Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Encrusted Crazy Quilting Course

I've signed up to do the Encrusted Crazy Quilting course from www.pintangle.com, its a 6 week online course.  I've seen samples of some beautifully embellished crazy quilting and really wanted to have a go.

Week 1 started last Thursday and this was to construct the block

Here's my finished block

Block is constructed using a based fabric of calico then 9 different fabrics foundation pieced on top.

1. Picture printed on printable fabric (my Grandmother)
2. Silk
3. Satin
4. patterned cotton
5. Marbled cotton
6. Marbled cotton
7. Textured Satin
8. Satin
9. Patterned cotton
with 2 lots of lace

Next lesson starts the embellishing, can't wait and i'm really excited

Zoe's Birthday

It's my friends birthday this week (the big 40) so needed an extra special card, I based it on the sketch over at Stamping with Dragon blog

Stamps are Molly Blooms coloured with copics
Patterned papers are from my stash (had them that long dont know what make they are)
Bazzill texture cardstock
Letters are Kaisercraft Timeless Collection
Flower and gems from my stash
I hope she likes it

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Tando workshop at BarjanB Crafts

Had a lovely evening at BarjanB Crafts in Newbold Verdon http://barjanb.blogspot.co.uk/ on friday evening, workshop was using tando frames, Maureen http://maureen-maureensmixture.blogspot.co.uk/ did a fabulous job for us and Barry was an excellent host.

I'm really pleased with the end result

Sunday, 15 July 2012

One Layer Challenge

Its the one layer challenge over at Less is More with the added theme of 3 ie 3 of something.  Its ages since I've had time to do many challenges but was detemined this week to find time to have a go


and here is my attempt

I masked the centre rectangle using post it notes and then used ink sprays in green and rust to achieve background,  I then stamped the 3 dandelion heads in bamboo green with a little bronze ink,  with the sentiment stamped in black, finished off with clear stickles dabbed on the dandelion heads.

I'm quite pleased with the finished result

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Scrapaholix July Crop

It was that time of the month again last Saturday, our monthly Scrapaholix crop and I've finally got around to finishing the layout that I started.

The kit this month included patterned papers from the "Celebrate" Collection by Authentique, the technique was paint dabbers.

I based my layout on the July sketch over at Once Upon a Sketch http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/july-challenge.html
which also was using the theme "Friend"

The photograph is of my twin daughters and was taken on a recent trip to London that we did to celebrate their 21st birthday.  They may be Sisters and sometimes argue a lot but they have always been and I hope always will be good friends.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Time Flies

Where does the time disappear to ? It doesn't seem five minutes since I was making a birth congratulations card and now my friends little girl is going to be one.

I wanted to do something different for her birthday so have done a photo frame using photos from Isobel's 1st year.

Beyond the Page frame - Kaisercraft
Papers are Kaisercraft Airy Fairy collection
Acrylic Paint - perriwinkle
Kaisercraft rub on's
Twiddlybits sentiment
embellishments from my stash

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