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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Left of Center Challenges

It's Challenge # 138
themed (Animals)
We all have so many animals stamps!!!
  We over at 


can not wait to see them!!!
Come join in the fun !

My example this week is a stamps from 

Owl be-m eating you
AKA "Morty"

Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Day For Daisies Challenge # 151

Hello and Happy Day!

Today I am going to join in the fun over at 
 with this little ensemble I have titled

"Fairy Parade"

I used the little fairies to make this 
8" long 6 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide diorama
The wings are layered with acetate and the wee little flowers and grass are all individually made.
I hope you love my little band as much as I do and did making them.



Thank you for visiting") 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

LEFT OF CENTER CHALLENGES!!!

Hello and Welcome
to another 

challenge # 136 has a monochrome theme and sponsored by 


Today my example is in the browns using the 
Gina Medusa image

 Come play with us!
Here in the south we have lots of snakes.....lots and lots..."copperheads were my inspiration"
Particularly the ones that seem to be right in front of my house...or in the pool skimmer basket, OH Wait!,  That was a  pygmy rattler!...so hard to keep um all straight!?!?!
I love the south "(

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wicked Wednesday ATC CHALLENGE

Today I am joining in the fun over at 

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenges
and what says quirky more than giving the gift of sight....LITERALLY!!! 

I colored this little stamp with copics and embellished stitches on the stamp and the surround with real needle and thread, added some bows, riveted patch and glooby eyes and BAM! You have some fun all in a nice neat ATC package! 


Putting a little something out there 
follow link for stamps
by Oddball art!!!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Left of Center


This week our challenge is being sponsored by

my image here is the beautiful 


Our theme for the challenge this week is 
"stenciling"

My example is watercolored. This company has so many images that I truly hope to be able to paint or color adding to my Morgans Art World collection of masterpieces") 

Using "old style" carbon paper I transferred the image along with some extra leaves n such onto watercolor (cold press) paper. The stenciling is Memento Luxe "wedding dress" on Black cardstock and accented with Bazzill orange. 



Come Join US!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Left Of Center Challenges


Sponsored by the arty fun stylings of 


The theme this week is 
"Distressing"

So in that spirit I used a set of  watermark stamps from Bo Bunny and distressing ink (vintage Photo). Co'ordinations paper out of my stash, DCWV corrugated paper and most importantly...Copics on the E80 series to give her that USO uniform vibe. 

I love this image..sorta I Love Lucy/Vintage named,

follow link to buy

Come join in our fun!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Left of Center Challenges

Left of Center Challenge
join us here

this week over at the LOCC we are being sponsored by the wonderful


My little inspiration piece is made from the 


Enjoy!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blue Moon Beads !!!

What a SURPRISE!!!

I found in my mailbox this fun and whimsical necklace made from one of the amazing lines over at


What a cutie! The little spool and scissors are right up my crafty alley and the 
phrase pendant says it all.

"Runs with Scissors"


Thank you 
Megan Lloyd for always sharing your touches of crafty sunshine")





  
What a fun blessing! 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Left of Center Challenges # 125

Good Morning!!!

Today over at 

Is our newest challenge themed, "torn edges"

Sponsored by none other than the great 



My example that I got to color for you today is the 


Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ho'mage To Raggedy Ann

Today is a continuation of my dolly shoe article over on

3/15/16

But Now I get to show you who is wearing the shoes!!!
She stands a total of 9 1/2" tall 
It is none other than 

Raggedy Ann
for more pictures of my baby in all her dress please visit this link?












Her hair is made of Makins Clay through the Makins Clay extruder and curled, crimped, cut, then glued using Super glue gel.
I used an entire 120g. package of the Peach Makins clay for her body. 

She is folksy and fun!


Dolly Shoes

Good Morning and welcome to another fun project sponsored by 



I love dolls ")

Dolly Shoes are the idea behind the madness today! 
Fun and versatility in size, shape, color and texture.
What can you do with this pattern in clay?



Please know that there are thousands of version of this shoe reaching back as far as the early 1300's. It is a standard pattern that you may use and manipulate as you please. 
Visit the above link to see how these shoes were created and get some fun texture tips as well. 



Tomorrow come and back and see who is wearing these dollie shoes.

