Wednesday 31 May 2017

3 D embroidery -- Green

This is the second of my 3D embroideries that are mounted on blocks of oak. This is the green version and I am now working on an orange one.

Monday 29 May 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- A country

Late again, I'll be pleased when opening the garden will be over and I can get back to normal again.
This week on Go Tag Thursday the theme is A Country. I have chosen India. I used napkins and papers for the background and added a picture of an Indian girl and some stamps and gems. For some reason only known to computers there is only a small part of the tag  showing.

I am also entering this on Tag Tuesday where it's anything goes.

Every Inchie Monday -- Kangaroo

It's down to Australia this week and the kangaroo. When we went to Australia I expected to see loads of kangaroos and they were not as many as we thought. The ones we did see were pretty chilled out, and not running/jumping about. They were just grazing on any reasonable grass they could find. They were also a lot bigger than I had imagined.
My stampbord is shrink plastic and the sewn one, made with great difficulty is fabric and stitching.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to China. I thought that's OK I have lots of Oriental stamps. When I found them they were nearly all Japanese, so it was a quick think in another direction. On an already painted page I did a rough painting of the great wall and included some Dylusion figures.

Monday 22 May 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Tape Measures/ruler

On Go Tag Thursday the theme is Tape measure/ruler, and yes I do know it's Monday. I seem to be running out of days very quickly. I am putting this on before I go out and tackle a bit more of the garden. Only 12 days to go before we open.
    For this tag I made myself use pink. I covered the tag with paper and added a background stamp.
The dress form I dressed in pink fabric. I also added some paper lace die cuts and some sewing charms and brads, and of course some measuring tape.

I am also entering this on Tag Tuesday where Valeries theme is anything goes.

Every Inchie Monday -- Panda

This week we are off to China and to the bamboo forests. I would imagine that these are a lot heavier than a koala, and I haven't been to China to see one in the wild. I had great fun with the felted sewn one as he kept overlapping the edge, so his rear end kept getting smaller. ( I wish I could do that on me)

Thursday 18 May 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the theme is travel. Having decided what I wanted to do, it took me ages to find my travel stamps, I had walked past them several times. This cold rainy weather is getting me down, and although it gives me more time to do arty things, it makes me want to get outside in the garden and get it ready for the opening.
I have used an already painted page and tore up and old road map for  the main background. The figure (Travelling Travis) is one of Dyan's stamps

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Friendship

I'm very late this week with my tag for Go Tag Thursday. The theme is friendship and I have used two Crafty Individuals stamps on a distress inked background, with some stamping. I added flowers to give it some dimension.

Monday 15 May 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Koala

This week we go to Australia and put a Koala bear on an inch. I did hold one when we were in Australia, a male, and he was very heavy. I also spotted one in the wild, asleep in a tree.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet -- Landscape

This weeks theme is landscape and I have used a double page, and painted it with acrylic paints.
I stamped the figure, dogs and cats on separate card and coloured them with my intense crayons.

Monday 8 May 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Mechanical

This is my second tag for Go Tag Thursday where the theme is mechanical.

Every Inchie Monday -- Flamingo

I enjoyed doing this one, even though it is quite difficult to put such a thin tall bird into an inch.
I saw flocks of these birds in Chile, where they were at the sides of the fiords. Your eye was suddenly drawn to a strange patch of pink, a colour that looked completely alien in that environment, surrounded by mountains and glaciers. They look very graceful, but their heads are not pretty. The sewn one looks as if it has little pink slippers and pink edged socks !! In fact if I had more time I would redo it.

Friday 5 May 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Mechanical

The theme on Go Tag Thursday this week is mechanical. I have started with a distress inked tag, that I embossed with an industrial texture. I stamped the images on separate card and coloured with distress inks.I then added some cogs to finish off.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Thursday journal with Neet

Have you ever thought you would be better off staying in bed some days. Well today was the one for me. As usual I had left the journal page until the last minute. The subject this week is Fashion.
I managed to get the figures on before lunch and then came down to do the wording. It was very clear from early on that I should have not left it so long. The words were finished and as I read through them I had left 3 letters out of one word and a whole word missed further on. Now what to do, the only thing I could think of was to gesso over it and start again. The gesso bit is drying as I type this. I decide to type the new words as it would take me too long to hand script them again
Goodbye gardening today, and we open the garden in 4 weeks!!!

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Faces

The theme for this fortnight on Tag Tuesday is Chrissiea choice of Faces. I decided to do a fabric one for a change. The background is printed fabric and the image transferred onto fabric. I have finished it off with lace, beads, flowers and buttons. The lady looks a bit stern, I bet that little boy had to be as good as gold.

Monday 1 May 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Bee

Still on the insect theme on EveryInchie Monday. This time it is the bee.

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