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Monday, March 23

Knowing the Flowers and feeling creative!

I've been creating up a storm over the weekend. It seems like whenever I have a lot of contracted work on my table I just want to create things other than what I am supposed to be creating. Case in point, I've been thinking of these plastic bugs that I have - hiding in a jar on a shelf in my studio. Now, only half of them are hiding in the jar because the other half are on these ATC's.

I've had these 7 Gypsies ATC's with the tabs for the spinner already punched out. But I didn't like them....(oh, and the other thing is I'm on another mission to use up STUFF that I have) because the tabs were cut out of the ATC. So, I re-invented them by sandwiching them in-between the front and back of my ATC - sticking out just enough to allow the card to sit on the spinner and still have a full sized ATC attached. I also didnt' think these ATC's would fit in the plastic sleeves that go on the spinner because the bugs make them pretty thick.

These bugs were pretty ugly before I got my hands on them! They were all kinds of bright and ugly colors....now they're pretty and iridescent. I'm really happy with the way they came out.

I also made these little chicks. I picked up some small paper mache eggs a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use them for Easter baskets. I was pretty disappointed to find out they were PLASTIC covered paper mache eggs and they aren't very easy to cut. I was using an x-acto blade - and praying that I didn't cut myself because it would have hurt!


They're going to look so cute in the peat-pot baskets I'm working on...more on that tomorrow night! Thanks for the visit....ta ta for now!

5 comments:

  1. Love your atc's, do i spy the holey ribbon stencil background?
    Great idea to use your existing supplies, we have too much stuff!! jenxo

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  2. What cool projects - I never would have thought to use plastic bugs in my art. Love it!

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  3. Cute little chicks! I love them in the egg cartons :) I love the ATC's too! I mailed your thank you card today and there is a little special something inside for you - it starts with an "A". Have a great spring day!

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  4. Love the little chicks, can't wait to see more. I've been playing with some as well, but I did not think about doing the eggs like that, how cute! Glad you did not cut yourself, I've done that before. LOL. NOT fun.

    c

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  5. WOW!!! LOVE the butterfly ATC! Well all butterfly I love! WOW! totally cool and hoping that maybe one could fly my way! And when I was in Toronto I received your wooden ATC! totally loving it! and It's on my display shelf in my living room! Thanks for the extra blank one! ~ so many post to read, you were busy! Need to email you my happy moments in Toronto!

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