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Wow, I can’t believe that I have neglected my poor blog for so long.  My only excuse is that winter almost did me in and also going through med changes.

This is a short post. I just want to let everyone know that if you are interested in seeing what I’ve been up to you can find pics here on my Flickr page.

I won’t make any promises of posting more, but I am planning to try.:-)

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B

It’s been a while since my last post, but I haven’t been idle.  I’ve made some cards and a couple of art dolls.  I don’t have pics of everything I’ve made due to a laptop crash.

Starting off with the cards I’ve made. Click on the pics for larger images.

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Birthday card made using Penny Black Stamp, Gelatos and Markers.

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Birthday card made with MME Honey Cake paper, lace, dyed seam binding and a butterfly made with stamped image on Shrinky Dink.

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Birthday card made with DCWV Latte stack and my original drawn image.

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Birthday card. Solid color cardstock, my original drawing and Dazzles Celtic  border.

 

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Card made for Shabby Chic Challenge – Kaisercraft Needle and Thread stack, lace and ribbon.

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No Patterned paper challenge – All Night Media Thistle Emblem stamp, seam binding and solid colored cardstock.

 

Now for the two art dolls I’ve made.

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Tuwa – Hopi Indian word for earth.  Cardstock, copper wire, copper feather charms, corrugate, dyed chainette fringe, various fibers, copper chain, washi tape, Delight airdry paper clay, art doll faces mold, Prima resist canvas bird.

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Tuwa – Detail pic

 

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Wachiwi – Sioux Indian name meaning Dancing Girl.  Birds dance in the air and this lady has lots of movement.  Materials used – Chipboard, corrugate, marbled fabric, silver tuille, Delight air dry paper clay, art dolls face mold, mulberry paper, organdy (solid, metallic print) and bronze lame’, fabric beads, various beads, bronze chain, copper feathers, copper wire, various fibers, pheasant feathers and dyed feathers.

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Wachiwi – detail face. Not sure it shows well, but I sculpted a bird head on her forehead.

Will end this post with the obligatory pet photos. lol

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Ginger and Toby watching Cat TV. Bunny doesn’t know how lucky it is.:-)

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Grandkitty Whiskey guarding or holding down, my suitcase.

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Better pic of Miss Whiskey.

 

Thanks for dropping by,

Carol B.

ABC Owl and Letraset giveaway. Art and Sole.

Keep forgetting to take pics of finished projects. Finally remembered for these two.

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ATC made for TWAR Retreat in Austin

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Just because cards made from my new Sizzix stamps & die set.

Hopefully I’ll be back again soon.

Thanks, Carol B.

 

A long overdue post

Hi everyone! Without going into a lot of boring detail, I’ve been really tired and swamped with other projects, that’s why I haven’t blogged lately.  To make up for it this post will be image heavy with projects of both mine and some friends.

To start off, The Skrappy Ladies had their fall canyon retreat in October and a wonderful time was had by all.  The challenge this time was to make a project using the selvedges of fabric.  All the entries were really great.

The first entry is Carol J’s, I think. lol it’s been a while.

Carol J selvedge

The next picture is of two entries.  The lamp is by Jean and the zippered pouch is by Melissa.

Jean's lamp Melissa's pouch

Jan covered a can for her entry.  Which we used to hold the votes for winning project.

Jan's entry

The winning entry was from Cindy S. with her appliqued selvedge pillow.

Cindy's entry

As always, click on the images for a larger view.

There were a couple of finished quilts to show and a pic of one in progress.  First up is a quilt by Jean.

Jean's quilt

Followed by a first quilt by Cindy, the daughter of long time Skrappy Lady, Sharron.

Cindy's first quilt

Next up is the in progress vertical quilt of Cindy S.

Cindy in progress quilt

You may be wondering what I did all weekend. Well I made some felted fabrics with my felting machine, and started work on a new site on the Crazy World project. No pics of Crazy World until I finish Australia.

I will leave this part of the post with a picture from the front porch area of the canyon lodge, showing the canyon wall.

Canyon wall

Just recently I finished an online course by Barb Owen.  The class was “Mining Your Muse” and along with the learning, I had a great time.

One of the first Muses that we learned about was also the latest one I’ve finished. She is “Thistle” – the artsy fartsy muse.

Thistle artsy fartsy muse

Then I combined two lessons for my Soul Muse, the face drawn on a covered button and the soft body. For the body I used the backside of one of the felted fabrics that I made at fall retreat.  She didn’t want to stick around so she is now residing with Mitzi.

Soul Muse

And last but not least.  I made a birthday card for my dear Daughter in law, Jessica.

Jess bday 2012

Now I need to get busy and send out my Postman Swap envies and make some Christmas cards.

Thanks everyone for stopping by,

Carol B.

Wistful

Had the urge to play in my journal.  Click on image for larger view.  The picture of the girl is by my favorite photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Wistful ~ Longing for something with little hope.

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B

Thread on my mind

I have done a couple of colored pencil drawings in the past week that are sewing related.  One is of a drawer with thread spools, it is my version of a watercolor image in Creating Textures in Pen & Ink with Watercolor.  The second drawing is from a photograph.

 

 

I also tried my hand at making an altered mouse trap.

Keeping it short and sweet today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Carol B

Sending Happy Mail

I have met a very lovely, generous and extremely funny lady online.  Annette had been sending out happy mail boxes to everyone and her birthday is Aug. 1.  So I made her a Thank you/Birthday gift and included a recently made tag.

The wall hanging is made using marbled prints, paper clay, paint, sequin waste, beads,sequins, buttons and shells.  As always you can click on photo for larger image.

 

The tag is made with milk carton paper for the base.  I took an empty milk carton and peeled off the thin layers of waxy plastic on both sides.  When layers are removed you end up with a paper that is like watercolor paper.  I gessoed both sides of the tag and then ran thru the BigKick with and embossing folder.  Added some paint, inks, stains, printed silk and embellishments.

In the mornings I am always joined in my craft room by the furkids.  They have a front row view of the birds playing in the flower bed, or just lounging in the floor.

Ginger and Toby

Miss Ginger

 

That’s all for now. Thanks for visiting.

Carol

 

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