Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Art Journall Journey -- 101 ways to keep warm

Chris is the host for Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen '101 ways to keep warm'
I have been so busy that I have put this to one side for weeks.
I have used one of my favourite pictures of two little boys dressed up to keep warm in the snow. The background is distress inks with Paperartsy Infusions sprinkled on top. The trees are a Tim Holtz die cut pine tree, with some puff paint for the snow.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Music

My second tag for Michele's theme of music on Tag Tuesday This time I covered the tag with some blue music  background and added the picture of the lady playing the harp. Some napkin and flowers finished it off.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Hedgehog

This week on Every Inchie Monday we feature the hedgehog, the gardeners friend. I just wish I had lots in my garden to eat all the slugs. I have drawn the stampbord one and hand stitched the sewn one. I will really miss doing these when the site closes at the end of the year. I shall try to do some sewn ones for the years I only did card or stampbord ones.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday journal with Neet

My turn this week to choose the colours and words. I have chosen turquoise and lime green, no surprise to those who know me, with my third colour, coral.  The word is mermaid. As soon as I started this I wondered why on earth I had chosen mermaid. All my Dylusion figures were too big, so I used a friends stamp and stamped a mermaid. Neet and I had decided where possible to use Dylusion stamps and I had made a mermaid with one of the heads and a body of another one. I made up a tail and used silk for the hair. It just about filled the page, so hubby who isn't a bit interested in what I was doing said " why don't you photocopy it and reduce the size. So that is what I did.  I have also used the stamped one. I die cut some seaweed and stamped and embossed some more. A few stamped fish and shells and I was finished.
Note to self: Think before coming up with a wood that is too much of a challenge.
I wonder what Neet will choose for next week !!


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Fabric pages

These are the two other 8' x 6" pages that I made at the same time as doing the one for Annie. I will probably use these on the cover when we have finished doing all the pages, in other words in eleven months time. Note to self, put them somewhere I can find them next October.
All the fabric on these pages including the large ones are all hand printed and dyed ( procion dye or paint), either on a gelli plate or with Indian wooden blocks or stencils.





Tag Tuesday -- Music

Michele has chosen music for the theme this fortnight on Tag Tuesday. I have very little in the music line in my craft stuff, so didn't find this very easy. For this one I used a distress inked background and pasted some napkin and music onto it before adding the ballerina. To finish off I stamped some piano keys and musical notes.



Monday, 13 November 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Goose

Goose is the theme this week on Every inchie Monday. My stampbord one is drawn and coloured and the sewn one is all stitches. The goose is something I have never wanted to own, ducks we had but geese are so noisy. They make very good guards as they let you know immediately when someone is around, that is if you can put up with their aggressive attitude as well.



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