Tuesday, 4 December 2012
I find I have to be in the mood to create ,and I can go for weeks without even looking at inks or paint, and sewing takes over. But then I find I have sudden inspiration and something else takes a turn. So it was the last couple of weeks I belong to a group of eight,all based in Europe and we swap journal pages. The plan is to send on the 15th of each month to one person, but I have sent to four in two weeks,the reason being I was in the mood ,and who knows when that will happen again.
These pages have gone to Italy and for some reason they all ended up as collage
I used Kanban stamps and my mystery stamps from QVC which I think may be 7Gypsies,and as you can see London is a little crooked .
I used embossing folders,Sizzix dies ,and also Crafty individuals stamps on this one.
I like to think this one is better in the flesh, I used Artemio stamps.
I also sent tags and ATCs
I was so pleased with this Tag,it is cut with the Tim Holtz Tag die from scrap cardboard,sprayed with Dylusions,and stamped with some of my favourite
http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ stamps, actually I love all their stamps. but the trees lend themselves to tags.
Another tag using Dylusions and http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ stamps.
Dylusions inks and
http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ stamp with Dylusions inks.
I love this stamp and yet again it is http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/
I kept it simple with archival ink and just clear embossed the wings.
and lastly a simple banner using Dylusions and buttons.
As you can see I am a great fan of Crafty Individuals and at the moment they have Mega Blog Candy up for grabs,it would be amazing to win this stash,
check it out at http://craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Needless to say I will be entering.
On the subject of Crafty Individuals, I thought would be clever today and tried to print the Angel image onto fabric,It was not as successful as i would have liked ,but I will try again.
My plan was to free motion stitch the wings,but as you can see the image does not give enough definition, so I will try a different technique.
While the machine was out I made a cuff using the wonderful roses and lace that had been sent to me ,by my dear friend ReNae. http://crabtree-creations.blogspot.co.uk/
The button and charm were also from ReNae.
As was this pendant
It is by Industrial Chic ,quite large and had layered papers inside,
as I was in the mood for altering ,I removed the papers
and cut coarse calico to replace it.
I stitched the word Inspiration onto the front piece
and just because it was already printed,I used a photo of myself on the inside.
Little Miss X seems so happy with cardboard boxes, I think I will give her some for Xmas
I just happened to look out of the window and saw this sea gull on my neighbours roof
I was amazed how well it managed on one leg.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Another month has passed without a post so I thought it was time for a update.
Clearing out my art room has helped in getting me to create more
I was inspired to make this for Remembrance Sunday,
This page is going to Sweden as part of a journal swap
along with this banner
I also have made random things when inspiration strikes
A large vintage tag/ornament
Another Autumn tag
A few doodles
Another tag using Sizzix dies
A vintage style notebook for my Mother using Sixxix album die ,vintage papers,and wonderful stamps which may be 7 Gypsies
A selection of hanging charms/ ornaments using images and stamps from http://www.craftyindividuals.com/ who have a wonderful selection of goodies.
ReNae still seems to be influencing me, as some of these are Christmas related.
Created a magic bed for Little Miss X
And her own art space
Made a few more tags using a few more of http://www.craftyindividuals.com/
along with my own images and various stamps.
A very frosty morning meant photo opportunities as the sun melted the ice
We have had very bad weather here with many parts of the country flooded,and our fields are resembling lakes
So it was lovely on Friday to walk along the Sea Wall in glorious sunshine, the first day without rain for ages.
Then it was raining again ,so time for more art
Journal pages and tags going to Denmark
Another tag using http://www.craftyindividuals.com/ stamps
Another vintage themed collection off to Norway
and more http://www.craftyindividuals.com/ were used in this journal page along with Sizzix dies
and yet another http://www.craftyindividuals.com/stamp was used here
And today a visit from Little Miss X
and baby brother Max