From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!
One of the cross stitch forums that I am a member of has an alphabet stitchalong on the 26th of each month and I thought I would use this opportunity to start (and finish) a teddy bear sampler that I have have had for some years.
I have taken part in a mystery sampler by the designer Lizzie Kate - it is a mystery as you don't know what it looks like until the chart arrives. It is in 3 parts and we are all anxiously awaiting the last part.
The blue lines are where I gridded the fabric to make life easier. One more part to go and then it will be finished!
Yesterday saw myself and 3 other crafty pals heading to a mixed media workshop hosted by Crafty Ideas (used to be The Pink Tulip).
We were working on canvas and had this sample for inspiration
We used different techniques including stencilling, stamping, embossing and gilding foil.
The leaves are stamped and embossed on card, acetate and copper sheet. We used modelling paste through the stencils then sprinkled embossing powders over them. The picture was taken at Thoresby Hall a few years ago where we had a lovely week and fantastic weather.