Friday, 12 September 2014

Teesha Moore Style Journal

Front of Book
First Page Spread
This is a journal I created in May after seeing one at the ATC swap that Rose made.The main structure  is cut from 12X12 black cardstock and the background is scrapbook paper  I used Teesha and Tracy Moore's collage images available from the Artstonaughts web group, rubber stamps and a vintage map image found online. The book measures 6in by 6in closed.
 To see more photos in a slide show please visit my new blog and website. Some of the pages on the new site don't have content yet, it's still a work in progress, but I sure would love some feedback on what you think.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Bead Knitting

The mystery knit piece
This is what I've become obsessed with in the last few weeks, bead knitting. It all started with a Little Mystery Knit by Terry Morris on Holiday Mystery group. The first clue had us knit this shape without knowing what it would become. Then clue 2 explained the assembly and the mystery was revealed. I've knit a few of these wraps now and stitched them over 1.75 or 2 inch Styrofoam balls.

The finished ornament

This is the finished result of my latest one, and I added
 beads to this and some of the others I have made. All of
these are made with super fine or sock yarn on 2.25mm needles. The pattern is available as a free download from Terry Morris at this link on Ravery

The rest of the ornaments I have made from this pattern

Knit Beads and Bead Knitted Beads on .75 inch bead base

Then I started a workshop to do knit beads and
bead knitted beads. These are again a wrap
over a plain wooden bead. The two on the right of the ribbon are the first I made, then I did the other 2 to make sure I knew what I was doing.

I added word beads to all the ones I made as ornaments.

Knit Bead wraps over Styrofoam balls
Three more waiting for ribbons and word beads

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Quilties Journal Cover

This is my work in progress of the quilties as seen in the Teesha Moore Journal videos. I started this quite awhile ago with the plan to bind journal pages into the cover when done. I dug this out as result of a discussion over on the Byhand Artists Yahoo group. These are fun to make, I'll enjoy getting back into it.

March 2014 ATCs

So here is another group of ATCs. The background on the front is recycled chocolate bar packaging embossed with an embossing folder. The sentiment is a Quietfire Quotemarks stamp on a Spellbinders die cut label and inked with Distress Ink.  The back is the rest of the sentiment.

This group of ATCs are based on the same design as the Byhandartists winter Rolodex swap. The trees are rubber stamped and printed on transparency then layered over a rose image.

February 2014 ATCs

 I'm continuing to add art from earlier this year. Since I have been able to keep up the ATC swap I have made at least some ATCs each month. These are of course from February. This group is rubber stamped and die cut.

This intelligent cat is rubber stamped and layered on a grungy background found online.

Needle Felt Rabbit

Well it sure has been a long time since I've been here to post. The trouble is while I was away someone moved all the furniture, now I need to figure out how to do this posting.

Well here goes...this project was from January, I have been doing art, just not posting. This is my first dimensional needle felting and I think she turned out quite good, even though I think the ears are a little funny.

This little cutie is 5 inches tall and is totally needle felted without a base, just all wool felting.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Ladies Diary


Ladies Diary, a set on Flickr.
A journal from a class at Cherish The Thought,
I had a good part of this journal done, but it's been sitting waiting to be finished for quite awhile. Since I spent my birthday in the hospital and needed to take it easy for a few days I spent time between resting to slowly finish all the pages. Some of the pages are not exactly like the ones Jessie taught in her class, but I am pleased with the results,

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Queen of Hearts Challenge

I haven't been posting for a very long time, I hope I'm back on a regular bases now. I missed last years Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts challenge, but I had some fun playing this year. I have a couple of projects and was working on a needle felted wristband with a heart, not quite done with that so I'll have to show that in a future post. 
Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas

Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas Journal Page
I spread gesso on a 5.5in X 7.5in piece of canvas fabric. While the gesso was still wet I rubbed on red iron oxide craft acrylic paint and pressed a texured paper towel in and lifted it off. I drew several concentrec heart shapes in the wet gesso with the end of a paintbrush. Once dry I added more iron oxide, turquoise and cinnamon brown paint.
The abouve right photo is the finished canvas, with a needle felted heart added and glued into my recycled journal.

Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canva
Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas finished
This is another raw canvas with gesso and craft paint. It is about 7.5in X 11in. It's hard to see, but I used a Quietfire Design flourish stamp and some Inca Gold as well.

This is the finished canvas with a needle felted heart and a pendant charm. I plan to make a background on an artist canvas and mount this piece.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Queen Of Hearts Challenge

I haven't have much time for art lately, but today I got inspired to enter the Queen of Hearts Challenge on Quietfire Style blog, check the link for all the details.

I did a journal page with some heart shaped playing cards from the dollar store. I used my Zyron to put adhesive on the back of one card and sprinkled sugar beads on. For the other card I used the face side and added the word "of" and a label cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug Build a Flower set. This was stamped with the Quietfire stamp "All that's important". The sugar bead heart is mounted with pop dots. The page is coloured with Fired Brick and Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used the flourish stamps from the Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts set. The flower is pulled from a silk flower stem. The date Feb 11 is from a West Coast Express train ticket and the 20 is computer generated.

This also is my entry for the Created Byhand Challenge

Saturday, 8 January 2011

ATC Vancouver Swap January 2011

One of the themes for this month's swap is purple and that's the theme I have chosen to do with sewn, singed and beaded layers.
This month the swap is taking place at the Richmond Art Gallery so that we can view the exhibit of ATCs before the final day and swap.

Christmas Tree

I bought a little 2 foot tree to decorate and take to the hospital and decided all the ornaments should be non-breakable and handmade, everything but the string of beads met that criteria. All the ornaments I made are recycled paper and needle felt.

I played with some colour blending for these ornaments and used cookie cutters for the heart and star shapes. Most of the paper ornaments were cut with a Spellbinders die.

12 Days of Christmas

I've been missing from blog posts for nearly a month, but even though the gift opening for the Byhand Artists 12 Days of Christmas is long past I want to show you some of the cuff bracelets that I made for my Day 9 gifts. I showed the wrapped packages is my last post and so now here are the gifts that were inside.This is a selection of some of the cuff bracelets that I stitched up from fabric samples, hand knit pieces and fabric binding. Some have beading and rubber stamped pieces stitched on.
This group shows some more of the cuff bracelets including one that has a needle felted heart and beads.Close-up of one of the bracelets with a fabric mesh and buttons added.
This one is a fabric sample with a knit lace edging and flower added to the front along with some fun beads.
And the rubber stamped back, all rubber stamps from Quietfire Design.