Sunday, August 28, 2011

ArtDolls and ATCs

Life is wonderful... but you all know that!!! My world is surrounded by art ... at work and at home. What more could I ask (apart from more time so I can get more creations finished!!).

Here is my latest creation. She's an ArtDoll for a swap at an online world of creativity, Born2Create. I've named her 'Piper the Happy Hippy'. So named because of what she's made from... pipe cleaners! 

The pipe cleaner bones are covered with calico strips and matt modpodge, that great glue that sticks just about anything! Her hair is made from fake ostrich feathers (wool) and her face is painted with copic markers.The necklace is acrylic crystal beads threaded on blue wire... I love the coloured wires we can get these days. Not just gold, silver or clear anymore! 

She has a sunflower in her hair which, when down, is nearly down to her knees and wears groovy hippy style cotton print clothes - trimmed with zigzag scissors (can't remember their correct name!) and handstitched. 

So that's Piper, all finished and packed into an envelope, ready for her trip to WA... where hopefully, she'll be well received!


Still crazy about ATCs (Art Trading Cards). They are such wonderful little artworks that just get the creative side of the brain working really well. I found a box of them at work and when I've a spare moment, they'll be added around this wooden frame we have on a wall in the shop (Country Bumpkin). So many amazing creations... all embroidered by hand. Such inspiration!!! 

I swap my ATCs both locally and online. In the past few months we'd had themes from 'Friendship' through to 'Way Out West'. Mostly I create my ATCs with papers, fabrics, inks, glimmermist (and other paints), scissors, punches, pipe cleaners, bling and beads, plus a few (!) other things. 

Crochet has also been entering the creative space these days... must be all the cold weather! Scarves, gloves and flowers have been created... 

I'm just having so much fun!!! Hope you are too... Happy creating everyone :D

Friendship, swaps with Born2Create
Coffee, Tea and Meeee, swaps with Born2Create
Blue, swaps with the locals
DSP - Polkadots and Stripes, swaps with Born2Create
Oriental, swaps with the locals
Baby Girl, swaps with Born2Create
Twinchie Swap with Kerri from B2C

The Beach, swaps with the locals