Thursday, August 28, 2014

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AN ORNAMENT EXCHANGE

HELLO, EVERYBODY!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AN ORNAMENT EXCHANGE WHICH INCLUDES THREE DIFFERENT ORNAMENTS.  THESE ARE YEAR ROUND ORNAMENTS A PERSON CAN DISPLAY ANYWHERE IN THE HOUSE.

THIS IS THE FIRST ORNAMENT I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED. IT IS A SPOOL DOLL ORNAMENT, AND THE TECHNIQUE I LEARNED FROM Jo AnnA OF MOSS HILL STUDIO BLOG IN 2008.

I RAIDED MY CRAFT ROOM SUPPLIES AND BEGAN PAINTING AND GLUING THESE EMBELLISHMENTS ONTO THE SPOOL.  I  APPLIED ALLENE'S TACKY GLUE ONTO THE SPOOL AND BEGAN WINDING THE HEAVY STRING EVENLY SPACED LIKE THREAD ONTO A SPOOL.  AFTER THE GLUE DRIED (24 HOURS) I GLUED A DOLL HEAD TO THE TOP OF THE SPOOL WITH THE TACKY GLUE.  IT WAS A PROCESS OF GLUING AND PAINTING AFTER THAT. AND THE DOLLY'S EYES WERE GLUED OPEN WITH A TOUCH OF GLUE ONTO THE EYE LIDS. THEN I PAINTED THE HEAVY STRING THE COLOR OF MY CHOICE.  I FOUND SOME CROCHETED LACE AND SCRUNCHED THE LACE UP TO FORM UPPER AND LOWER WINGS WHICH I GLUED THE TOP ONES ON AND LET THEM DRY. AND THE NEXT DAY, I GLUED THE BOTTOM WINGS ON.  I ADDED MORE LACE AROUND THE DOLLY'S HEAD GLUING IT IN PLACE.  I DID USE THE GREEN YARN AND GLUED IT ONTO THE HEAD FOR HAIR. I PAINTED THE WINGS, AFTER THE THE GLUE DRIED.  I SATURATED THE WINGS WITH PAINT, AND MADE SURE I PUT SARAN WRAP AROUND EVERYTHING ELSE SO THE PAINT WOULD NOT FLOW ONTO ANYTHING BUT THE WINGS. I ALSO PAINTED THE DOLL'S FACE WITH SECRET TECHNIQUES I LEARNED WHILE TAKING Jo AnnA's BELLA ART DOLL CLASS (WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE BUT Jo AnnA HAS OTHER CLASSES TO OFFER).  PLEASE CHECK OUT Jo AnnA's MOSS HILL STUDIO SITE WITH A WEB SEARCH.
HERE IS WHAT THE ANGEL DOLL ORNAMENT LOOKS LIKE SO FAR. I STILL NEED TO PAINT THE HAIR ANOTHER COLOR AS I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH THE WOOL ROVING IN ITS NATURAL SHADE.  SHE DOES LOOK A BIT LIKE MARIE ANTOINETTE WITH HER HAIR PILED HIGH ON HER HEAD.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW.  IT MAY TAKE A FEW SECONDS TO CONNECT.
HERE IS THE BACK VIEW OF THE ANGEL DOLL ORNAMENT.  I STILL NEED TO ADD AN EMBELLISHMENT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE WINGS.  (I USED ANOTHER SPOOL FOR THIS PHOTO JUST TO BALANCE THE DOLL AS SHE WAS LYING DOWN.)  I ALSO NEED TO ADD A CLEAR SEALER TO THE DOLL'S FACE AND ALSO SEALER ON THE PAINTED THREAD. 
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING WHAT I AM CREATING.  I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED WITH THE COMPLETED DOLL ORNAMENT IN ABOUT ANOTHER WEEK.  IT IS A TEDIOUS PROCESS OF GLUING AND PAINTING WITH DRYING IN BETWEEN ALL COATS OF PAINT AND WITH THE GLUING ON OF THE HAIR AND EMBELLISHMENTS.

I HAVE TWO MORE DIFFERENTLY STYLED ORNAMENTS TO COMPLETE.  I WILL BE POSTING ABOUT THOSE ORNAMENTS AS I PAINSTAKINGLY GO ABOUT THAT PROCESS. 

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS POST AS MUCH AS I HAD POSTING ABOUT IT!!!

posted by Teresa

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE WHITE RABBIT IS TOOTING HIS TRUMPET!!! AND THE WINNER OF MY MAD TEA PARTY GIVEAWAY IS??? CARMEN OF MOONLYF!!!

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL, FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MAD TEA PARTY.

