Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Artsy Craftsy - May Entries

Here is our entry to the Artsy Craftsy Challenge for May. 

Edited to add some more... and some more details

Plate Art - This one is simple. Just pick up a Styrofoam plate and paint it.



Earring and Necklace Stand - Simple again. Thermocol board, painted.




Flower Float (It kept moving on water so couldn't get a good water shot)
This is a styrofoam bowl cut into the flower shape and painted.



A leaf wall hanging
Thermocol board cut into the shape of a leaf and painted. Mount it on a cardboard and hang it up on the wall.

This time, Pattu was so very involved in this whole thing. The room was a mess every evening and am sure my maid is expecting an extra sum for clearing up every day.

Entry 1. The Photo Frames - Mother's day gift from Pattu to both Grandmoms. Two thermocol boards, one cut out in the center to make space for the picture and stuck on top of the base board with just a slit on one side through which the picture can be slipped in. There's a slit at the top to actually insert the picture and it is operational :)
Pattu did some base colouring and me the details. One has pista and sea shells (coloured by Pattu) stuck to it.
 

Entry 2 - A Pen Stand - This was Pattu's idea. She accidentally poked a hole in that styrofoam bowl and I surprised her by calling it a 'neat idea'!

 Entry 3 -Pattu's Room (sans the mess)



Entry 4 -Arty Clips - Pattu did base colouring and me the details. Cut out shapes on a styrofoam plate and paint them. Stick it on a clip (the ones we use for clothes?). I wanted a wooden clip ideally but couldn't find one. I feel the clips are a bit too big for the shapes here...they should cover up the entire clip.

 
Entry 5 - Streamer - Stringed assortment. Pattu did all the colouring but for the details on the butterfly. She even broke one of the tail fins of the fish


 Entry 6 - A house and a park - Pattu's Caretaker's kids had come over and they did this. Such wonderful girls!




17 comments:

MindfulMeanderer said...

whoa!!!!!! what an amazing array!
Should i put them in 1 post or multiple posts??? :) u n pattu are 1 artsy family :)

MindfulMeanderer said...

Did u just say "There are a few more" ???? WOW!!!!

Uma said...

Shruti - one post or different doesn't matter...whatever suits you...
yes, just a couple more :)

MindfulMeanderer said...

u know how i'm feeling rt now? Like a shopper whos suddenly seen a lot of good stuff on sale. LOL. :)

Did u get my card?? Its been over a week now.

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PV said...

Yabba !! At this rate, there needs to be one default first prize in every artsy-craftsy competition for You and Pattu - and another first prize from the rest of the entries

Crafts look very cool. Great job Uma and Pattu !

MindfulMeanderer said...

ohh hey! I will need a lil explaination esp for the hair clip part. Others are self explainatory

lostworld said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That is a wonderful display. You both are leaving no stone unturned to ensure everyone remembers and votes for you for the artsy-craftsy!!! Good Luck Pattu. I love the enthusiasm :)

The Print Lover said...

You just outdid yourself. Fabulous!!

A journey called Life said...

Neat!! Uma and Pattu you guys are so inspiring..Well done!

Momo's Ma said...

whoa.. what lovely stuff. really cool. Pattu and Mom.. u guys r tooo good. hats off...

Hema said...

Very nice! The pen stand is a lovely idea!

Lavanya Sriram said...

Like last time, brilliant ! :) I really envy your energy and patience :)
Hats off to you and Pattu :)

MindfulMeanderer said...

U need to link the artsy craftsy challenge in this post. Pls give some details when u get the time before month end.

Priya said...

Hi..came over from MM
What a lineup u've got! All lovely ideas :)
Best wishes for the contest!

Uma said...

Thanks everyone! Am glad that you all liked it :)

This helps me keep Pattu engaged and happy and helps me unwind as well...

anu said...

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