Friday, April 9, 2021

52 Tags : Week 14

I'm participating in Anne Brooke's weekly Tag challenge. You can view her demo each week on Youtube #52tagshannemade. Week
 14 : A treasure and a pocket. We're to be inspired by a place this week and Anne encouraged us to do a flat lay of our collection before we start so here's mine. 
Always inspired by the beach - it's my happy place. Although Week 12 also had this theme for me, this week's tag is going to be much softer colours. My pocket size was determined by the length of my fabric - happily I had a selvedge that I could use for the edge.
Straight away I decided a pocket is an opportunity for another tag! I glued a piece of an atlas page featuring my ocean and added the trimmings from the edge of my main fabric for the tag ribbon before gluing on some shells with E6000 glue. It's supposed to be tough stuff and they won't be getting rough treatment. Left to dry over night to be sure they're properly fixed.
I love Seahorses so added one from my new sticker book to the back, over paint applied with a natural sea sponge! Having fun with how far I can push this 😀
That's the treasure done. Then it was time to complete my main tag with pocket. I used both hand and machine stitching because that makes me happy. And metallic thread 💜 Made sure the pocket had a bit of room in it for my shells and very happy with this result

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The pause between Summer and Autumn

Decided I would like to do a lesson from Effy Wild this past weekend featuring a Hare. Didn't get to do it as part of the Moonshine Lite lesson in March, but felt appropriate for Easter. Begun with festive colours.
I had wiped off dark paint on the right page previously, but it will be fine I think. Stencils, stamps, a mask and glazes : 
Then a delay due to a couple of very social days with friends and family ♥  It's no longer Easter, but I wanted to celebrate the pause between Summer and Autumn - we are still enjoying lovely warm weather, with just the occasional rainy cooler day, but daylight savings is over so the nights are coming earlier. I glued some gelli printed paper to a carrier sheet and printed my words through my printer.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

52 Tags : Week 13. First quarter check in

I'm participating in Anne Brooke's weekly Tag challenge. You can view her demo each week on Youtube #52tagshannemade. Week 13 : Layers (of gold). Anne gathered thread, little safety pins, scraps of fabric, small piece of lace - all in a yellow/gold theme for their Spring weather. Gold is also appropriate for me heading into Autumn and the gorgeous sunshine we are still enjoying {when it's not raining!}
I had lot more I could have added, but concentrated on colour and texture this time, using a combination of hand stitching and machine. 
We are a quarter of the way through this year and this challenge! Here's what I've done so far.
Loving this weekly focus
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