Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fat pages

Over on UKS I had joined in another swap, this time to make 'fat pages' in other words a page that is not flat. The pages could be anything we wanted but they had to be 4x4. I went with a fabric theme, I used an old pair of jeans as my background which I stitched onto some card, then I added a script stamp, I stamped an image onto some muslin cloth and frayed the edges a little, put a tiny bit of wading behind to make it 'fat' before stitching onto the denim, added a little lace as I thought it made it nicer. I made a flower out of some ribbon and stitched on a button. I was pleased with how they turned out but I realize how bad my eye sight has gotten when I was tidying up the threads and stitching the ribbon flower I could hardly see the needle to get it threaded, oh the joys of getting older!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

You're having a laugh

This time I'm making a page for Jo in the you're having a laugh cj, the theme is How do you feel today? I finished it last night and have it all parceled up ready to post. As July has been such an unusually hot month I've been feeling hot, hot, hot, really not used to having such good weather here. My background has been sprayed with Dylusions inks, I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the circles and added an octopode girl and sun, I was really pleased with how it turned out. Jo I hope you like it too :)

Chunky 8 for a mate

Over on uks I joined in the chunky swap because I had so much fun with the last one, this one was an open theme which I was more than a little nervous about as I hadn't a clue what to do! so with the help of the swap fairy I found out that my swappee Gill like the colour lime green and she also like funky images. As we had been having really hot summer weather I thought I would go with a summer theme, I downloaded some octopode images on etsy, I really like these images and the good thing about digi images you can make them any size you want :) I painted my wood a nice lemon colour and stuck on some lime green paper, the waves and sun are part of the octopode digi stamp as well, added some beads as feet. I stuck on the clouds and sun on acetate to give the illusion of floating in the air and added the phrase you are my sunshine on the back. I really wasn't sure what to add on the sides, and after a lot of thinking I put the word fun and added a heart and shell on the other. Gill has received and likes it :)