Tuesday 27 September 2011

Mixed Media cards

A card made this morning for a friend whos in hospital.

Just 4"X4" felt square layered up with Organza so the colour of the felt showed through,then machined stitched across to make a pattern,the butterfly was cut out of a beercan using my Cuttlebug Machine,little silk flower and a bead,......"with love" tape ,I coloured with promarkers.Image is fabric,transfered by ironing onto freezer paper through my printer.
Hope she likes it !

And another

And another,thats all my cards done for this month !

Friday 16 September 2011

Credit /Business cards or ATC holder.

These are simple !
Credit /Business cards or ATC holder.

I just measured 2 credit cards side by side to get the size,cutting out a longer length(think you can see what i mean by the pic) layered the front fabric onto felt then the lining underneath ,so three layers to machine all round,make an envelope sew down the middle and sides all done! then comes the good bit, embellishing.

The turquoise one at the back in the picture,I am using daily fits in my bag lovely,that was Batik fabric painted over with gold fabric paint,my favorite bead,and press stud to fasten.
The pale blue one(hand dye'd) hasnt been embellished yet ,I,m going to do a few of these for Christmas tree prezzies,well thats the plan lol.Maybe i will put some tiny flowers along the flap with buttons for the centers,have to go through my stash and match up..........

Wednesday 14 September 2011

New Toys !

This is different ! for me anyway.
I have never seen or heard of these before,so was quite suprised when i had a package in the post from a friend with a few of these silk carrier rods to try ,those were in their raw state not dyed,so the square piece you see here is my practice piece to just see what i could create with them,i dye'd them with Cosmic Shimmer sprays striped and ironed them flat ,then machine sewed onto felt,loved experimenting with these so much and the lovely textured feel,just had to buy some more from Ebay,these in the bag i received this morning are dye'd already,beautiful colours and that silky feel !not at all expensive.

Now to think of something useful to make with them ! thankyou Annie for something different to spend my days playing with lol...........

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Fabric Spectacle Case

Spectacle Case

This is for a Swap to create a fabric case for our partner,we had a choice of Spec/mobile/Kindle etc .so we chose Specs..........

I dye'd some white cotton fabric then rubber stamped over it with gold fabric paint (flowers)and layered onto felt, then made an air dried clay embellishment for the corner,painted with Luminere paints to match...the inside is fully lined ,using press studs for fastenings.

Really strange as there is so many ways to tackle this creating wise,I could have beaded or made fabric flowers for the flap,but for me it just evolves as i go along,starting with the fabric background and the colours i use.......I think i am spoilt for choice with a huge stash ! trying to match colours,I like to use mixed media makes it more enjoyable than just sewing jewellery on ! Yesterday was so depressing weather wise,cold and rainy,so this little project made the day go really quickly,and so enjoyable.