Archive for October 29, 2005
In honor of Halloween … a Zetti deco page.
Remember those doll blanks I made a couple of weeks ago? They aren’t blank anymore …
One of the gals in the Embellished Circus suggested that I make pendants to put inside the boxes I embellished yesterday. So I did!
Been working on some presents the last couple of days. Saw a neat project on an episode of the Carol Duval show so I took the basic idea and ran with it. I’ve made four of these little treasure boxes .. but only took pictures of three since two are the same.
I’m supposed to have lunch tomorrow with a few of my old girlfriends – we’ve known each other for about 17 years but we rarely get together. We all were in the dance troupe together and I just thought it would be nice to make them little presents. Although they seem strange at first glance there’s a story behind why I did what I did for each of them.
Got done with everything Paris today! The final thing I had to do was to make two decos, one for me, one for my swap partner. Although they both get mailed to my swap partner, she’ll work in mine before she mails them both out. I made them pretty small – about 4 1/2″ by 2 1/2″. Here they are:
I’ve decided I really need to cut back on all the mail art I’ve been doing. I seem to be making things I need to make to meet commitments but not things I want to make. I like making these things but I’m hearing the call of the dolls. So I’m going to concentrate on finishing up everything for this month in this next week. Today I made two paper Artist Trading Cards that had no theme for one of my swap partners. I got this image in the mail today from Penny and I liked it so much I used it right away.
I used a paint color sample that I picked up at Home Depot the other day for the background. They are big enough that you can cut a whole background out of it without getting any of the writing on it.
Finished up a present for my best friend today. For about 8 years we were in a dance group that performed for tourists, for local events, and we even got to travel to perform. It was a lot of fun and a huge part of our lives. We haven’t danced for about 10 years now but we have fond memories. She recently sent me a photo of us in costume – our can-can costume. So I thought I’d use the photo to make a wall hanging for her.
Seems like I have a lot of projects this month that have a Parisian theme. I have two decos yet to make, worked in another Parisian deco, and I just finished up my Paris ATCs. This is my 2nd Paris ATC. It’s simple but effective. I think a good background is key to a decent ATC. I’ve tried different techniques but I keep coming back to direct-to-paper with the stamping pads. On this one I glued on crumpled up white tissue paper then sponged on three different color inks then added some colored gauze fabric. The rest is obvious. I like it – too bad I couldn’t keep it,LOL.
My daughter is staying with me now that she’s out of the hospital and that has actually given me time to do some projects. Today I got inspired by some papers and images that I received from Heather yesterday. In the package she sent me were two Paris decos – one for me and one for her. You don’t work in your own deco but you do in your partners. So this is what I did in hers.