Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
It is a recycling kinda art month with Carolyn Dube's "Let's Play Link up Party". If you go to her blog at acolorfuljourney.com you can see what other people have linked up.
I am in the process of making these old diaries into little art and travel journals. It is a fun process and as I do it I am experimenting with using different recycled stuff to use as stamps, stencils etc.
This is a polystyrene tray which I have etched into with an old pen and turned into a stamp. It is my favourite way of getting a unique stamp.
Carolyn has really inspired me to use some vibrant colour and I am embracing it.
Until next time, have fun ........Dianne
Monday, January 11, 2016
Before Christmas I was given 'Permission To Play' by following along with Carolyn Dube from A Colorful Journey blog and started making a little cardboard book.
If you would like to follow along, Carolyn has generously offered this tutorial for absolutely free. Just click on the Permission to Play link and register. You will be guaranteed lots of fun and gain lots of inspiration from Carolyn who has a fun way of showing us how to be free with our art. There is a Facebook page where you can share your work called A Colorful Place to Play.
Here is my little book which I am calling finished - but may not be!F
On Sunday I decided to play around with some fabric paints I have had for years and years. They are a Jaquard product, Dye-Na-Flow. They are easy to use, very saturated colour and can be used on many surfaces. I colourised some backgrounds of pieces of white cotton I had used to try out different techniques. Silly me forgot to take before photos but I was very happy with the finished pieces.
While I was at it I used them on my art apron too which I had made before Christmas. It is going to be worn at our new textile art group gatherings at Toowoomba Quilters. We call ourselves TAG - Textile Art Group. A lot of the backgrounds of the collaged pieces were white so I went to town with COLOUR!! Makes me happy now.
Until next time, have fun, Dianne.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
I have had this reindeer stamp for many years, so finally put it to use and made some little gift cards for my friends.
Shirley loves butterflies and started on this one. Beautiful!
Lilian seems to have an inate colour sense and her fine motor skills are outstanding for her age. Looking good!
Until next time, Dianne
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Patchwork piecing is not my thing really.
Toowoomba Quilters Club is conducting a block of the month at the moment with two blocks per month published in their newsletter. I decided to challenge myself and give it a go.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the results. They are not perfect - but they are mine!!
Block No 1 is called "Christmas Cards" (I chose to do a non-Christmas version)
Block No 2 is called Rick Rack Row
Our cute little granddaughter, Lilian, is doing ballet again this year. She seems to be a natural and is very good at pointing her toes and keeping a straight back. I was a proud Nana at her recent open day where Mummy's, Daddy's and grandparents could check out a lesson.
She loves it!
Dad and my sister xxx
Until next time ................ Dianne
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Our beautiful daughter was married to her wonderful guy on 13 March beside the river at Noosaville. It was a fabulous wedding.
I got all dressed up.
So did the beautiful Lilian who relished in her job of flower girl.
I did the card sign and place cards. They were done with watercolours on watercolour paper. I used a pigma No 8 pen to write the names.
The scissors gave the edge the ripped look. They were fun to make and DD loved them
For the first time ever I got to try my hand at some procion dyeing. Here are my fabrics in their containers 'brewing'
Some of my finished fabrics. I used a white sheet from a set we didn't like. They were 'noisy' sheets made of 1,000 count cotton. Very annoying but have now been reborn.
I loved the dyeing process and can't wait to do some more.
Somewhere in amongst all the madness of the beginning of this year I fitted in an online workshop with Jenniebellie and made this journal. It is made with some old sketches gifted to me by Shirley. The sketch on the front cover was done by Shirley too and I am hoping her sketches will inspire me to do some sketching as well. I really enjoyed the journal making process and hope to make some more in the future.
Finishing up with a funny photo taken at the wedding photo booth. My sister on the left proclaiming her love for beer, DH in the middle who states "you only live once - YOLO" and me on the right.
Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Easter my dear blogging friends.
Until next time ................ Dianne