Saturday, December 16, 2017

Daily Journaling Week 50

This week the prompts on the blog for Life Documented 2017 HERE were: 
Prompt: Baby, it's cold outside
Technique: Use some thread (or fabric)
Anything but cold at my house, but thought I could do something with collaged papers layered with fabric and thread to give a bit of a December Daily flavour. I'm so busy both at work and socially I thought I'd create space for some more traditional daily journaling again to start my spread this week
Then I did a simple background on the facing page and worked on a piece of cardstock.
Used gold staples for the heart

and a variety of collage, stencils, tape and thread/stitch elements
Although I vowed to keep it simple and missed that mark (!) I like how it turned out
You can see all my posts about this project HERE and my Flickr album HERE.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

She Blooms in Ink : Front facing portrait

Last month I said I do not NEED to take any new classes BUT at that stage I didn't know that Tam was going to release this : 
It's gorgeous faces, it's flowers, it's luscious inks and sprays ♥  First lesson was released on Dec 1st and a class is released every week through to mid-January = my Summer holidays when I always have a huge burst of time and creativity. I already have the supplies and it's 7 full lessons + 3 bonus time-lapse and I know the quality of Tam's teaching - videos - PDFs means this will be great value for the money....It was on early bird pricing until Dec 1st and I fell hard! It's not technically registering for a new class in 2018 ♥ I'm going to work on A3 size sheets of watercolour paper, and my intention is to sew them together at the end to create a journal of the faces I make in this class. I'm very excited! First I gathered my various yummy inky and water-soluble supplies
First lesson was a front-facing girl. This was my sketch to begin 
Then time to start adding the colour
I love her already! Then it was so much fun I forgot to take progress shots!! So here's some detail shots of various bits I like
Here she is finished ♥ 
Live between Dec 1st 2017 - 12th January 2018 then reverts to self study. Life long access. You can register HERE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Framed Lace

In October I showed you the birthday present which I made for my brother
I mentioned that I might have to copy this idea for myself, but this time it's my Mum's & Aunty's turn. It's their birthdays this week and this is their Grandmother's lace. This time I used coffee to stain some watercolour paper, then tore it to size and hand stitched a piece each
These frames again have a spacer to the glass so the lace isn't squashed, but they measure 12 inches square within the frame and the cardboard mount wasn't the same quality as when I did the original project, so this time I mounted them on scrapbook paper. Here they are finished - I like how the paper in the background gives them an added vintagy feel. Click on the photo for a larger view.
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