.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Monday, 9 May 2016


This month the challenge is use a stencil over at Country View Challenges

I started off with a canvas board and painted using Cosmic Shimmer chalk paints, chalkboard and slate grey. I used the Dylusions stencil diamond border and some texture paste to create the diamond pattern. After this was dry I oversprayed the board with Dylusions ink spray in white linen.

The fabric was dyed using watercolours, I used the Memory Box stencil called Rings and Puddles, and Pebeo Acrylic paint called Iridescent Precious Gold to create the circles. I cut up the fabric into 3 sections and hand stitched them together.

The photograph is of our cow called Grace, a 4 year old Jersey. I printed this off in black and white and used the Memory Box stencil with some Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding paste in Ocean Teal.

The fabric and photo all glued into place on the board.

I like it more than just a photo frame to display a member of the family!!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Clarity Mermaid Stamp...

Anything Goes, is the current theme this month over on the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog.

So, I have created this..

I started by stamping the Mermaid stamp onto some calico fabric with Memento Ink. Having never watercoloured onto fabric, I gave this a go. As the calico is cream in colour the result was not what I expected, but I liked the end result.

Whilst this was drying, I watercoloured the off cuts with a view to stitch them onto the base to create some sort of underwater plants, and to add some texture.

When all was dry I stitched around the outside, and stitched on the strips of calico. I made two holes at the top and secured onto a piece of winter pruning!!

I am very new to working with fabric and stitching but enjoying the process along the way, not sure if this is suitable for the challenge blog, just wanted to show another way to use the stamps other than cards!!