Monday, February 28, 2011

playing with paint !

As some of you know from my previous posts i have been going to Sandra Spagnuolio's studio to play,  she is a mixed media artist and has wonderful energy. I am learning so much regarding colour and texture and best of all i'm having fun.  I wanted to share a mixed media canvas i painted i used painted paper kitchen towel for some of the flowers and  raffia for some of the stems i added a crackle glaze to the finished surface.
  My next set of paintings was from a class where we had to not think about what we wanted as an end result and to use a limited amount of colours and use them in each square it was hard not to think out a process but i do like the outcome and i think i will add some stitches and i may put them into a quilt or frame them.  What do you all think ??

my canvas

my paintings

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Look at my fabulous prize ! & hand made paper !

It is a beautiful morning the sun is shining although it is still very cold !  So my new mac won't take my camera card so spent the morning looking for my usb lead ! so i could up load my pics !  Well i received my wonderful prize package from Three creative studios and i have to show you my wonderful goodies. The journal is gorgeous and the fabrics from Vikki are so yummy ! I love the paper quilt book and the buttons and yarns and texture magic boy i am really going to have fun with this lot !! Thankyou three creative studios you really made my day !!

I also wanted to share my hand made paper i made at Sandra's studio what a lot of fun that day was and i will definately be making more.  loved making the paper lace should have made more though , but  hey whats to stop me right ! well don't drool to much at my prize !!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fabric painting !

Well as i promised i want to share with you what i have been getting up to !  I had to buy a new laptop this week as mine totally died i was so upset as it was only 2 years old anyhow i decided to buy a mac book pro so i am on a learning curve with it at the moment so i am hoping i get this right !

I took a class on fabric painting with Maggie Vanderweit and it was amazing so much fun !! We used colour vie paints which are pure pigments mixed to a base so mixing colours is endless. Gunnel Hag was the creator of these paints and you can learn about them HERE  I played around with different surfaces and used bathmats,  bamboo table mats,  rubbing plates, stamps, bubble wrap, sequin waste  stencils and anything that had a raised texture and i love the results especially the pebble bath mat !  I will share more in the next day or so !

Friday, February 18, 2011

Meet Gisella my muse !

Hello everyone i actually have quite a few things to share but for today i will share with you my doll i made with Shelagh Folgates online smashee class. This was our January's class and was called hubble bubble. I decided to call mine Gisella as i looked up the name and it says it means promise .  I will have her sit in my small studio with me and she can be a reminder of a promise i made to myself to be more creative this year and try some new things which up to date i have been doing  ( will share some of the stuff i have been doing very soon ) .
This was such a fun class and she is created from lots of techniques and of course each one of us in the class has added our own little personal touches ! well here she is ta da !!! There is a link to Shelagh in my blog list !

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH winners !!

Well what a wonderful journey this has been ! I have seen some amazing talent and it has been so inspiring !  Thank you to Lisa for hosting such an amazing event and i see something special is planned for next year !
So i am sure you all or waiting for the winners to be announced well wait no more  the first prize my felted landscape goes to


and  second prize my postcard and beads goes to


congratulations to both and i will leave a little message on your blogs to contact me !!

Thankyou to everyone that took the time to visit me and leave such heartwarming and inspiring comments i really appreciate each and everyone and i hope you will come back and visit again as i will to yours !!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

One world one heart !

I have seen so many participating in this wonderful adventure that i just had to be part of it ! For all you people that don't know me
 WELCOME ! my name is Michelle and i am a fibre artist and quite new to this  but i am loving being on such a creative journey using this medium. I love being creative and spending time with like minded people. I am originally frm England but have been living in Canada for almost 10 years I hope you find a little inspiration and find the time to comeback and visit !

For people that don't now about  it  One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.
You can click on the picture on my sidebar and it will take you to Lisa's site who organises this and it will let you know all about it and how to participate  or you clan click HERE.

I am giving away two give aways the first one is a felted landscape that i made on my embellisher machine and the second is a fabric postcard i made and some glass beads.  This giveaway runs till Feb 17th and then i will pick to winners.  Look forward to meeting old and new bloggers !!

Gelatin printing and a gift from Judy !

Is it just me but don't you think the weeks seem to just fly by ! I have all these great intensions of what i am about to achieve creative wise in the week and when it boils down to it i have done hardly anything !! I did however have a really fun morning at Sandra spagnullio's studio learning gelatin printing and it was even more fun creating with a great bunch of ladies so much wonderful energy in the room.
I was pleased with my little creations (now what to do with them ).
 I also wanted to share some goodies that i won from my blogging friend Judy ! such a creative and inspirational lady. I have had these little goodies in my hands for a couple of weeks now and i forgot to post them you can find Judy here
Oh yes and not to forget my friend Jenny she is celebrating her 50th birthday this month and has a lovely give away on her blog
well enjoy my pics !! thanks for stopping by and i love reading your comments !

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fabric triangle vase and polymerclay and fabric beads!!

Well ladies i am on a roll this week i finished another project,  my fiber vase for my embroidery guild class. I am so pleased with how it turned out i used a piece of cloth that i painted with lumiere paints and added circles made from assorted fibres that i trapped under fine tulle and stitched down. i added tiny seed stitches and lots of beads.  i also had a great play day on tuesday with a few friends and we made polymer clay beads and fabric beads so much fun !!

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