Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Philippine Polymer Clay Guild "Artist Trading Card" Challenge

This post is long over due already. But nevertheless, let me share with you my entries to our Guild's Artist Trading Card challenge. The challenge is to select a polymer clay artist, interpret their style via the ATC. My theme for this is fairy tales:

1. Once Upon a Time - (inspired by Ms. Laurie Mika) One of my favorite adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" was "Ever After". Using Da Vinci's painting, I created a framed design utilizing the mosaic technique.

Once Upon a Time

2. Part of your World - (Inspired by: Mandarin Moon) Want to live under the sea? With all the corals and sea weeds? This is my adaptation of "The Little Mermaid", mandarin moon-style.

Part of Your World

3. The Princess and the Pea - (Inspired by: Ms. Sara Jane Helm) Ever slept on top of hundreds of mattresses and still not be comfortable? Such a princess indeed! Ms. Sarah Jane Helm's works on polymer clay quilts is the inspiration to this artist trading card.

The Princess and the Pea

Until the next P3 challenge!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

SHAKE IT! Salt and Pepper Shakers

During my wedding preparations, I wanted to give handmade gifts to my principal sponsors. I chanced upon these egg-shaped ceramic salt and pepper shakers in a home store and a light bulb lit in my head!

Here are some of the salt and pepper shakers I made:

Kitty Cats
Pigs going out

Watch out for more of these. I may be selling them through my Etsy account, whatcha think?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Changes in my life

At long last, I'm back from the grave! LOL...

Actually, the reason why I have been so quiet in the past 2 months is because I just got married to the most wonderful guy. He's responsible for building me contraptions of some sort to make my claying sessions so much easier. We have been in a relationship for nine years and to celebrate our ninth anniversary, we got married! Here are some of our wedding pictures:

Me and my husband

Our wedding cake baked by my sister.
The clay cake topper was a gift from ourtalented friend Rochelle Diccion of Little Rock
Photo op outside the church
Our wedding invitation done by me

Despite the fact that our wedding ceremony is not perfect. And things did not go according to plan, the most important thing is that we were able to say "I do" in front of God, our dearest friends and families.

We thank all of the people who helped us in the preparations, all of those who attended and to all those who sent all their best wishes.

And now, another chapter in my life is beginning...