Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bad Girl... Me? Let's see...

Dug out my supplies to try my hand at The Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge #3.
This Challenge involved:
~Paper-Mache Form
~Self Portrait
~Found Objects
This is what I came up with...

I LOVE the form I found. I looked at many shapes and sizes of forms but this one was just begging to be used for this project... all those sections... just the right size... perfect!
Coming up with the 10 'sections' was much, much harder. I don't think of myself as that complicated a person...
6 were easy, after that I had to stretch myself.
But, hey! That's just what doing these projects is about for me!

Coffee Whore:
This was a no-brainer!
COFFEE: my muse, my addiction, my obsession.... my prescription for the medial condition I have (really, truly I am REQUIRED to have 4 servings a day!)... ahhhh the Holy Bean Nectar. I was so pleased to be able to use one of the many Cup Wraps I had around the house (though attaching the corrugated cardboard was a PITA! lol) a sticker, some lace, bling & a keep-heat stick. Very happy with this slice!

Media Junkie:
Another Background I was most pleased with... the TV Guide from the newspaper and paint. Blinged up with a few scroll stickers, hand crocheted lace and 2 leftover stickers from an album did last year. I looooved that this project let me use up some of my bits and pieces... really tried to incorporate as much 'thrift' as I could.

Broken but Healing:
This was a hard one for me, I debated on whether to include it or not... how to represent it... lots going on here. After almost a decade of abuse it was only fair to add it.
I am who I am because of all the things that have brought me to this point. Not including this part of me (my past) would be dis-honest and not a true representation of the ME that is here TODAY.
'Nuff Said!
I went with a textured, hashed up red paper base, covered in Stitch Rub-ons and Band-Aids (yup, real Band-Aids!) a leftover die-cut heart, quote sticker and an earring in the shape of handcuffs (From a Halloween Costume in High School... I was a Bad Girl then!) and some red 'fluff' trim.

Mom to 4 Boys:
This slice is CRAMMED! 'cause with 4 boys... so is my life! lol
Queen Bee sticker, a few epithet stickers (you clean up around the toilet enough time with 4 boys... you'll understand, trust me), a hamster on a wheel (oh yeah, that's me!) Canadian Flag, Black Bunny punch out (for our cute little Hope), candy heart stickers, heart locket, heart charm (from an earring) and a necklace charm (my birthstone on the heart, each of the boys birthstones held on the heart).

sometimes... Girly:
I had fun hunting up the sh-tuff for this slice. Make-Up! Real applicator, eyeshadow, lipstick sample and tester nail polish... loooove it! The lips are a plastic stick-in that was on some Valentine's cupcakes, Pink Marabou (off a pencil) and bling... gotta have the bling here. :O)

Book Slut:
Pretty self explanatory... I wish I could have found something small enough from Chapters, that's all that's missing here. I love reading, pretty simple. I'll read anything if it crosses my path.
The 'book' was taken off a busted picture frame (school years thing), the background was a sacrificed (*sob*) page from a book that had fallen in the bath (oops!), sticker and sharpie... 'bookmark' made from a scrap of ribbon and a locket.

Have S.A.D ie. Solar Powered:
I do not do well in the dark... I need SUN and SUMMER... ask anyone who knows me. :O)
I garden, read in the Sun, love my fleurs and am an all around happier/nicer/more productive person in the Summer Months. Enjoy the Little things... like the Ribbon says.
'Garden' is all broken jewelry bits mixed with a few paper and dried flowers, green lace 'grass', pin watering can/bunny, Sun zipper-pull and a Smell the Flowers sticker. Voila!

A.D.D Artist:
um, uh yeah... I'm always working on something then OOOoooohhh! SHINY! Something else comes along... I bead, make soap, candles, skin & bath sh-tuff, scrapbook, sew, paint, rubber stamp, make paper... too much! lol
Attached paintbrush, stickers, paper, ribbon, string, rubber stamps, eyelets, brads, googly eye, 'quill' charm, beads, sequins, felt shapes, buttons, bling and a broken Button. Very glad to have a good place for this Button. Wore it on my jean jacket through High School and College...
My Motto:
I am not Messy, I'm Creative!

Jesus Freak:
I'm Christian. Also 'Nuff Said...
Fishy Paper, Rub-on, several broken bits and pieces of jewelry, a few stickers, snip of yarn and some lace.

Last but not least...
Holiday Diva:
I try my best to do a little something with my boys for as many 'days' as we can... decorating food, making crafts, giving gifts or just reading a bit about and trying our hand had following traditions whether they are old or 'new to us'. We've had a lot of 'ugly' in our past... now is the time to CELEBRATE each day we have.
Die-cuts, sticker and bling... all leftovers from other projects.
Woot for thrift!

There you have it.
My 'Self-Portrait' in 10 sections.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Suck it up... Buttercup!

It has been so long since I have been able to take up a project 'Just For Moi'... but I found THE perfect forum for my proverbial Creative-Kick-In-The-Butt.
Friggin' Awesome ladies... making some Friggin' Awesome Art Work!
I decided to take up challenge #2
~Old textbook Cover
~School or Lesson Theme
~Use of Office Supplies
Here are my Pictures: