Thursday, January 6, 2011

9 days....




but who's counting , im not allowed to.... ssshhh:)

I've been trying to finish up my atcs for inkurable stampers year long challenge...
this one is for Zodiac, made from Roben-Maries wonderful tute...its made from dress tissue paper stitched, then painted with gesso and twinkling h2o's, its quite tough too....i couldnt find the right sized pic of a crab so i drew one instead and painted it with ws crayons, i was really happy how it turned out...
cancer is the ruler of the 4th house ! i think i am a true crab, i just like being home pottering around....




all about me
this was hard to think what to do soooooo.... color, texture, stitching reuse, recycle with fabric scrap and acetate, sums me up pretty well:)


talking about that tute i made a little parcel for wrapping a pressie for jenny in . i used scraps of lace to make 'pom pommy' thing on top ...


i love the way the stitching picks up the paint...


it made a beautiful parcel....


one of the lovliest gifts i recieved for Christmas was from Jenny and
made by susie la fond.
i just had to show it....
its just beautiful and i have spent lots of time thumbing though it checking out all its little nooks and crannies, it came with lovely little extras too...we both love susies work and i was so thrilled to recieve it...




What difference the sun makes to your photos, it had been so wet and drab here that its been hard to get decent photos. However i guess thats just nothing compared to the poor Queenslanders whose state is underwater, the news reports are just dreadful.Its hard to believe that just over a week ago they were sitting down to Christmas dinner and now their being evacuted. All the crocodiles and snakes in the water is a bit scary too.... you can donate here

11 comments:

jenny said...

Oh Jen... the countdown is soooo exciting... what a fabulous month January will be...
Love your ATC's... and your crab... you wonderful little artist... and I just LOVE my pressie and its gorgeous wrapping...it certainly is beautiful... lucky me :)))

Jenny x

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Jen, there's so many wonderful things to look at in your post. Thank you so much for posting the link to the dress tissue paper tutorial - I have made it a favourite. Your creations are fabulous and I like your added colour too. The parcel you made is a gift in itself - so beautiful. I'm truly inspired!

Margaret said...

Beauitiful goodies Jen! Love the colours you've got going there! Funnily enough when I first started blogging I entered a mini canvas swap and recieved one from Susie! it still sits on my bedside table and is one of my fav inspirational pieces

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your work, so beautiful. I am going to have to try stitching and then painting instead of painting and then stitching, it is beautiful how the thread picks up the paint. Lovely.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful inspiring photos. Happy new year to you

Miek said...

Great post!
I love the parcel you made.

have a creative year, greetz Miek

Rossylalah said...

I am loving what I am seeing Jen! Definately having a go at this technique. Thanks for that! I remember this time last year I felt the same excitement you are feeling (squeal!!) You just can''t wait to hug them can you?

Fabric Art said...

Jen your ATC's are so beautifully made, my zodiac sign is the crab, so I just love your crab.
Anni

Diane said...

Wonderful post, Jen. I love your atc's & thanks so much for the dress tissue tute. I love the way the stictching looks. Have a great weekend! xoxo Diane

Susie said...

Thanks so much. I am so pleased you love the journal as I do fully enjoy creating them. It's a good feeling when I know they have gone to someone special and feels that bit of connection.

~*~Patty S said...

really lovely and inspiring post...you get into such fun things dear Jen and your gifts are very special too

I got lost over at Robin-Marie's tut...thank also for sharing that

oxo