Have a fun and Makins Clay Day!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Left Of Center Challenge #121

Welcome to another one of our 

 #121
The theme this week is Faux or Real Stitching

Sponsored by 


I have an examples for each company and hope you can join in the fun with us ")


Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Left of Center Challenges

Left of Center Challenges # 119

Sponsored by 
Themed 
All about the Bling!

I had so much fun with this one...
Using/Left of center bling and lots of Copic inks.

Often when coloring it is easy to lose sight of exactly how much coloring has been implemented. My favorite part is mixing colors that don't usually fit within the monochromatic chart, here on her skin I used W2Copic and again Chalk or Charcoal pencil, both are a lot of shadowing help.  Thank you for visiting today and I hope you come joins us in the challenge fun!
 As usual if you click on the pics it will zoom them in closer for your inspection")


Monday, February 15, 2016

Green Reptilian Chandelier Earrings

Hello and Welcome!!!

Today I am so happy to share one of my favorite projects with you made with the wonderful and fabulous.... 


All the bells and whistles (instructions)are at the above link .


Also, This reptilian skin technique has been around for years, I went searching for a video that would show you easily how and the below link is my diverse  favorite. 

I hope you have a great time getting comfortable in your skin!



Friday, February 12, 2016

Left of Center Challenges #117

Left of Center Challenge 

is having a 

sponsored by

Here is my example using copics and chalk pencil. The little blings are courtesy of  DCWV

Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PLUM REPTILIAN CLUTCH

Whats todays inspiration??
PLUM REPTILIAN CLUTCH
Why none other than a purse made of clay! 

I made this purse using the paper purse pattern that's literally everywhere on the net..The animal skin clay pocket was in fact the funnest (is that a word?) You never know these days how the dictionary seems to change with the more slang that gets spoken. Makins clay was used for 98% of the purses construction as the bottom feet are in fact some metal purse feet found at Joanns. 
Plum Clutch by Amanda Phillips©08/06/15
I hope you feel inspired!



                                                                 And yes...it is usable!
                                 With a good spray sealer your purse closet can go any way you want! ")

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blue Suede Flower Necklace


This is my 
Blue Suede Flower Necklace

using
MAKINS CLAY 


 Using ©Makins Clay Deluxe Extruder set with Disc# 5 and #3. I made these large cords I love Makins for this ..it is so flexible after it cures. Perfect for any piece you need to move with you.




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rag Quilt Winter

Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share with you what I have been doing while I have been sick. Like most of us right now huh??? Crazy winter so far and dangerous for some! "Sending Prayers and Blessing for all of you. 

Now as you know I am seriously dead sick if I am not making something. Laying on the couch makes me feel frustrated and like I have wasted good crafting time. 
Early this winter Joann's had a 70% OFF of their flannel fabric line. Can you believe the pricing? Well anywho, as a girl that can not pass up a sale. I bought a TON!!! Enough to make 1 LG. child mermaid tail Blankie/Cozy and count em with me people, 4 Queen sized rag quilts!!! That is A LOT of cutting sewing and above all clipping!
Now I made 3 and all those along with the mermaid tail went out as gifts for christmas...So finally, and because if I didn't do it now, it would set wishing I would pay attention to it in some corner some where...I made mine and my hubbies. It turned out great! 
We love it and here is the best part.While I set/ lay on the couch clipping ,sneezing,snuffling and all around whining about my fever, hubby set at the other end of the couch and clipped with me ") 
The man is a saint!
So not all is lost and the blankie is wonderfully warm!


and just because she is so cute!

Christmas Morning 2015

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pannier #3

Welcome
This is my 
PANNIER#3
©AmandaPhillips10/15/15 

Today I am so excited to share with you my creation made with 

Makins Clay
 and a full assortment of bobbles, gadgets and assorted bows")
I had so much fun with this! It measures around 13" high and 10 " wide.
When I was a young girl my Grandmother dressed bisque and porcelain dolls from all over the world. I might have mentioned this before. The one time I saw her make a miniature pannier (cage skirt) I was hooked! I loved the meticulous work that it took to gather all the little pieces together into a coherent wearable garment. I tried to gather this memory in my piece today.
I hope you enjoy!





I wish you luck in your art world. and do hope you enjoy the inspiration.