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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oddball ATC using #103

Good Morning!!!

I have a really fun and weird ATC for you to see today using our fun images over at 


#103 is the image I used for this little cutie!
A ATC is a Artist Trading Card. Way back in my ole grandpappy or maybe a couple of great grandpappy's day, artist would make these to display technique and to share with one another.
I think in my ATC folder I will update and share some of this for you.  

I mimicked her skelly pattern using a copic N1 & 2. The yellowy/glowing part is  Y02 and the purple highlights are in the BV 20-25 series. 

I used a 1/16" hole punch to make the stitching easier and along with some black twine. The wee spider was found in a old Jolees pack of stickers...Amazing what all you find in your stash!!! I am about 100% certain I bought that particular package of stickers ...probably 5-7 years ago...That proves it! I will use it someday! ") 
(All my fellow crafting hoarders can and will appreciate this) 


I hope she inspires you to have fun with your oddball images and making atc's.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN BLOGROLL

Welcome to the 8th annual 
31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 2016 CHALLENGE
This is the blog roll page where truly..all your halloween inspirations can be met!
Visit each one of my fellow challenge artist share some love")
Happy Halloween!

Heads up, The entire month of October will be dedicated to this challenge. Some projects or inspirations will be cute, some scary..some right down gross. It's all in fun of the holiday and I hope you join me daily and share with me and maybe get sent some freebies along the way. I am really delighted to be a part and among this team of creative artisans.



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Desert Island Crafts # 02

It is our second Challenge!!!!


We are having so much fun over here !!!

Once again we have a 10 item theme to inspire your crafty imagination...I really do love this.
My example is by the amazing and whimsical 
Ophelia Rabbit

Come play with us!

Oddball in the Round!!!

This weeks 

It is all about the circles...going round and round ...

I have made an example using the #294 image.

I have titled her
Broken Ballerina
With her penned in cracks and wind up key I hope that my broken ballerina inspires you for the upcoming holiday season. 

( as usual click on image to make larger)

Come have fun with us!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Left Of Center Challenges # 147

WELCOME!!!

Today I get to show off a pretty little stamp I got to color and dress up with our weekly theme of

"Butterflies"

over at 

My little image comes from 
I used acetate layered butterflies, pretty little petaloo flowers and the Painted Posies stack from DCWV to make our little lady pretty as a picture.
Come play with us!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Left Of Center # 146


"Feisty Ladies"

Sponsored  by the amazing


my example today is image #217

Working on a better camera folks!!!
This image made me so happy,I love the mushrooms, and I repeated the image to get extra's. FUN!!!

Come play with us!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

1st Desert Island Crafts Challenges

WOW! 
The very 1st 


is starting today!!! 

I love this new challenge...We have a 10 item theme list that the challenger need only do 3 of. This opens the challenge up for just about anywhere your creative mind wants to venture!
I love that!!! 

We are being sponsored at


Where I received my example image titled

Venetian Beauty
Come see what we have for you!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Left of Center Challenges #142

Hello and WELCOME!!!

It is time for another challenge over at 


# 142
theme: It's hip to be square

I am truly left of center this challenge with my

image titled : Viridus Incindia

I had so much fun with her!!!

Come play with us!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Left of Center Challenges


# 141 themed  (Quirky Weird)

is being sponsored by the fun and adorable


My example "Pigs Might Fly"
I love this image!
 Pig noses happen to be one of my favorite snorfers")

You be so Crazy!!!

Come share your quirky /weird side to!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Time To Tassel The Tye Dyed You"

This piece I have titled 

"Time To Tassel The Tye Dyed You"

Today I am sharing my creation made for 


fabric inks back in November of 2015
I also included many bits and bobbles from 


I will also include the instruction for you today. ") Please leave feedback on whether this project is something you enjoy or would like more of. 