IT WAS A GRAND OCCASION THIS YEAR!  EVERYONE PULLED OUT THE STOPS FOR THEIR PARTIES!!!

 I WAS ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINED!!!

AND CARMEN OF MOONLYF HAS WON MY 'MAD TEA PARTY' MIXED MEDIA CANVAS.
I WILL BE CONTACTING HER VIA EMAIL.

THIS IS THE MIXED MEDIA 'MAD TEA PARTY' CANVAS CARMEN WILL BE RECEIVING.   YAY!!!
 MAY EVERYONE HAVE A LOVELY REST OF THE SUMMER.

AND NOW I AM OFF TO MAKE SOME MIXED MEDIA ORNAMENTS FOR AN ORNAMENT EXCHANGE.

  I ENJOY KEEPING ORNAMENTS IN ALL CORNERS OF MY STUDIO YEAR ROUND....ANGELS, DOLLS, TASSELS, STARS, HEARTS, DECORATED CONES, SOCK CREATURES, ALL KINDS OF GOODIES WHICH ADD HAPPINESS TO MY STUDIO.


 IT'S WHAT KEEPS THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING!!!

LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS!!!

posted by Teresa

Friday, July 11, 2014

IT'S TIME FOR THE MAGICAL, MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAD TEA PARTY!!! JULY 14TH UPDATE!!!

WELL...THAT WAS FUN, EVERYBODY...

I AM HAVING MY DRAWING AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, YES, MONDAY NIGHT, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PUT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN FOR MY GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST, AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE DRAWING. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU 'MUST' INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

 I WILL HAVE MY DOWN'S SYNDROME SON DRAW THE NAME OUT OF A WONDERLAND HAT! HE LOVES TO DO DRESS-UP PARTIES AND ALSO LOVES TO POSE FOR PHOTOS!
GOOD LUCK!!!

I MET LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS, AND ENJOYED EVERYONE'S BLOG PARTIES.

I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY, ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH. YAY!!!


THE GIVEAWAY.    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER IMAGE. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! I WISH I HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!
 
HERE IS A FREE PAPER DOLL CUT-OUT FOR YOU FROM A COPYRIGHT FREE SITE.  ENJOY!!!  PLEASE PRINT IT OUT ON CARD STOCK ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER PRINTER. RIGHT CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND CLICK 'SAVE AS' TO YOUR OWN FILES.  OR CLICK 'FILE' WHERE EVER THAT IS ON YOUR COMPUTER (MINE IS AT THE TOP LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE) AND SCROLL DOWN TO 'PREVIEW PRINT' OR JUST 'PRINT' AND MAKE AS MANY COPIES AS YOU WANT AND ENLARGE IT TOO!


 THE MAD TEA PARTY BEGINS HERE!!!!!!!!!
HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN FOR THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' YES?

I ALWAYS LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN MAGICAL MISS VANESSA VALENCIA HOSTS THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON HER BLOG 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' !!!!

YAY!

WITHOUT MUCH FURTHER ADO, LET US BEGIN ON OUR JOURNEY OF WONDERLAND.

COME WITH ME AS I OPEN THE PAGES OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' BY LEWIS CARROLL....

IT WAS A VERY SUNNY DAY WHEN ALICE BEGAN READING ABOUT HERSELF IN A CURIOUS BOOK. SHE BEGAN TO FALL ASLEEP AND WAS BEGINNING TO YAWN, WHEN SHE SPIED A CAT TRAIPSING ACROSS THE GARDEN.   'HMMM' THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF, 'I WONDER WHERE THAT CAT IS GOING OFF TOO?'


'I'M LATE! I'M LATE! FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE! MEOWED THE CAT.
'NO, NO, NO',  THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF.  THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT? IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE THE WHITE RABBIT WHO SAYS THAT...NOT THE CHESHIRE CAT!'

BUT IT WAS THE CAT, JUST THE SAME, WHO WAS RUNNING TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.

'WELL', THOUGHT ALICE,  'I HAD BETTER FOLLOW THE CAT, OR I TOO, SHALL BE LATE FOR THE PARTY!'

SOON ALICE FOUND A HOLE IN THE GROUND WHERE THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD DISAPPEARED.

'WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?!' SAID ALICE.  AS SHE FELT HERSELF FALLING DOWN INTO THE HOLE AS SHE SAW THE CAT DRIFTING SLOWLY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE.

