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« Reply #120 on: May 21, 2008 08:31:50 AM »

Awesome stuff!

« Reply #121 on: May 21, 2008 09:30:05 AM »

I recieved from spooky kitty yesterday. :-)
"Rough in ready" (?) shrinky dink paper..I'l have to look up online how to use this as I never have! Excited!
Some cupcake ribbon (dd's nickname is Cupcake)
some white fur...I'm not sure what this is...I'm embarassed to say!
A watercolor pad for tattoo ideas
A cupcake patch, a teeny hair bow, a tatoo-y heart charm, some rose temp. tatooos, some Japanese teeny stationary
A sucker its mango covered in chili powder, my husband and I keep daring each other to eat it...we shall see who does first!
A jewlery plate Kitty etched for me, soo pretty, can you believe it was her first time!! It looks soo good!
a patch she made of my favorite tattoo, this is AMAZING and I LOVE It...just have to find the perfect place for it now, seriously this thing rocks my socks!!
An adorable Amigurumi doll that my dd is obsessed with, she rocks it and burps it and puts it "nigh nigh"
Thank you spooky kitty, I love everything.  :-)

« Reply #122 on: May 21, 2008 09:31:58 AM »

eeek, that sucker is NOT a jewlery plate!
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« Reply #123 on: May 21, 2008 09:43:42 AM »

The suckers are goooood. I'm hispanic so I may be biased.  Cheesy

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« Reply #124 on: May 21, 2008 03:53:24 PM »

mishy- we're yankees, we have a mental block about fruit and spice together...lol!

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« Reply #125 on: May 22, 2008 06:19:26 AM »

Ooh, those mango lollipops rock!

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« Reply #126 on: May 22, 2008 02:21:46 PM »

You all are tempting me to try it before Dh!!

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« Reply #127 on: May 28, 2008 01:41:57 AM »

wow this gallery is amazing. i totally wanted to do this swap, but i'd feel like such a phoney. i don't have tattoos, i just like the artwork Sad

xladyluckx, i especially like those plates you made. would you mind telling me where learned how to do it? if not, all cool Smiley

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« Reply #128 on: July 23, 2008 04:41:02 PM »

So, I sent pretty late because I had a whole bunch of poop hit the fan all at once, and it knocked my crafting to the back burner.  However, I worked really, really hard on the stuff I sent to MelancholyMiss.  Unfortunately, she seems to be MIA and hasn't posted any pictures, heck her profile says she hasn't been on Craftster in a month and a half.  Well, my husband asks about once a week if i've heard if she liked my package or not.  I'm having a pretty lousy day today, so I decided to post the pictures of what I sent out.  Cause I was pretty proud of it.
here ya go. 
First up, I made her a skirt, because she said on her survey she wanted a skirt.  I freehanded a Koi fish on there, and i put neat buckles on one side. 

For the second portion, i taught myself to tattoo.  I bought this rig about 4 years ago, but then I got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so I never used it.  It took me about 3 hours to assemble and adjust the machine and get the power just right.  Thanks, Huck Spaulding, you rock!  So I freehand tattooed this little picture onto a practice skin, and then sewed it down and made it into a mixed media piece.  My partner's nickname is Bex.  I tried to make it look like it was fresh and bleeding. 

here it is framed, its a shadowbox now.  My sister said it was creepy, which was the intent!

For the third and most labour intensive portion, I made a polymer clay figurine.

She is supposed to look like a demure Japanese doll, and her kimono and obi i sewed by hand out of vintage kimono scraps (i get them from kyotokimono.com)

Her face took me about 6 hours, as I hadn't sculpted anything in about 6 years, and this was my first time working with sculpey on this scale. (i made a few baubles, but it wasn't exactly sculpting.  I used to work in porcelain and stoneware.)  I stole her hair from another doll and was the hardest part and the part i am least satisfied with. 
When you undress her, you see what the relevance to the topic was here.

she's pretty well articulated for being the first articulated doll i have made, ever, and handpainted with a tonne of classic Irezumi motifs.  The painting took 3 days, since I had to take breaks about every 15 minutes and my 3-year old wasn't allowed near it.
Along with a book of simple flash and a belt i bought, this was packed in a neat wood and leather chest which i forgot to photograph.  It was one of the ones that you can get at Michael's that looks like an old pirate chest.

and finally, the reason my husband keeps on bringing it up, can be viewed by clicking here.  look for the little arrow.

shipping this swap to new zealand cost my crafting budget for 3 months.

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« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2008 04:56:56 PM »

amazing package!  I love the skirt and the doll is something I could never even imagine...I must admit I agree with your sister on the art piece but wow you did an amazing job with it all! 

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