Monday, 22 January 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- India.

This week we are off to India. I think of India as a country full of colour, elephants the Taj Mahal. embroidery and street markets selling spices and materials. Ghana, Mother Teresa, curries and lots more.
When we went to Australia we spent five days in India on our way back to see some friends,. We kept the economy going by buying bedspreads, wall hangings, cushion covers and additions to my small box collection. I loved it, but hubby wasn't so keen. I would love to go again, as I now use far more embroidery techniques and silk fabrics than I did all those years ago. I would of course need an empty suitcase to cry it all home in. I didn't use wooden Indian blocks then, so they would fill another suitcase.
We also rode bare back on an elephant, and that I wouldn't do again. Hubby lost his balance and as we were both on together decided to cling on to me and take me with him. Luckily the guys handing the huge male elephant saw the problem and made the elephant kneel down. I didn't care that he had been in nine films, I was so pleased to get off. I was terrified.

For my card one I have used shrink plastic on the flag background, and the embroidery one has a silk background with a shisha mirror, some Kantha stitches, beads and sequins.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

A Life Book lesson

This year I have joined Life Book, and am determined to get further than March, which is where I gave up last year. I will try to do some of the old lessons, but don't hold your breath.
This is one of Tam's who runs the course and it is in the first week. Just in case you didn't guess, she supposed to be a garden fairy. No I do not have elephants in my garden

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

My choice this week, and it's grey and pink with Window as the subject. My second colour is green.
The background is Dylusion pain with the use of a stencil to make it look like wallpaper.
I cut out a picture from my gardening magazine and some brown for the window. The two figures are Dylusions and I coloured them with watercolour pens and pencils.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Anything goes

This fortnight on Tag Tuesday it is Valerie's turn to choose the theme, which is Anything goes.
I have chosen to do a textured tag with no particular focal point. I have used various ways of making texture such as Plasterers tape, texture paste through stencils, scraps of torn paper and buttons. I also included a topper from my stash which I am trying to use up.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- France

This week on Every Inchie Monday we are back in Europe, and it is the turn of France. As soon as I think of France my mind goes to Paris and all it's famous buildings, wine, the Alps, the Loire valley,
the famous caves of Lascaux, and others too numerous to list here.
For my sewn one I have sewn the Eiffel tower with sewing cotton, and for the card one I have drawn the Arc de Troimphe.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

3D embroidery no 8

This time I have used brown and gold and really enjoyed doing this one. After the green it's my favourite. The scanner has made the colours go a bit blue though.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice this week with Hearts and flowers and the colours funky fuchsia and slate grey. I added some yellow with mine for the bull dog whose name is Butch.
I used the two main colours on the background and a stencil of flowers with the same colours on the top. The figures are all Dylusions.

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