Thursday, June 25, 2009

Get Some Free Paint

This link was on my Facebook from Craftster, I think, and I was tickled...not pink but Candy Apple Red, the free paint I'm getting!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Swap Birthday Cards

These are some birthday cards I made for a swap. I used card stock/envelopes from a birthday present last year for some, and 2 ply printer paper and cardstock for others.

The glittery party hat here came from a gift bag Landa gave me; it's like a snow globe inside.

The candle graphic is from a free Avery Dennison program.

The silver paper here is from food

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Birthday Cards From Almost Nothing

Birthday cake in Carnival colors.

Candle exclamation mark with some stenciling. I used the background piece from a set of punch-out cardboard shapes someone sent me for the stencil.

There was a cat person in the swap who was also into witchy things, so I did this one for her.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Altered Baby ATCs

The swap was Altered Baby ATCs. First I had to hunt for baby images, that was the easy part. After many fits and starts, I got here. Above, not much altered in the baby image, but too cute to pass up. The letters S M I L E are my secret craft staple. (Ask me if you want to know what they are, or comment if you think you already know.) The baby makes me laugh every time. Below is an image I found in a mag, the baby was pretty much diva-ed out already, I just enhanced with silver pen. I re-used the base from an ATC I deconstructed and put to separate uses. I hope no one I know takes their baby to a photographer who would do this to a helpless infant.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What's Black And White And Red All Over?

My Fairy CraftMother Landa gave me a giant roll of laminating plastic that was in the trash at her job. I tried laminating things with an iron, and it works perfectly if one is careful. I laminated once with the steam accidently on, and it made a pretty cool effect with moisture bubbles trapped between the two layers. So far, I've laminated a feather, a shake-n-bake box and magazine covers.

This butterfly I made from lamination samples and nail polish.  I really like the enamel effect you can get from dollar store nail polish. It's a little extra I included in a  swap recently. The underside is painted bronze and yellow, I think. Forgot to snap the other side, oops. I just cut some slits in the body of the butterfly for the wings and antennae, which have tabs corresponding to the slits. I found a paint pen at Office Depot for a buck, and I love that thing. Used it to draw around the edge of each antenna. This was fun to make, I'm thinking I'll laminate some sheer fabric to make more. 

Next time I'll show my dollar store glasses transformed with dollar store nail polish...if you eat all your broccoli, that is.