Tuesday 26 November 2013

Tag Tuesday -- Black and white

This week on Tag Tuesday, it's Black and white. Not a combination I work in very often, but I enjoyed doing these. I used a black tag and a white one. On the black, I stamped and embossed the leaves and word, and stamped and embossed the fungi on white card. The white one was stamped with the script, and then put through an embossing folder. I ran a lightly inked foam over the top. The poppies are cut out of black card.

Monday 25 November 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Rope

This week it was rope on Every Inchie Monday, and apart from just sticking a piece of rope on a card, I was a bit stumped. So I made a minute rope ladder only fit for an ant to climb up. I think the ant could probably climb the tree without the rope ladder, but I do like to be helpful.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

TIOT -- White on white

On Try It On Tuesday, the theme is white on white. I have made a couple of fabric postcard for this challenge, as I think it works well in fabric. It is a mixture of yarns, fabric flowers, beads, and stitching.

Monday 18 November 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Old

I was spoilt for choice today on Every Inchie Monday. The theme is 'Old', which gives us many different ideas to work from, I wonder how many different ones the others come up with.
I decided to go for ancient Egypt, and coloured the background with distress ink, stamped the pyramids, and then stamped some shrink plastic with a stone fragment with Hieroglyphics on.

Friday 15 November 2013

Anything but a card -- Fall into fall

On Anything but a card it's an Autumn theme. I have made an Autumn leaf fabric postcard. The base is pelmet vilene painted in orange, then orange organza and fabric leaves on top, that I machined on top of. I then used the heat gun to melt some of the organza. I added some beads to the ends of the leaves.

Tag Tuesday -- All stitched up

On Tag Tuesday, it's another opportunity to make another fabric tag. This time I made a pocket at the bottom, and tucked in two smaller tags. The smaller ones have samples of some of the stitches on my sewing machine. I added an Autumn fabric ATC at the top, and stitched on two leaves at the bottom.

Monday 11 November 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Mouth

This weeks subject on Every Inchie Monday gave me a few problems, as I didn't want to draw a human mouth. So I went for a watercolour of a  mouth of a river, and a mouth of a frog. Two completely different ones. Struggled with the river, as I just couldn't get it right, and the frog just looks plain miserable. Mind you, I don't know if I have ever seem a very happy one either, especially if one of the cats has brought one in, and it's hiding under the Welsh dresser.

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Tag Tuesday - Proverbs

Proverbs on Tag Tuesday, gave me another excuse to make a fabric tag. I started off with calico which I ironed on to iron on vilene to give it  some strength for machining. I cut out some printed sewing fabric and machined them onto the tag. I stamped some fabric with the 'A stitch in time saves nine' and added that.
 I finished the tag off with a dress form out of pelmet vilene, and added some buttons and ric-rac braid.

Monday 4 November 2013

Every Inchie Monday -- Danger notice

I was a bit stumped for ideas for the subject on Every Inchie Monday this week. Danger notice seemed to bring road signs to mind, so I did 'Danger falling rock'. The background is watercoloured and the rocks are actually bits of rock.

Sunday 3 November 2013

Illuminated letter

On a recent course with Angie Hughes we delved into the fabric version of illuminated letters. Angie had some lovely samples to show us as well as a selection of letters to choose from. I thought a W was a bit ambitious for a first attempt, so used an E, my second initial, or the second letter in my name. All depends on how many more I make. The fabric is felt, with foil added, and then stitched. It measures approx 5" x 5". There is a lot of hand stitching in these, so as long as the first stage is done they are ideal to take away, and do on visits to family etc. I am entering this in One little Word  challenge, which is 'colour'

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