Friday, July 12, 2019

"Here comes the sun" for Tag Tuesday

At Tag Tuesday  design team member, Michele is celebrating the summer sun in the northern hemisphere. Here in Australia, the winter sun is milder  but still shines brightly on clear crisp days.  Lately we have been experiencing quite grey days with heavy cloud cover, but the sun seems to peek out from behind for at least some of the day - my inspiration for this tag. 

My tag for this theme is paper collaged and then stitched by machine. The papers include magazine pages, prints of my own photos, gelli plate prints and mono prints with wax . I stitch paper collages with a very old Bernina Nova ( free form stitching with the feed dogs lowered) 

I am also including in this post some of the collaged envelopes I made for #The100 Day Project  - these envelopes were based on scenes or experiences I had while out walking each day for 100 days, so it is no surprise that  sunshine and sunsets were featured. 

All 100 collaged envelopes can be seen  on my Instagram  or Facebook 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Wings and Red Cheeks

I have missed Tag Tuesday...  When the theme chosen by Sandie was "Wings" , I thought I could add to one of my series as well as practise my machine stitching skills for #The 100 Day Project which seems to be monopolising my time currently. For my "wings" tags, I created two on the theme of butterflies. Both are free motion stitched on my trusty Bernina sewing machine . I then applied "heat and bond", a double sided fabric adhesive and cut around the stitched "portraits". The cut outs were then applied to prepared tags made from cardboard,  covered with  book text and painted with white gesso. The red cheeks are coloured with Inktense pencil. 

Here are the first two in the Red Cheeks series ... and they fit the "wings" theme too. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Old Buildings - stitched collage

During my journey with #The 100 Day Project ,  I featured mostly stitched collages of  my observations of "nature". I have been trying to walk every day around my neighbourhood or wherever I am and notice some of the things I usually take no notice of. The exceptions have been if I have been doing something different or if I am walking around the city. I am drawn to heritage buildings and enjoy interpreting them in this way - paper and cloth stitched in a collaged fashion on a used envelope. Here are the results of a few. 
Today I will be completing Day 59 of 100. If you would like to see more of what I have done, the photos of other envelopes can be found on a few different social media sites - Instagram  or Facebook 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Folded Fabric Books at Studio CC

I am very happy to be included in the 2019 workshop program at Studio CC. There are still places available for this creative workshop -   Now only  one day : 22 June 2019. 
 Please go to the Studio CC website  for registration information . 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in my world and to all those who fulfil of the role of mother.... blessed are you who love unconditionally, protect and nurture the young and vulnerable. Enjoy and celebrate today... 

Image : "Masked Owl Protector" - art doll: Wilma Simmons