Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mothers Day Bendi Card, and Paper Dog Theme Cake, May 2015

Bendi Card

I created this card for my mother for mothers day. I got the idea from internet Pinterest website. Here is the tutorial on how to make a bendi card.
I wanted to create one with a gardening theme. I went to Hobby lobby and bought the white picket fence. Some of the stickers mainly came from Ac Moore. The butterfly came from a swap I did with another craft person. The trees I cut out and made myself and the flowers on the trees were cut out from a 12 X12 scrapbooking sheet of paper. I created the circle center message and doodled that myself. I gave it the tour around the building at work to show it off to people who are fans of my work. I got a lot of wow and happy compliments and some people asked what price I would charge for it. I said I am not sure on price and not sure if I would do another one. I took my mother out to brunch and gave her the card. She laughed at it. Which surprised me. I asked her why she laughed at it. She said it is better than crying right. So I am thankful she did not cry and make things awkward. We both had a good mothers day.

Dog themed Paper Cake

This was a swap that was set up on Facebook in one of the swap groups. The swap was to decorate three size boxes (I choose 4, 5, and a 6 inch circle box) and fill them with scrapbooking supplies for the person we were assigned to swap with. I found another person who wanted to do smaller boxes and not over decorate but keep it simple and not do girly. I found out the person I was swapping with was a fan of pugs so I went with that theme. I found the best looking pug to sit on top of the cake and found it on from the art shop Peculiar Pals Petite Pets. Here is a link to the artist who created the pug.

I also put trim around the cake from a scrapbooking punch I bought online that had dog paw prints. I ran out of ribbon that went around each cake box and added another color that matched the boxes with another purple shade of ribbon. I kept it simple even though I felt the top need more then just the dog. But I gave up and kept it simple. Which is unusual for me.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fairy Altered Book, Easter Card, Paint Chip Card, Altered Spool - April 2015

Here are my craft projects I have been working on in April 2015. Some of them were quick projects and others took a lot of time.

Easter Card

I created this Easter card for my mother. I hoping for another design altogether. But time was not on my side. I had to come up with something quick. This was last minute and I was not fully enjoying how this came out. It was not very artistic but very juvenile for my artist ability and was annoyed I did not create something better. Oh well. She still liked it. I used colored pencils for the card.

Fairy Altered Book

I created this for a co-worker friend at work. She is into fairies, and butterflies. After I saw this altered fairy book ( I wanted to make something similar. I painted the cover and cut out the middle of the pages of the book. I even added a mini circle candle that runs on batteries to the top right side of the book that is hidden. When the lights are off you can see the flikering of the light from the top right corner of the book. The fairy I bought at hobby lobby and I broke its wings accidently after trying to close the book. I gave her new wings with paper mache, paint and nail polish. The background of the book is painted black then used gold or yellow nail polish then sealed it with modge podge. I added fake flowers, pine cone, stones and moss grass and frog from the store. Then I created the purple butterfly and mushroom.  This project took several days and hours to complete.

Paint Chip Birthday Card

I needed a quick card to make for my mother's birthday in April. This is where I got the idea to do the project -
Paint chips are free in walmart and hardward stores like home depot. I had a ziplock bag sitting in my craft room full of different size paint chips. I used the paint chip that are the large ones with 3 or 4 colors. I added quilling to the card, fancy trim for the different levels of the cake and scrapbooking paper to the back of the card.

Altered Spool

Swap group on facebook had an altered spool swap going on and I joined in. I created this with a reynalds wrap cardboard tube for the center and two punched out fancy circles top and bottoms for the spool. I added ribbon, pink beading, and long beads that hung down from the underneath the top of the spool. Fancy trim, many types of fabric flowers or hard flowers and beading for the stalks that sit at the top of the spool that all came from the craft store. On the bottom of the spool fancy trim and pre punched and stamped butterflies.