Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge -- X

This is my entry for the Craft Barn dictionary Challenge X. For my entry in my dictionary I have drawn a xylophone and used two cocktail sticks with beads on the ends for the hammers. The rest is stamped. I'm not sure what the dark marks are at the bottom left. The dictionary is old and a bit crumpled so I think they are marks from the back of the page.

Tag Tuesday -- Nursery Rhymes

I went for the easy option this week and did Humpty Dumpty.
The background consists of two tags, with the top one having the die cut of bricks. I glued the two tags together and cut out an egg shape for Humpty and another for his trousers. I coloured it with Intense crayons. The legs are crochet with a bead for his feet. I used die cuts for the lettering.

Humpty Dumpty wasn't someone who was obese, as was thought in the 15th Century, but was a large cannon used during the English Civil war. It was placed on the wall next to St Mary's church in the siege of Colchester in 1648. by the Royalists. The Roundheads laid siege to the town and the cannon ( Humpty Dumpty) was blown to pieces.

Monday, 26 September 2016

The Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge -- X

This time on the Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge it's the dreaded X
For the tag entry I have coloured the background with distress inks and used the word Xebec which is a Mediterranean three masted vessel, used initially by Algerian pirates. They were eventually used for commerce.

Every Inchie Monday -- Briefcase

Didn't like doing this one, but did know that the briefcase was brown leather. My sewn one isn't brown as I couldn't get a needle through my brown leather, so went for my lovely soft one again.It looks as if it had been travelling around the universe for years and has become very shabby.In fact it looks more like a holdall.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wanderlust re-cycled pouch lesson.

This lesson was to use one of the brown gift bags. I managed to find one that hadn't been thrown out (Note to self - Don't throw anything out)
We had to cut it into the required shape and cover the outside with scraps of printed paper. After that we used coloured scraps, mine were gelli prints from my collection. We painted on some white and black paint and made marks with stamps, pencils and pens.  After folding it I sewed  around the edge and use some cotton tape for the closure.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Go Tag Thursday -- Travel

This is my second tag for Go Tag Thursday. Again the background is distress ink and this time I used stamps from all over the world.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday Journal page with Neet

This week we have used Dyan's stained glass technique. I have also used a stencil on the background and doodled on various bits of it. The top one is one I have just done, the other I did on a course with Dyan, and finished off at home with the stencil and saying.

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