Sunday, August 31, 2014

I heart Macro

I love pansies!  Since I was a small child they have been my favorite flower.  I think this is a pretty cool shot.  I am linking with http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/ again this week.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bead Journal project for August

I had this piece done weeks ago but misplaced it and only just found it.  It has been a blur of a month and I don't remember the name of the stitch that I learned on this piece.  I am pleased with the way it turned out though!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Last year a guild member challenged us to create something from a piece of silk she provided.  The color didn't suit me so I added some paint to make it more me.  That is as far as I got on the challenge.  The piece of silk hung around my studio for ages waiting for further inspiration.  Finally this summer an idea struck me.  I cut some of my gelli prints into circles and adhered them to the silk.  I have added loads of random embroidery to it.  It still needs more though.  More color!
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my alternating up and down buttonhole stitch, the beaded version.  I used Kreinik Very Fine Braid and crystal beads.  I think it works well on this seam.
I am linking with Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/

I try to not post too many personal details on my blog but I feel I should explain my week long absence from posting.  My Mom passed on last week.  I am grateful my sister was able to be here so we could share some laughter and tears together.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

I used Glisten Gloss Sundance thread to stitch this.  It was absolutely miserable to pull through the fabric.  However, I persisted and got it done.  I do like the way it looks so I guess it was worth it.
I am linking with http://pintangle.com/2014/08/19/take-a-stitch-tuesday-126-and-127/

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I heart Macro

Don't you just love the colors!  This is a glass gazing ball.  The abstract quality of the photo  is what I enjoy. 
I am linking with
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have not made much progress on my CQ project for August.  My art time has been limited.  Still I am liking what I have done so far.  All of the fabrics I used were stamped, stencilled, painted by me!  I have used some glitter paint, Pearl Ex and transfer foil.  I love the sparkle.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday Beaded Herringbone

Oh!  I like this stitch!  I feel pretty comfortable with the herringbone stitch so I decided to try something a little different.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  Yay!  I will definitely use this stitch again! Thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ for the instructions.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I heart Macro

This is a cut glass dish lit from underneath.  I had a lot of fun playing with this idea.  I am linking with
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Not a lot of difference since the last time I posted about this block but I do consider it to be finished now.  I did add a bit of stitching in the upper right corner and maybe something else, I don't remember.  I do think the upper left corner is a bit dark but I am not sure how to correct that.  I will wait until the block are stitched together to decide how to handle that.
I am linking with
http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Take a Stitch Tuesday


The top photo is my attempt at closed Herringbone stitch.    Bottom photo is my attempt at Woven chained bar stitch.  I still have some weaving to finish on that.  I was getting a little tired of doing but will hopefully get it finished in the next day or so.
I am linking with Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/

Monday, August 4, 2014

Journal page

  There is a lot of journal writing on the first layer of this page.  I doubt that anyone could read it but I think you can see the marks.   I painted the eye with Reeve's water soluble wax pastels.  It feels good to do a bit of painting again!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I heart Macro

Well, that week went past crazy quick.  I haven't had much time for creating.  I think this flower is foxglove but I am not a gardener so I could be wrong.  I think it is a very interesting looking flower.  The spots are so interesting.

I am linking with
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