a tangy cream cheese filling.  They turned out great, but for 6-year olds, I think vanilla and chocolate with the same whipped Crisco frosting you get at the grocery store probably would have been a better bet!

20. Picture Frames

A couple of years ago I got printed several pictures from an artist I really loved.  I always intended to make some rustic frames for them.  I finally got around to doing it.



I had seen frames like this at Hobby Lobby that were surprisingly expensive and not very well made.  In the process of making these I realized neat, mitered corners are not as easy as you might think.  But Im really pleased with how they turned out.



(Now, of course, I cant find the folder with the prints for them!  Karmic justice for copyright infringement, no doubt.)

21. Peach Upside Down Cake

Ive had a bounty of wonderful peaches this summer.  Lots of jams, syrups, pies, and upside down cake! A little brown sugar and butter in the bottom of the pan with the peaches, topped with a basic white cake recipe.




 80 
 on: July 19, 2017 01:02:04 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Moonflame
A few rolling in from me. I always think that tiny knitting should go quickly, but I guess when you scale down the needles and yarn to go with the size, it's still going to take the same amount of time to knit the same number of stitches. Tongue

Challenge: Floo Powder - Muggle Excuses Office - Anniversary Challenge 2014, Sign the Parchment
House: Hufflepuff
S.P.E.W.: N/A
Project Name:Slouchy hat for Durango
Project Description: I had some yarn I really love, but not enough for a big parchment, so I turned to om signature craft (or one of them) and knitted this little hat.
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Challenge: Quidditch Cup #1, Fitchburg Finches
House: Hufflepuff
S.P.E.W.: N/A
Project Name: Infinite Happiness Charm
Project Description: In making this Happiness charm for my sister, I used 7 knots. I learned how to tie them here.
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Challenge: Quidditch Cup #4, Wigtown Wanderers
House: Hufflepuff
S.P.E.W.: N/A
Project Name: Heavy Giraffe Plushie
Project Description: I created this weighty giraffe for my daughter to have as a study companion.
Project Picture:


Challenge: Quidditch Cup #6, Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
S.P.E.W.: N/A
Project Name: Purple Slouchy Hat for Blythe
Project Description: Inspired by Portree's jerseys, I made this hat for Blythe.
Project Picture:


Challenge: Quidditch Cup #16, Ilkley Quidditch
House: Hufflepuff
S.P.E.W.: N/A
Project Name: No-Pattern Pixie
Project Description: I wanted to make a hat for Blythe, but I didn't want to follow any of the patterns I'd found, so I just made this up as I went.
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