Sunday, 4 December 2016

"Tribal" amulet neckpiece

This is a bit of a break-away for me...

...one idea that's been brewing for a while...

...but has only just found it's way into reality!

Indigo fabric printed with de-colourant and stitched with my favourite Empress Mills metallic thread.



The block was one of a set from Colouricious...

...and I shall be using a few more over the next couple of months I'm sure! :-)

Have a good weekend...

x C


Friday, 25 November 2016

1st Mixed-Media "house" finished!

Here's the final thing...finished today.

A bit of stamping....

...a bit of die-cutting....

... a  bit of embossing...

...and a brad...



...which I then decided I really didn't like!

So...

...after a bit of rootling around...

...I was rewarded with the perfect bit of "stuff"...




...that I like MUCH more!

(Even though my workroom is now covered in bits of hair and fluff!)




Isn't he/she gorgeous?! :-)


Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend.

x C

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Messing about with Mixed-Media

The stitching on my Christmassy bits is still ongoing...

...but the piccies wouldn't be very interesting at the moment...

...so...

....this is what's on my workdesk today.


I've cut a load of house shapes out of some thick card (board) and covered them with pieces of French  handwriting paper.

Then used one of my own cut stencils to put some texture paste on top...

...followed by some paints and mica pigments.

Not quite finished....but it won't be long now...

x C

Thursday, 17 November 2016

...a bit of glitz happening ....

...on the sewing machine...






I know that this kind of tiny stitching takes a long time to do...

...but I really enjoy doing it...

...and love the results I get.

Again...Empress Mills metallic thread of course! :-)

x C

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

...and even MORE Christmas printing!!

I've pulled a few more blocks out of my delicious Colouricious Christmas block box...

...and printed some extra bits and bobs.




And YES...

...there IS a plan!! :-)

x C

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Christmas printing

I don't usually do much in the way of decorating for Christmas...

...just put up my black metal tree with a few danglies...

...and a candle pot on each arm.

However...

...at the show last weekend Jamie from Colouricious gave me a load of Christmas print blocks to play with...

...with the aim of making some samples for a Christmas Printing workshop sometime next year.

So....

...a few were liberated from the box...





...and printed with creamy white paint onto black cotton.






Now it's time for a bit of metallic machine stitching :-)

x C

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Pootling

Now all my samples are done for Friday...

...I'm in a bit of a quandary as to quite where to go next.

Yes...I have many, MANY projects in mind...

...but after a sustained period of doing for other things/people/publication...

...I find that when all the list has been ticked, I sort-of get a bit "stuck".

So, on my desk this Wednesday morning is this little pile of stuff.



I do so enjoy my "Lavender and Lace" theme...

...and always seem to be able to motivate myself if I have a play around with it!

After visiting the show at the NEC last weekend...

...I came back with loads of lovely mixed-media goodies, bought especially for this purpose. :-)

I'm thinking about twelve panels for a 2018 calendar...

...more small books...

...and some free-standing pieces too.

Watch this space...

x C