3.28.2012

Rusty Metal is ALWAYS A Fun Thing to Play With. Just Say'n. {WOYWW}

This is the final week for the Retro Cafe Art sponsorship over at Gingersnap Creations! The challenges are ALL still open, so be sure to check them out because the prizes seriously ROCK!!!! The final challenge is the Color challenge: Rust, Ginger, Copper! They do this one every year and the projects are always fabulous! I decided to step out of the paper arena and pulled out some rusty metal bits I've been collecting from the side of the road and other random places for some time now. I brought them together along with a fabulous Frozen Charlotte doll head and some pretty paper flowers from Retro Cafe Art Gallery!

Meet, Michaela Rose!

Michaela Rose


I used a cork as the main portion of her body and built that up with the metal spring, a flattened copper fitting, and several other fabulous bits and bobs! She was really quite fun to create! She even has a couple of vintage buttons hiding as her neck!

Michaela Rose (head)


I particularly love the piece that became her arms. I did ZERO alteration on that piece! It was bent just like that when I found it! TOTALLY perfect for arms! I love it when stuff like that happens! I hope you like Michaela Rose.

As for my desk, well, now that is a tornado of Scrapbook Circle goodness at the moment! The brand new Daydreamer kit is live and available and I've been LOVING IT! OH! You also see my new Tiny Attacher there! I got it for free with an AC Moore rewards certificate combined with a 55% off coupon! Actually, the attacher plus the pack of staples cost me 22 cents after the certificate! HA! I know I'm late to the game on this little tool - I tried to convince myself for over a year that I didn't need it...it's really just a stapler...but, alas, I really do love fancy fun staplers, so...NOW I HAVE ONE!!!! YAY! It will live happily next to my CTMH stapler that rotates to whatever direction I need! SO FUN!

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YAY! I love happy paper! Look at all those beautiful bright colors! Oh...in case you are curious, Scrapbook Circle does ship internationally, so if you want to check out the kit you can find it here! For more WOYWW posts check out Julia's fabulous blog!

Jingle out!

45 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

cool figurine! so creative!

lots of goodies on your desk as usual!

Jan Hennings said...

and the rusty metal looks so good!! Great piece, Jingle :)

Christy Q said...

Such a fun looking desk! And Michaela Rose looks so intriguing!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...well this looks very interesting...and such a busy desk too have a fab week...Mel :)

Beachstudio said...

Hello! Michaela is so creative! Love her, she is gorgeous! And finally a messy desk like mine is usually! Your work area looks like so much fun to create in. Love looking around,

Stacey Merrill said...

too fun! Love your Charlotte transformation :) Your desk looks like a wonderful whirlwind of ideas waiting to happen too

craftattack said...

Love your fun doll, and your working space looks tidy! Valerie

Tammy said...

Looks like a fun, creative mess you have going on today. I love my tiny attacher. Use it on everything! :)

Gabrielle said...

What a fabulous and seriously cool project! Love your creative space too! Happy WOYWW x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Totally cool - love how creative you are!

Deanne :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Cool creation, fabulous use of the cork, very creative. Tracy x

Angi said...

Soooo creative!

sassypackrat said...

You are always so creative and thinking out of the box! Such a joy to stop by and see what you are doing now.

soapHOUSEmama said...

very cool!

Danielle said...

really cool figurine! love the colors on your busy desk-that kit is so fun looking.

Terry said...

Such a cool and fun doll! Lots of goodies on that desk and I wonder what goodness will come out of it?

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very cool and creative figure! :)
Looks like another great Scrapbook Circle kit :)

Karen said...

WOW what an amazing piece of art, she is gorgeous :)

Take care and have a fab WOYWW, Luv Karen xx #91

CraftygasheadZo said...

That is one cool creation, great what can be turned into craftiness! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 75

sandee said...

Love your altered figure! waving hi from my balcony in the hills of North Carolina :)

Busygirl said...

Very creative! It reminds me of the neighbor boy in toy story though lol! But yours is beautiful work.

Busygirl said...

Very creative! It reminds me of the neighbor boy in toy story though lol! But yours is beautiful work.

kay said...

fab creative desk,wish we had a michaels and coupons in england,have a great week :)
#66

Fifty-two pairs in 2012 said...

Oh, Jinglejinglejinglejingle;*sighs and shakes head*
If it can be manipulated in any way, shape or form - Jingle WILL make art from it!
I would love to hate you but I can't......;-)
Rosie

BumbleVee said...

honestly....crafters hey? what a bunch of nut jobs we are....all of us!

Elaine said...

How clever and inventive are you.......well done .
and how untidy is your desk , you made me smile because mine is worse than yours today
Hugs Elaine

Norma G. said...

Very cool, hey...great profile pic!
:D

Diana Waite said...

wow this is SO unique!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, do love this project! I really got into the desk photo. I mean, it looks sooooo perfect!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#48

Netty said...

Loving your fun rust creation Jingle. x

Kathy said...

Such and inventive and crafty girl you are! She is very elegant in her rustiness:) I love my tiny attacher-it's better than a regular stapler and wow! you paid a whole .22 cents!! I'm totally impressed:)

Marjie Kemper said...

What a totally cool and unique lady.... love her!

Tracy said...

Wow, I haven't seen you make a doll in a long time.

karen said...

Cool doll you have made! Great use of found parts! Your desk is looking so busy and I love it! Enjoy your Tiny Attacher!
xoxo Karen #180

Lynn Stevens said...

I LOVE rusty things. I need to get over and check out the challenge, sounds like its right up my ally.
Have fun with your tiny attacher. only 22 cents! WOW
hugs Lynn

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, I hope you don't mind me saying she is hilarious! At first I didn't even notice the face. I thought it was a big frothy mass 'til I took a closer look. Then I noticed the wine cork. Very cool!

Queen Of Toys said...

She is amazing, incredible and so funky all in one. Oh and your desk just priceless, keep up the creative process.

Eliza No. 181

Charlene said...

I giggle every time I see you desk, Jingle. I can't think when things are messy but you are amazing.

mamapez5 said...

I love your muddled desk, and I bet you know where everything is. Your figurine is an interesting piece of work. It is a bit outside my comfort zone, but I love it. That's what's so good about this blog hop. It introduces us to so many new ideas. Kate x

May said...

Love your desk!!! You know where everything is "right" Love the cork based doll Fabulous... Hugs May x x x x No14

Laura said...

Your artistic eye saw a future creation from bits of metal that not everyone would see possibilities in!
Happy Friday from #151.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, looking at your desk, i almost thought you posted a picture of mine, with almost no desk surface in sight. that's a very creative desk!

SophieNewton said...

Wow, that is amazing. Fabulous project x
Sophie no.183

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was MOST impressed with the cork and of course the bent metal. Way to go, dear altered artist (grin). Belated greetings from #2.

Gerri Herbst said...

Simply outrageous! Love it!

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