First place goes to Lola, who created a whole scene to make Tiny a scurvy pirate, complete with paper parrot!
2nd place goes to Mooran, who made two different sizes and sent me a whole day of adventures worth of photos- this one was my favorite though!
The deadline to enter the Tiny Turtle Photo Contest is today! I will accept email submissions and Flickr submissions up to midnight tonight (12:00am EST). I will post the winners tomorrow here and by email.
You can email me your pictures email@example.com or you can tag your photo on Flickr with tinyturtlephotocontest
I also have listed a couple new painting in my shop
In the Meadow
Have you printed your Tiny Turtle yet? Don’t worry, there is still time to enter your creative photos in my contest.
You can email me your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org, just make sure and put, “Tiny Turtle” in the subject line.
Or, if you have a Flickr account, you can upload your photos and tag them with tinyturtlephotocontest.
Deadline is March 5th. I will announce the winners here and by email on March 6th.
Just in time for Valentines Day, I created a new paper toy you can print, assemble, and give to your friends! His name’s Tiny, and he’s a very loving turtle.
You can download the printable pattern here. You can print him any size you want with your printer’s program, but he will print on a standard piece of paper or cardstock.
Tiny is very easy to make. All you need is a printer, scissors, craft knife, and a glue stick. Cut around on the solid lines. Fold along the dotted lines. He forms into a simple box shape. There are tabs on each side which fold in and glue to the front of the body and side of the head. His legs will stick out away from the body and require the use of a craft knife to cut them. The bottom will be light green.
I’m holding a special contest for you! Print Tiny, fold him up, and take a creative photo of him and email it to me at email@example.com. The top three photos will win these prizes:
1st place: A limited edition print of my Love Tree artwork and a 15% off coupon to use in my Etsy shop
2nd place: A Hankie Lady greeting card and a 10% off coupon
3rd place: A set of Norm the Gnome gift tags
Deadline to email me photos is March 5th. Good luck!
Lately I have been busy preparing for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair coming up in a couple weeks. I did manage to enter a Day of the Dead shrine competition at ART634 in Jackson. The display period ends in a couple of days, and then I will know if I won a free exhibition of more of my work!
A couple years ago a friend of mine had a garage sale and was going to throw away a perfectly good mini cabinet (gasp!) I loved making ATC’s and collage, so I knew I could do something with it. I didnt end up getting any inpiration on what I could do with it until this competition arose.
I wish I would have had someone around to take some “action shots” of me working on it, but all I have are photos of the finished shrine. I called it, “Caja muerta viva” which means, “Living Dead Box”.
I tried my hand at creating polymer clay sugar skulls for the exterior, which I believe is the extent of my abilities! I got to finally use some supplies from ATC swaps I’ve collected over the years, and make good use of a jointed skull and 3-D coffin. The overall shrine consists of paper elements, handmade/handpainted papers, sequins, jewels, mirrors, plastic doves, paint, and ribbon.
Here is another paper toy I created just for you! Boxie Fawn is just as easy to assemble as Hoots, except it requires one extra tool- a craft knife.
You can download the pattern here. It will print on a standard piece of copy paper.
Cut around on the solid lines. Fold along the dotted lines. He forms into a simple box shape. There are tabs on each side which fold in and glue to the front of the body and side of the head. His legs will stick out away from the body and require the use of
A craft knife to cut them. The bottom will be white.
Whoever can send me the most creative photo of your finished Fawn will win a 15% off coupon to my Etsy shop and a small surprise. You can email me pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for entries is September 4th, 2007.
This is my entry for CRAFT Magazine’s Recycle Your Heart contest. Basically, you had to use at least one recycled element in the card. More info can be found here
Made from recycled coffee filters (which I dyed pink). The filters were then attached to pink cardstock for more stability.
The geisha is an original drawing, on watercolor paper. Accented with pink polka-dot scrapbook paper. Each fan blade is held together with wine striped ribbon.
The tassle of the fan is made with pink and white fibers. Attched are shrink plastic hearts and a reused japanese coin which I got out of my coin collection. Fibers are attached to the fan with a pink heart brad, which also allows the fan to open and close.
I wanted to do something different from the standard rectangle cards with frilly lace and glitter.
I also just listed this butterfly photo in my shop. It makes me think of spring, even with the freezing cold and blowing snow we’re having right now!
The results of the Upcycle contest on Etsy should be announced on Friday, February 2nd. Why does 24 hours seem so far away? Can’t wait to see the winners!