Thursday 14 June 2012

Artful Times challenge --Men

This challenge came just at the right time as it's my son in laws birthday, and I had a card to make. If it hadn't been for the challenge, I think it would have been a bought one this year.
I inked the background with distress inks and stamped a road map on it. I then made the main piece by again inkng with distress inks and cutting the vintage car out fron an old OS map. I couldn't resist putting an old , really old man in the drivers seat, with some children from magazines in the other windows. he now has the card, and I did get into trouble about the old man. Well he is 43 today.

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Bird house book G, H, & I

Just realised that I hadn't put last April's pages in, so here they are. G was one I had made earlier, and just made it G for garden birds. H and I were made into mini landscapes for a background for the bird, which I had printed onto fabric, and bondawebbed on. There is some machine stitching on both H and I, which so far are my favourites.

Bird house book J, K, & L

I am now finding it difficult to find new ideas for these pages. I must read some of my textile books to get some new slants on fabric pages. I am stuck on the scene type route, and need to do something different. The smaller picture at the bottom had  to be done on a different scanner as mine is having a crisis. That is, I've run out of ink, and therefore the scanner goes on strike as well.

Friday 1 June 2012

Artful Times challenge Tag two

This tag was covered in pattern tissue ( Wish I hadn't thrown all my old patterns away, it's very sobering to know that the things you used as a young woman are now vintage  !!!),The dress form was given a lace top. I added lace at the bottom, and ric rac braid down the sides with two old buttons, to anchor it down. Various sewing charms were then stuck on.

Artful Times challenge--Lace and ribbons

Love this challenge as it allows me to indulge my love of sewing and vintage all in one go. I have made two tags, thought I might as well as my table was littered with all the bits. I will put them on separately again, as I still haven't figured out how to put them on the challenge site with two different links. So the motto is stick to what you can do, and don't overwork the brain.
   I covered both tags with old pattern tissue, so didn't have to colour it. Added the little girl image doing her knitting, and wrapped some lace around the dress form. Stuck down various bits of lace and old buttons, and tied some ribbon onto a small wire hanger, which I attatched with a brad. Made a small lace flower at the bottom.

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