Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quilted Animals improved

My DIL improved these quilted animals I made, by adding better felt eyes. The baby's room looks great!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Cream" Color Perceptions ATC

On the ArtVentures Group, the color of the month for the Color Perceptions ATC  swap is "Cream" or off-white. I find cream to be a soft and calming color, it makes me feel Tranquil.
I started with a cream colored card stock and layered on cream colored lace and ribbons. Added a vintage image that I adjusted the color, and inked the edges with antique linen Distress ink. Also added a cream colored faux pearl.
Didn't realize until the ATC was finished, that it looks like she is tucked into bed. Very appropriate for tranquil ;)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sea ATCs

This month on 9ATC Group, the theme is the Sea or things related to water. I chose a vintage mermaid image, printed it to 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", and picked out some sea looking fabrics.
 Covered the entire ATC with the light glittery green mesh, to give the photo an underwater appearance. Layered the green sequins fabric and the green netting over the bottom.
 Wrote "Follow Me" on a small piece of paper inked with blue & purple inks, and slipped it under the netting. Sewed on some "pearls".

Monday, March 24, 2014

Book pages for Tanya

In stamp club we're making pages for each other's books with poems or inspirational quotes. I took some background paper and stamps the dragonfly, butterflies and flourishes with Perfect Medium and brushed over with assorted colors of Perfect Pearls. Stamped assorted sayings with sepia Archival ink and added a vintage image.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hippo for Lucas

I was asked to make another quilted stuff animal for the nursery. I'm headed out soon and didn't have a pattern, so I altered the patterns I had and came up with this Hippo. I think he will look good with the lion, elephant and giraffe I made a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Large Panel Quilt

Another quilt for Comfort Quilters. I found this large fairy panel and used fabrics to make a border.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Simple Embossed Card

For stamping club, we were to make cards using a favorite technique or tool. I love embossing folders. I made this simple black & white card. Used a large floral embossing folder on white paper. Stamping saying with black Archival ink. Added black soot Distress Stickles to the flower centers. Layered on black paper, then the white card.