Friday, 29 July 2011

Fabric & Fiber

Well I have just discovered how many times I have said "After the wedding" ho hum I have a list as long as my arm of things I have been putting off LOL no excuse now for not working through the list.
BUT first I did the challenge for JFF which is use Fabric and Fiber.  Now I have a love of fabric and lace particularly love  incorporating into my makes, I have sewn a piece of pink silk to a card and in the spirit of JFF right out of my comfort zone and inspired by Von, I have attempted to use fiber to make the flowers (Mmmm I must try harder) not sure I did right. I inked a stamp and popped the fiber onto it then placed vellum over the top and ironed it, I thought it might melt more than it did. More playing I think. I used zigzag braid for the stems and stamped the leaves and butterfly onto the fabric added apiece of lace for effect. Hope it isn't to cute. Please read on to see the fabric collage I also made and for those who asked me I have popped up a wedding photo. Thanks for taking time to look. Hugs Sandra XX 

I made a fabric collage and card for my Aunt who is 70 on the 1st of August (Happy Birthday Auntie Netta) The picture on the collage is her as a child. I have used antique lace and fabric bits onto Hessian.

I have snuck in a photo of the wedding as one or two asked for it. As you can see it was a fantastic and we were and are very proud.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Corrugated Heart

This little corrugated heart hanging was made for the  JFF weekly challenge which is using corrugated as a significant part of the piece. I chose a collaged heart hanging which I cut out of a piece of old package I had kept. I dabbed acrylic pant randomly using antique white and a gold. I then rubbed DI bundled sage over it and around the edges. I also used some Tin Holtz tape on it. Then stamped my little bird onto text paper which I inked and cut him out I outlined the bird with glitter pens to lift him and gave him his embossed crown. I used glue and seal to stick my bird and sentiment I think it it gives a lovely glossy finish. As it is a collage and I love buttons I edged the heart with them. Added the little key and my beaded dangly bit which has a little native American fetish bear at the end. hope you like it. Enjoy your  weekend Hugs XX 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Plastic Garden

Over at JFF this week they have set a particularly tricky challenge "Acrylic / Plastic" set by Zoe and Ang C those DT gals like to keep us on our toes :-) I must admit to being a bit stumped even thought about passing with this one but I hate to be left out. Eventually I used a beer mat which I inked with summer sky and bamboo and a bit of worn lipstick. I then backed stamped  with chateau gray and a crackle look stamp also the trees. Istill wasn't quite sure where this was going but like a good JFF trooper I soldiered on and decided to stamp and emboss the same tree looked good but what next ???. Took me most of the afternoon to ponder and shrink plastic popped into my head whilst sipping a glass of red wine. So I stamped butterflies, birds and carnival masks and a bird in a cage (that ended up  looking like a guitar LOL) onto shrink plastic coloured them and shrunk em. I ended up with my plastic garden. Quite pleased really I managed anything. Thanks for the challenge I enjoyed it but must get back to the 60 Order of Service. Take care all. Hugs XX.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

JFF "Anything Goes"

This week over at JFF the last in the June challenge run is "Anything Goes" (I sang that LOL). Its always nice to have this theme as a challenge I love to see all the different things folks do. Anyway as I am up to my eyes with order of service, tables decorations and other wedding paraphernalia as the day looms large (3 weeks time and as it is my son I am very excited) I chose to do a small collage tag. I inked background with lilac, bamboo and forest green in a blocks, then used various colour ink to stamp with, the stamps I used are a a lovely french garden set (I forget the name). I used a white gel pen to highlight some stamped areas and then embossed a swirl over the top. The addition of a small flower which I dyed purple and lilac to finish.  
I also made a birthday card for a friend using a completely new technique to me. Pushing resit paste through a mask and allowing it to dry then inking over the top and the masked area remains ink free. I am very impressed with this. Have a lovely week everyone. Hugs XX