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.