Tuesday, 13 August 2013

By The Sea Challenge #99 at Anything Goes

Today we are launching our new challenge over at Anything Goes and this time it is By The Sea which is open to a lot of interpretation so please come and join in with us. The other DT girls have splashed out to produce some fabulous projects do pop over to cast a look!

The project I am sharing with you is one I did some time ago at a Paperartsy weekend in Warrington when I was lucky enough to have a workshop with the lovely, talented Lynne Perella herself.

Lynne provided us with the image - she is quite enigmatic don't you think? Rather like the Mona Lisa?  After  we had painted and stenciled the triptych  with the gorgoeous Paperartsy paints I thought she looked rather  like a mermaid especially with the wispy strands of died string and sequins around her head.

I had been to Largs in Scotland a few weeks before the workshop and had collected shells, small pieces of driftwood, feathers, dried seaweed and grasses as I had a project in mind to hang in our bathroom however I thought they would be ideal to use on this project to create an underwater scene.

I was really pleased with this project and it has pride of place on a shelf in my hallway.

I am entering this into the following challenges: Bingo - Blue, stencils, gems

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Artsycraft Wall Hanging

I have been meaning to post this wall hanging on my blog for ages and having just seen Sue Carringtons wall hanging on the PaperArtsy blog  gave me the impetus to finally show it.

The Artsycraft weekend which Sue referred to was held in Warrington and I too was lucky enough to be on it for all three days, sadly it was the  very last one they did and in my opinion it was the best - the projects were amazing!

As Sue says one of the projects was a sewn book but I decided not to do it that way but make mine into a wall hanging - and here it is:

The most difficult thing for me was not to stitch in straight lines!! Here are close ups of each of the squares , not all of them were created in the workshop as I did more later because I wanted a big wall hanging to hang on the landing wall.

Paperartsy die cut dragonfly using waxy craft paper
Fabric stamping and coloured

Paperartsy die cut bird in acetate, stamped and coloured
Image stamped onto canvas. To the side are Belgian lace making spools.

This stamp is from Lynne Perella collection 008, stamped on fabric and coloured with inks

A Paperartsy die cut heart, appliqued in place with cotton wool inside to puff it out.
The stamp is from Paperartsy Hot Pick 118 

This stamp is from a sheet of stamps featuring musical instruments which
I have had in my stash for years. Again stamped on fabric and coloured with inks

The stamp used here is from a sheet of stamps called
Across the Miles, another one I've had for years but don't know the company.

This was a transfer technique we did using the At home plate 1,
 it was covered in netting and then using a soldering iron melted some of  it away to outline the stamp.

As you can see I have used a lot of embellishments  and lots of fabric flowers but this type of project is ideal for running riot with them. Some gold braid across the top and a couple of gold tassels and across the bottom some beaded ribbon oversewn with lace.

Thank you for visiting 

I think I shall enter this into the Paperartsy challenge #3 -  it would be rude not to don't you think?