I adored making this necklace...so many elements were used in creating it, it made me feel all arty.
                                         Time to Tassel and Tie Dye Your Bohemian Butterflies!
Amanda Phillips here, and what a pleasure to be able to share with you my fun and stylish bohemian tassel necklace using our Imagine Crafts & Tsukineko and Bluemoon Bead products. I hope to inspire your imagination and help you in making your art a friendlier wearable.
No more icky drippy ribbon! That’s right!  I said it! I was out and about and placed upon my lapel I had a pendant made from ribbon, purchased at a local craft fair. Now I loved the unique piece.  But along came some rain and washed the ribbon out!  This is the bane of the crafters world. We see a product and assume it can do everything we dream…and some times that works out, but mostly the market is flooded with inks and chalks that are not suitable for wear and tear. That is where my project today will help and hopefully with my instruction you can make this lovely Tassel Butterfly necklace to hand down for generations to come.

You will need:
·         Tsukineko Memento Luxe ink pad in Bahama Blue
·             “              Memento Luxe ink pad in Pear Tart
·            “               All Purpose Ink for Fantastix    # 80 White
·           “                 Fabrico Marker       Tropical Lagoon
·            “                Ink Potion #9            2fl. Oz.
·         Imagine Crafts     Fantastix 
·         ¼ Yard of 100% cotton or muslin material (washed) no fabric softener /bleach
·         Iron on transfer sheet for your ink jet printer
·         Iron
·         Parchment paper
·         Sewing machine or needle and thread
·         Assorted beads and bobbles from the Bluemoon Bead line NOTE: smaller holed beads will not work (please use your imagination and have fun with this part) It’s Bohemian!
·         22Gauge wire in matching color of the chain chosen
·         Eye pins and assorted jump rings
·         Chain, Measure your length desired for this, mine due to I am petite is 18” and keep in mind your tassel itself will be around 6” long.
·         Small amount of fiber stuffing.
·         Jewelry  crimping pliers, flat pliers

1.       Set Iron on hottest NO steam setting
2.       Using 2/3’s of your prewashed fabric start your inky process.  Using all the inks listed above begin painting the fabric, spray on the Ink Potion #9 to blend inks in a tie dye pattern that suits your happy place.
When done place a large sheet of parchment paper
 1.       When done place a large sheet of parchment paper on your ironing board or surface you are ironing on, (This will protect your surface from the ink). Place your inky material on it and add another sheet of parchment over this, further protecting your iron. Material may be soaked with ink as the heat from your iron will dry the ink permanently into it.
2.       Iron material, turning and flipping material replacing parchment for further ironing, until material is stiff dry.  To soften materials feel free to place under sink and wring out to let air dry.  You must iron set ink for it to be permanent.
3.       Taking scissors to start rips, start tearing your permanently inked material into ½” strips. Be sure to leave the hanging threads and stretched edges. This will give you more Bohemian character. Place in pile.
4.       Using your iron on transfer sheet for inkjet printers, print your butterflies.  You will need to make 2 sheets of your butterflies so if pillow bead swivels on necklace the back has the same butterfly as well. I have found copyright free pictures everywhere for this or simply use some you have taken yourself.  That would really be a neat heirloom.
5.       Fussy cut your butterflies off the paper and follow instructions on transfer paper package, iron on your little butterflies to the remaining material making sure to leave space to cut and make into sewn pillows.
6.       Cut material into squares or rectangles.  Place two pieces together. Sew carefully around your little pillow leaving a hole for stuffing. Stuff pillows with just a small amount of stuffing (do not overstuff) and sew around entire edge once and again…Trim neatly.
7.       Using your wire and strips assemble tassel strands. I made 7 and you may choose to do more or less. Again it’s Bohemian!
8.       When trying to get material in a smaller holed bobble or bead I used some of the wire bent over placing strips corner between to needle through the hole.
9.       Now all your tassels should be laid out in order that you would like to see them hung, be sure to place together and adjust accordingly. 
10.   Thread all tassel ends through your main ring (see picture) and using wire wrap the tassel letting ends of material hang with beaded sides.  Secure wires wrap with flat pliers to flatten.
11.   Attach remaining chain.

TIP:  Using your extra tie dye strips to cover a bead that may not match your project is recycling in its finest bohemian form. 

I hope you enjoyed and come back for further inspirations 
Level: Medium                    Time: 3hrs.



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, April 29, 2016

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!

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.