Wednesday, May 26, 2010

water colour crayons, pencils and shiva paint sticks

I have had a morning of playing ! i am trying the technique of the month which is playing with water colour crayons and paint sticks. I used stamps and masks to add patterns. My favourite technique was the shivas but i love anything shimmery ! I know i will be playing some more with these techniques as the possibilities are endless !! Here are my samples waiting to be made into something mmmm ?

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's so hot !

Another hot beautiful day ! the weather is fantastic and i just came back from a 9 mile walk down the trails. I am so lucky to be living next to the lake i saw rabbits a deer, chipmunks, bluejays a red cardinal a crane gosh i saw so many things. Of course i forgot to take my camera.
I have spent the weekend cleaning and opening the pool getting it ready, i hopefully will be swimming by wednesday. My yardwork is almost done but we always find more right ? Well going to peg my bed sheets out and then clean the deck, clean the windows do more laundry and finally chill with a glass of wine anyone care to join me !!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My postcards are finished yay ! and my first ATC cards

Hello everybody, glad you stopped by, i have a few things to share today, i finished my two postcards from my class i took with Donna Funnel, i created the backgrounds in class and finished the designs at home. They were fun to make and i do intend to make some more. The landscape one has both machine and hand embroidery, i added french knots as the blossom and i embroidered the fence.
The flower one is some fabric flowers cut from a floral piece and i laid organza on top of these added beads to the centres and then i embroidered some of the highlights of the petals with black floss.

My next little project was to make some ATC cards, i made one which has been posted to England for a swap with my friend Jennie and then i made three more hopefully to swap with whoever would like to ! The backgrounds on these are made from tissuetex which i crinkled and painted and adhered to timtex, The glitter is made from assorted fibres and threads caught between tulle and organza using a water soluble stabiliser and machine stitched before dissolving, i also have added some fine copper woven ribbon. Well thats about it i am working on another project which i hope i can share with you soon !

Thursday, May 6, 2010

sea goddess

I have finally finished my sea goddess piece, this started life as a hand knitted square which i embellished onto a piece of painted wunder under, i added silk fibres, roving and angelina fibres. I embellished this then to a piece of creped backed satin and then to some felt. Next step was to add some machine embroidery and some hand embroidery and lots of beads, i made a molded face from paper clay and painted it and then after attaching it i layered a piece of painted mysty fuse over tthe top and heat blasted it in place while it was hot i added some foil highlights. i added some shell beads along the bottom edge.
I wasn't sure how to mount this piece so for now i painted a canvas to try and resemble water and mounted it to this !! Thanks for looking !

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Postcard and postcard class !

I just received this wonderful fabric postcard from Sue Bleiweiss of  3 creative studios, I joined in the technique of the month which was the painted lace and my name was drawn to win a postcard . It is so pretty with wonderful colours .

Talking of postcards i took a fabric postcard class on friday at sewfest with Donna Funnel it was so much fun. Donna was a wonderful teacher and she had some wonderful ideas for making the postcards. I have a couple to finish off and then i can share them with you. Sew fest was great i bought more books, fibres, angelina, lutrador etc can't wait to play with my new stash.

I have had a crazy week and i am also trying to get my homework finished for my techniques class which is on monday and an atc for my friend Jennie and a felting piece which will be going on display with my treeman at Reichards quilt store in St Jacobs the middle of the month phew !! ( i'm excited about that ) !
So for now here is the lovely postcard i received from Sue

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