Wednesday 30 October 2013

WIP - Landscape Quilt

I've done lots more embroidery on the A4 landscape quilt and I've lightened the sky as it was a bit overpowering. 
I've not done any on it today - my finger is a bit sore, caught it a few times with the needle.

This is how it looked before

See other folks's WIP at Pintangle and join in the embroidery challenge on a Tuesday

Monday 28 October 2013

Jug and Cup Collage

A page from my long tall sketchbook. I started with painted background [dye solution and the marks were made with bubble wrap, the type with big bubbles]

I painted a page in an old book, then drew on the jug and cup, and painted a few more features. Then they were cut out and stuck to the background.

Saturday 26 October 2013


I went for softer colours on this one, looks a bit like pastel but it was actually done on a tablet [samsung galaxy note] using layers in sketchbook pro.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Green Sketchbook Pages

Must have been in a green mood when I did these.
Stamped, Brusho, pen and ticket

Brusho, pen and posca pen

Stamped, Brusho, pen, white pen and collage [book page]

Monday 21 October 2013

Red Sky at Night and Embroidered T-Shirt

We have had some really colourful sky recently

I bought a plain t-shirt and stitched on some flowers. The t-shirt is actually a lot darker and a different colour than the photo looks, it's like a really dark jade. Instructions below.

I drew a sketch on paper, then I put some stabiliser on top [something like stitch and tear although I think mine was regular stitching stabiliser]. As you can see through the stabiliser it is possible to copy the design onto it, I used a pen.
Pin the stabiliser to the right side of the t-shirt where you want the placement, then embroider - I used back stitch.
Then carefully tear off the stabiliser. Job done.

Friday 18 October 2013

Girl with embroidered dress

Digital/tablet art. The background is an altered photo, it is the view from the house where I was staying in Madeira last month. I used one of my embroideries for her dress.

Thursday 17 October 2013

WIP Art Quilt and Dubai Gifts

My friend Marian has recently come back from a holiday in Dubai and she brought me some gifts in the cute little bag above.

Inside the bag were two other bags and in the blue one were some empty tea bags. We have seen art made with teabags and assumed that people emptied them to use in art but it appears you can buy them empty and in different sizes too.

In the pink bag were these adorable miniature embroidered shoes or slippers. I should have put a ruler next to them so you could tell how big they are but I never thought at the time. Anyway they are about 5" long. 

Love those curly toes.

Even the underside looks great.

WIP - art quilt

This is a start for an A4 art quilt of a hare on a bank of flowers overlooking the fields and hills. The background was painted with inktense blocks, the hare was a print on fabric done on my inkjet, and I've added some embroidery, first on the machine then hand ......but I'm not sure about it. The hare is quite pale [but they don't want to get noticed in real life either], the background is quite bright. I don't like the sky. Anyway I don't know whether to carry on with it and hope it looks better when it's done [some things do] or leave it and start something new. I have spent quite a bit of time doing the embroidery but there is a lot more to do. If you click on the image you can get a better view... any thoughts?