Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trading Up

I'm back to working on some trades and the theme was steam punk in the Fiber Art Trader's group.  We could use metal and whites with some felting, but no other colors.  These are to be pins to be worn.  I used a bug theme for this one.  I added watch parts and some vintage jewelry.  The bug was made from metallic polymer clays.
In my NING group, The Artist's Nest, we were to alter puzzle pieces.  

I colored, stamped and used faces to make some unique puzzle people.  I love their unusually large heads compared to their bodies.  I used a clear dome over their faces to enhance it even more as if it were under a magnifying glass.  They are addicting! 

And lastly, my Art Is In The Cards group chose the theme of Grateful/ Thankful/ Gratitude.  Somehow I had drawn this blank at first as all I could think of was the obvious, of being thankful for friends, family, shelter, food, etc., but I chose to pick up the not so obvious and other important things in life, thinking outside the box with a bit of humor.  For a woman, things that would be important are spandex, botox, hair coloring, etc.  Even an Ex husband, for if I hadn't had him, I wouldn't have been able to trade up! LOL  I'm even grateful for Hippopotamus cause they don't make me look fat!  I printed my list on a swirl printed vellum and over laid it on a silhouette to show through.
  This was on the back side of my atc.

I also finished machine quilting a few quilts this past week.
This lovely baby quilt is so cozy and made with flannel!

What can I say, I love feathers and more feathers!

This weekend is suppose to be beautiful, so I may take a break from trading to enjoy the last of the wonderful fall air.  I will be back with a tutorial for the upcoming holidays.


Pam said...

Wanda, you have been a busy girl. The quilts are lovely. I constantly admire the lovely quilting you did on my southwest quilt.

Your ATC is the cutest ever. Such a cleaver gal U R. Enjoy the weekend. We are to have rain today here in KY.

Gabriela said...

Great stuff Wanda! I hope I get one of those pins!!!
I am going to participate on this one,...I haven't done so in forever!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,
Wow those pins came out fabulous! I want to take part in that swap but don't know if I have time. :(
Been working on November Birthdays!
The little puzzle people are so cute. Love them.
The quilting on the quilts is AMAZING! You are so good. :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

You have been busy. Your retreat looks like great fun -- so nice to spend time with good friends in a creative and productive environment. Your ATC is hilarious. Of course, all of your art and quilts are wonderful. Hope your day is great. Tammy

Vicki W said...

I love your leaves and the feather/star border on that last quilt!

Nancy said...

Your quilting is amazing! I love feathers and wreaths. Do you know what patterns were used for the baby quilt and the quilt in the last photo? Oh, I love the colors in that last one! Great ATC.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

All stunning work; adore the bug pins they're gorgeous as are the puzzle pieces and the quilts are simply wonderful :-)
Anne x


Nancy, The baby quilt, the name of the block is called the hummingbird. As for the last one, They are just sampler blocks.

Thanks Ann and everyone!

Pattyskypants said...

These are great!! xxoo