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Topic: Backlog of Hoopla art! Felt, Buttons, Beads, Zentangles and more (pic heavy!!)  (Read 25024 times)
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« on: June 29, 2012 07:14:27 PM »

I've done a bunch of hoopla art and have been very tardy in sharing pictures. I hope you like it  Cheesy

Narwhals!! What is cooler? I took the basic shape of a narwhal and created a zentangle design around it. Colored in with watercolors.

Another zentangle hoop - who fancies a cuppa? This is tiny at 4 inches, colored in with watercolors again.

And another! This was inspired by a beautiful piece of jewelry with a nautilus as the focal point. It was colored in with watercolors. Only one pic before I sent it off to its new home  Undecided

Ok onto other stuff, I dug out a ton of buttons and fun with this one. My initial inspiration was sort of a Marie Antoinette hairdo, but with all the crazy color and stuff it makes me think of ridiculously large Carmen Miranda headgear. Oooooh, next hoop I need to pick up a bunch of fruit buttons!!!

Sweet story to this hoop: This is what remains of my childhood Christmas stocking. My grandmother made a stocking for everyone in the family out of felt and when my parents gave mine to me when I moved I couldn't throw it away. But it had some really unfortunate stains on it, acquired who knows when; I knew I was never going to actually use it again. Cue the bright thought to salvage the most important part which is the little felt design - it's me and my Grandmother's dog Deja (she was more of a family dog since my family was at my grandmother's house a lot). I mounted the felt bit on a piece of complimentary cloth, and now it hangs on my wall, no longer hidden away in a dusty box.

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And this is naughty  Wink

I think to finish this post I'll quote the grandmaster Sir Mix-a-Lot  Grin

Thanks for checking out my stuff! If you made it all the way to the end  Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 07:23:21 PM »

Love them all!  Can't decide on a fav, but have to say I love what you did with your old stocking Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012 07:27:38 PM »

Great looking hoops!  I, too, can't decide on a favorite - the buttons looks so fun, I love the keepsake factor of the stocking hoop - won't bore you with a comment on each  Cheesy

One question - what's zentangle?

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012 07:32:46 PM »

One question - what's zentangle?

A zentangle is typically a design that is broken up into smaller shapes that have patterns drawn into them. Mostly you see them in paper medium, they've been really popular on this site on ATCs.

« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012 07:35:45 PM »

I love them all!   Shocked
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012 07:45:30 PM »

I wish I had patience and time enough to learn to do this! Anyways, they are all wonderful, but the narwhal is gorgeous and the Sir-Mix-A-Lot one is hilarious!

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012 08:04:12 PM »

Stunning work! I especially love the narwhal.

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012 09:09:40 PM »

!!!! Yeah!!!! Baby got back!!!!

I have a favourite! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012 09:45:19 PM »

These are fantastic!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012 12:48:18 AM »

these look awesome! e
specially the narwharl and the cuppa tea Smiley
love the contrast of the black against the water colour Grin

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