Saturday, March 26, 2011

This and That

This is what I've been up to this week;  a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  I know, not much of a description, but this post really does fall under the category of miscellaneous.

First of all, when I did the tag with the sewing theme, I made a few extra backgrounds and came up with this variation:


The dress form is part of Tim's new set called Haberdashery, and I stamped it on some old text.  I gave "her" a scarf made of a ribbon and an old ribbon slide I had in my stash, and thought that made her look so dashing, I added the word style with my dymo label maker.

A while back, my friend Pam sent me a little charm she'd made for a swap at last year's Art and Soul in Portland.  I fell in love with the mini bottle cap she used, tracked it down and bought a bunch.  I finally got around to using some and made these pins (I put tie tack findings on the backs):


Last, but not least, the newest challenge at EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group) called for using a scallop frame and a small grungepaper flower.




The background on the coaster photographed waaaaay dark.  It's actually some peeled paint and wild honey distress stains covered with rock candy distress crackle paint.  The chipboard frame was painted white then covered with broken china distress stain (I'm loving experimenting with this new product, as if you can't tell), and then stamped with one of Wendy's background stamps using olive archival ink.  The sentiment if from Wendy's Homemade Art set, as is the roof you see above the frame.

The grungepaper flower is from Funky Flower Art, and layered over it is the same stamp, this time on clearly for art modeling film.  The cool flower in the center is a new one from Prima.  I'll add a little chain to the top for easy hanging.

If I seem to disappear for a while, I have to report for jury duty on Monday, and who knows how that will go.


14 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

That is a great tag....love it. The coaster is great too. And, of course, I love the bottle caps......really nice. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Loving the bottle cap thingys you did......what size are they?
And your coaster you did is cool....loving these challenges!!

Candy C said...

YOU have been busy! Love your dress form tag and the earrings! Your Wendy Vecchi coaster thing is wonderful, too! I want to PLAY! I've been busy trying to reorganize my studio...it's a mess! <3 Candy

Vic said...

Great work! I love those little bottle caps.

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Love your projects. They really turned out beautifully. I am in love with the little pins, so adorable. I don't suppose you remember where you go the mini bottle caps? LOL! Have fun at Jury Duty!!

Elaine Allen

Nancy said...

Great creations, as always!!

Jury duty, huh? Good luck!

Alicia said...

Wow Eileen, You surely have been busy and your Art is amazing as usual! *Hugs*

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

You've been a busy bee! I love each one of your projects. Your beading is fabulous!

Marjie K said...

Wow you've been busy! Love the variety especially the flower art on your EWV piece. Good luck tomorrow.

Lori said...

All great pieces! Love those little pins, those bottlecaps are too cute! And your EWV project rocks, of course! Love that flower, thanks so much for participating!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What AWESOME creations Eileen!! Love each of them!!!

Patzee said...

What a neat trio of creations! Love the mini bottle caps. Did they come from mini bottles? The coaster would make a delightful housewarming gift. Keep your eyes peeled at the courthouse. I'm looking forward to how it will inspire your work.

teri said...

Cute bottle cap jewelry!! May your jury duty be short and uneventful.

Elena said...

Somehow the idea of you on a jury just cracks me up!!! Oh what I would do to have you on one of MY juries!!! LOL!!!

I LOVE the pins! You know I have to have some of those mini bottle caps don't you?