Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Magical Sand Dollars . . .

Last Thursday evening was another fun evening in our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" group with another exciting "Challenge" . . . what can you do with an ordinary sand dollar?  Real, dried sand dollars direct from the beaches of Rocky Point, Mexico were provided by Lylia Hagerty, and anyone who wanted to take part in the Challenge was invited to take one or two.  Since there were no themes or other guidelines, everyone in the group who took part definitely took their talents to the max with their creations!  Just take a look . . .

"Alice in Wonderland"
created by Lylia Hagerty
Materials Used:  Papers from Graphic 45's "Alice in Wonderland" collection (retired); thread spool painted with Inka Gold; glaze on sand dollars; chipboard; wire for hearts; tulle netting for "grass" at base
"Wall Hanging"
created by Mimi Lawrence
Materials Used:  Wood frame painted with acrylic paints (frame designed for mosaic tiles); various papers from stash for background; hexagon punch; miscellaneous inks & paints for shading; fiber from Ponds face cleaning cloth; miscellaneous shells and sand
"Sand Dollar CD"
created by Jeanette Lee
Materials Used:  CD disc (back); corrugated cardboard; modeling paste tinted with acrylic paints; miscellaneous shells and embellishments; stung shell necklace at edge
"Halloween Fright"
created by Charlotte Fern
Materials Used:  Gesso paint; black permanent archival ink for stamp; "spider" & vine stamp; tissue paper transfer; miscellaneous embellishments (skull & bat); coordinating ribbons

"Metallic Beauty"
created by Deborah Schinzel
Materials Used:  Metal tape; alcohol inks; Tim Holtz idea-ology "Word Band"; metal embellishment from "stash"; waxed linen at openings; ball chain to hang

"Diva Bling (l) & Industrial Chic (r)"
created by Charmaine Conway
Materials Used:  "Diva Bling" ~ gesso; acrylic paint with pearlized glaze; multi-medium (gloss); self-adhering rhinestones; Glossy Accents; ribbon; charm / "Industrial Chic" ~ gesso; rust & patina (Modern Masters); Stickles (Platinum); Tim Holtz idea-ology "Sprocket Gears"; dollhouse "mirror"; charm & fibers from Industrial Chic (Susan Lenart Kazmer); miscellaneous embellishments (bird, mini gears)

(Not Shown:  "Red, White, & Blue ~ Remembering 9/11", created by Terri Durst)

There you have it!  Please leave us a comment . . . or two! . . . and let us know what you think.  In the meantime, join us in congratulating and thanking all of these great artists for a job well done!  And iIf you'd like to take part in our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap", join us the second Thursday evening of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm and you too can begin to think big in a small way!  There's no membership required and it's FREE!  Hope to see you there!

CraftFusion
(480) 821-3758
2986 No. Alma School Rd. #4 ~ Chandler, AZ 85224
s/w corner of Alma School & Elliot Roads in the Mervyn's Plaza
(located between Zoe's Quilts & Catherine's)
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm  ~  Closed Sunday & Monday

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1 comment:

  1. All of them are great but Charmaine I love yours!

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