A great title this week as I love time, steampunk and industrial.
I embossed the card with a rivet type sheet and rubbed on some distress ink to make it look worn. I stamped the figure on card and adhered him to the tag. I added cogs and key and stamped a few nuts and a chain to the background.
For the letter A on the Craft Barn Dictionary challenge I have chosen A for Acorn. I distress inked the tag and stamped an oak tree on it. I added some metal die cuts of different oak leaves, and a real one. I also added some very tiny acorns and a die cut of one.
A simple one this week, well I made it simple as we have friends coming to stay. The sewn one is on some hand made and embroidered felt and the button I made with polymer clay. For the stampbord one I used my tiny flower buttons and made a flower garden.
If I wasn't rushing around like a headless chicken, I would have found this weeks prompt easy. As it was I struggled, I think a few days in London has drained my energy and mojo. So much noise and too many people.
For this tag I distress inked the tag, and stamped a few feathers in one of the colours. The image and words were stamped on separate pieces of card. I added those to the tag, put a fabric strip of fabric music tape underneath, and found some wooden birds ready to fly off the tag.
A bit late this week, running behind with everything. For the sewn one I have felted some grass and two Fly Agaric fungi. For the stampbord one I have made two flower pots with square beads and planted two charm flowers on beaded wire stalks. They are sitting on a texture paste base. They were very difficult to photo as the day is so dull and I am still struggling with my new computer system.
This week we were asked to use only our own art work, no printed papers or images.
I have used one of my own backgrounds that I made using paint and a brayer. I then used stencils on top of the layers of paint.
The flowers and leaves I made with some papers that I had printed from a gel plate, and cut out with dies.
We are certainly having to use our brains for this one ( No pun intended) For the sewn one I painted some tyvek with silver paint and then heated it with a heat gun, where it shrivels up and looked I thought a bit like a brain. I sewed it to the backing and added the stem at the bottom.
For the stampbord one I have drawn a brain coral. My daughter has several of these in her reef tank.
I am interested in all types of art and crafts,including altered art, ATCs, painting, and textural crafts, especially embroidery, and felting. I also like to combine paper and fabric in mixed media art. My passion at the moment is fabric books. I love gardening, when the British weather and my bad back allows. My gorgeous grandsons and granddaughter also lure me out of my studio, that is until they are old enough not to make a mess in there