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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Polymer Clay Treasures

This is a treasury that I created today from some of Etsy's awesome Polymer Clay Jewelry Artists. Click on each picture and it will take you directly to their shop.

Flower necklace, strand statement necklace, eco friendly pendant, jewelry embroidery cabochon teal emerald pantone polymer clay - artemisartbiju
Butterfly Wings Bead Components Polymer Clay Pendants in Blue and Teal - Claybykim
Abby Necklace - Polymer Clay Heart Pendant with Seed Bead Necklace - StoneStreetStudio
Polymer Clay Supplies Pasque Flower with set of leaves, 3 stems - 1dollarcraft
Crazy Carnival- Handmade Polymer clay beads mix of shapes (8) - Sigaliot
Provance-colored Polymer Clay Necklace - Caffeinegirl1
Lush Floral Garden - Mezuzah Case - flowersy
Green Earrings. Teardrop Earrings, Polymer Clay Applique Earrings, Post Earrings, Dangle, St. Patrick's Day, Green Wear, don't get pinched - PiperPixieDesigns
Believe magnet paisley pattern antiqued polymer clay - walkercrafts
Peacock and gold polymer clay necklace - adrianaallenllc
Swallow and Teardrops - Bird Necklace, Polymer Clay Bird Pendant, Clay Animal Necklace, Turquoise Blue, Mint Green, Elegant - LoveArtMusings
Polymer Clay -Flowers in Moss Green - Cherrychestnuts
Handcrafted Polymer Clay Pendant with Carved Bone Beads N12-74 - jangeisen
Polymer clay barrette white brown  beige poppy "White poppy". Clay flower jewelry - SilverSeagullArt
Polymer Clay Cuff, ooak bracelet, mint aqua teal green and brown golden accents - HandmadeByJenStedman
Tiny Bluebird -- Polymer Clay and Wire Sculpture - sparkflight

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

R F Colorful Creations

On my February 20th blog, I introduced Rosemarie of RF Forever Clocks.  Rosemarie has another shop on Etsy called RF Colorful Creations. Today I would like show you some of her wonderful polymer clay creations.

You can visit her shop at:   http://www.etsy.com/shop/RFColorfulCreations

This mini oil lamp is not only decorative, it gives off a warm glow when lit. It can also be used as a diffuser for your favorite fragrance. The glass lamp is designed with polymer clay. The foundation is a light pearl blue with With a designed water scene on top. The lamp is attached to a wood base, painted a metallic bronze. The colors in the photo are slightly lighter due to the flash. The completed design is multi-glazed for shine and protection.

This fun Kitty Cat Pen Holder was created with polymer clay. It's a functional smiley piece. Kitty Cat hopes to make you smile while holding your Pen. The kitty has a terra cotta pot base body that was covered with light gray poly clay. His wood platform was covered with three different shades of blue clay and then texturized. The completed piece was multi-glazed for shine and protection.It comes with a matching covered polymer clay pen.

This terra cotta candy dish is very unique. This is a cute way to have your favorite treat at hand. This pedal style candy dish was made with a rose size pot and saucer. The foundation was hand painted a school bus yellow. The design was created with polymer c;lay. The saucer has hand painted dots. The completed dish was multi-glazed for shine and protection.

This colorful fish frame was decorated with polymer clay over a wood base. It was triple glazed for a brilliant shine and protection. The frame rests on a hand made base with real, tiny seashells.

This glass tealight candle holder was hand designed with polymer clay. There are four polymer clay fishes that are hand painted. The decorative glass holder is fixed permanently the black iron pedestal.
The water is a translucent blue and glows in the dark when lit.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Unique Polymer Clay Vases

When I was hunting for some bargains at Joann's Fabrics I came across a ceramic vase that inspired me to create these out of polymer clay.  They were incredibility fun to make.  

I love the idea that the cat has't a clue that the little mouse is hiding in the vase.

I antiqued this little bird with brown acrylic paint and used twigs
 from my yard for a decorative touch.

