Today I have a project I made a few weeks ago but forgot to share on my blog. Don’t know why but I was neglecting blogging. Possibly because it’s been so busy, possibly because my mojo was absent for a while and I got out of the habit!
Whatever the reason… I’m back today!
So these twinchies were for a swap and I loved creating them.
There were lots and lots of layers of distress oxides and smooshing and then stamping. Then embossing and embossing and embossing!
I used the lavinia stamps fairy and then alpha stamps for the sentiment on the top.
I finished off with some bling!
Really lovely ethereal background and you can never go wrong with a lavinia silhouette stamp!
I decided to go a little different for this week’s CHNC challenge of use some red and went fabric based for my card topper.
I started with a square of holly printed fabric and glued it to some paper for stability then used a bit of muslin and stamped the sentiment.
My stayzon is not very juicy though and it didn’t stamp well so I went over it with a sharpie and that worked fine.
Then I layered the piece of muslin onto some Hessian and sewed it together. I also did my usual messy stitching round the square.
Then I cut out one of the holly motifs from another square of fabric and added that and a wooden Angel embellishment to the topper.
A lovely textural card topper and actually quite simple to do… I have quite a few fabric squares so may make some more like this to add to the collection.
But for now I wonder how others have interpreted the red challenge for the CHNC blog.
So this week I left my job of the last 9 years as I start a new job on Monday. It was an emotional week as I worked with a bunch of thoroughly splendid group of people, especially the two girls who worked on my team, Julie and Sue.
I bought them each a gift but also wanted them to have something handmade and for some unknown reason I went for a sewing project and made some bags… it was an odd choice but I went with it!
I took two cotton totes and then created some panels using some fabrics I got from Hobbycraft.
I added the frame of the black and then some more black for under the flower I used as the focal point.
The flower I stamped using black paint and then cut out and hand sewed it onto the panel. I also added the button centres.
My sewing isn’t particularly good so this is definitely a rough and ready and purposefully messy in style! In fact my Mum would be ashamed as to how messy it is. But I like them and so decided to just go with it.
Hopefully J and S liked them too and will then have something of me with them for the future!
This week we have the theme of for a man so I went for a mixed media collage which I thought worked well as a more masculine style of card.Love how this came out.Wonder how the rest of the gang coped with the theme over at CHNC.
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their July artwork.
I wanted to use this fab rainbow stencil with black embossing paste to create a funky panel.
Once it was dry I added the colour using stampin up inks and a waterbrush and made sure I also splattered each colour on too.
I finished with some doodling and the month stamp white heat embossed onto black cardstock.
Love this stencil… makes such a funky rainbow!