Friday, January 28, 2011

Rapunzel's Fairy Tale Castle

This month's Polymer Clay Smoother's challenge theme is fairy tales (that was a mouthful!). This time around I decided to try my hand at sculpting. This is always challenging for me because sculpting doesn't come easy for me. I would love to take some classes and hope to in the future.  For the meantime, this little tower will have to do. As you recall, Rapunzel was kept in a tower by a witch and was rescued by a prince. When I was a young girl, I always wanted my hair to be long like Rapunzel's and it would have been very unlikely with my curly hair.  I am also a sucker for romance stories...the damsel in distress saved by the hero or prince. 
For the tower, I used some foil for the form and toothpicks came in quite handy (for the spire).  This is actually my second...my first toppled over during the baking because it was a little top heavy. Like I said, a sculptor, I am not!



This little tower brought back some childhood memories for me.  I loved reading all the Grimm Brother's tales when I was kid and I loved reading them to my kids when they were young.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little Rapunzel tower made out of polymer clay.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charms and a Baby Shower

Sorry that I haven't posted anything lately. I have been working on baby shower invitations and party favors, plus I am having major construction on my house...getting a new roof.  It is tough to be creative when half the popcorn from my popcorn ceiling is falling on my polymer clay, and on all my tools and workspace. But I did manage to come up with some small purse charms that will fit quite nicely in the party favor boxes that I made for my daughter's baby shower. Her nursery colors are a light purple, tan and little bit of pink with animal print. 
This is one of the party favor boxes.  I bought these little boxes at Hobby Lobby and glued the animal print around the outside. My sister came across these adorable stickers that fit perfectly for the top of the boxes and bought them for me. They will have some adorable little pink rattle and bows on top to secure them and keep them closed.





These are the little purse heart charms that I made out of polymer clay. I embellished them with glass beads. I used Cindy Lietz's tutorial on Polymer Clay Art sheets to make the little polymer clay hearts...a very fun tutorial.



We took a picture of my daughter's little tummy posing with her hubby while they made a small heart shape around her belly button...isn't that the cutest ever?  We included this picture in the invitations. I plan to fill the little party favor boxes with some MM's (in pink, red, and white) The MM's stand for her two last names:  McClung, her married name and Meter for her maiden name. Besides filling the boxes with the purse charms, I also plan to fill the little boxes with Sugar Babies and pink wrapped chocolate kisses. I can hardly wait till this weekend. Did I mention that this little girl will be my first grandchild? She is expected to arrive, Lord willing, on March 20th. I am so excited!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Marie Segal's New Year Giveaway and A New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I finally got another blog started...took me some time...templates are a little different and so is the tool bar. I haven't updated my blog in awhile, amazing how things change in over a year...wow!  Well, I've been out of my studio for several weeks, so I really don't have anything to really talk about on my end...but I did come across Marie Segal's New Year Giveaway.




Marie is having her 18th giveaway and what a great way to start the New Year with this beautiful flamed heart! This is a protype of a new design that she is working on...isn't it a beauty!  So, hurry on over to Marie's blog for a chance to win this beautiful creation...contest closes on 1-11-11!

Looks like I will have to build up my followers again before I have a giveaway.  That will give me plenty of time to think of something.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!