Tuesday, June 1, 2010

my first attempt at pottery

during a professional development day at school, the wellness committee arranged for staff to participate in activities that ranged from high tea to mountain biking. you may ask how is that professional development?  okay most of you just want to know how i made these! lol!

well, i selected pottery.  here are my results...we were given minimal instruction and free range as what we were to make.  after some pondering and playing with ideas, i rolled the clay, used rubber stamps from the dollar store to press the design into the clay and then used a dragonfly cookie cutter to acheive the shape!  !  after they were fired in the kiln, i then glazed them and viola!  they will rest on my vanity for now, they may become magnets later!

i love the strength, the beauty and the elegance of dragonflies!!

v.p. card

this card was made using cardstock i received as blog candy from melanie at courtney-lane designs...it is sei paper and included in the generous blog candy were coordinating chipboard tags, brads, flowers, rub-ons, ...the silver leaf is from my stash of many years and it coordinated perfectly with the strip of cardstock that i have going across the base cardstock, it may be hard to tell but there is an embossed leaf pattern that matches the actual leaf!  i tried to achieve a more masculine feel to the card as it is for a vice principal that is leaving our school for a position at another high school with a brand new program for students with special needs.  i will stamp a sentiment on the front later.