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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feeling Fall....

The leaves are starting to turn, the nights are getting very cool and thought are turning to autumn decor and Halloween decorations!  Yeah Halloween decorations!.......did I mention Halloween decorations?
I made this "Boo Bannner" with vintage reproductions of postcards and copies of vintage pictures.  It's made of chipboard and embellished with black glittery letters, decorative papers, ribbon, silk flowers and leaves and brads.  I like the vintagy feel with the splashes of color.

This shot of the "Boo" banner is small b/c I had to shoot it so far away.  Each pennant is 8 inches long and  6 inches wide at the top so it stretches out about pretty far.

                                                  Mantel decorating...................

I found these 3 little guys posing on the mantel......

Well, actually I made all of them.  Their heads have been sculpted from paper clay.  The bodies painted with acrylics.

I just finished making this crow..... I call him "Frank".  He sings jazz and loves to read Poe (hence the framed picture of Edgar Allen Poe he's clutching).

How about these "boo blocks?!?!?  I made them from repurposed blocks which I bought at TJ Maxx (they spelled out "Cherish" so I have 4 more to play with) for a steal.  I painted them black and cut black and cream scrapbooking papers for the sides and glued them on.  The fronts are Photoshopped with elements from my own collection as well as elements from Tumble Fish Studio's Odd Magic kit.  Lastly, I sprayed the the entire block with matt clear  spray.

Have you been decorating for fall?  How about Halloween?  :-)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hello friends! Don't you just love sunny Sundays in September!  This is my favorite kind of weather and I'm getting into that autumn mood.  I've created a few new "leafy" necklace which you can find over at Honey Girl Studio Jewelry.

 The leaves are made of leather and embellished with autumn magic (also known as paint!)

Have you heard the crows talking to each other either early in the morning or in the late afternoon?  These guys really do have their own form of communication.......a loud....geeeezzzzch!  This pendant was inspired by the talking crows in my back yard.  I bet you've never seen one wearing a top hat and spats though.  It kind of has a steampunky feel to it with the gun metal chain and the metal cog.  It's also over at Honey Girl Studio Jewelry.

Speaking of crows, here is a sneak-peek of a new paperclay crow I'm working on.....oh, and he will also be wearing a top hat and spats!
  Hey, have a great week and stop back again soon!  :-) Melissa