Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Polyform Products July Make-It-Your-Own Challenge -A blog About my Entry

Polyform Products July Make-It-Your-Own Contest
July's Make-It-Your-Own Contest from the site - Let your imagination take flight; create a project using premo! Mini Cutters.This month’s prize is 30 colors of premo!, premo! Accents or Sculpey III, your choice. Post your entries right here on our Facebook page. Good Luck!

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I of course have a ton of Mini Cutters. I go to look in my cutter drawers. I only have shapes and flowers and the ones that were shown in the original piece. I thought of many things to make but was not to excited. So I ran to Joanns in Petoskey which rarely has any new supplies. Woo Hoo Jack pot, they had several new ones that I have never seen before. So I was very inspired and have been playing with them all week. I had about 4 projects started and wanted to create away but only one needed to be entered. This one meant the most to me.

I was inspired by the Premo Mini Cutters Baby

To see all the fun cutters Polyform has (Sculpey)

Why these cutters inspired me. When I saw all of the shapes I immediatly thought of my baby in heaven.  I lost my baby in September of 2002 but I think of the baby everyday.  I know no one wants to hear that. It was a good thought and the baby inspires me alot.  I dont have a baby book for my baby so I thought Ill make a sweet baby book with clay. I can keep it forever and with all these little cutters I had so many ideas. So I went to work a few days later creating "Our Baby Book" and was happy the whole time and really inspired. I have ideas for more pages in the future. :)

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Beginning to end the creation of " Our Baby Book" - Polyform Products Make-It-Your-Own July Challenge - Mini Cutters by Premo

Premo and Sculpey Products Used in this project

Premo & Sculpey Clays - Many Colors
Mini Cutters - Shapes
Mini Cutters - Baby
Blade & Sculpting Tool
Bake and Bond by Sculpey
Liquid Clay by Sculpey

Tools used on my project
Sculpey Cutters used, I used every one out of the Baby set & two out of the shapes (heart & square)
My Penni Jo's tools : Penni Jo's tools Link
CForiginals tools: Cf originals tool link
sewing measuring ruler: Walmart sewing section the blue thing slides-love it
eye pin tools for the dots: Polymer Clay Express Link for tools
pro kemper tool: Polymer Clay Express Link

I love these tools. Penni Jo's for shaping and forming all the detailed parts on the babys face, arms and legs. Cforiginals for all the texture on the animals. My Sculpey cutters for the cute little shapes that brought my baby book to life. My premo clay (the best) that brought color and life to my project. And of course what would a project be without Swarovski Crystals - Oh ya there on there, lots!!!

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Now I have my tools, my clay and so much inspiration:

Condition, Flatten some clay through a pasta machine and Im all ready to work

Some pages for my book and Im ready to sculpt and cut and make my creation. Some blue and white should work. Of course Id like all pink but we have to think there may be a chance it was a boy so Im being fair to my little angel. Lol

First Page of the book Started - Now Im hooked

Finished this then went to bed. Layed there and layed there and got up and finished it completely. I couldnt wait. I started sculpting the hair with my Cf originals tools and I was having way to much fun to stop. I cut out the baby in the cling with the Sculpey mini Baby Cutters & lots more fun stuff and kept on claying. Much needed Clay thereapy. Sleep will come another day

Then I made the big mistake of making my baby. Oh no Ill never sleep. Cut out the cute onzie with the cutter and started playing with my Penni Jo tools sculpting the face, putting little dents in the elbow, chin and knees. lol too cute.

Sleep time. Lets see what a few days work brings.

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Well with some string and lots of love & finished my piece. Now to turn the pages of the book to show you my work. Such a fun project made with lots of love and smiles.

This is the "Our Baby Book" Page by page. Front cover is a Stork carrying a bundle of joy to a happily waiting family. I sculpted the stork by hand with clay and added swarovski crystal for his eye. Used the Premo Baby cutters for the Hearts and The Baby in the Sling. Such a cute cutter. I had fun giving it definition and textures. Topped it with a cute little curl of blong hair for fun.

Page two is our Babys "1sts", First curl on bottom right, First bath on top Right made with a Premo Mini Duck Cutter. Top left is a Premo Mini Bear cutter, Left side is a Premo Mini square cutter that I made into a baby letter block, bottom left is a Premo Mini Rocking Horse from the cutters. The baby started as a Premo Mini Onzie cutter and I added lots of fun accents. Sculpted face, arms, hands, legs right down to dimples in the elbows, fingers and knees. I added matching baby maryjane booties, a blue an pink skinner blend swirled blankie and a pretty blue bow, a binkie in the babys mouth and last but not least a Baby bottle made from the Premo Mini Cutters.

Page Three, doesnt fit the color scheme, but we all know babys love black and reds so I wanted to add that love in this book. Plus it matched the colors of the page. I used Premo Mini cutters hands and feet for the babys first hand and feet prints. Too cute. I Made a rattle to match these colors with the Premo mini Rattle cutter, A heart for a little love from the mini Premo Heart cutter. Some swarovski Crystals of course needed some bling and a ? mark for lbs. & Inches. Since I dont have my babys I just left it like this. It looks cute and finished and I was happy with it.

