Saturday, November 26, 2011

ATC swap

Oooops! Christmas cushions gotta wait! 

One of my gals could not make the ATC swap we had committed ourselves to. I decided to stand in for her so I made another set of 4 ATCs.

This one is based on the letter B.  For the design, I have used orphaned buttons, faux flower buds and butterfly cut-outs. If I had more time, I would have splatter on some brown beads. As it is, this will suffice :-)

Off you go then, my beauties, one to each home :-)
Well thanks for dropping by again. Have a good weekend everyone.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas cushions

Remember these

I have decided to make them into cushion covers for Christmas. This is my first one.

Not a bad idea, right? I hope to come back with more in my next post. So till then, have a great weekend.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Owl key pouch

One of those projects I made some time back but never got to post. Cute little thing, ain't she? She's a keeper of keys :-) I was inspired to make one when I saw it on someone's blog. As usual, I forgot to note down the blog... sigh... anyway, whoever the creator is, thanks a zillion  :-)
There was no tutorial so I just experimented. It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted - too stiff. So, the next time (if there's a next time! lol!) I'll skip the interfacing. I just might try another, but in some other shape. Some time ago, I actually saw someone using one in the shape of Sun Bonnet Sue and thought it really cool. Maybe I should try that? 

Once again, thanks for dropping by ;-)

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

ATCs, anyone?

The first time I heard about ATCs was when I asked a friend what she had been doing on the crafting scene lately and her reply was that she had been fiddling with ATCs. She then took the trouble to explain and sent me some pictures and links.

That’s how I learnt that ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are basically just miniature works of art. These 2 ½ inches X 3 ½ inches (the measurements are mandatory) cards can be created in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. Finally, these cards are to be traded or exchanged and NOT sold.

All this being new, I was naturally piqued and pestered my friend to organize a swap...which she did. I didn't mind doing a bit of publicity and pressuring persuading my friends to join :-) After all, the theme suggested (Alphabets) was so general and the technique was like… anything goes! Hah!!! Easier said than done :-( because finally only 4 of us took up the challenge!!!
Still, I was not discouraged and I've actually finished my part of the bargain :-) Here, enjoy…

 Thanks for dropping by again.

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