Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Arrange flowers and stitch together with a button. Stamp a sentiment onto a scrap of the cream cardstock and attach to chipboad frame as shown. Ink the edges for a little definition:
Arrange the flowers and sentiment on the card and stick down. There you have it! Super quick and easy card!
I hope you liked this card and have fun making it.
See you soon! Joanne x
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
If you know anything about the brain you will know that it consists of 2 hemispheres, the right and the left hand sides of the brain. The left side is the ‘logical’ side and the right side is the 'artistic' side. Many of us work using the ‘logical side’. Now I am not going to rewrite the book, just point out a few of the techniques that the book describes.
Technique number 1: Vases and Faces
Whenever I sit down to draw I do this exercise. It makes me physically feel and experience the switch from the left to the right side of the brain. First draw a profile of a face, as simple as possible. Now lift your pencil and create a mirror copy of the profile. This time you should experience the switch to the right side of the brain. You will find yourself drawing lines and angles that hopefully match the original profile. and you will not be drawing eyes and a nose and a mouth. Did you experience the shift?
Now try again this time drawing a really grotesque witch like profile. Same again copy the profile.
And this is how mine turned out!!! OK he is a bit BIGGER in my drawing but there is no disputing the likeness.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The girlie wirlies had plain cotton bags in their Brownies kit and rather fancied zhuching them up a tad. They knew what they wanted but as it involved some sewing they enlisted my help.
They selected some felt from the fabric box and cut the shapes with the Sizzix. Then they raided the button jars and set about planning the design.
I printed their photos onto some canvas that I found at the bottom of the fabric box. I stuck it to a piece of plain paper with repositionable Herma before putting it through the printer.
I whiled away the wait for them at drama class sewing the buttons around their pictures. I then sewed the picture to the bag and attached the heart. A few flowers along the top were attached by sewing a button in the centre.
Now, I'm no fantastic sewer but it only took an hour or so to put one together. And, most of that was spent trying to thread the needle!!!
Now, I just need to help them with their sewing and they can sew those Brownie badges on for themselves.
You can get plain bags from Baker Ross rather cheaply if you fancy giving it a whirl. I quite fancy doing a couple of larger ones to use when I go shopping. Please remember to share any of your creations with us as we always love to see what everyone else does. Ok, we're just nosey really.