Friday, 21 November 2014

Artful Times -- Triptych

For my DT piece on Artful Times I decided to do something I had wanted to do for a long time. I wanted to use an old photograph of my late brother and myself as small children. I also had a couple of us that were taken on the same day in 2006. My brother was making a speech at my 2nd wedding.
He sadly died in 2008
I have used a wooden triptych frame. which I painted with Fresco paints, and then with crackle glaze, and then some more paint. I mounted the photos on some hand made paper, and added a clock and some cogs, to denote the passage of time.
On the back I stamped various appropriate words and quotes. The middle one which has caught the light reads:  Memories are treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely



Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Skylines

On tag Tuesday it's skylines. I immediately thought of my London skyline dies, so cut out all of them. I was going to make all three and then make up my mind which one to use. This proved impossible so have used all three. I inked three different backgrounds for the sky, and then adhered the die cuts. I then used various stamps to fill in the background. This I found quite difficult, perhaps I should have just left them as they were.




Monday, 17 November 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Weapon

On Every Inchie Monday the word is weapon. So much to choose from, but not easy to portray on an inch. I have made for the sewn one a catapult ( an very early weapon) Made from some twigs, a piece of fine leather, and some beads to fire from it. It wouldn't kill a midge if it was in front of it. For the other, I have used the ultimate weapon, a nuclear bomb.



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Circles

A very quick tag this week, as I am still trying to find some of my craft stuff and organize the studio. It still looks like a corporation fill in tip. For the circle challenge on Tag Tuesday, I used embossing paste through a stencil. and rubbed some distress ink over the top. I then used another stencil to put some red circles on the right hand side with distress ink. I then added the circular pictures of the little girls.


Monday, 10 November 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Wheat

Wheat is the challenge on Every Inchie Monday this week. I have drawn a wheat kernel, showing the structure, and a few ears of wheat. For the sewn one, I used bullion knots for the ears of wheat and stem stitch for the stalks.



Friday, 7 November 2014

Artful Times -- Use some part of a newspaper, a page from a book or magazine.

For my DT piece on Artful Times this time I have made a vintage tag. I coloured the tag with distress inks, and then used some embossing paste in the corners to give some texture. I coloured it with distress stains before applying. I added a torn page from an old German book as the main background. The image was added with a few appropriate words. I then added the flowers and some lace.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tag Tuesday -- Crown it

The theme on Tag Tuesday gave me the incentive to do two more pages for my crown tag book. The backgrounds are backing paper, which were then collaged with various pictures of the Queen, and crowns. Most of the crowns on the second one are charms. I love the saying by Fredrick the Great
 " A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in"


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