Page Four, Our angel in Heaven Page. The end of this book but not the end of my memories of "Our Angel" . I sculpted a little baby angel face. With the Premo Cutters I made a double heart using the mini Large Heart and Mini small heart, Premo Baby bootie cutter, Premo Baby Carriage Cutter and a premo baby Heart Cutter to finish it up. I added some clouds like the heavens and one last heart for more love. I really enjoyed this project. I have it displayed by my kids photos. More photos below of close ups. Hope you like it too. Stop by Polyform to show some love and like my project.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my baby book as much as I did making it. The little cutters were a clever way to create lots of fun things for any baby book if you wanted to use them for yours. You could easily make clay appliques for your baby books and add them with a touch of glue. It would be a fun project for all ages since this would be a intermediate project for those creating with clay. Except for the details of the baby face and bird but I would be happy to help anyone learning to sculpt with those parts of it. Have fun creating and Thank you for supporting Handmade.

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PCAGOE July Challenge - 7000 Bracelets for Hope - My "Cha Cha for Hope" Bracelet Entry

Proud member of the PCAGOE Team on Etsy
We have a great Facebook page with lots of amazing talented Artists. This is the first time I was well enought to enter the challenge. I made one piece and love it but didnt like the way it photographed a flower that looked like a fish. UM NO. So I started over and really like my Bracelet.  Being Disabled myself makes me really enjoy creating for a charity for a disabled person or charity.

This month the August Challenge is for Charity "The Global Genes Project"
7000 Bracelets for Hope

To view all the great entrys click on the link below:

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To find the charity page and read more Information about this great group:

Click here to locate "The Global Jeans Project"

On their site there are spots to buy bracelets that others have donated. A form to fill out for you or for any group your in to donate bracelets. Photos and links to all of their sponsors. Stop by there donate a bracelet or buy a bracelet to help their Cause.

About the Program
Cause bracelets have been available for breast cancer and heart disease but there has never been a unifying symbol, color or bracelet that represents the rare and genetic disease community. That’s why we started the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign. Since launching the campaign in 2010, Global Genes has received thousands of unique blue themed bracelet designs made from everything from cut strips of recycled denim to vintage blue glass to turquoise stones. The creativity from our volunteers is truly inspiring!!!

This sure did inspire me I hope it has inspired you.

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My July PCAGOE Charity Challenge Piece

I called it " Cha Cha for Hope"

I love Cha Cha bracelets. So I thought I would create one for this event. There are over 70 beads on my bracelet, Most made with Polymer clay, Some Swarovski Pearls.  Description : very full bracelet with lots of dangles of delightful beads and colorful charms.

Close up of my beads. I made the round beads with a skinner blend of blues from darks to lights of premo blue clays. Then made a ghose cane of white glitter and transparent premo clay and added a layer over the blues and swirled it. Once baked they look really cool. One of a kind beads. I added a white pearl to the top & bottom and added them to the bracelet. I wanted it full. I always thing of flowers when I think of happy things, flowers mean new life and new beginnings to me. So I created Polymer clay flowers: I made little flower beads in a blue mix of glitter and pearlized premo clay and added light blue accents to he centers of the flowers. Baked then put a swarovski pearl in the center and on the back and added them to the silver bracelet. I wanted more blue to fill in. Since the bracelets that they wear for this charity are blue. So I made some light pearlized blue pearls and darker blue clay pearls. I mixed them together with white and a dark and light blue swarovski crystal Pearls. I made a group of 6 pearls some clay some swarovski to go inbetween each clay flower and larger clay bead. So its a full Cha Cha Bracelet. I love it.

Lots of dangles for Hope

Side view of flowers and beads. This was such a fun project

Cha Cha for Hope

I added a pretty silver flower lobster clasp, a charm that says Hope & a Made with love charm to the end. This piece was made with lots of love and hope for finding a cure for this cause.

Bracelet open It extends to a size 8 wrist. But you can clasp it anywhere on the bracelet on any open link. There are not alot of open links since I had fun making it a full authentic Cha Cha Bracelet. But it can be worn from a size 5 up to an 8 comfortable. As long as you love dangles and it is actually very light. (my secret, inside all my beads I use the white Sculpey light- the beads actually float they are so light- works great for a project your going to add alot too- almost weightless).

Thanks for stopping by and to find out more about this Charity stop by their page. It has so much wonderful informaiton and photos. It is a great cause and there are so many that suffer. It only takes a little to help alot. Or donate a blue bracelet. Im donating three.

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Ugh I cant believe Im even sharing photos of my first attempt. Its gorgeous in person it really is. The details look real. But it photographed and looks like a fish with way to many fins. LOL

My Blue with purple accent Iris Bracelet.  I have not decided if Im donating it or not. It does not really fit the mold for what they usually have. I did not know all the rules and or all about the cause while I was making it. I just heard blue and I love flowers so I went to work. :)  So If I do send it Ill be sending 4 bracelets. Not sure. I have to submit photos for their approval. So we will see. You can laugh I did. Laughing at yourself is healthy. LOL. I do alot of airhead things, So I laugh alot.

My supplies for the Challenge
My Premo & Sculpey Clays:
pro Kempter tool:
My Cforiginal Tools:
Sterling Silver Filigree cuff Bracelet
some yellow stamen
Resin & Fimo Glaze

Fishy swiming up stream

Fish turning to come towards you

Fishy got turned around and is confused and giving you the confused 4 eyed look.

Oh no fishy is going away. Bye Bye fishy

That was fun and it truly is lovely all kidding aside. I would wear it with anything blue. But for some reason my camera and it did not like each other. Until next time......

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On that note I wish you a wonderful evening or day wherever you are in the world. Dont forget to donate to your local charitys and support those that need it.

Thank you as always for stopping by to vist me and supporting Handmade.

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Well Im off to finish up another Bracelet for this Charity for another Challenge stop by in a few days to see that entry. Totally different. They use a picasso painting as their inspiration. A circus acrobat with diamond checked cloths. Hmm what to make. Almost finished actually. :)

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