Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas Banner

This is really not something that I would normally think of making., but the girls I meet with on a Wednesday choose to do it this week. I actually quite enjoyed making it, so much that I finished it off at home.  A happy and peaceful Christmas to you all.
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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Fabric Postcard

I just love making these. Hope my swap partner likes it.
                    Postcard for Claudia

Pieces of
coordinating silk stitched together with decorative stitches, and the middle piece stitched to make six spaces for the flowers.   I added eyelets to the top, zig-zag stitched pieces of gold cord to make stems and added a selection of buttons for the flower heads.  A piece of thread was attached , with a few small beads added here and there.

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Book Page ATCs



I had a bit of fun with this one. Hope my partner sees the humour!

                         Bookpages ATC


I’d picked up this book in a charity shop ages ago, was just waiting for the right project to come along so I could use it.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Altered Frame



My friend Esther gave me a couple of plain wooden frames to play with. This is one of them completed, although the picture really doesn’t do the colour of it justice.

Firstly the frame was covered in bits and pieces of fabric paper, stuck with bookbinders glue. When dried, several thin coats of Golden Liquid Acrylics were added, not sure how many but at least 4. The final coat was Iridescent Copper Light.

A piece of silk was stamped with a calligraphy background stamp, using Versafine Vintage Sepia.

A piece of stamp board, the same Versafine ink and a Paper Artsy stamp produced the centre piece.

This was assembled and then what to do to finish it off?  I found the edging in my stash, coloured it with a quick wipe over with the iridescent copper and attached to the frame using thin double sided tape.

Something was needed for the top, and in my bits and pieces tray I found Remember, left over from a previous project. It was ‘dirted’ up a little and mounted on a small piece of wire mesh, which was then attached to the frame using double sided tape.