Friday, 29 May 2015

Swaps Galore

Bunting

I've been working on lots of different swaps for the Jennibellie swap group and SwapBot.

Postcards:





Bookmarks:


Journal page:


Saturday, 23 May 2015

ATCs, Postcards and Pages


I've been working on these postcards using mainly acrylics with a little collage, pencil, spray ink and paint pen. The image on the "tea time" card is free to download at Graphics Fairy.


This postcard and matching ATC were inspired by the artist Klimt.



Here are 2 more painted ATCs with Gelli print backgrounds.


This ATC is another in the fairy door series - the door opens!



Lastly here is an Autumn journal page which began as a piece of paper to clean my used stencils on. I've added Inktense and paint pens.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sewing And Sticking


I've been working on a few more swaps. Above are sewn bookmarks on some fabric that I dyed a while back. They have a motif stencilled on with acrylics and then free machine embroidery.

I also sewed this gold themed postcard below. It features a velvet background overlaid with slashed organza and metal sheets with free machine embroidery.


I have also been collaging and sticking to make some tags and a greetings card. The tags are inspired by Tim Holtz tags of 2015.




Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Journal Pages Again




More journal pages using acrylics, stamps, stencils, paint pens, collage and washi tapes.

Prayer Flag #2


This is my latest prayer flag. I wanted it to look old so I attached old book pages, sheet music and newspapers. The newspaper had a feature on the ANZACs  and the soldier at the top right is from this. That gave me the theme for the flag- Peace Not War. I have also used gesso with stencils, inks, paint pens and machine stitching.

ATCs


I've been making some ATCs for swaps on Swap-Bot. They are free machined over hand printed and dyed fabrics.

The card below is for a fairy door ATC swap. The door actually opens!



Bookmarks


I've been using small pieces of fabric and free machine embroidery to make some bookmarks. I am driven almost insane on a regular basis by the kids not being able to fine their bookmark. So adapting a technique from Quilting Arts TV I made this wearable bookmark! It fastens with a button and a hair band. Hopefully if it is on their wrist they won't be able to lose it!



Sunday, 10 May 2015

Ammonite


I have been taking "Stitch and Slash" on-line course from Craftsy. Here is my piece inspired by an ammonite fossil cut in half. I used mainly cotton fat quarters, one of which had a batik design, and organza for the shiny gold. It's been embellished with metallic threads and free machine stitching.






April Journals


Here's a couple of journal pages from this month. I used Gelli prints, and paint markers.