Thursday 18 September 2014

Long time no posts I'm afraid, that isn't to say I've been idle of course!!
As I'm back in sewing mode I thought I'd show these two pieces, I really have a fantastic collection of lace and such to use up, the first is a small wall hanging using lace both ancient and modern with some pearly embellishments, in the top left corner,  from my late aunts wedding headdress.
The second picture is a postcard I made to swap with a friend, again using all ages of lace.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Altered book cover..........

I originally bought this little book for the pages, to stamp on etc, but then as it was a good solid cover I decided to alter it and ,having removed the pages, i put a box base inside. I'm determined to use up that stash of embelishments , one down but plenty more to go!!

Saturday 19 April 2014

John Lennon mode...........

Never was a great fan of John Lennon but I think this is a great image so I used it as a journal page and a Finnabair style canvas.

Thursday 10 April 2014

Memories of Grace...........

Those of us of a 'certain age' will remember the beautiful Princess Grace of Monaco as Grace Kelly - film star - here I've included her face in a canvas i created -Finnabair style  (‎), I have boxes of embelishments saved - why do we save these things rather than use them? - so I'm making canvases. This one is A4 size.

Saturday 5 April 2014

A little bit different...........

Well different for me - I agreed to do a workshop using the Kanban 'Garden Birds' kit, the ladies made four cards and this one I managed to get a little of my style in by using hessian and twine along with kraft card.

Saturday 29 March 2014

Back to patchwork........

I love this little pin cushion, almost too good to use, the hexagons were made using a scrap of a liberty print that I got from somewhere years ago.

Just one more...............

So I love this Dragon Fly stamp and the tag of course, can't promise I won't make any more but we'll see.
This was made especially for someone who didn't understand what Art Tags are.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Dragonfly Tag inspired by........

Tim Holtz does monthly tag tutorials, and I particularly liked his April 2013 tag so I set to to make it his way and was disappointed that it was dull, I obviously hadn't got the colours right so I decided to do it my way using distress inks instead of paints and it was much better and I was able to include it in my tag workshop a few weeks ago.
The lower tag is the one using the paints.

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Big Bee etc...........

Another workshop card, this time I used Sweet Pea stamps and their Steampunk Bee, the wings are actually "decoupaged"
This is the other stamp we used - Steampunk Butterfly, I think the ladies enjoyed the workshop altho' they all weren't sure about the bee. Both cards are 8 x 8.

Monday 17 March 2014

I don't believe it.............

Computers really make fools of us - for weeks I've been trying to upload and nothing , today it worked!!!

Blog troubles.........

Blogger doesn't like me any more, it isn't just that I  joined the 'reluctant bloggers society', blogger won't publish anything after I sit for ages putting in the pics etc - let's see if it works today!!

Two Art Tags i taught in a recent workshop.

Sunday 16 March 2014