Saturday, 28 January 2012

Pave Sigaut

This piece started out with me printing an image onto calico.  The image is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy, a wonderful source of free images and I used Lesley Riley's TAP (transfer artist paper) to print the image and then iron on to the fabric.  I added bits of fabric, lace and trim, some flowers I'd crocheted, buttons, beads and stitching.  But then it sat half finished for a few months because it lacked a focal point and in spite of trialling several solutions nothing seemed to look right.  Then for Christmas I had a set of sewing themed stamps from Toodles and Binks which includes a button card image and after stamping that out and adding buttons I had my focal point. I mounted the fabric onto mounting board covered with scrapbook papers. I quite like it now!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cute owls

I shall stop apologising for my poor neglected blog and just say that these are two owl birthday cards destined for young people of my acquaintance, a boy and a girl.  I had a set of chipboard owl shapes as part of a pot luck box and they look really cute covered in scrapbook papers and made into a card.
This card is more my usual style: