Saturday

Blue Goddess Journal

I made a few journals for gifts...I saw this technique somewhere awhile ago...but I can't remember where...ummmm....

these are raw-edge patchwork...the goddess element is machine embroidered onto my handpainted fabric and I used scraps of fabrics/yarn/ribbon for texture & color...on the inside is a pocket for a pen/pencil...I used an art paper & deckled the edges & made 4 signatures to sew into the journal...and a ribbon closure...

the pictures show the front & back and also the inside...

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Thursday

Art Nouveau Poppy postcard


postcards made for swap on Surface Design yahoo group...Art Nouveau was the theme...I wanted to try a tissue paper technique...I traced the design onto white tissue paper than fused it to white craft felt....than I satin stitched the outline of the flower & stems...I used oil pastels to color the flowers & background....fused it to a lite craft pellon...zig-zagged the edges...sprayed it lightly with a fixative because the tissue seemed a bit delicate...I very much like the way they turned out...






Saturday

wonderful Mail-Art x 4

I have recently recieved some awesome mail-art....


from Terri S...ahhhh...luck of the draw...I was one of the lucky ones to be picked from a random drawing Terri had on her blog....this is a "paper quilt" created by Terri....

next is this lovely postcard from Mafanwy Hart---this is from a swap we have at Embellisher-Art-Postcards...we use our punching/felting machines to create pc's....




and this Art Nouveau pc is from Sue Miller...another theme swap I am in at Surface Design...



and another fantastic pc I got from a blog comment is from Carol Clasper...she couldn't help herself...VBG...& sent us all a postcard !!! am I a lucky girl or what?????????????????

Sunday

Inchies Swap 2007

inchies swap...
9 inchies to a player of their color choice...

I made these inchies with the embellisher as well as the matching postcards for presentation...these are the colors that started me on my "Color Study in Texture" series....

Aqua...
Orange...
Burgandy...
Pink/Orange...