Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Challenge Nature



For our March challenge our theme is nature. Vote for your favorites. Three lucky voters will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.




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1. Scarlet Macaw by Linda of Claymation3d
Macaw, leaves and green blends background are all made from of polymer clay and feathers are carefully detailed. Macaw is perched on a piece of a real tree branch.


2. Forest Floor Teapot by Lisa of HiGirls
Inspired by the ferny, mossy forest floor. Polymer clay over ceramic teapot. Lots of details including pebbles, moss, bark, flowers, leaves, ferns and a mushroom lid. A couple of beetles snuck in too!


3. Red Riding Hood and Her Wolf by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
Free-form polymer sculpture over a hollow duck egg

4. Flower Petal Tea Pot by Berit of ClayImages
A mini tea pot covered with my flower petal canes, sanded, smoothed and varnished. Spring is coming!

5. Turquoise Whale Fluke Box No. 147 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
This polymer-covered box features an original liquid-polymer photo transfer from my birthday in '07 - whale watching near San Francisco. Wire accent. 3 5/8" sq x 1 3/8" h.

6. Tropical Spice Switchplate by Arlene of Ashpaints
I made this switchplate to solve a problem in my home. I had a double switch that got changed to a single, yet I still had this extra switch that I kept trying to flip! So I had my electrician remove the second switch and covered the switchplate in a copper tone clay that was complimentary to my wallpaper. This first layer was heavily textured, then I added tropical leaves and a flower that I am sure exists only in my imagination! So much fun and what a great solution!

7. Ode to Spring by Angela of polymerclaycreations 

Even though it technically is still winter, here in the Pacific Northwest Mother Nature thinks Spring has already started. Everywhere you see new growth. Beautiful purple Crocus and bright yellow and orange Daffodils. New leaves everywhere and the fruit trees are blooming.
This is my Ode to Spring. A bright pink, orange and yellow millefiori floral covered chicken egg on a nest of leaves.

8. Black and White Pendant by Jill of JKollmann
For this piece I took a marquis-shaped based and formed it over a half-dome, then built the floral elements on top of that. It's on a beaded Kumihimo cord and finished with a polymer clasp (not shown).

9. Owl by Freda of FredaK
Owl among the leaves 
  
10. Flight of the Bumble Bee Tin by Betsy of PolyClayCafe  
just recently took a virtual class titled "Cane Mutiny" - on how to join, twist, turn and pucker your canes. Lots of fun. Thanks to Teresa Pandora Salgado and the Polymer Clay Adventure (craftylink.ning.com/get-involved/polymer-clay-adventure). The tin is 4" in diameter by 4"high (including the sculpture). See more views on my blog: http://polyclaycafe.blogspot.com/2015/02/flilght-of-bumble-bee-tin.html
 
11. Fruit Pins by Line of PlaySculptLive
Read more: http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-many-wonders-of-nature.html 

12. Once Upon a Time by by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Paperback copy of Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver is converted into a hardcover via polymer clay, incorporating the Fibonacci sequence ratio. To learn about the conception and design of this piece, please read the blog post: http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/02/once-upon-time.html



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