Monday, 16 January 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Cat

This week on Every Inchie Monday, the animal is cat. The stampbord one is shrink plastic and the sewn one is hand made felt. The felt cat looks a bit sad. The stampbord cat can't entice the mouse out of it's hole so looks somewhat fed up.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

On line art course

Again this year I am doing not one but two on line art courses. Whether I will be able to keep up is a different story. Some of the lessons I just watch and don't actually do the art, as it's perhaps not my thing. I will try to have a go at most of them though. The two below are the warm up exercise and the final piece called Light Girl, where the basket contains hearts with what I want to take with me from 2016 into 2017. I haven't drawn whimsical girls before, so that was a bit of a challenge to start with. The backgrounds are both collaged and then painted

Friday, 13 January 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Alphabet/letters

On Go Tag Thursday the theme is alphabet/letters, which gives us bags of ideas. I used some calligraphy paper with the alphabet on for the background, and a picture of Shakespeare on top of that. I did a bit of stamping and added three letters and a pen nib.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Paper lace and doilies

All my doilies came out, some were stuck on the tag, out came the die cut teapot and cup, and out came the bin, and in it went.
So, much happier with sewing stuff, so I went with the paper lace, some bought, some die cut. I will soon have enough sewing tags to make a thick book. I'll put it on the list.

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week we had to include a flower. As a young woman in the 60's I thought of flowers in your hair and going off to San Fransisco for the music and drugs. I was about the complete opposite of this and was far too sensible with a fairly strict father. I think my parents would have thought I was joking if I had even mentioned it.
So here is my page. I used an already inked page, and used Dyan's stamps for the leaves and girl. Sometimes having the pages already coloured gives us another challenge as you have to find a page that is suitable for the subject. If we ever do this again I think I would still get a lot of pages coloured first, as I seem to leave doing them until the last minute.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Haberdashery

On Go Tag Thursday the theme is Haberdashery, and this is my second tag.

Every Inchie Monday -- Hamster

I know hamsters are very small, but they are still difficult to fit on an inch. I drew the one on the stampbord and with great difficulty made the sewn one with some felt and hand stitching.

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