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Macbeth 3 Witches Brew Ingredients #Halloween #Clay #Tutorial Pluckingdaisies.com

Halloween is “creeping” up fast!  The ghouls and goblins will be here before you know it.  I’ve been in my witchy kitchen crafting up a spooky storm in preparation for Halloween.   I don’t know about you but when I think of witches and spells I always think of the scene from Macbeth and the […]

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Crazy for Daisy Crafts

by Amy Bowerman

Plucking Daisies Shrink Plastic Twitter Necklace

It’s no secret that I am crazy for daisies.  With a name like “Plucking Daisies”  how can you not be?  As you may know I just got back from a fabulous weekend at BlogHer12.  Tomorrow I will be sharing some pics and links to all the awesome bloggers I met  but today I want to […]

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Silk Flower Hairclips

Hey Hey!  I have two fun and easy projects to share with you today using Silk Flowers, Dylusions spray inks and Krylon Glitterblast.  First up…silk flower hair clips! These silk flower hair clips feature fun strawberry charms made with images from The Octopode Factory.  I’ll give you the step by steps on how to create […]

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How to Alter a Book Cover

by Amy Bowerman

Altered Book Adhering Images

I found an old Mother Goose book at the thrift store the other day.  I’ve always wanted to alter a book and create a new story within its pages.  I like to start at the beginning of every story.  The beginning of this story begins with the cover.  Come along with me and I will […]

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Octopode Factory Easter Garden

I had a lot of fun adding “Bling” to my Copic colored Alice in Wonderland images for last weeks challenge at TOFF.  After experimenting with several different techniques I would like to share a tutorial on how to add Bling to your Copic art! Here I have redesigned the Octopode Factory Peeps Garden to showcase […]

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Adventures in Wonderland

by Amy Bowerman

Adventures in Wonderland | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Copic #TheOctopodeFactory

Oh how I have been “down the rabbit hole” these past few weeks!  I just can’t seem to get enough of Alice.  The Octopode Factory recently released some fantastic new Alice in Wonderland images.  Of course I couldn’t resist using them for our Anything Goes Challenge at The Altered Alice.  Are you ready for another […]

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Octopode Factory Hair Clips

by Amy Bowerman

Octopode Factory hair clips

This week at the Octopode Factory Friday our challenge is Glitter!  Right up my alley…who doesn’t love a little sparkle?  I’ve used the first week of 2012 to search for some fresh inspiration on Pinterest where I found this technique via Jen Muro of I <3 to Stamp.  Stop by I <3 to Stamp for […]

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Octopode Factory Snow Globe

by Amy Bowerman

octopode factory snow globe with lights

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday season and keeping stress at bay.   This week at TOFF our challenge is “Winter”.  I must admit I was planning on copping out and just using a card I had made previously…if you’ve been following me for a while I’m sure you know how I feel about […]

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recycled ribbon and wrapping paper flower

Happy Friday!  Today I have a fun Holiday craft for kids to share with you.  This year I am helping out with the Holiday Craft for my son’s Kindergarten class. We were given specific instructions NOT to bring a craft that requires paint or glue so I really had to put my thinking cap on […]

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octopode factory flower garden

This week at the Octopode Factory Friday our challenge is “Friends”.  If you have been one of my bloggy friends for a while now you probably already know that paper flowers are a passion of mine.  When I heard that the challenge was friends I knew instantly that I wanted to create a paper flower […]

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