Monday, April 30, 2012

red stuff and Autumn

Another fabric ATC.  This one is made from a piece of hand dyed synthetic knit.  Not usually my type of material to sew with, but I loved the texture.  I added a piece of red felt and a square of red heavy interfacing.  Then I chose a few red bits from my bead stash.  I had a torn piece of nylon knitting ribbon, so I added that, then I found a tiny scrap of red perle thread and tied it in a bow.

Today my journal was about Autumn and this page may even become a journal quilt. 
I used a stencil, (I think it was craftworks) and sprayed green watercolour on.  I let the paint pool and dry in little dots and they reminded me of leaves.  I did some shadows on the trunk in green marker and white highlights on the other side with a white gel pen.  Then I added some yellow orange and gold scribbles to the leafy bits - and it was Autumn. I think I would like this in fabric and I would do the shadows and highlights with free machine embroidery.  Looks like time to get the sketchbook out.

And of course I need to nominate five bloggers for the liebster award.  Five small bloggers who inspire me.

Linda at billabongs2bling
Jenny at jennypennypoppy
Gina at claynfiber
Judy at judycooper
and last but never least
lisa at upstatelisa


  1. Your journal page is beautiful!!!!! And thank you for including me in your award presentation!

  2. Hi Vicki, love your red ATC, such fun. And, of course, I have to say how gorgeous your trees [autumn] journal page looks. It is a great idea, and one that can be used in lots of ways.

    Thank you so much for including me in your award, but most importantly, congratulations to you for receiving this. I always find inspiration here, and no doubt others do too. Thank you for always sharing so willingly.


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