Saturday, 30 November 2013

3D Christmas Tree

No posts for ages then two in one day !

Last night I went to a workshop at BarjanB Crafts in Newbold Verdon

It was to create a canvas, it is the first time I have done one of these and I really enjoyed getting messy

We ripped up pieces of paper and using mod podge attached them to the canvas adding a layer of mod podge on the top, once the glue was dry we  added some colour with acrylic paint in red and green and using bubble wrap and white paint gave it a bit of texture.  We then added some red and green metallic paint to the edges. 

Next step was to add a little text using rubber stamps and black ink.  The tree was done using pages from an old dictionary torn in to small strips and then screwed into small pieces attaching them to the canvas with mod podge glue.

The trunk or pot was added with but using a scrap of patterned paper.  Once the glue was dry we painted the tree with twinkling H20's and added stickles and glitter finishing off with some bling to look like baubles.

The pictures around the edge were stamped onto tissue paper torn around and then attached to the canvas again with the mod podge glue.

I think its turned out really well.  Thanks to Maggie & Barry for a lovely evening


Christmas Cushion Competition

The competition this year at Quorn Country Crafts in Loughborough  is to make a cushion.
We had to buy a pack from the shop which contained a picture square of fabric and two small strips of coordinating fabric.
The rules were 
  • The cushion can be any shape or size up to a maximum of 14" square
  • The cushion front must include the picture square and some of the other two fabrics
  • You can add any other fabrics and / or embellishments of your own choice
  • You can use any technique ie patchwork, quilting, knitting, embroidery etc
and this is my finished piece :-

The two fabrics supplied are the green holly patterned and the mid green / gold mixture, I added dark green strip and red/gold pattern

Wording was done by hand using back stitch with thick black cotton, scroll is calico tied with red ribbon and I have written on it :-
"Dear Santa, I have been very good this year, please could I have .......................
I put a loop on it so it can be hung on the fireplace, chimney breast ready for Santa coming !

Judging takes place today 30.11.13 and the winner wins £50 worth of fabric.