Hello and Welcome to my Blog ~ I love art of all kinds. Two of my favorites are polymer clay and paper art. I have shops on Etsy that feature both of my passions. I also love writing my blog and finding artists that have a passion for their craft and feature them. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, laughter and loads of creativity.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Unique Wedding Bouquet Alternative

Patti Sundik of Love Paris Studio has come up with an awesome and truly unique idea for an alternative  wedding bouquet.  These beautiful hand held mirrors have been embellished with vintage jewelry, buttons and beads to make them truly one of a kind.

She will create a personalized mirror for you by using your vintage items, or create a mirror in the color scheme of your choice. With your treasures, the mirror will become a cherished family heirloom.

Each mirror comes beautifully gifted in a black box with a soft chiffon "pillow" insert and has a clear view cover. The presentation is in keeping with the luxurious art inside

Upon request Patti will enclose a gift card for the recipient. The card s a small photo note card with part of the mirror's design on the front. 

In addition, Patti has designed bouquets to coordinate beautifully with her mirrors. This particular bouquet was designed to coordinate perfectly with her peach blossom mirror. (below) 
A totally new and unique concept for your wedding.  The mirror handle becomes the bouquet handle.  It is easily attached to the mirror with a golden ribbon cord.

Patti also creates these wonderful Wedding Lockets. The front picture features the bride and groom. The back of the locket features your bridal bouquet  with names and date of the wedding.

You can visit Patti's Etsy shop at:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/LovesParisStudio

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paper Dresses ~ Beautiful Greeting Card/Scrapbook Embellishments

Card Art Creations

Yvonne Tune hails from Ireland and recently opened her shop on Etsy.  All of her little dresses are hand~crafted with her own original designs.  They are ready to add to a scrapbook or to a special card you would like to create. 

Handmade miniature paper dress which is flat backed, ready to be glued to a handmade card, White embossed bodice, with a deep pink double layered skirt of crepe paper, guipure lace added to the waist and finished with miniature ribbon roses, it is 12cm in length, and 13cm at the widest point of the shirt

Handmade miniature paper dress, embossed pink bodice, with a double layered skirt of crepe paper. Organza ribbon at waist band, and ribbon rose, the bodice neck line is finished, with a daisy trim. It is 11cm in length, and 9cm at the widest point of skirt.This little dress is flat backed, ready to be stuck to a handmade card.

Handmade miniature dress, Black embossed bodice, with a Daisy trim, double layer red Crepe paper skirt, with satin ribbon waist band, and a mulberry paper red rose. This little dress is flat backed, ready to be glued to a handmade card.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Creation Of A Paper Doll

First of all, I had to come up with an idea. I came up with this particular creation after ordering curly wool from a marvelous shop on Etsy called Dream Fiber.  As soon as I saw it, I thought what lovely hair this would make. 

Then I cut out all the pieces to make my creation, making sure 
I had the right beads for the eyes.

I liked the idea of a little girl with her puppy and creating 
an old fashioned look to her.

Oh, I think that's a little puppy peeking around her skirt.

The faces are coming together now as I  carefully place each piece.

How fun it is seeing it all come together.  I will have this creation in my Whimsy Kreations shop on Etsy at the end of next week.  I do hope you will stop by and see her.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Whimsical Paper Art Houses

These are just two of the whimsical houses I created for my Etsy Shop.  I love working with paper and coming up with different ideas.  Right now I am working on some clowns which I will post when I have them completed.  I sell them as prints of my original artwork. 

Willow Willowbee resides with her parents at 203 Swallowbee Lane. She loves running through the fields and gathering flowers. She also loves visiting Mary Belle Buttons and her three kitties. 

202 Swallowbee Lane is inhabited by non - other than the Mayor of the village of Alvarie. He loved the sunny cottages on the beach and decided to build one here on Swallowbee Lane. He even planted a palm tree to give it that perfect beachy look

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paper Beauty

Not too long ago, I was at a resort called the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine Texas. I was awestruck by this beautiful work of art.  The backdrop is a water fall and this magnificient creation was posed so casually in the forefront.  It was created out of paper over a wire armature.  The  colors that were used on this sculpture lend itself beautifully to the mosaic background.  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Whimsy Kreations Is Now Open

I have opened a shop on Etsy and named it Whimsy Kreations, because it's just that.  Very Whimsical! I specialize in paper art prints for Nurseries and Children's rooms.

Here is a sampling of some of my artwork.

 A Very Curious Baby Elephant.
 Pretty Kitty ~ A Walk In The Garden
Two Chatty Birds

Watch out Butterfly ~ It's Snack Time 

Come by and see more of my Children's Artwork at:

Custom Ribbon Caddy

Wouldn't you love to have a ribbon organizer that holds a lot of ribbon?
  Well, Patty Berntsen's Ribbon Caddys certainly do and they are awesome.  

Her Ribbon Caddy's are her own invention and she has several to choose from.  This Caddy holds over 275 spools of ribbon unheard of on 10 Spring loaded rods. It will even fit in a cupboard the measurements are 21.5" tall 25" wide and 13" deep. 

Visit her blog at: ricracrollers.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Floral Affair

I would like to introduce you to a fabulous artist.  Her name is Suzanne Philip 
and she has a wonderful shop on Etsy called A Floral Affair

In the Artist's own words

♥ Arts and crafts have been my life's passion and I continue to enjoy each and every creative minute. I moved to Florida in 1987 and dedicated the majority of my time to painting flora and fauna in watercolors, acrylics and oils. Since 1993, however, I have been creating one-of-a-kind, original, unique home decor, using an air-drying artist clay and technique which I developed thereby enabling me to continue painting but in three-dimensional form. It is quite an extensive process, however, the beauty of each completed piece makes it all worthwhile. My artwork may be found throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and is showcased in several Florida gift shops.

I love the soft colors that Suzanne uses and her attention to detail is amazing.  
You can visit her shop at:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Custom Needle-felted Sculptures

Gourmet Felting

You will absolutely adore Gerry's Etsy shop.  Her creations are stunning as you can see from the photographs below.  She specializes in Custom Sculptures of peoples pets and strives for realism, but with a touch of whimsey!  All of her sculptures are able to pose which makes them very unique.

Gerry's sculpting has been featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine.

These are just a few of my favorites.

I just want to hug this little one.

I love this elegant setting, showing Gerry's 
awesome sculpture with a doll.

I think he's saying hello

This little Yorkie fits perfectly in your hand.

                                             I love  this little sheep.  

Stop by Gerry's shop and see all of her awesome creations.
 You will be as awestruck as I am.