Thursday 31 May 2012

Fabric tag book

This fabric tag is for a swap where we will get one tag from everyone, and then be able to bind the book the way we want. The subject was Nature, which gives you bags of scope, but which sent me off with the birds again. The oak leaves at the top I used acrylic paint through a mask, and added a few vilene oak leaves. The bird was cut out of fabric, and bondawebbed bto the base fabric. The branch is machine embroidery. The bottom is a combintion of a very tatty pieces of a scarf, machined down with free embroidery on the machine.

The back of the tag consists of stamped images of ferns as a background, and then bird images stamped on muslin.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Tim Holtz chunky book

These are for a chunky book swap, and as it was a Tim Holtz one, I couldn't resist it. Where it will go on my already full shelves, I don't know
All the backgrounds were done with Distress inks and sprayed with water to blend them. All the stamps are Tim's. The gears are cut from black card, and some of them I embossed with a gears embossing  folder, and rubbed some treasure gold on them. Some of the pages are embellished with Tim's  bits and pieces.

Thursday 17 May 2012

The second tag

Here is the Spring tag to go with the other one below. It must have taken me half an hour to get the link sorted. I must get Neet to show me how to do it properly.

Artful Times Challenge. Birds

I'm a bit behind in my craft room, as my two grandsons and my daughter were here for a week. My workroom was used for a two year olds crayoning session and that was it.

I have managed to do my usual tag for the challenge, but having done one, used an already done tag background to do another one. Both backgrounds are distress inked, and my favourite crow stamp came out for an outing. I just love that stamp. So one is Spring and the other Autumn. The spring one I will add later, as it will mess up the entry on the other blog.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Steampunk ATCs

These are for a steampunk swap. I inked the backgrounds with distress inks, and stamped some cogs, and steampunk images with archival ink. I then added cogs, and stamped clocks that I had applied crackle medium to.

Birdhouse shaped ATCs

This are for a swap in America, and as it is now nearly £2 to send them,. I won't be doing many more. It felt very strange working on card not quite ATC size, but I do love doing birdy things.

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