- English Breakfast Tea
- Crumpets, Tea Biscuits and Marmalade
- Fresh Fruit
- Eggs and Bangers
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here is something else... Shocking, I know -- a headband! I love my headbands!!!
This one was quilted after using the same process as the houses in the previous post. I just stamped with a couple of Claudine Hellmuth's stamps, Doodled with some new Faber Castell PITT Pens that I recently got into the studio, created some laces flowers and added a little elastic to keep it on my melon :) hehe... So fun! Thanks for hanging out with my today Wendy while I created it! Love having people in the studio while creating!!
Wendy has put the felting bug back in me.... so watch for some of that tomorrow. I may just have to felt and watch some wedding on TV....
Have a creative day!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
These are three Canvas Houses (the largest is about 12" tall). I gessoed, painted and colorwash sprayed my canvas sheet with my Crafter's Workshop templates like you have seen me do before (cause I love doing that) then I cut the canvas up into house shapes and decorated using some string and scrap pieces of lace -- and the sewing machine. YEP!!! I am loving this whole sewing thing!
Once I had my"front faces' the way I wanted, I sandwiched a piece of cotton batting (okay, it was polyester) between it and another piece of canvas cut to size and quilted them together. Eeeeeekkkk... So much fin!
The bird was from a 7 Gypsies piece of Conservatory paper that I cut out and then transferred to a scrap piece of canvas. I then cut and sandwiched it with the batting like before and quilted it. Double Eeeeeek!!!
I have soooooo many ideas running through this brain of mine. Hum, what to create next!?!
Have a creative day everyone!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Fashionista Mermaids will be taught on Saturday May 28, 1:30 - 5pm at Mixed Minded held at the Holiday Inn, Kitchener.
You will be creating an "aquarium" backdrop:
And this fabulous Art Doll Mermaid that will hang in display in front of it.
For more details about this class and the other fabulous classes offered at Mixed Minded - please vist the website!
Looks great Laura!! I know this will be a FANTASTIC class!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Leanne was in on Wednesday and was telling me of a Watercolour project she did by stamping on Tissue Paper with Archival Ink, sealing it to a piece of Watercolour Paper with Matte Medium and then painting the image with watercolours. OH YEAH, Anna and I had to do this with these stamps. Out came the paints! *wink* This is what I created:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Just playing around I thought I would try to create a "creature" of some sort. As my thinker was thinking, Regan and her fish plight popped in my head. You see, Regan's daughter received some fish for her birthday (something she wanted -- a pet :) ) and all last week one by one they started dying on them. So Regan was telling me about all the dead fish and a very sad little girl. I thought, that child needs a fish that won't die....so I felted it! See... one immortal fish:
complete with felted kale and in a fishbowl too. LOL
Stephen next door (dog guy) thinks I should pour resin in it and make bubbles (lol) but I'll spare you all that!
Have you felted yet? It's so much fun!
If you'd like a basic needle felting class, come on in -- it's free with purchase of the felting tools AND THEN....take a class from the expert, Carmi Cimicata. She is teaching 2 felting projects at Mixed Minded where you will not only use the same tools to felt beads and a brooch but you'll use the tools to add other fibres too! FANTASTIC!!!! I hope you join us!
Friday, April 15, 2011
ALSO ON THE RESIN FRONT. My friend Carmi started a new blog on behalf of the people who create Envirotex Light (her resin of choice). I'm sooooooo excited for her! Be sure to follow her RESIN BLOG and even sign up for her fabulous class at Mixed Minded. She is teaching TWO classes to do with Resin at the event and I couldn't be more thrilled! Come and learn from the expert!! Congratulations Carmi!
A novice over here.... I took to making my first pours EVER! I started small and on the cheap (as I am a beginner). I have these very sweet bezels for sale here in the studio (the largest is .85 -- so not a big investment in case I mess up!) I started by simply using a circle punch and punching out a piece of pattern paper and attaching it to the base of my bezel. I did this with ..... wait for it..... my XYRON X!!! Yay Xyron (more to come from them soon *smile*)! So happy it worked!! I then followed Carmi's instructions and poured. I placed an old Making Memories embellie in it. Success!! Then I got more daring... Note the Tim Holtz embellie with - small glass beads from the dollar store. Yep .. getting there in my daring "resinating" *smile* So, I thought. That's cute -- now lets add some more stuff!! Here is a punch out of one of Graphic 45's images (On the Boardwalk Line) then I took out my Viva Decor Lovelies!! Yep -- the glitter is the Viva Decor Glitter Liner and the Pearl is the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out and the fact it didn't react with the resin! Yahooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
See you in the morning!!! Drop by to see us at the Art House Studio Booth! Have a creative weekend everyone!