Thursday, 30 July 2015

1st of August The Big Stitch

Hello everyone, just to let you know that on the 1st of August, Yorkshire Day, I will be at Hobby Craft in York stitching. This is to celebrate The Big Stitch Day. Groups of stitchers from all sorts of groups will be scattered around the city, in shop, cafe, museums, stitching in public to promote stitching in all its forms. There is a misconception that you have to be a skilled stitch person before joining the like of The Embroidery Guild. This just isn't true. Yes there are lots of very talented people in the guild, but all you need to join the guild is a desire to learn more. So come along and say Hi and see what we are up to.

OK so I shall sit at Hobby Craft and stitch...., but what to stitch? Dolls!

So I picked a few images that I like, these are old photographs which I have picked up at car-boot sales and then photocopied and enlarged.
Now I am starting to play with the images,. Here I am adding my own college elements.
Now to add colour to the black and white image.

Cutting the picture up and using the bits as pattern pieces for college

Keep adding, colour and college.
After I have added college, and before pen work I will photocopy again so as to remove edges, thus creating smoother pen work.

Adding other elements, such as the oblong face which will be come a pocket, and the small person, a doll for the pocket!

Out of the three of them, this is my least favorite, but I will keep going with her. Time has taught me not to give up and just see what happens.

Cut out and added doll, and elements to a text background. I have done this,as the next step is to print this on to a fabric sheet and I don't want to waste any of it!!!!

Come and see me finish these dolls off at Hobby Craft, Saturday 1st of August, midday onwards..., ish!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Just a little post

Well you saw last time that I had photocopied my art work onto sticker paper, well now onto fabric paper!

The chap to the right is on paper, I reworked him a tad and put him on fabric. I put him on a colourful back ground so when it when though the printer all the fabric was printed on, I will make patches with that

The Ephemera ETC Group having journaling fun.

Made a pen carousel with a lazy Suzy and cutlery pots

Just love this.
This mat is for cake icing...., great for bead making, things don't roll away.
The black mat is heat resistant and non stick, for ovens, great for crafting, and a third of the cost of a craft mat.
Washi tape.
"Bead" mat in action as I make paper beads.
Glazing the beads.
Beads drying.
I am participating in Daisy Yellow 1 card a day art prompt.
Draw quickly and not think too much about it, .....just do it!

Journaling and card making.

See you next time. xxxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Painty painty painty!!!

so you guest it, I am still painting, and really enjoying myself. But like with all things, I do enjoy value for money, although money is not the only limited precious commodity ......, TIME! And I do not like to waste mine. Yesterday I spent most of my art-time painting back grounds, I think I ended up with three double page spreads and three 12 by 12, sheets,to cut up for creating elements. Plus a large piece of fabric, for a journal carrier I wish to make. Then there were all the bits of paper for cleaning brushes etc so quite a bit of stuff really a good productive day. But I wouldn't want to do that every-time I need a background, so I like to squeeze the pips out of those pieces,

Paints, brushes and my favorite applicator...., the card!


Rubber stamping

Fabric in the foreground, for a journal carrier I wish to make.
Before cutting up that wonderful work, I like to photocopy it.
Photocopy it onto labels
Don't they look great?
Words stamped onto book paper.
Cut up photocopy of your work, add words.

Waist left over...., no, these are opportunities for more art, don't waist it!!
punch bits out,
Still got the original.
My very own collage sheets, delicious.
I then photocopy again, keeping original, of course. Now I have these images on a sheet of paper with no edges to catch my pens on, so I can  doodle on them an make new stuff!

I will show further adventure of these sheets next time. See you soon. x