Monday 30 July 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Brazil

On Every Inchie Monday week we are off to South America, and Brazil. The National animal is the Jaguar, and the national bird the Rufus breasted thrush. The thrush looks a little bit like our robin , bigger and with the red bit lower down.

Thursday 26 July 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

The colours this week are brown and green and the theme is through the arch.
Why on earth did I choose this subject, I came back from a few days in Yorkshire visiting Peter's youngest son with not a thought of what to do in my head.
I drew and inked up the arch and made an attempt to make it look like a stone wall. I found a suitable picture in my gardening magazine and assembled it all. Next came the words and the little boy.
I can now go to bed. I just wish it wasn't so hot and clammy.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Nautical/Seaside

This is my second tag for Michele's theme on Tag Tuesday. This time I have used a stamped beach hut and one of two little girls. The seagulls are die cuts.

Monday 23 July 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Norway sewn

On Every Inchie Monday this week we are off to Scandinavia and to Norway. The National bird for Norway is the white throated dipper and the National flower is Heather.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Fabric page for Annie

This time we are using the inspiration of Nancy Nicholson who uses mainly hand stitching in her embroideries. The design is my own and I quite enjoyed doing work that was all hand stitching. I used cotton Pearl thread for all the embroidery.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Nautical/Seaside

This fortnight on Tag Tuesday. our lovely Sandie has chosen Nautical/Seaside as her theme. One of my favourite themes, which is strange for someone who lives in the UK as far from the sea as you can get. I suppose the nearest one is West Wales, and that takes several hours to get to.
My background is distress inks and some texture paste for the sea edge. The little girl and the saying are on separate pieces of card. I added some real shells to go with the saying.

Thursday Journal with Neet.

I think this one might have been my choice as I love birds. The colours are blue and green and the theme birds. I painted the background with Dylusion paint, in periwinkle blue, after midnight, cut grass and dirty martini. I used a leaf stencil on the background.

Monday 16 July 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Mexico

This week we are off to Mexico where the National bird is the Caracara and the flower the Dahlia Pinnate. I have attempted to sew the bird and draw the dahlia, not easy, especially the dahlia. I didn't really like the dahlia so I have drawn the Mexican national dog, which is the Xoloitzcuintli, the hairless dog. I can't imagine any thing worse than an animal that looks as if it has been skinned. We saw a hairless cat in Spain and it was horrible.

Thursday 12 July 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to Gay Paree, and I just couldn't do a page without the Eiffel Tower. ( It is a photograph that my brother took)
The background is distress oxides and a stencil. The figures are Dylusions and the dog one of Tim Holtz. I enjoyed doing this one, it has made a great break from sorting out the garage which has been full of stuff since we moved here. Hopefully tomorrow the forth day should see the end of it. I still have all my son's boxes to repack and sort, I am not looking forward to doing that.

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Floral

Foe this fortnight on Tag Tuesday it's Valerie's turn to set the theme. She has chosen Floral. I have made a tag with poppies on it. The background is one I had made earlier and I thought suited the flowers. The stamps are from Tim Holtz and I used Derwent Intense pencils to colour the flowers.

Monday 9 July 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Finland.

This week on Every Inchie Monday we are travelling across the North Sea to Finland. I was a bit surprised to find that their national flower is the lily of the valley and the bird the swan. So that's what I went for.

Thursday 5 July 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the word is holiday and the colours blue and green. I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one, as my mind was a blank. I blame all this heat.
I painted the background with acrylic paint and used Dylusion birds and figure.

Even though my studio is cool to work in, my energy has taken a big dip. I have so much to do in the garden, but it's just too hot. I have some established plants drying up with withering leaves. There is only so much water you can give them. I also have lots of new plants waiting to be planted. We are just not used to this weather in this country.

Monday 2 July 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Mongolia

Not a country I ever imagine going to, and not one I know a lot about. I have sewn the blue Scabiosa Cosmosa. ( I must get some for the garden)
For the card one I have drawn a Saker Falcon, the National bird of Mongolia. Mongolia was the 88th country in the world to have a National bird.

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