DOWN, DOWN, DOWN ALICE FELL, DEEP INTO THE EARTH.  (ALICE DOLL MADE BY 'RHISSANNA'.  PLEASE SEE HER BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR WITH THE TWO BLACK RABBITS WITH FAIRY WINGS).
'CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER', THOUGHT ALICE AS SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN THE HOLE WHILE SHE LOOKED AT ODD THINGS.  SHE SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT AND A TEA POT SO SHE KNEW SHE MUST BE GETTING CLOSE TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.
SHE SAW A CELLO FLOATING IN AIR, SO SHE DEFINITELY KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME CHAMBER MUSIC WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE PARTY.
SHE SAW THE FLOOR COMING UP FAST AND SHE LANDED WITH A BUMP!
SHE LOOKED AROUND HER AND SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT SITTING NEXT TO A LITTLE WOODLAND HOUSE (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST').  

'THAT WAS A VERY LONG WAY TO FALL!' REMARKED ALICE. 'I MUST BE OFF TO FIND THE PARTY, AS I AM THIRSTY AND HUNGRY AFTER THAT ADVENTURE!!!'

ALICE SOON FOUND A CHAIR TO SIT ON, NEXT TO THE CHESHIRE CAT.  THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD INVITED HIS CAT RELATIONS, AND A SWEET MOUSEKEWITZ NAMED CHERRY COBBLER (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST') CAME TOO!
THE RABBIT SHOWED UP BUT SINCE HE WAS LATE, HE HAD FORGOTTEN TO DRESS UP FOR THE PARTY!
A SWEET CAT SERVED PIE AND A DUCK SERVED MILK FOR THE TEA. THE TEA CUPS WERE STACKED HIGH ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND ALICE FINALLY HAD SOME TEA AND PIE.
BEING FULL OF PIE AND CAKE ALICE DECIDED TO WALK OUTSIDE TO ADMIRE MORE OF WONDERLAND.
ALICE ADMIRED THE FLOWERS ON THE PATH, ONE WAS SUCH A BRILLIANT BLUE! IT MATCHED HER DRESS WHICH MADE HER HAPPY.
ALICE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME.  WHEN SHE GOT HOME SHE MADE A 'MAD TEA PARTY' MIXED MEDIA CANVAS IN MEMORY OF THE FOND TIME SHE HAD AT THE PARTY.

THE MAD TEA PARTY GIVEAWAY. THIS IS AN 8 INCH BY 10 INCH, MIXED MEDIA CANVAS WITH LOTS OF TEA PARTY EMBELLISHMENTS, SEALED WITH CLEAR GESSO.  (PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW) CREATED BY TERESA OF 'A MAGICAL WHIMSY'...YES! THAT'S ME!
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR THE PARTY GIVEAWAY IT IS REQUESTED BY ALICE THAT YOU MUST, VERY PRETTY PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.  THIS IS ALICE'S REQUEST OR YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE DRAWING.  IT IS LIKE FOLLOWING THE WHITE RABBIT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WHEN TRYING TO LOCATE PEOPLE'S EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH SOMETIMES IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING WHICH I WILL BE DRAWING THE WINNER ON MONDAY AND ANNOUNCING IT ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH, 2014.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'

PLEASE CLICK ONTO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' LINK ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR MORE BLOGGERS WHO PARTICIPATED.

LOVELY TO SEE YOU AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME BY MY BLOG ANYTIME!!!

Posted by Teresa

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY! COME WITH ME INTO A WORLD WHERE NOTHING IS AS IS SEEMS....

ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY? IT IS JUST WEEKS AWAY...JULY 12TH TO BE EXACT...

CHARLES DODGSON... ALIAS...LEWIS CARROLL....THE MAN BEHIND THE DREAM OF THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOKS. 

YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER....BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE...

I HOPE SOME DAY YOU'LL JOIN US, AND COME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY...

A LITTLE BIT OF A REPHRASE FROM JOHN LENNON...

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME TEA AND CAKE?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BLOG TO FOLLOW THE MAD TEA PARTY.

PLEASE CLICK ON VANESSA VALENCIA'S 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG LINK ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR FOR MAD TEA PARTY INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN ON YOUR OWN BLOG.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO JOIN IN ON YOUR OWN BLOG


COME WITH US AND GET LOST IN THE WONDERLAND LABYRINTH


I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN IN WITH THE FESTIVITIES ALONG WITH MYSELF AND OTHER WONDERLAND BLOGGERS.

TA! TA!   HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR THIS MAGICAL BLOG EVENT!

Posted by Teresa
June 16th, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MAT TEA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT!!! HURRAY!!!

IF YOU MISSED MY LAST POST ANNOUNCING VANESSA VALENCIA'S 'MAD TEA PARTY' AT HER 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' TYPEPAD BLOG, I AM INVITING YOU TO PARTICIPATE!!!

