My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WOYW? A !Diorama With Graphic 45 "An Eerie Tale"

Hello!
It's a What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday and I finally have my Halloween/Fall project to share with you - a fairy tale diorama. Go to Julia's blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see what WOYW? Wednesdays are all about if you are not familiar with it and join in the fun!

It took me forever to finish this project as I kept changing/rejecting parts of it. To make my diorama I first painted the box with black acrylic paint, attached the cover, made a small base so it sat level and used Graphic 45's collection of papers called "An Eerie Tale" to decorate it. Love these papers! I fussy cut and layered to my heart's content - I love both - and finally it was complete.




Can you spot the mean little troll spying on the Prince and Princess?


And of course, all fairy tales have a wicked witch.





So now another finished project in my Halloween collection.


Thank you for visiting my blog today! Wishing those who celebrate Thanksgiving a very happy day with lots of good food and relaxation!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Monday, November 24, 2014

WHO'S Present Is This?


Hello!

I recently had a birthday and a friend gifted me with a November Beany Baby that she left outside my door with a card to surprise me. It is very cute and I was happy to open the gift and see what it was! I said to Jimbo, "Look what I got - a November Beany Baby!" and I put it on one of his perches for him to see.

Evidently, the English language is cause for some communication misunderstandings when translated in to cat language, because Jimbo directly took MY November Beany Baby into his perch and looked at me like "What, isn't this for me?" and proceeded to 'guard' it for the rest of the day and finally falling asleep in front of it.

I will re-think about sharing my birthday gifts with Jimbo next time!






Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today! It is snowing here in this part of WI - after days of warmer weather and rain, which took away all of our previous snow on the ground. It is to snow all day into tonight with a travel advisory until midnight so guess we are in for some significant snowfall again. Nothing compared to poor Buffalo - but I will be cleaning off the car and moving it out of the parking lot for the plows in the morning I know!

Wishing you a happy Monday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WOYW Wednesday Time

Hello!

I seem to have lost a couple of weeks again - can't keep up with life lately.It is time for What's On Your Workdesk? and if you are not familiar with this day of sharing, go to the Stamping Ground blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see what it is all about and join in the fun.

My doll has her face now and the pumpkins are painted and she is patiently waiting for the next lesson, which is the arms and I have the covered wire in place ready to begin. We will also be adding the hair, which will go under the edge of the hat in back.


In the meantime I have been working on a project that I started some weeks ago. The pumpkin did not work out as when I cut into it the insides were a disaster and I had to discard it. The rest of the black painted pieces are part of this project with the exception of the dressmakers model. That is for another project.

You can see Jimbo having a bit of a snooze in the window - he likes to be by me while I work. You would think this position would give him a crick in his neck but he sleeps this way all the time. I will have more photos soon.




Thank you for visiting my blog today! Very cold here in this part of WI - but thankfully we were missed by the huge amounts of snow. This coming weekend will tell if we will again be so lucky. Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WOYW? Wednesday Time!

Hello!

It's Wednesday and time for "What's On Your Workdesk" sharing. The work on my Mo Manning "Prudence" doll is continuing. The doll body and pumpkins were sanded and painted black, the head was sanded and the back of her puritan hat has been added to the head, green paint was added over the black paint on the base and then sandpapered to let the black show through.








Then the shoes were painted. Now I am waiting for the next lesson. This is the first time I have worked with the PaperClay in a long time and I am remembering how fun it is to sculpt with!

So now, go to the "Stamping Ground" blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to share what's on YOUR workdesk! So much fun to see the different work areas!


Thank you for visiting my blog today! I finally joined Facebook in order to take this class and I am enjoying it very much! So many interesting and creative people! Wishing you a happy day today! We have sun today here in the part of WI but it is cold!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Friday, October 17, 2014

Progress on Prudence Doll Continues


Hello!

The progress on the Mo Manning doll continues. I worked on her for quite some time today and the styrofoam body is now covered in the PaperClay, the paper covered wire for the arms is inserted, a hole was made in the top of the body for the head placement and it is sitting on the shelf to dry.


There are 3 pumpkins that sit at the feet of Prudence on the base. I first had to carve the styrofoam balls to make each pumpkin a different shape so they were all not the same round ball.



Then I covered them with the PaperClay, cut the lines in the clay and made stems.


They are all now sitting on the shelf to dry for the next 24 hours. I have to put them up high as Jimbo may decide that they look interesting sitting on my workdesk and would make great play toys. The dwarfs have proven to be good and dependable baby sitters. :<)


Thank you for visiting my blog today! I somehow deleted this entire post and had to do it over again a second time! It is a dark and dreary day again today after such lovely sunshine yesterday. But I guess that is to be expected for a Fall day in this part of WI. Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prudence Has Legs and Jimbo Sleeps!

Hello!

Well, my Prudence doll now has legs to stand with, in addition to her head and shoes, and waiting for the next lesson. I hope the photo e-mail arrives soon!


Jimbo sleeping while I work. Yes, he really does sleep this way - silly cat. I love this guy! :<)



Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! We have sunshine today in this part of WI - no more rainy days for now! Wishing you a happy one!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOYW? Witch Hat with Graphic 45 "An Eerie Tale"


Hello!

It is WOYW? Wednesday again! My Witch Hat is completed and sitting with my other Halloween projects from previous years. I used the Graphic 45 "An Eerie Tale" collection of papers and fussy cut and glued layer after layer and then add Stickles for a bit of bling and to add depth. You can click on the photos to see detail. I love these papers and want to make another witch hat but first I am working on a layered scene in a round box turned on its side. Hope to show you photos soon. Also, my Prudence doll is awaiting the next lesson. Will have photo tomorrow.

Go to Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see what WOYW? Wednesday is all about and share what you are working on!










Thank you for visiting my blog today. We still have rain in this part of WI - a good day to stay in and work! Wishing you a day of fun creating - maybe something for Halloween!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mo Manning "Prudence" Doll Project

Hello!

I have not sculpted with clay for a very long time. But when Mo Manning e-mailed me that she was going to be teaching a FREE doll class based on one of her digital images - I was IN. I love Mo's images and to have a chance to make a doll like this was so exciting! The doll is a sweet little girl called "Prudence" - Mo's new image of a young Pilgrim girl.


So far, I have the head and shoes sculpted and sitting on the shelf to dry. We are creating her using an air dry clay. I chose PaperClay as I am familiar with this brand. We used a styrofoam ball covered with clay to sculpt the head. We had a pattern to build the shoes on top of and for placement on the base.


The body base is also styrofoam and I have it cut and waiting to insert the legs/shoes into it and start the next step. You can see the shoe pattern on the base where the doll will stand. I also have painted the base with the first color of acrylic paint.


If you want to see the digital image of "Prudence", go to Mo's site http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/ where you can order her and all of Mo's other wonderful images! If you want to see what the class is all about and maybe make your own doll, you can contact Mo at mo@mauriejmanning.com to ask her about joining Mo's Dollhouse and taking the class.

We had  rain, rain and more rain today in this part of WI. Leaves are all falling off the trees. Wishing you a great day where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane
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