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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Metal" Challenge...


One of our PCETeam leaders presented a challenge for our members to do during the month of February.  It's a 'Stretch Yourself Challenge' and we are to somehow incorporate metal into a piece we create, maybe create something we normally wouldn't make. We could do faux metal, make something out of polymer clay that would normally be made of metal, we could also use metal with the clay for a mixed media piece, whatever we want as long as there is some kind of tie in to metal. So, with this in mind, I created this little faux bronze/metal flower pot and added two flowers and a cute little Humming Bird.  For the bronze/metal look of the flower pot, I used mica powders on black polymer clay after stamping in a leaf and swirl design.  I LOVE Humming Birds and have never attempted to make one out of polymer clay before... I was wanting to somehow create a Humming Bird and incorporate the metal challenge ~ At first I was thinking of doing the entire piece to look like metal, but then I kind of liked the color combination I came up with here... Now that I've made this one, I have a lot of other ideas for more!  I just love how one creation gets my imagination going to the next creation! :)






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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Thanks for taking a peek!
~Trina








14 comments:

  1. Trina,
    Your humming bird is adorable and I love the flowers in the metal pot. A perfect Metal Challenge.
    Mom

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  2. Your little hummer and faux metal flower pot is lovely and the perfect reminder that the hummers WILL eventually return. I think the combo of color, textures and the faux metal work together beautifully. BTW, thanks for your "oh so kind' email.

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  3. Thank you Anita!! I love when the hummers return, they brighten up our world!

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  4. How lovely and sweet! Well done...love your pot and that you added flowers and a cute little hummer.

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  5. Your hummer is so cute! If you needing more inspiration with the metal challenge you should try using some metal clay and incorporating it in your piece.
    :)

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  6. Thank you luckykitty19, glad you like my hummer!! And thanks for the suggestion too, I've often thought about using some metal clay... I'll have to give that a try one day. :)

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  7. Trina - LOVE IT! What a great challenge item! Congrats.

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  8. Thank you Katie! So glad you like it, it was a lot of fun to create!! :)

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  9. You've created a darling vignette with a mix of metal look and bright, lively colors. Excellent.
    Penni Jo using Joe's computer (we are traveling and sharing it)

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  10. Gorgeous Trina. I think you've done a great job of your metal element and your humming bird is very cute.

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  11. Thank you Debbie! It was a fun challenge, so glad you like it! :)

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