THE MAD TEA PARTY WILL COMMENCE ON JULY 12TH. 

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS REQUESTS YOUR PRESENCE AT THE MAD TEA PARTY.  JUST OPEN THE GATE AND WALK RIGHT IN.  THE WHITE RABBIT WILL ESCORT YOU TO THE CROQUET TOURNAMENT FOR A ROUSING GAME OF CROQUET.
COME ONE! COME ALL!  TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!  I HOPE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE ON YOU OWN BLOG.

DO YOUR OWN THING! TAKE LOTS OF TEA PARTY PHOTOS, ADD YOUR OWN MAD TEA PARTY STORY, WITH WONDERLAND CHARACTERS.  HAVE A BLAST!  HOPE TO SEE YOU AT YOUR OWN MAD TEA PARTY ON JULY 12TH!!!

PLEASE SEE MY LEFT SIDE BAR TO JOIN UP FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY.  CLICK ON THE MAD TEA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTY.

ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' WHICH GIVES ALL OF THE NEEDED INFORMATION.  THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME TO ORGANIZE YOUR OWN 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON YOUR OWN BLOG WITH MAGICAL DOINGS!!!

THANK YOU!  ALICE THANKS YOU!  THE CHESHIRE CAT THANKS YOU! THE MAD HATTER THANKS YOU!  THE WHITE RABBIT THANKS YOU, AND EVERY OTHER WONDERLAND CREATURE THANKS YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.  DON'T BE LATE!!!

POSTED BY   Teresa

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE MAD TEA PARTY HOSTED BY 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

YES, DEAR WONDERLAND PEOPLE!!!


THE MAD TEA PARTY

 THE EVENT OF THE YEAR IS ALMOST HERE!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! THE DATE IS SET!!!  JULY 12TH, A SATURDAY, 2014!!!

COME ONE COME ALL!!! TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!


THE MAD HATTER IS OFF AND RUNNING IN HOPES OF MAKING IT ON TIME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!

YOU HAVE LOTS OF TIME TO PREPARE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.

THE WHITE RABBIT HAS ANNOUNCED THE DATE!!!

 PLEASE CLICK ON MY SIDEBAR LINK WHICH ANNOUNCES THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' WHICH WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST'  BLOG, HOSTED BY LOVELY VANESSA VALENCIA.


THE QUEEN IS COMMANDING ALICE TO 'GO TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!'

 THE LINK TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG HAS ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED IN ORDER TO JOIN IN WITH YOUR OWN BLOG FOR THIS MAGICAL YEARLY EVENT!!!


THE KING IS TELLING THE QUEEN HE HAS THE INVITATION RIGHT HERE.  THE CHESHIRE CAT KEEPS APPEARING AND DISAPPEARING AS HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE LATE!!!

 EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG, YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN ON THE FUN!!!

JUST AROUND THE CORNER! THE MAD TEA PARTY!!! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK WITH THIS MAD TEA PARTY IMAGE ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR. IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE POST AT  'A FANCIFUL TWIST' FOR ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTY.

YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE WITH ME ON MY BLOG, WHEN THE TIME COMES, AS I WILL BE JOINING IN WITH THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' FESTIVITIES.  DON'T BE LATE!!!

ALICE IS RUNNING WITH ALL HER MIGHT TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!! SHE IS SOON TO FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE!!!

ALL OF THE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' POSTED HERE ARE COPYRIGHT FREE. YOU MAY SAVE THE IMAGES TO YOU OWN FILES AND PRINT THEM FOR INVITATIONS OR FOR MAKING TAGS AND COLORING THEM IN YOURSELF AND ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS IF YOU WISH TO PRINT THEM ON CARD STOCK.

 ENJOY!!!  SEE YOU AT THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!


POSTED by Teresa



Thursday, May 15, 2014

HURRAY! KAREN MILSTEIN, OF FADEDWEST ESTY SHOP EXTENDED HER SALE FOR HER WORKSHOPS UNTIL MAY 18TH! YAY!

PLEASE SEE MY PREVIOUS POST BEFORE THIS ONE, AS KAREN MILSTEIN, OF  FADEDWEST ETSY SHOP HAS AN INCREDIBLE OFFER FOR ALL OF HER WORKSHOPS.  SOME OF HER WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL, BUT OTHERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  HER PAINTING AND LAYERING TECHNIQUE ARE SUPERB.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING SOMETHING SHE HAS TO OFFER.  YOU WILL BE VERY SATISFIED.