Friday, December 23, 2016

CDTA Bus Pass Crafts



What can you make with CDTA bus passes? I have a lady who donates her clean CDTA bus pass swiper to me throughout the year. I use them for craft projects with the East Greenbush Girl Scouts during the summer time. I got inspired by one of the CDTA drivers to get more creative with the bus passes. I decided to make a bunch of ornaments and other craft projects that you can see below. I still have ideas roaming around in my head of possible ways to be creative with the bus passes. Stay tuned to see my future inspiration. 

 This what the front and back of the bus passes look like above.
 Above picture: Miniature wreath made from CDTA bus passes that you can wear 
since there is a pin on the back.

 Above picture: Wreath is made from CDTA bus passes, with quilling to decorate it with  bells, candle, green flower and other greenery and a red bow.

The above picture: Lotus flower made from CDTA bus passes. The passes where very slippery and this was the most frustrating project that I wanted to give up on and throw away. But it finally worked for me.

 The picture above and below are flowers made from bus passes with stems that are skewers. Each level of the flower is the reversed color of the last color that was last used and they are three levels with a puffy center.


 The above picture: I created this vase by folding the book pages of a book, there are three blue and three white CDTA bus pass roses on top of the vase. The bow was created from bow punch from a stampin up punch tool. 

 The above picture is a wreath ornament made from CDTA bus passes along with the bow, the candle sticks are also made from CDTA bus passes, the rest of the decorative pieces of the flowers and greenery are made from quilling paper.  

 The above picture: is a mini wreath with a bow made from bus passes and quilling paper created the flower, greenery and candle.

 The above picture is a wreath made with CDTA bus passes, with quilling paper added to create the decorative piece on the front of the wreath with three purple candles, three pink flowers, and some greenery. 

The above picture: The wreath is made with green copy paper, and quilling paper for the decorative front of the wreath. The red bow is made from a red CDTA bus pass. 

Zentangles Fall through Winter 2016

 These are zentangles I created between October to December 2016. Some came from inspiration from the web, others I learned new skills while taking Zentangle gems class, and just from my head in random play. Some may not be done so I may add shadows or add to some of them.  I used colored pencils and micron pens to create these designs.



















Monday, October 3, 2016

Avon Folded Book Page Vase

A co-worker at work was retiring this week. Last minute I picked up the Avon catalog I laying on the floor of my apartment and started folding the pages into a vase at 6:30am and on the bus to work, and finished it off waiting for work to open the doors. The hour it took me to create the magazine vase. I added the blue and gold flowers I had from a previous project already made and glued them to the vase. The happy new owner loves it. September 28, 2016





Sunday, September 11, 2016

Quilled guitar

I finally stopped procrastinating and followed through with a clients project she asked me to do a month ago. I used quilling paper to create a guitar. It is a 8 by 10 frame and fits the frame. It took 4 hours to create. Created 9/4/16

The second image is is what inspired me to create the guitar with the tulips. It is not my design it is a vector I found on the web.  I liked it and it helped motivate me to create.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Folded Book Page Vases

Folded book page vase with flower on top. Video found on you tube on how to learn to create the folded book page vase https://youtu.be/8XktDZMlw3M?list=PLpl6JTT8DcSIL0jwSnRmsbNXy1JIbx0Eq
Created by me August 2016 

 
 Folded book page vase with flower on top. Video found on you tube on how to learn to create the folded book page vase https://youtu.be/8XktDZMlw3M?list=PLpl6JTT8DcSIL0jwSnRmsbNXy1JIbx0Eq
Created by me August 2016 



I made about 13 reindeer newspaper woven ornaments. I decided to add antlers this time. The paper I used to create them came from the shipping boxes that gets delivered to work. I followed a video on you tube to learn to create the reindeer. The video is in another language but I silence the video and watch it and created a few deer until I remembered how to do it without the video. The video calls them goats but I turned mine into deer. I used nail polish for the nose and the eyes I used black ciate jewel pedicure for the eyes of the reindeer. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/lPrQCkRGQxY

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Miniature 3d Cupcakes

3D Miniature paper cupcakes created by me. I created these for and during a class I taught on July 11, 2016 with the meetup group I lead. I used corrugated and regular quilling paper to create the cupcakes.

 

 Purple Miniature paper cupcake I used quilling paper, corrugated paper and rolled up quilling paper to make sprinkles to embellish the cupcake. The cupcake is hollow on the inside. July 2016



 Red Miniature paper cupcake created by me. I used quilling paper and the pearls to embellish the cupcake. The cupcake is hollow on the inside. July 2016



 I used quilling paper to embellish the teal blue cupcake.
The cupcake is hollow on the inside. July 2016






I used quilling paper, corrugated paper and the pearls to embellish the Valentine cupcake. The cupcake is hollow on the inside. July 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My Creations: Folded Book Page Vase and Angels

My recent creations of folded book page angels. Took several hours (like over 5) to create them. I saw a tutorial online on you tube. Here is the you tube video I followed https://youtu.be/aOBX4wM05cM.  I followed the video then added my own touch to the angels. Made with quilling paper for hair, manila file folder paper strips make the neck and face, lace for neck and bottom of dress. Each angel will cost $48 to the lucky person who buys her. The angels will be at the local craft shows with me if you want to see them up close until they are sold. Created June 2016






The folded book page vase is what I made my mother for mothers day. I created the three center roses on the top, the mini roses around those roses came from the craft store. I used a paper back book that you can fit in your jacket pocket. The vase layout of the folding pages I followed a you tube video. Simple to follow. My mother loved it. April 2016