Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fiendish HELLoween PAT swap

So, I joined another Pick-A-Theme (PAT) swap over at ATCs for All!  This one is called Fiendish HELLoween.  I'm not sure if these are "Fiendish", but I worked really hard on them. 

I was able to use my new Sakura Glaze pens on two of them and I love these pens.  They are so much fun and once they dry the texture is so cool.

locatray - black cat
Shawnicaitlin - cats in hats
pixiecorpse - crows
mrubyjean - witch

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Design-a-Dog Bone" Open Media Swap

So, this was an interesting swap.  This was a open media swap with the end result being a 6" or 8" dog bone.  I haven't had a dog of my own since I was a teenager and someone stole that one.  We did own a dog in Colorado, but it ended up being "psycho" and we had to give it back to the original owner.

These were fun to make and I broke out my Gloss Mod Podge to create the background out of some random paper I had lying around.  Then I cut each dog bone out and added doggie stickers.  I outlined each item and added swirls and dots with my white gel pen and metallic gel pens.

I took my awl and punched holes around each dog bone after I glued another piece of cardstock to the back of each bone.  Once all the bones had holes I took embroidery floss and "stitched" around each bone.  They might look simple, but in reality it took me like two days to make these.  I'm happy with how they turned out and am possibly going to make some for myself.

I'm also thinking about hosting a swap for Cat Paws!

Dragonflies and Butterflies Swap

Collage/Mixed media only!


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