Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Three SASSY Ladies"

Hello all, it's time for my 2nd "Sassy Lady" design. WOW, it's been a busy few weeks for me but hopefully things are winding down so I can get back to my craft room. My inspiration for today's post came from a sales ad I recently received via e-mail from Kirkland's, a Photo Holder.

They are really quite simple to make. I started with Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay from Hobby Lobby. It looked like this before I started.

Since I had never worked with clay before I wasn't sure how to shape it. I decided to slice it into three pieces. I took 1/2 of the block and kneaded it into one large piece. I sliced the other half into two pieces and left them as they were. Polk a hole in the clay using 16 gauge aluminum wire. Bake in the oven on 130 degrees for 30 minutes.

While the clay is baking I shaped the wire. I tried several different gauges and found that I like the 16 gauge best. The wire can be found in the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby. I started the circles by wrapping the end of the wire around my finger.

Continue wrapping the wire using your fingers to slowly shape the wire into circles.

By the time I finished shaping up my 3 wires, the clay was ready to come out of the oven. After the clay cooled I inserted my wire into each clay piece.

Now to the fun part. Using the Forever Young cartridge I cut 3 different ladies out. Since I haven't mastered cutting chipboard yet, I cut 5 each and layered them to be the same thickness as chipboard. I then used scrap paper to cut the clothes, umbrella, flower and hat. After adhering everything together I added glossy accents head to toe.

Then I hot glued the Ladies to the wire statues for three very Sassy Ladies.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on this project and how you will be altering this idea to make it your own. Also, I would love for you to become a follower. Until next time, have fun creating!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baby Wreath

A young lady that I know is having her first little one. It's a girl. She is decorating her baby's room in pink, green and brown, flowers and butterflies. I went outside the norm and decided to use brown feathers instead of pink.

I made the flowers using Forever Young cartridge. I made 4 layers of the daisy and alternately used a solid color and a patterned color paper. I curled the petals using my finger.

I made the butterflies using Home Accents cartridge and embellished them with stickles.

I made the baby carriage with "It's a Girl" on it using the New Arrivals cartridge.

So that the wreath can be interchangeable I used mini cloths pins to attach the flowers and butterflies to the wreath.

I then added a bow with flowers on it and here is my gift:

I hope you all had a great weekend. Check back on the 19th and see my 2nd Sassy Lady post. I hope you leave a comment, it keeps me inspired. I love to hear what you think of my projects and how you will alter them to fit your needs.