Tuesday, 14 October 2008

A Mixed Bag...

Flotsam type post tonight! Working on lots of things but not much actually finished...I made this altered envelope up for "The Paper Girls" envelope challenge last week - you could do anything on the envelope but you had to include a magazine picture. My background is done with four colours of chalk ink-pads - I love the way they blend!! The rest is pretty obvious - some stamping and white gel pen!!

Today I bought some new fabrics for a project I am working on - aren't they just the most gorgeous (bright!) colours?? It was very helpful to the budget that the shop is closing down so the fabric was 70% off (wow that sure makes a difference to six metres of fabric!) but it will be very sad not having the shop any more.

These are some canvas acrylic painted backgrounds I've been working on using stamping, a stencil, masking fluid and plastic wrap respectively. Not that much of the background will be visible in the finished pieces but I do enjoy backgrounds - so little pressure to get it right!

And today I received these three delightful cross-stitch and fabric ATC trades from Anne Lugherini in France - such patience and attention to detail! Fortunately Anne doesn't require that I do cross-stitch ones in return or she would be waiting for a long time.

These are a couple of mixed media ATCs that I have just made using up some "failed" postcards from last year. Funny how a few little changes can make all the difference and change your perspective on things. The little flowers are punched out of copper mesh that has been held over a flame until it changed colour.

And the big news here is that, as of yesterday, Zach (the youngest son!) is now on the road as a probationary driver!! Thank goodness we are through the 25 hours of supervised driving - there is nothing quite like an hour long sit in the car after the work day finishes!

6 comments:

carolann said...

Stunning work hun I love the altered envelope its brilliant hun xxxx

Carole said...

Love that envelope!

Aussie Jo said...

You're lucky, in Victoria they have to do 120 hours of registered supervised driving. Currently on No. 2, 2 to go.
Love the envelope, and I agree about the backgrounds. I find painting background fabrics very therapeutic.

Genie said...

Lots of lovely work

sharon young said...

Great post, Debbi, wonderful eye candy :-)
Love the envelope and the ATC's worked really well, especially the copper flowers.

Melusine said...

I love your two ATCs - I think the one on the right is my favourite. Thanks for the inspiration.