This is a series of 4 ATCs I made to celebrate the upcoming winter season. I love the contrast between the red, black, grey and white and the black and white winter photos. I sprinkled them here and there with ultra-fine crystal glitter but its hard to see in the photos! They are available on Ebay: Snow Baby Card, Boys Playing in the Snow, Boy and Collie, Snowy Village.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Her name is Ruby and this little Christmas fairy is perched on a super thick cream colored snowflake with her tiny leg dangling over the edge with her blue Mary Janes on. She is a copy of a vintage photo that has been backed by chipboard and then book text, hand colored and embellished with white paint trim and a polka-dot hat. Her wings are semi-transparent leaves with silver glitter. The snowflake is attached to a light blue mini clip. The snowflake is embellished with red & silver sequins and a silver snowflake sequin. She would be adorable clipped to a tree, package or bag! This ornament measures 3.5 inches tall and 2.25 inches wide.
I just posted her on Ebay! Starting price is $2.99!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Nanook of the North
Christmas Party Girl
1. Where has all the originality gone? It seems the formula to the crafts at craft shows anymore is this: buy fabric snowmen from the dollar store or local craft store, glue to a wooden painted base beside a small artificial tree with lights and splatter the whole thing with white paint to make snow! There had to be about 15 tables with these kind of items. It's the same tired old stuff!
2. No Christmas ornaments were to be found other than the crudely painted Steelers and Browns ornaments! What happened to ornaments at craft shows???? And I'm not talking about the $45 a piece ornaments, I'm talking about the $5 to $10 ornaments that really showcase a little detail and imagination. You know, the ones you really want hanging on your tree or to give away as a gift.
So my craft show trip was a bust this morning but as I was driving home I was thinking, "thank God for the online network of artist and crafters I have discovered because they have imagination, originality and creativity"! Reading some of their blogs and seeing their work is just like a tall glass of ice cold water to a very thirsty woman! In closing, I'd just like to post a heartfelt "thank you" to all of my talented cyber friends who leave comments on my blog and feel that it's my privilege to visit their blogs as well!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This is "Zoots". His passion is selling vintage Christmas ornaments and he has what some might say, is an unnatural love for tinsel. Zoots is compised of 1/4 inch baltic birch wood, painted light ivory with a hand painted face and then embellished with text, decorative papers, rubber stamps and cutouts. Everything is then sprinkled with ultra-fine glitter! (which is difficult to see in the photos!) He is 7 inches tall from the tip of his hat to the end of his body and 4 inches wide at the bottom.
Then plant each clove, pointy side up about 2 inches deep (that's my Gary doing that). Now sit back and wait until July to harvest it!
Happy Sunday! I hope you are doing something you love to do today!
Friday, October 19, 2007
How about this little dude? I've named him "Ansel". Doesn't he just look like an Ansel? This ornament reminds me of the happy hours that my cousin George and I spent flying down the pasture hill on our sleds when we were young. My Dad would always tell us "watch out for the mean bull!!!"......but I digress, that's a whole other story for a whole other time.
This is a copy of a photo from sometime in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Just look at that bulky snowsuit. He looks like a little blue Stay-Puff Marshmallow boy! Remember wearing one of those one piece snowsuit and waddling around like a penguin?!?!? I hand colored the photo, backed it with chipboard, added cardstock shoes and glued him on a little wooden sled which I painted blue with red polkadots and glued decorative paper to the top of the sled. I will tie a red ribbon on the top of the sled to hang it on a tree. The snowflakes are cut out of paper and dusted with ultra-fine glitter. Just another addition to the Fresh Vintage Ornament Collection.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Look for the Honey Girl Studio Circle Signature on the back......
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I painted this chair this weekend. It's so stinkin' heavy for a little chair! It came from an old elementary school. I think the reason there were no hyperactive kids in the 1950s was because of these kind of chairs...........they were so heavy that it wore the kids out pushing them in and out from the desk and they didn't have any energy left to be hyper!