Saturday 26 September 2009

Saturday ATC's

Taking Flight.....Stamped onto Fabric Paper

Light and Shade..Traded to Pidda

Who Me?

Altered Lace

My Saturday morning ATC's........I had some Fabric Paper over so decided to make a few ATC's,just have a play around with Pro Markers and Fabric.
The bottom one was made with Lace on Paper,I used Pro Markers rubbing over to bring the pattern out,I think it works :-]

More ATC,s available on my Flickr here

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Fabric Pearl Wedding Card

Getting my cards done for October,its a busy month for me with family birthdays and anniversaries,so had to make a start !

This the Pearl wedding Anniverary (30yrs) made with fabric organza paper,there are little flecks of gold and silver in it, padded hearts,pearls and mother o pearl buttons hand and machine sewn,dyed lace pocket to hold the tag,all fixed to silver card which looks lilac in the pic.......not lol.

One down 4 more to go !!

Thursday 17 September 2009

Sea Horse Mailer completed !

This is the inside cover,the colours are not true,guess thats my photography skills,which i havent got ! lol

Completed inside and out!
Phew I wouldnt like to do a four slide one again lol,but here it is and i,m happy !
The photo quality is not very good,its reflecting on the glass and embossing a bit.
I used Cosmic Shimmers for the background and gold embossing.

Seahorse Mailer 1st Stage

I found a mailer amongst my stash,have had it years,forgot all about it as we do lol,thought it would make a nice prezzie if I could manage to do some fabric work on it,so here's the result for the front cover.

Someone sent me a Seahorse card,I was inspired!!......Holly my DIL sent me a pic of a seahorse,I used this here,i printed it out as a fabric transfered image through my printer then dyed the fabric and painted with luminere metallic paints,cut all round and machined onto the blue satin material,with zigzag edging all round.The bead and gold lurex work is supposed to be seaweed lol

For anyone who has not seen a mailer before,this is a pic of it,so now I have to come up with idea's for the Microscopic slides that go inside,I will enjoy decorating this,I have a couple of nice seashell stamps,just got to get my creativity working again :-],

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Landscape Fabric Postcard

I had to try out my new stamp,a landscape one by Crafty Individuals,what better way than making a postcard with it :-]I stamped a little bird in the corner,couldnt resist lol.
I also used some handmade paper I bought at the "Paper Chase" shop,I dyed it a darker green for the background,it has a lovely heavy texture with fabric and fibre's. the stamp I painted in watercolour then glazed it over with Anita's 3D gloss.The buttons I painted over with Luminere metallic paints,sewed on with some beads.These silky leaves didnt take the dye very well,thanks to Jan for the knotted lace,so pretty I will have to look out for some more of that !

Sunday 13 September 2009

Cindy's this month's Giveaway

Pop over and visit Cindys(Cashplant) blog here
Such a pretty piece dont miss out !!

Fabric Postcard

I am completely addicted to working with fabrics,I cant seem to get off the merry go round lol,one thing leads to another !Do i want to get off ? Noooooooo I,m just loving it,I never thought in a million years i would be doing this sort of art,but always admired people who do.

I was inspired to create this postcard from some I saw in Craft Stamper,I,m not sure if they were fabric,dont think so,it just took me back to the days when I loved to collect the Victorian silk postcards,so heres my little effort !

The bird is my new stamp i bought in Blade Runner when we had our meetup,it was actually in a heart design,I cut it out for this,then sewed onto the fabric pieces,then glazed over to protect it.
I stamped the word Hope onto it,hoping my postcard gets to its destination in one piece lol,saying that i would proberly put in an envelope anyway !

Saturday 12 September 2009

Lady in Lace and Watercolours

"Fortune Favors the Bold"
So true !Fabric transfered image on muslin and scrim,with embellishments lace and Beads.

I was also in painting mode yesterday,had a lovely day just doing my thing,a bit of this and that lol.

Both Paintings now sold.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Material Girl

Material or Fabric Girl

I was inspired by a fabric piece i saw on a blog,I have now lost the link !

Here's my take on it,I wanted to alter a board book and thought this would make a nice cover for it,I dont know quite know how i,m going to do the inside pages yet,I want to give it a lot of thought,and keep the fabric theme running through.

I started by measuring the cover size,cut out in felt,this I covered and sewed on some organza, then dyed all my pieces i wanted to use,lace and buttons,these buttons i found in a secondhand market they are antique cloth buttons so were easy to dye.
People who are getting on in age a bit would remember them as Liberty Bodice buttons lol....

The large lace flowers are from an old antique lace piece of a dress,I know for a fact this dress is over 100 yrs old,it was falling to pieces,rotting away,I cut out the best bits and dyed them for this project,sewing on with beads after first giving them a coat of luminere metallic paints on top for a bit of a shine .

There was a lot of machine sewing involved,like sewing the lace on with a zigzag stitch etc.The lady is a fabric transfered image padded with cotton wool.

After finishing this,I thought i must collect some more different colour fabric pieces,I get idea's in my head but then find I havent got the right colour materials to use,I would have liked some pale lilac for the background,I think I enjoy hunting stuff down just as much as creating lol.

Found the link,this ladies work is stunning !Viola......

Thursday 3 September 2009

Bathing Beauty Jotterpad

Ribbon and Fibre Swap for my Yahoo group CC Swaps here

Background Fabric Paper with gold embossing and a transfered fabric image also beads ribbon and fibres.

Mamma Group London Meetup

Mamma Group (Flickr) Meetup in Covent Garden London

What a lovely day we had !

From Left to Right
Myself,Debs (aka Rustycage) Cindy (Cashplant)Mamma herself ! (Margaret) and Lubna(Lubsy1uk)
lovely to meet you all !

We first looked round Covent Garden Market I was very good and did not buy anything,I wanted to save my money for the next stop which was the Blade Runner shop by the British Museum,thats where we had a big spendup lol.A couple of the girls booked a place there for Tim Holtz workshop at a later date.

Then we moved onto Paper chase a huge shop selling handmade papers,never been there before that was an experience lol,the papers are just fantastic,I had to have some !!
We then found a nice place to eat and spent a lot of time chatting and swapping ATC's
Lubna presented each one of us with a Ceramic handmade brooch created by herself,LOVE it,thankyou Lubna !

Also my thanks to Joan my lifelong friend for being my travel companion and taking most of the photos :-]

More photos can be seen on my Flickr here