 This is the first one that I created ~ I love the aqua blue color! 

You can see these and more of my creations at:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

RF Forever Clocks and Night Lights

RF Forever Clocks
by Rosemarie

I would like to introduce you to Rosemarie of RF Forever Clocks.  Rosemarie has a wonderful shop on Etsy.  These are just a few of her awesome creations.

Rosemarie was born and raised in New York. She became a nurse at the age of 18 and worked at that until she retired in 2003. She always liked to made things with her hands. Seeing the results always made her feel good. She has tried a little bit of everything, painting, knitting, photography you name it she has tried it. 

This birdhouse nightlight lamp would bring warmth to any room in your house.  It would be a great addition to any child's room or nursery.  It gives a warm glow when on.  The pedestal is handmade which gives it a special look.  The opening flower design and bird were created with polymer clay.  The flowers were hand painted. 

What a fun creation. This birdhouse design was hand painted with acrylic paint. It's two tone teal stripped roof give it a special look. The shutters were handmade. The back has a door that opens so you can install a battery. What is a birdhouse without birds. The yellow, red and blue birds are just the touch it needed.

This would make a great addition to any room in the house. Would also make a unique gift for all ages.

This sweet little clock will make anyone smile.  Rosemarie saw this owl and knew it was meant to be a smiley time keeper.  The owl is made of fiber wood.  It has a quartz movement that runs on an AA battery.  

What a sweet time keeper for any home or office.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Polymer Clay Faces in Jewelry

Sculpted Windows Jewelry

Kristie Lou is from Lancaster, PA and she says that she is a full time artist
 with a split personality. Her two passions include creating 
wire wrapped jewelry and polymer clay faces. She never knows what the day will 
bring;  She lets her hands guide the way. 

This bead is one of her signature Leaf Ladies set atop a wood bead. This lady is adorned with colorful clay leaves, twigs, and orbs. The leaves are impressions of real maple leaves from her yard. She uses vibrant yet earthy shades of clay, antiqued with burnt umber, and hand painted. The wood bead is bamboo, It was once part of a place mat, that she could not resist taking apart and giving it a new life! 

Tramps & Glams
 Milena and Miloลก are from Krusevac, Serbia 
They have a shop on Etsy called "Tramps & Glams" which was a result of their 
creative collaboration back in 2008. 

Colorful polymer clay brooch with one big crackled bead.

dimensions 7 X 7.5 cm (2.8 X 3 in)

Molded Moonbeams
Vanessa Stevenson is from Ontario Canada and is a stay at home mom who likes to express herself creativity with polymer clay and other findings. Moon faces are her favorite because they are so serene and peaceful.

This butterfly fairy is made from a mixture of gold, purple, light blue and sparkly white polymer clay. She is accented it with dark blue, pink and gold acrylic paint and tiny gold glass beads. The wings have been triple sealed and cured. Her face is sealed with a completely matted finish. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I've Been Busy Creating

As you can see, I have been quite busy in my craft room. 

 A dear friend of mine asked if I could create a hummingbird.  Well, here is my first attempt at making one.  I added a bit of sparkle to his wings and tail feathers.

I love paper dresses!  I made this one out of card stock (which I embossed) crepe paper, satin ribbon and a satin bow.  I mounted it on a 5"x7" canvas which I painted pink and personalized it with my daughter's name. I have this one for sale in my Whimsy Kreations Shop.

I created this little scene on a 6"x6" canvas which I painted a copper color. I spritzed Glimmer Mist over a stencil to give it a pattern then added my embellishments. I used polymer clay to make the bird who is sitting on twigs that I gathered from my yard.  I added a flower and the word 'Imagine' to make it complete.

This is Forest Fred who has been busy gathering wheat for the winter.  I found this large acorn cap at the Dallas Arboritum a while ago and realized that it fit Fred's head perfectly.  I created him out of polymer clay and gave him black beads for  eyes.