Saturday, April 28, 2012

Farewell cards

I've been meaning to post these but, as always, life gets busy. I do volunteer work at a military museum and we've had two lovely Canadian interns working with us for four months. Sadly their time came to an end and I was asked to make two different farewell cards that all the volunteers and staff could sign. Bit of a panic as I only had a day and a bit - and no inspiring thoughts for quite a while but here they are.

I coloured a scrap of mylar (sort of like OHT) with alcohol inks and overlaid it on a masked collage - problem was the white edges stood out a bit so I found some chalk and coloured the edges - if nothing else to beat them into submission (I think it worked). The butterfly and farewell are both cuttlebug dies while the oval is a spellbinders.

I hadn't worked with this intern quite as much so had to have a bit of a guess as to what she might like. The flower is a spellbinders rose and the background paper was a RAK from a friend. 
Thanks for looking  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I had a brain wave today - well you have to do something to take your mind off your very close visit to the dentist's chair! I was reading a magazine in the waiting room and in one article the 'subject' was saying that she loves her sewing and will sew/embroider anything using her sewing machine.... having just spent quite a few days at my machine - and ending up with an agonised back my first thought was no Jose!

But then I had one of those K-ching moments. Having survived my dental chair time it was back home and dragging out my green 'I'll do something with it one day' pile of scraps. And this is the result. Where it looks grey and green - it's actually shades of moss green. The dark green triangle is where the white background showed through. Maybe next time I'll make the X's smaller (I used a template here) 

Went to throw out all my scrap cutoffs and went nope - just keep going. I dug out a scrap of Jac paper and just started splotching scraps down where it 'looked' like they should be, and poured over ultrafine copper glitter. And bingo there you have it