Monday, 21 August 2017

\Art Journal Journey -- Poetry in motion.

I am really late entering this challenge on Art Journal Journey which has been set by Jo from Let's art journal. This one from me is from one of my small Dylusion art journals.

Every Inchie Monday -- Seagull

On Every Inchie Monday we are off to the seaside for the next two weeks and the first one is the seagull. More often seen eating fish and chips at seaside resorts than fishing at sea. The sewn one is the second attempt as thee thin legs kept falling off the first one. The stampbord one is shrink plastic.
We are off to the Isle of Skye on Friday for a week, so have made the next ones in advance. I will schedule them and hope I can get them onto the Inchie site.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

Today we are back in the UK, and have landed in London. Their outfits are a bit over the top, but it did use up a wooden moustache I had had for a while. The two pages are one ones previously cut with a wavy edge and coloured on a course with Dyan. These are proving to be a bit of a nuisance to use up. The two pages are bit disconnected, but I ran out of inspiration on this one.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Fabric Woodland Book

Another two pages for my Woodland book. The first one is all hand embroidery and the second one embroidery on a gelli print using a leaf stencil.
My book is nearly complete. just two pages to go.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Frog

In a bit of a hurry this week as I am still catching up on not doing anything last week, while my friend was here.
Frog is the subject on Every Inchie Monday and I have drawn a poison dart frog on the stampbord and sewn a green tree frog on tyvek, with a felted background. Not the easiest thing to draw or sew, and I think I could have done better if I had taken more time on it.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Use your scraps

On Tag Tuesday the theme is Use your scraps. chosen by Valerie. On and around my desk was the following: piece of sequin waste, clay and friendly plastic embellishments, some odd bits of yarn, and a broken air dry clay edging.
I made the tag from a scrap piece of cardboard and use some texture paste through some stencils. I painted it with acrylic paint.

I am also entering this on Go Tag Thursday where the theme is Anything goes.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This time I am off to Italy again with two people on holiday. This time I have used two of my cut pages that were already painted. I have blanked out the side bits that showed other bits of pages. I shall have to start a new journal soon. This will be short as I have a friend here, and we are sewing.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Crocodile.

Horrible dangerous crocodiles are the subject this week on Every Inchie Monday. If you run fast enough, you can outrun them, but I am not ever going to try to put it to the test.
My stampbord is shrink plastic. The sewn one is made from a very fine leather which looke like a very fine crocodile skin ( how lucky was that) The felted background is a bit too dark I think.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Go tag Thursday -- The letter S

On Go Tag Thursday this week we are doing any theme that starts with the letter S. I have gone for an sea theme and have included Shells, seahorses, seaweed, and the sea of course.

Thursday Journal with Neet -- Greek or Roman

This page started out with a white background with blue and orange spots and circles on. I had no idea what to do with it, and as I am running out of pages, I decided to paint it brown, not a good idea, not only do I not like brown very much but it didn't cover the spots and circles very well. The next not so bright idea was to paint it with white gesso, that came out all streaky and was worse than the brown. I was going to forget the whole thing, and stick the two pages together and find another one. In the end I had some lunch and a brain wave, and used a stencil that looked a bit like mosaics and used Dylusions white paint. That sorted the first layer out, and I could then put my brain in gear and decide what to put on it. I went the Roman way, and finished it by midnight.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Fabric woodland book

Another two pages for my woodland/tree book. The first one is made using bits of scrap fabric, placing organza on top, and top stitching with the machine. The postcard in the middle is on painted pelmet vilene with free machine embroidered.

 This one has three lutrador leaves, which were painted and then zapped with a heat gun to make them look decayed. I used a running stitch around them.

Every Inchie Monday -- Rhinosorus

This week on Every Inchie Monday, the rhinosorus is taking centre stage. Not an animal I would like to encounter, they look like really bad tempered beasts. The stampbord is with shrink plastic and the sewn one with very soft leather.
I am away at the weekend and then next week I have a friend coming for a week of non stop chatting and sewing. I think I have everything ready, just need to do some more meals for the freezer, so I don't have to waste time cooking. We are also going to the Festival of Quilts for even more ideas, as if we don't have enough already.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Tag Tuesday -- My favourite colour combination

This my second tag for Chrissies theme on Tag Tuesday. This is a bigger tag, again with a distress inked background. On this one I used a few stamps on the background. I stamped two of my Lynne Perrella stamps and added some flowers to the the bottom corner.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Seaside

One of my favourite things this week on Go Tag Thursday, it's the seaside. Many years of going to the seaside and having a chalet as a child has made me very nostalgic, so I love doing art and embroidery that is sea orientated
This is a large tag, that I used distress inks on to colour the background. I used texture paste on the edge of the sea for some texture, and some accent beads on the sand. I stamped and coloured all the images and added some die cut seagulls. and a crab charm.

