Amazing artists

Hit the floor running this morning – good way to work in some WW Activity Points, I guess!  So much to do in so many different areas of life.  I guess that’s part of the definition of Woman.

My suitcase is unpacked although most of the Stampin’ Goodness is in heaps on the counters in my studio.  Captain Stupidhead (aka the cat) has wasted no time in telling me how horribly mistreated he was while I was gone, how no one loves him the way that I do, and that the only thing that will make it better will be for me to sit and hold him on my lap and pet him until tomorrow.  Oh well, Pookie, you’ll get over it – I don’t have that kind of time!  I did take him upstairs when I went to bed around 9:30 (BLISS = your OWN bed).  Mr Maui Stamper put Pookie out before he came to bed as the Captain can’t seem to sleep past about 3:30am.  Most annoying.

But you’re not here to hear about the Captain, you want to see Stampin’!  I don’t know if I’ll get organized enough this week to share photos that flow together or tell a story or anything, but I have a few I think you’ll like.  Every year I struggle with what photos to take.  If my photos contain too many objects I never go back and look at them because they are overwhelming.  If I take one project at a time it takes ETERNITY!!  I tried to find a happy medium and will start by showing some of the things that really caught my eye.  I’m not saying I would actually make some of these, just that I admire the artistry and craftsmanship.

Amazing, isn’t it?  I wish there was enough room on the Stampin’ Up! convention display boards to acknowledge each artisti individually.  This was one of those projects that caused me to just stand there and stare.  Here’s a little more detail:

There is a name for this type of paper art but it escapes me – if you know it I would be grateful for your comment. (Ed:  it’s called Iris Fold.  Thank you Kay and Sharri!) If you are the artist or know who she (maybe even he?) is, I would love to give you credit here too!

4 September 2013:  Edited to add…

The artist is Julie Olivier, and her blog is  Go visit her and tell her how fabulous she is!

One more close-up:

Isn’t the detail on this awesome???

Now for a few other 3-D items that were grouped together and also fit into the “awesome” catagory:

I loved this paper topiary.  I made one quite a while ago out of felt but this one has a completely different feeling.  There are so many layers, and the subtle colors give this depth and a lush feeling.  I know it would be a ton of work but I feel an irresistable urge to make one myself.  Stay tuned…

Here’s a “Two-fer” – and I think they’re both beautiful and romantic!  All those pearls…and the glitter on the butterfly.  I really, really, really love Mr Maui Stamper but I wish he didn’t have such a strong dislike of glitter.

Another take on the topiary concept..and seriously, can you believe this artist inked EVERY SINGLE BLOOMIN’ Boho Flower???  At least I think they’re Bohos.  Oh my goodness.  The resemblance to real life Lilacs is amazing, but WOW.

Enough for now, got a Maui Stampers team meeting tomorrow night and we have lots to talk about!!

3 thoughts on “Amazing artists

  1. Anne, I have to say, this is one of the most beautiful cards I’ve seen in a very long time. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers. I wished we knew who made it…they truly deserve a great deal of kudo’s.

    I think it’s called Iris folding. I did years ago, pre Stampin Up….lol

    absolutely beautiful & ty for sharing


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