Friday, 26 June 2009

Some ATCs

Earlier this week I played with rubber stamping some ATCs and colouring the image after stamping. The first ATC on the left is coloured with blending chalks and sprayed with workable fixative. The other 2 are coloured with Distress Inks. The "Dance of the Butterflys Collage" stamp is from Paper Inspirations and the "Memories" stamp is from Laundry Line. The Dance was stamped with pigment ink and heat embossed with Pearl lustre Hematite and Memories was stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink. The final touch was a rinestone on each butterfly wing. I haven't tried colouring in rubber stamped images before, but I am happy with the results.

Tea Book

Last Sunday June 21 was the regular ATC Vancouver swap at the Grind and despite just getting home late the previous Thru. I really wanted to go so I managed to get a few of these ATCs done and with some leftovers from previous swaps I came away with a nice group to add to my growing collection. The book on the left is a single sheet folded book and the one on the right is a pamphlet stitch book with the same photos from my garden in Vancouver before moving.

The day started with these packages beautifully wrapped by Penelope for those of us who had participated in the Tea Fat Book collaborative project.

Opening the package revealed the beautiful covers also created by the very talented Penelope, thanks Pen. Isn't it pretty, she made all the covers and bound the books for the 20 participants and we're lucky she keeps coming up with wonderful ideas. Later Sun. was spent going over every page and marvelling at the variety created by all and reading all the tips and links Penelope assembled on pages at the back of the book.

My page is paper napkin applique using a tea themed napkin, a lavender napkin and rubber stamping.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Holiday Activities

I have been missing from blog posts because of a three week visit in the Okanagan with family and friends, and it's taken me awhile to get caught up with things at home. The bus trip home was quite an experience with a 2 hour delay waiting for an accident to be cleared. No knitting handy, so reading was the activity of choice while waiting, but I did get some knitting done in quiet moments in between visiting and shopping.
Here are some projects just waiting for a trip to the washer for felting and finishing so I'll post the completed projects when that is done.
The shopping involved a visit to a quilt store in Armstrong, Scrapbooking stores in Vernon and Kelowna, a bead store, secondhand book store and a yarn shop with treasures found in each. The yarn store revealed some odd balls of yarn and a Louisa Harding drawstring bag pattern, which was finished knitting in a couple of days and now is just waiting for the drawstring cord to be completed.