Mehndi…

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Popping in to share another card

This one I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here

I was lucky enough to win the Mehndi stamp set from Uniko.  It arrived the other day and I had to play! Coloured with SU markers.  Sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles Birthday wishes.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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August Mood Board…

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Today I am sharing my card for the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I’ve used Mama Elephant Just Hatched coloured with alcohol markers and popped up with foam onto my pattern paper.

Before I go I’ll share some cards someone asked me to make for them for

Kept these pretty simple. Sentiments from PTI and wood pieces are Kaisercraft (I think). Kraft and black cardstock.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A finished shirt quilt & a prize…

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I finished the HST Sampler mens shirt fabric quilt a few days ago.  The sashing is 2″ stripes of new cotton fabric, backed with white pattern fabric. Binding Grey cotton.

Finished size 98 cm x 98 cm

a closer view

the back

I have been a very lucky girl.

Earlier in the week I received the package below from Jodie from vintage ric rac here.

Jodie’s latest range is rockpool.  Such lovely designs and colours in this range. It is not just for quilts either you can see what all the creative people made on Jodie’s blog.

I must admit I was a wee bit excited.  I have been the lucky recipient of a number of stamp sets but never fabric.  I was like a kid at Christmas opening my parcel.  Mind you I did this at swimming the other night so who knows what the people sitting around me thought!

 I don’t want to rush in so will ponder for a little while what I am to make.

I have used both Jodie and Emma’s (one of the patterns is Emma’s) fabrics on a number of quilts. Here are some pics.

Sorry to bore you with all the pics!

I have a few more new things to but I’ll share those another day. And tomorrow I am off to Paperific so no doubt I will pick up one or two new things there too.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

 

Unstampabelles Collage Challenge…

 

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Today I am sharing my creation for the Unstampabelles current challenge here

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Collage, collage, collage… 


TWIST venture into multi- media

(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint……)

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Collage (from the Frenchcoller, “to glue”;[ is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

There are lots of examples on Pinterest if you want to waste a few hours!
Use the ‘collage in cards’ search for some simple examples

This one was out of my comfort zone. My creation is more on the side of multi media.  I think it still fits the collage brief.

I started by adding some colour to my texture paste.  This was added to a white mount and then a black mount and finally to my card front.  When the texture paste was dry I used the same spritz to add a few splashes of colour. I then added my die cuts, positioning until I was happy with the result.  The “DAD” is die cut from cork from the local craft store the tools are die cut in a bronze shiny paper from my stash along with a contrasting black cardstock.

I hope to see you in the challenge.

Cheers

Vicki

A special request…

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Popping in today to share a quilt I recently finished for a friend.

My friend picked the fabrics from my stash and looked at the pics of my quilts (I keep a quilt diary) and decided on copying this quilt I made for Ms A in 2011 and shared  back in 2013 here.

This is the new quilt

The new quilt used fabrics from Emma Jean Jansen, Rilley, Grey Matters and Prima along with others from my stash. The finished size approximately 140 x 105 cm. As I did with the first quilt I quilted around each of the blocks and around the scrappy border.  My friend was very happy with the result.

I have since started on another project using old men’s shirts.  I have combined the shirt blocks with new white fabric sashing.  In the stash I have heaps of blue stripey ones! and want the blocks to  be from shirts so to make the white shirts I have go further I am using new fabric for the sashing.

This one is almost ready for basting.

I am considering putting this one on Etsy when I have finished along with a few others I have made recently.  Has anyone had experience with Etsy?  I’d love some tips. email frommycraftroom at gmail dot com

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Rainbows and Unicorns…

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Today I am sharing a card using Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here no toppings for me this time

For my regular readers this will not surprise it was a specific request by Mr M for a friend.  Mr M and his friends have regular games days/nights where they play board games for about 12-14 hours.  And before you ask they do play board games because we regularly have the event out our place.  Any way one of the girls is having a birthday and this is the resulting card. The boys all chipped in and bought an add on pack for one of her board games – cause they get to use it too! Not so silly.  It did remind me of the kind of gifts partners buy each other like a kitchen appliance or garden equipment! Everyone gets something out of those types of gifts.

Enough of my waffle. I created the cloud base using embossing paste and a cloud stencil. I stamped and coloured my images with alcohol markers and popped them up on my card front.  I used my alcohol markers to colour a small section of cardstock and punched out the little hearts, adding them to the card front and adding a wink of stella.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

SBB July Moodboard…

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I think I may be cutting this a little fine.

Today I have a card to share for the Scrapbookboutique July Mood Board Challenge here

For me the inspiration was the colour and the girl in the bottom right.

I used a Julie Nutting image and coloured with alcohol markers. She has a decent amount of wink of stella on her shoes, hair piece and belt.  I just couldn’t get a pic of those this morning. I layered the image with various punches.

Thanks for stopping bye

Cheers

Vicki