Saturday 19 February 2011

Marie Antoinette Mixed Media

I needed lots to do this past week to keep my mind occupied,had my steroid injection in shoulder....ouch..yes it hurt !That was last Monday,Tuesday was agony,couldnt lift my arm,bad day doing nothing.

Wednesday loads better it was working already doc said about a week to feel the benefit,so really happy and decided to think of something to keep busy before my Physio starts again(dreading that!)

So here it is a Marie Antoinette mixed media book (mostly fabric) two sewing machines and both giving me problems,think i should clean and oil ughhh..........
Some of these pages i like and some i dont,the hinged rings holding it together i,m not happy with, may change to ribbons,I,m at a loss what to do,I,m open to suggestions :)

So heres the inside pages ..........with a story of Marie on each opposite page.

SOLD in my Etsy shop May 2nd 2011

Saturday 12 February 2011

From Metal back to Fabric !

And another

This ones for meeeeee lol

A fabric cover dye'd, cotton and Lace..I cut the flower with the cuttlebug and layered them,i,m a bit short on flower dyes i need some smaller and larger ones,that will have to wait i,m spending to much on crafts lately,as we do ! (thankyou Paula for the lace pieces)

I thought as all the pages are watercolour paper it would be a nice idea .....ummm........if i can keep to it paint a different flower each week on each page,then when filled it would be a nice keepsake.

I,m full of these bright ideas till it comes to doing it,this is a summer project lol i have to wait for the flowers to grow to paint them from life ! we will see ...............

Wednesday 9 February 2011

From Fabric to Metal !

I know .......I just felt like a change and as i was awake at 6am this morning,having thought of this idea, as i,m at a loss of what to create lately,also my memory was jogged that i had a Cuttlebug lol,so out came the embossing folders, beer cans and all those scraps of watercolour paper left over's,some alcohol inks,that havent seen the light of day for ages,this is the outcome ! not a wasted morning after all :)will make a nice gift for someone in the future.
Ohhh and a broken chain with a silver metal heart on which i coloured with inks to match !

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Art Quilt and Abstract ATC's

An 8x8" quilt square for a swap with my UKArtSwap group Once again a fabric quilt made from scratch all fabrics dye'd with cosmic shimmer sprays,images are transfered onto fabric with freezer paper technique through my printer.
The large flowers are made using Crafty Notions Fusible Film,then diecut.
On the left the squares are fabric paper with paper flowers and beaded.
cloth buttons dyed.All backed onto strong Vilene

The Abstract ATC's are for another swap with the same group but using different patterned fabrics,and gems.