Thursday, February 28, 2013

From This? to That! Hubbies latest car project ... and mine to match.

From This.........?
 Hubby's latest car project and my birthday gift to him to commemorate the completion of this cute little car!
 ........ To That?
Green - my hubby's favorite color.  He painted his car green and this project matches his amazing work on his great looking, fast running car.
Altered Z using Lindy's stamp gang spray over masked front and sides.  Gears from Oriental Trading Company.  Scrabble letters, key, "z" and numbers from my stash of doo-dads.

Mixed media box for the hubby... a collage of some of his favorite things.

  A cigar box -- first covered with gesso, then some crafter's workshop templates smothered in modeling paste and finally a variety of metallic paints sponged randomly over everything.  Tim Holtz embellishments along with some miscellaneous doo dads from his shop. And of course a picture of our precious grandson!
It's like a puzzle, everytime you look at it you see something different.
I call him deer, he calls me antelope :-)
Happy Birthday deer!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From this? to that! What can you make out of empty paper towel rolls?

  After school I have an amazing group of kids come to the library for craft club.  We are always trying to make fun projects with doo dads from home. One of our members inspired us to make something with cut up paper towel rolls.  The kids came up with some amazing projects.  Here's my take on the idea.
 This is a shadow/configuration box using cut up sections of the paper towel roll.  I randomly glued them together to make a place for an assorment of doo dads. This is one of those projects that could go on and on and on but I had to stop somewhere     :-)