This quilt was made with fabrics donated to our group. I fell in love with the large floral panel.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I am trying to use up some of my fabric stash. Lots of these pinks & purples and the blue floral are leftovers from making skirts & dresses for my granddaughter. Some are left over from other quilt projects. I'm sure this quilt will be a blessing to someone.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
It's fun to go to church and find what fabrics have been donated to our group. There are always mixtures of small pieces 1/4 yd up to 3-4 yards of one fabric. Then, the best part, choosing fabrics to go together and a pattern to go with them. I had this white fabric at home, that I think pulls these bight fabrics together. I think I used just about every inch of the large floral print.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Cakes aren't just for birthdays. I used fabric ribbon to make this wedding cake along with thin gold ribbon and some small fabric flowers. Ribbon was adhered to a sheet of shimmery paper that had been embossed in an embossing folder and layered on gold paper over a cream card.
It was my turn to do the demo at stamp club. I saw a similar card on Pintrest, and I thought "what a great way to use up scraps of ribbons"!
Choose an assortment of ribbons, cut to graduating lengths and adhere to the textured layer. Punch out candle from scraps of paper. Or make candles by cutting small strips of colored paper and adding small colored rhinestones or "pearls" to be the flames.
I though these were fun to make used up lots of bits of ribbons and I can also use birthday cards.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The month's theme on the 9ATC Group is Mixed Media with us of Stencils. I decided to use the Layering Stencils technique Tim Holtz showed in his Sept tag. I started by using pearlescent stencil paste over a stencil in the upper right corner of the atc (which is cut up manilla folder). Then I heat set the stencil paste with a heat tool. Remember to wash the stencil paste off the stencil right away.
Next, used the same stencil over the bottom of the atc and sponged on white acrylic paint and let it dry.
Then, lightly sprayed the atc and ran three colors of Distress Stain over the atc. Again, lightly sprayed the stains with water, then heat set. The stencil past absorbed some of the Distress stain, but the acrylic paint acts a resist to the stains.
Monday, February 3, 2014
My World of Color Journal came home, and I found the time to bind it together. I punched 7 holes along the left side and used a variety of purple and blue fibers through the holes, tied them to form "rings". The colors for my Journal are blue & purple. All the participants are from the Kindred Art Souls Group.
Left: back of the page Stephen created and Right: front of the page Eileen created:
Left: back of the page Sandy created and Right: front of the page Lynn created:
Left: back of the page Lynn created and Right: front of the page MaryBeth created:
Left: back of the page MaryBeth created and Right: inside of back cover:
Huge thank you to all the artists who created pages for my journal!