Monday, 15 October 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Argentina

This week we are in South America and Argentina. I had a short trip to Argentina when I went to visit my youngest daughter who was doing her gap year in Chile. Going over the Andes was one of the things on my bucket list, it is a fabulous range of mountains.
For the sewn one I have made the national flower which is the Coral tree, Erthrina cristina galli
For the drawn one it is the national bird the Rufus Hornera, the red oven bird. Not a good drawing as it's tail isn't long enough or the bird red enough. As I am away at the moment I had to do these in a hurry.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Fabric page for Annie

This last month we tackled the techniques of Anngie Hughes, who just happens to be the nearest tutor
to where I live, just 20 mins away.
This page has a lot of burning, soluble plastic leaves, and foil work and is great fun to do. I machine and hand sewed the stitching. It represents the decay on trees and the forest floor.

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the theme is circles and the colours yellow and brown. I used Dylusion paints and a stencil for the circles. How the idea came for the rest of it I do not know. At least one of the dresses and the fungi have circles on as well.
I am struggling to get everything done before we go to Cornwall on Saturday. The weather there doesn't look very good for next week and that means for the second time this year we are going to get yucky weather for our holidays.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tag Tuesday --Bunting or flags

On Tag Tuesday the theme has been chosen by Sandie, and it's bunting or flags. For this one I have chosen a seaside scene with beach huts and some bunting.
I Painted the background with Paperartsy Fresco paints and added some toy stuffing for some fluffy clouds. I stamped the beach huts on a separate  piece of card and coloured them with watercolour pens.. I added some texture pastes for the foam on the edge of the sea and some tissue paper, and beads in the sea. The seagulls are die cuts.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Autumn/Halloween

Another tag for Valerie's theme of Autumn/Halloween on Tag Tuesday. Again a distress ink background with stampings and die cuts.

Every Inchie Monday -- Spain

This week we are in Spain. I thought this one would be easy, but my first attempt at drawing the national bird was somewhat off target. The first one looked like an emanciated parrot, and the second attempt like a strange breed of pigeon. I eventually managed to draw the Imperial eagle. For the sewn one I have made the bull their national animal, in two different leathers.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fabric pages for my new book of trees.

I have been on some Angie Hughes workshops and love how textured all these pieces are. There's lots of melting back and stitching and I have added beads to some of them. These two represent decaying bark and various elements of the forest floor.

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