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to Africa, and I have used a double page that I had painted before. I had wondered what I would use these pages for, and was thinking of painting them black and doing a black and white page. I searched out any African stamps in my stash and they are all very small, so this was the best I could come up with. Once again the colours are more true on the single pages.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tag Tuesday -- My favourite colour combination

For the next fortnight on Tag Tuesday Chrissie has chosen 'My favourite colour combination'  Mine is definitely turquoise and copper type colours. My first tag is a simple one with a distress inked background and a script background. I stamped two flowers and coloured them with my Derwent inktense crayons. I added some sari ribbon to frame the flowers.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Camel

This week we are off to the desert, and to the not very lovable camel. I did have a ride on one once as a youngster, and I remember the strange movement it made. I have never wanted to repeat the experience. It was a bit like the bare back ride Peter and I had in India, where Peter was doing his best to fall off sideways and take me with him. I was terrified. I didn't care how many films this huge mail elephant had stared in, I just wanted to get off.

This is a photographer my Grandfather on a camel in Egypt during the First World War, he's the one in the middle.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

New Fabric Book

I have started a new fabric book. This time I am doing one on woodland and trees. Not as easy as I thought it would be. I so enjoyed making the sea book, that I thought I would do the same type of pages, in other words, one where nearly every page is a different technique. Not so easy with trees, so I have added fungi, birds, flowers etc into this one, hence the woodland idea.
Here is the first double page. The first one consists of layers of fabric sewn down with a felted tree on top with some fallen leaves at the base.
The second one is a felted and machine sewn tree on a vilene postcard. The leaves at the sides are fabric sewn down by hand and machine.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Bunting or Flags

This week on Go Tag Thursday the theme is bunting and or flags. I decided to go the Great Britain route, as I had a napkin with Union Jack type bunting on. I inked the white tag with the red and blue and stamped Big Ben with black ink. I added the die cuts and finished off with the bunting and flag ribbon

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to colourful India. I was hoping to use my wooden Indian blocks to do this, but they don't stamp well on card. I did use one for the elephant but ended up having to draw most of it by hand. It is a very old one that I picked up on Camden Market in London, and my hands were brown after using it. I didn't even bother trying any of the paisley type ones.
I am not overly happy with it, especially as I love doing Indian themed art.
The two single pages are more like the original colour, my iPad scanner tends to alter the colours.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

3D embroidery -- Orange

This my third 3D embroidery, I'm completely addicted to them. I think I'll do the red one next. I have added a picture of all three of them.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Buffalo

Having spent one of the hottest days of the year at my two grandsons sports day, the last thing I wanted to do was try and get a buffalo on an inch. There was no shade on the sports field, and I now feel completely drained. When we arrived home all the flower pots needed watering, and the greenhouse sorting.
My stampbord inch is with shrink plastic and the sewn one is leather. It was very difficult to sew and I had to use an awl to make the holes for sewing. I am not very pleased with it, he looks a right old misery.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Buttons

On Go Tag Thursday, the theme of buttons gave me the opportunity to make a fabric tag. I used a picture of my mum's eldest sister ( Auntie Ivy) and transferred it onto fabric. I used lace and buttons to enhance the tag. I am going to make an ancestors fabric book with a friend, so this tag will be going into the book.

Tag Tuesday - CAKE

   Cake is the theme this week on Tag Tuesday. I have absolutely nothing in my stash for this one apart from this picture of a little girl with her birthday cake. I used a background paper and then ripped up a photocopy of some cake recipes. I stamped the balloons, added a doily and a lace bow.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we are off to Paris, gosh haven't been there for years.  Just fancy a weekend in Paris come to think of it. Now where is that lottery ticket !!!! ( I don't actually do the lottery, but one can dream)
For this page I used an already painted one and did some collage to start off with. I added a postcard and stamped some Dylusion figures. I gave her Eiffel Tower hair and the poodle some fancy holiday wear and a hair cut.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Fly

It's the insects turn this week on Every Inchie Monday, and it's fly. Not my favourite insect, as I hate them in the house. My stampbord one is drawn and coloured with glitter pens. The sewn one is a fishing fly as I really couldn't face sewing fine wings.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- In The Garden

This is my second tag for Go Tag Thursday and for TIOT as well where the theme is In the garden and tags
Once again I used the dreaded die, and this time used my unused watering can stamp that was with the little gardener on my previous tag. I knew it would come in useful one day.!! There was also a second saying that went with the watering can.

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