Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bits and pieces

Well, I'm hopelessly behind reading Ya Ya posts but I am nearly done with my April card challenge. With help from Anne, Denise, and Scarlett I think my idea for the card is funny now. Then again, my sense of humor is so warped we'll see if I'm the only one laughing. : ) This has been a challenging month, so my sense of humor is not in top form. I'm planning to get my card posted by Friday. (See? It's in writing. Now I have to do it.)

Speaking of getting inspiration from that trio of talented ladies, I had a great time at the Drunkin' Bunkin' party working on fabric collage. I'm still working on my piece, which is also my first attempt at beading. So far, my "row" of beads is, well, not in a row. Not sure how the finished piece will look but it has been a fun learning experience. I thank each of them for sharing their goodies, ideas, and inspiration!

fabric collage

About a week or so ago, I received a pretty card from Debbie and a purple bracelet that reads "Cure CF." I haven't sent her a thank you note but I thought it was really sweet for her to share. I feel happy to wear it as a way to remember and honor sweet Jennifer.

I finished another shadow box. Look Kimberly! I used the rest of my crackle paint to refinish the frame. Thanks for sharing and letting me experiment. Now I'm wondering what I can add to regular acrylic paint to make it crackle. I'll let you know if I discover the answer.

Fortune shadow box


Denise Felton said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! You rock so hard!! The collage is magnificent. I really love your brain.

And LOOK AT YOUR FABRIC COLLAGE. Holy carp. You are freakin magic. How did you turn that scrap of embroidered fabric into cat legs and tail? If the mini art quilts were a competition, you won!!

Let's make some more.

idyll hands said...

I found your blog through Denise's blog and I have to say, I'm glad I did. That shadow box is fantastic!!! I love it.

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Denise is right, that mini quilt is amazing! I love the visions of others when they look at fabric bits and see 'art' not 'bits'. Beautiful work!

casserole said...

Stacy, you are truly a goddess!!! Of course, we all already knew that... Stunning, every bit of it!

And who says the beads need to be straight? I thought the curvy lines were supposed to be that way until you told us otherwise.

Janna said...

How did I not know you have a blog until just now?? I have been missing out on all of your fabulous creations! And what amazingly fabulous creations they are!! I LOVE your screen! And your collage! I'd love to see the fabric you started with. And that butterfly egg! I'd love to see that in person too!! You are such an artist!

Stacie Hoo said...

Thanks ladies! I am very flattered by all your comments. These are very high compliments coming from such a talented group of women. Thanks for giving my inner critic a good bruise or two. : )

ElegantSnobbery said...

First of all, that shawdow box is FABULOUS!!!! Second, I am so jealous of your Drunkin Bunkin group!! You all sound like too much fun!!