Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Catch Up

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
28-11-2012 21;57;05 britain page
28-11-2012 22;12;44 london
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 .

27-11-2012 16;36;37 trres and deer
I used embossing folders,Sizzix dies ,and also Crafty individuals stamps on this one.
28-11-2012 21;36;59 green fun page
28-11-2012 21;53;52prada
28-11-2012 21;51;46bloom
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.


  1. I know that feeling, when you need to make something and it seems the inspiration could go any moment. :) I'm actually a bit stressed because I have so many ideas but with the weaving I have to do I don't have the time to make all the things I want to make, and I'm afraid that when I do have time the inspiration will leave me. Crazy. :)
    I love your journal pages, your collage is great, something I have to practice more. And the tags are just amazing. You make the most beautiful tags. xo!

    1. Thank you Sonja,This is the only way I can work it is all or nothing with me.

  2. love all this but where do you find the time..lol;) without art we would both go insane;)

  3. Sonja- you need an ideas journal! Write down your ideas, so you can look back at them later... and yes, Mary always creates such wonderful tags and pages- love all the stamping and splashing!
    Sometimes I get so log-jammed with ideas that my brain freezes and I end up not doing much at all... I'd much rather an even flow of ideas and time to do... fun and games, eh!