Saturday, 22 July 2017

New Fabric Book

I have started a new fabric book. This time I am doing one on woodland and trees. Not as easy as I thought it would be. I so enjoyed making the sea book, that I thought I would do the same type of pages, in other words, one where nearly every page is a different technique. Not so easy with trees, so I have added fungi, birds, flowers etc into this one, hence the woodland idea.
Here is the first double page. The first one consists of layers of fabric sewn down with a felted tree on top with some fallen leaves at the base.
The second one is a felted and machine sewn tree on a vilene postcard. The leaves at the sides are fabric sewn down by hand and machine.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Bunting or Flags

This week on Go Tag Thursday the theme is bunting and or flags. I decided to go the Great Britain route, as I had a napkin with Union Jack type bunting on. I inked the white tag with the red and blue and stamped Big Ben with black ink. I added the die cuts and finished off with the bunting and flag ribbon

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to colourful India. I was hoping to use my wooden Indian blocks to do this, but they don't stamp well on card. I did use one for the elephant but ended up having to draw most of it by hand. It is a very old one that I picked up on Camden Market in London, and my hands were brown after using it. I didn't even bother trying any of the paisley type ones.
I am not overly happy with it, especially as I love doing Indian themed art.
The two single pages are more like the original colour, my iPad scanner tends to alter the colours.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

3D embroidery -- Orange

This my third 3D embroidery, I'm completely addicted to them. I think I'll do the red one next. I have added a picture of all three of them.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Buffalo

Having spent one of the hottest days of the year at my two grandsons sports day, the last thing I wanted to do was try and get a buffalo on an inch. There was no shade on the sports field, and I now feel completely drained. When we arrived home all the flower pots needed watering, and the greenhouse sorting.
My stampbord inch is with shrink plastic and the sewn one is leather. It was very difficult to sew and I had to use an awl to make the holes for sewing. I am not very pleased with it, he looks a right old misery.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Buttons

On Go Tag Thursday, the theme of buttons gave me the opportunity to make a fabric tag. I used a picture of my mum's eldest sister ( Auntie Ivy) and transferred it onto fabric. I used lace and buttons to enhance the tag. I am going to make an ancestors fabric book with a friend, so this tag will be going into the book.

Tag Tuesday - CAKE

   Cake is the theme this week on Tag Tuesday. I have absolutely nothing in my stash for this one apart from this picture of a little girl with her birthday cake. I used a background paper and then ripped up a photocopy of some cake recipes. I stamped the balloons, added a doily and a lace bow.

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