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I found these little brass boxes a while a go. I decided to make shadow boxes out of them. The smallest is 2' by 2' and about 1" tall. The largest is about 4" by 4" and bout 1 1/2" tall.
I added my images and let dry. Added some Diamond Glaze to the objects and let dry. Then I added some extra fine glitter.
On the lids I added either a shell or bead for a handle with some fancy yarn.
What a fun project this has been.
At last I finish my necklace and ear ring set. I started them yesterday but took a lot longer then I thought. I got the lovely bird from "Retro Cafe". It is tin and I drilled some holes and coated it with a sealer. I love this bird when I got it and thought it would make a great necklace.

Dress 4

Dress 4-I design using ribbon also. I painted with glitter glue and the top and the top of the bottom of the skirt. I enjoyed doing these- a lot of work but fun.


Dress #3-Hard a hard time with this one-glad I finished with it.

Round Robin

More pages for Sallie Rodman's "Round Robin." This book is Gigi's and her theme is "Steam Punk" I made a window that opens. At the bottom I stenciled a man walking and added the words think and play.

Here is the window opened.
Gigi also wanted a paper doll so here is mine- I added a watch face and a watches cover to make it a little steam punk. I loved paper dolls while growing up so it is always fun to make them. It always surprises me how long it takes me to make one.

Dress # 2

The dress is made from ribbon. I took the edge of the ribbon and made roses with it (by twisting it around needle nose pliers.) The flowing skirt is also ribbon. I have found that ribbon is good to use because it is very fine which really helps with designing these little dresses.

"Let's Play Dress Up"

Some Of All My ATC's is having this wonderful swap- "Let's Play Dress Up". The size of the card is 4" by 6" and you are to add an out fit. It can be paper, material, any thing you wish as long as it fit's on the size 4" by 6". I used petals from flowers and glue them to make the skirt and the top is made from a piece of ribbon. I added a flower at the waist and some berries under the petals to add interest. Made a large bow at the waist and attached to the card stock. I love making this dress and have three more to do. So hope to have them done in a few more days.


We went to Waldo's Flea Market and I found all these lovely things for $30.00.
9 vintage photos and adds and all this wonderful silverware. Flea markets are so much fun.
I also for $10.00 found four brand new sweat shirts. Oh, they have Gap and the like on them but I bet they are not brand names. But for my studio if I spill paint or glue it will not matter. We hope to go to the St. Johns Flea Market in a couple of weeks-can hardly wait-I just have to save some money before we go.

Chunky ATC Valentine Swap

My chunky ATC Valentine for the swap on Artchix Sister Site. Chunky Atc's are fun to play with.
back or front
top view
side view

Art Friends Valentine Swap

I love Valentine's Day. Here is my Valentine I made for a Art Friends Swap. I layer paper and I added some vintage lace.
I used the back of a vintage frame as the base for the Valentine.

Altered Steam Punk Watch Swap

Artchix Sister Site is having a steam punk watch swap and here is the one I did. I enjoyed doing this and sure hope the artist I get to swap with likes it also.


Artchix Sister Site Lottery-Theme "Painted Love"-Sue Cervantez-host. I used a die cut heart and painted it a pale pink. Stamped on it using a few different stamps-Cut out a window using an artchix image added my romantic couple. Added paint around the edges to give a finish edge.


I wrote the names down and pick one. Carly Hoobler your are the winner. Carly if you email me with your address I will mail to you. bardeli1@yahoo.com


I want to thank everyone for leaving such nice comments.

Hugs to you all,


Well, this was a challenge for me. I have done altered watches before, but steam punk is new to me. Artchix Sister Site is having a steam punk watch swap, so I gave it a try.

I am almost finish with the one I will swap. I will post it when I have finished. I feel this one is a little messy. But I like the over all look.

WOW 200

I just posted my 200 post so how about a give away. Here is a calendar to keep up with all your swaps and appointments and a Martha Stewart's 6" by 8"-accordion-fold album with 12 pages.
Just leave a comment and away to get in touch with you. I will draw a name on 7 of Jan. And I would love for you to become a follower of my blog.

More Pages for the Round Robin

My pages I did on Renee Stockfleth book for the round robin. Renee's theme was "Numbers" I decided to use 3 and from that I picked "The Three Little Kittens". Renee always comes up with the best books (size and shape) for Sallie Rodman's our host for the Round Robins.