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October 2011

Fall Paper Flowers for Hair

by Amy Bowerman

fall paper flower hair clips

For the past few days I’ve been kicking around  new design ideas for my paper flower hair clips.  A local boutique here in CT has ordered half a dozen from me and the owner specified “fall” colors.  I must admit I was a bit stumped on how to work in the fall colors into my […]

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BFF Wall Art

by Amy Bowerman

BFF wall art

How’s it going today friends?  I’m sitting here at my side table hunched over my computer which was moved from its usual spot in my studio.  Ah yes I’m on the East Coast aka “frozen tundra” or “early winter wonderland”.  Thank goodness my Dad had the where with all to pick up a generator a […]

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mirror mirror on the wall art

Hello friends!  Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!  If you are on the East Coast like me you’re probably irritated by the impending snow storm, but look on the bright side it’s a good excuse to hunker down and make some art or at the very least curl up with a good book.  Today […]

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tim burton craft pumpkins

Hail Hail the Gang’s all here!   If you have been following  along with my Octopode pumpkin picking journey I have a special treat for ya!  I’ve gotten the whole crew together for a last hurrah before Halloween If you haven’t seen all the detail on the individual pumpkins click here for Edward, here for Sally, […]

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nightmare before christmas jack craft pumpkin

Hi there!  As you all know I have been getting my Octopode on with craft pumpkins this past week and today I would like to share the last pumpkin to complete the trio.  Apparently Jack is like me….fashionably late :). Mr Jack Skellington here is my inaugural design team project for TOFF (The Octopode Factory […]

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Tropical Fish Wall Art

by Amy Bowerman

tropical fish wall art

Oh Wall Art how do I love thee!!!  Let me count the ways.  Yes, it’s no secret that I’m not big on making cards.  I just can’t stand the thought of my blood, sweat and tears and most importantly my ART being tossed into “the round file” (as my father likes to call it).  When […]

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Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Craft Pumpkin

Hello again!  I have another Craft Pumpkin joining the party today…and with that some exciting news!  I won’t keep you in suspense so here goes….I’m the newest designer for The Octopode Factory!!  If you have yet to discover the quirky coolness that is  the Octopodes RUN don’t walk on over to Lily’s Etsy shop!  Here’s […]

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edward scissorhands craft pumpkin

Today I have a craft pumpkin to share with you.  With the help of some images from the ever Freaky and Fabulous Octopode Factory  I was able to give this craft pumpkin the Tim Burton treatment. The craft pumpkin was spray painted with Krylon Glo and Krylon Glitter Blast.  Glitter Blast is my new favorite […]

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alice in wonderland altered tea pot

I am over the moon excited to be the guest designer for the Altered Alice (I truly love it there it really is a “Wonderland”).  Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Indigo Blu  and let me tell you their stamps are AMAZING!!  My friends across the pond have created such unique yet versatile stamp […]

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Rainbow Brite Altered Birdhouse

As an 80′s baby I feel that Rainbow Brite is directly responsible for my love of color.  Although, I’m sure the Care Bears and My Little Ponies helped too.  I absolutely adore the colorful 80′s icon and her vibrant hued crew.  I had a ton of fun putting this Rainbow Bright Birdhouse together and got […]

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