.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Paper Collage Spring Into Action.

Came across the That's Crafty Challenge Blog. This month the challenge is Spring Into Action.

I found some packing materials I have been saving and a book page from a damaged book, aptly called Spring. Daffodils herald the beginnings of the new year for me, everything to look forward to!

The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque, love the line work, reminds me of the old illustrations from old books.

Stitching I find very relaxing and mindful, I used some variegated thread in greens and my favourite lime green thread. Kantha or Boro style running stitch. Love the surface texture that is created with threads.

Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron act really well on the packing papers.

Great fun, make some time to join in!!!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Fabric Collage with Stitching

Playing with some hand dyed fabrics.

Collage of smaller pieces attached with

Kantha stitching.

Addition of altered photo

Friday, 16 March 2018

Paper Collage with Boro Repair Stitching!

Whilst researching some examples
of Kantha Stitching, I came
across some examples of Boro
repair stitching.

This inspired me to have a play with
some painted brown packaging.

Found this Chinese Lantern flower still on
the plant, loved how some of the
orange colour remained..

Love the surface textures that are created
by tearing

Till next time!!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Paper Collage with Kantha Stitching

Fabric and Paper Collage

Glued into position

Addition of Kantha Stitching.

Large stitches with fine cotton.

Loving my Kantha journey!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Paper Collage with Kantha Stitching

Playing with these papers, adding paints and tearing to create a shape. Added some red Kantha stitching.

Like the creamy tones!!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Stamping Collage.

Experimenting with a stamping collage. No layers, just built up some stamping from my collection.

Like this effect, going to try and stamp onto some layers and try this also, see what happens!!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Post Card Paper Collage

This month on the Countryview Crafts challenge blog, Sue has chosen the theme of Postcards.

Here is my take on this..

From my bit box I stamped using PaperArtsy mini's 19,26 and 44. I also stamped using some of the images from PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection 007. They were arranged onto a Postcard size piece of card.

I remember Andy Skinner saying you could use the DecoArt Media over a coat of Ultra Matt varnish, so I used several layers of Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber and Quadricone Red.

Enjoyed making this collage, off to make some more!!