Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Little creations

I spent some time last weekend creating art for the Mad Tea Party on June 26th and scribbling down ideas for my post on that day. It's been so long since I read Alice in Wonderland that I had to google "mad hatter" and "march hare" to refresh my memory.

These are little books I made with handmade paper and antique maps, savings passbook pages, playing cards, and more. They are 3.5 x 2.5", the same size as an artist trading card (ATC).

I was going to gesso and collage the pages, and then add my own words, but I love the look and feel of the papers as they are so I decided to leave them
unadorned for now.

This is my June ATC for my swap group-- the theme is "ocean." I wanted to do something different this month, so I used watercolor paints for the background and stamped the reeds. It is titled "Under the Sea."

This pima/silk Frog Tree yarn is the latest addition to my out-of-control stash. I couldn't resist buying it when I was in Mendocino last month because I love that little village so much and yarn is the perfect souvenir. Sometimes I think I like buying yarn more than I like knitting with it. The big gray hunk in the background is 650 yards of alpaca I bought from my sister. Some day I hope to make a lacy shawl with it.

Thank you to Debbie at Strings of Purls for awarding me the Beautiful Blogger Award!
I will have to share ten things about myself soon.

Lots of ♥,


Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

I love all your 'little' creations! The watercolor background for your June ATC is just gorgeous and that white yarn looks so fresh and lovely, just right for spring or summer.

Congrats on your beautiful blogger award!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh -- you've been busy! I love that beautiful blue in your ATC for your group. And those little books are cute as can be. Where did you get your savings passbooks -- banks don't still issue those, do they?

Dogwood said...

Congrats on the award. You deserve it! Your blog is wonderful.

I love the little books. Fun and more fun.

ATC=FABULOUS. I love it!!!!

Hugs, Cory

Maiden Jane said...

I simply love your books!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I love the first image of the dress and the little hanger! The books are just too much and gave me some ideas for some supplies I have... THANKS! Enjoy your evening my friend! HUGS!


Hi Stacy,
I LOVE your new banner :) Blue is my fav color and a touch of pink!
I guess I better get going on my ATC's laying on a table, waiting to be put together. Your ATC is GREAT and the little books are so sweet.
Congrat's on your award.
Deb :)

Tammy said...

Ohhh gorgeous creativity here! I love your under the sea ATC the blue is so beautiful!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You are just so creative with that paper, Stacy! Wonderful job!!

VS said...

I love yarn too!!! Last Christmas my sister & I went to Telluride & there was a fabulous little yarn shop there with exquiste yarns. I so wanted to buy some, but some of the skeins were like $50...arghhhh. I don't knit THAT GOOD unfortunately!!! LOL
Here's to the yarn...

stringsofpurls said...

These are so pretty! And you are welcome!