Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Making Paper Fabric

With the Girl Gang.......

And oh what fun we had.
Coffee, tea, cakes, Christmas card swap, house tour, (Wendy's home is Adorably Cute and filled to the brim with lovingly handmade bits and pieces), chatting and finally getting down to the enjoyable but sticky and messy business of making fabric paper.
As usual I did not take any photos of what was a memorable and creative afternoon; however, Jenny has posted all over on her blog .
Below is my fabric paper which I drew over and then framed. It sparkles a lot more than the photos show.

I forgot we were to make our Christmas cards out of re-cycled items so I made the envelopes from paper scraps sewn together:
My theme was 'Three French Hens' from The Twelve Days of Christmas.
I made them with pencil, watercolour paints, stencils, stamps and ink then sealed them with mod podge.

With only seven sleeps to go I doubt if I will be blogging between now and Christmas.
I hope and Pray everyone has a peaceful, safe and Blessed Christmas with your family and friends. May you be surrounded by love and filled with joy and hope for the year ahead.
Thank you to my blog readers for your Support.

Drawing in the 'SmasH'

Over Patterned Backgrounds.

Several weeks ago our little mixed media group got together and made printed pages from cardboard tubes wrapped with a variety of bits and bobs. We rolled the tubes into acrylic paint and then onto our papers. Our plan was to create beautiful textured backgrounds to use in our journals and for future projects. We succeeded in making a variety of prints and textures. I immediately could see faces and pictures within the shapes on my paper and so I decided to draw into the patterns.
This is what I came up with.

I am disappointed I did not take photos of the papers my friends made, they were wonderful.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I'm Dreaming of........

A White Christmas.

Silver and White.
 "The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."
-- Louisa May Alcott
The List   But by no means the full list. Taking baby steps.

  1. House Cleaned. almost
  2. Christmas Cakes. tick        
  3. Cards sent. tick
  4. Fruit mince tarts. half tick
  5. Decorating. half tick
  6. Gifts...& extra gifts (just in case).....Nowhere near a tick!
  7. Table settings planned and made. tick
  8. Charity gifts. tick
  9. Slices, confectionery.
  10. Gazebo lights.
  11. Fresh food Shop.       
I hope everyone is 'on track' and not experiencing the stress sometimes associated with this beautiful season. If so, take a break, grab a cuppa, relax and write down a list to check off what has been accomplished and then what needs to be done in order of importance.
"Don't Sweat The Small Stuff"
And remember........
It's the most wonderful time of the year




Sunday, December 09, 2012

Illustration Friday