Posts Tagged ‘frog’

It’s Toad-ally Time for Halloween!

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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Hop on over to my Youtube page and watch my tutorial for this fun Toad in a Jar Halloween card.

-Heather

Almost Antiques

Friday, February 12th, 2010

One of the great old children’s books I got recently was in really bad shape, pages torn, falling apart and crumbling but it wasn’t surprising considering the book was dated 1918, it’s almost 100 years old! It has some simply gorgeous illustrations in it, lots of cute animals reading books and fairies in flowers, they are simply lovely! Here are a few soldered pendants I’ve made with some of the illustrations.

An adorable frog on a lily pad reading:
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A trio of birds reading / singing:
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A sweet bunny rabbit reading, I love the little bird perched on the top of the book:
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a dandy black crow all dressed up and strutting around (I added a black patina to the solder on this one):
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a dapper fairy sitting in a morning glory (this one is going to my mom for her birthday, she loves fairies and is a world class gardener)
front:
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back:
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My Froggie Friend

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I found a really neat black and white illustration of a frog in a vintage children’s book and thought he’d make a great friend for one of my fairies:) I made a copy of him and colored him with colored pencils and then added a sweet fairy holding a  rhinestone wand hopping a ride on his back. I also added a mushroom, frogs and mushrooms just go together, right? :) They are sitting on a hill of polka dotted paper and the background is vintage book paper that’s been white washed. I hung it on a cute metal hanger and added the word “Dream”.

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Forest Fairytale

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I recently got a super cute stamp set of forest animals and made some Artist Trading cards with them. I layered brown and black cardstock and then added a layer cut from a vintage children’s story book and stamped tiny stars on the book paper. Then I stamped the images, cut them out and mounted them with foam tape and then added Tim Holts’ distress Stickles glitter glue to each image. It adds a nice bit of color and chunky glitter but it’s more of an aged glitter look like German glass glitter than more traditional “sparkly” glitters, it’s really fun to use. Just a note I find it takes quite awhile to dry though so keep that in mind when using it.

“Sing” The first one is a deer in the forest, I stamped a tree trunk onto a scalloped I die cut and added a cute bluebird in the tree.

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 ”Frog Prince” This next one is an adorable frog, I added a big gold crown to him. I stamped the crown on a thin metal gold sheet and then embossed it with a stylus tool then cut it out.

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“Whoo?” The last one is an owl, he’s sitting on a stamped branch with cut out paper leaves.

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