Thursday 30 October 2008

Large Gothic arch

This is a large Gothic arch, measuring approx 14" x 9". The outside hardboard covered with embossed metal, coloured in places with alcohol inks. The inset is fabric that has been stamped, and coloured. The fabric is quilted, with beads and buttons sewn on. The fabric is coloured with chalk inks, and then the whole thing placed inside the metal frame. The beads at the bottom are made in a melting pot, and attached to the bottom with wire. The whole arch is backed with hardboard. If you click on the image you can see my uneven stitching.

Fabric hanging

This is a fabric wall hanging I made at a Crafty Individuals course a few weekends ago. The two pieces of fabric are silk, and I painted the front one with silk paints. Torn up handmade paper was then stuck onto the silk. The images are stamped onto tissue paper, and stuck onto the silk with spray mount. The whole thing was then adorned with buttons, stitching, and beads. It was then atached to the backing silk, just at the top, so they both hang free. It was great fun to do. Some of the beads on the hanging threads to the left are home made out of handmade paper, to match the ones on the hanging. The hanging is approx 2ft long. If you click on the image you can see it a lot better.

Jigsaw Book

In a moment of madness, I decided to make myself a jigsaw book. It measures 8" x 4", with the knobbly bits. The subject is Vintage children, and I really enjoyed making it. It's mainly collage and stamping on inked or backing paper backgrounds. I have added some lace and flowers on some of them, and butterflies, which I covered in a 3D lacquer. Only the front cover (Last picture) is a jigsaw piece, the others I cut out of card. ( And what a right royal fiddle it was as well) Note to self, do it with all jigsaw pieces next time.

Sunday 26 October 2008

Sunday postcard -- Halloween

The challenge on Suday postcard this week is Halloween. I think this is too dark, so might have another go

Gothic arch challenge Wee Witches

The challenge this week is Wee Witches, and as I haven't had a go recently, this one appealed. I'm sure most little boys think little girls are witches anyway, so this will only confirm that thought.

Wednesday 15 October 2008

MAMMA Swap -- Vintage tag

This week the MAMMA swap is a vintage tag, which I couldn't resist. I love doing vintage. The image is one I did ages ago, and is transfered onto fabric. It's not very good, as I always rub too much paper off. I'll keep practicing.

Saturday 11 October 2008

ATC ---Nature

I have made this ATC for a friends birthday. The front was painted with gold acrylic paint and heated to make it bubble. The middle portion is gold embossing powder, I then added air dry clay words, mushrooms, and leaves.
The inside is made with foam board, covered in a page from a book, and inked. The nest, bird and mushrooms are made from air dried clay , and placed in the opening. The other side is inked and stamped. The butterflies and dragonfly are also air dry clay, and are very fiddly, as they are so thin and small. I have more dragonflies without wings than with.
The scan has unfortunately made the colours look a bit dull.

Thursday 9 October 2008

Round Robin page for Susan

This is my Round Robin page for Susan, who choose Woman as her subject. I inked and stamped the background, and added the images. I finished it off by adding a flower embroidery strip at the bottom.

Skinny row houses

Some of these are for a swap, which stipulated that they had to have a house on a skinny page. I enjoyed doing them and got a bit carried away and did some extras, which I will make into a book. That is when I have done some more. I have shown the backs and fronts, as they had to be done on both sides. Some have inked backgrounds, some have my own backgrounds. They are all stamped and collaged.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Created by hand challenge Coffins

The challenge this week was Coffins, and a coffin template was provided. Not really my scene, so took it as a challenge, and decided to have a coffin you could open and close. The grungeboard scull keeps it closed. The background was inked over a cut out spiders web, and then the images added. I wish I had some halloween type stamps now, it was good fun.

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