The Artsycraft weekend which Sue referred to was held in Warrington and I too was lucky enough to be on it for all three days, sadly it was the very last one they did and in my opinion it was the best - the projects were amazing!
As Sue says one of the projects was a sewn book but I decided not to do it that way but make mine into a wall hanging - and here it is:
The most difficult thing for me was not to stitch in straight lines!! Here are close ups of each of the squares , not all of them were created in the workshop as I did more later because I wanted a big wall hanging to hang on the landing wall.
|Paperartsy die cut dragonfly using waxy craft paper
|Fabric stamping and coloured
|Paperartsy die cut bird in acetate, stamped and coloured
|Image stamped onto canvas. To the side are Belgian lace making spools.
|This stamp is from Lynne Perella collection 008, stamped on fabric and coloured with inks
|A Paperartsy die cut heart, appliqued in place with cotton wool inside to puff it out.
The stamp is from Paperartsy Hot Pick 118
|This stamp is from a sheet of stamps featuring musical instruments which
I have had in my stash for years. Again stamped on fabric and coloured with inks
|The stamp used here is from a sheet of stamps called
Across the Miles, another one I've had for years but don't know the company.
|This was a transfer technique we did using the At home plate 1,
it was covered in netting and then using a soldering iron melted some of it away to outline the stamp.
As you can see I have used a lot of embellishments and lots of fabric flowers but this type of project is ideal for running riot with them. Some gold braid across the top and a couple of gold tassels and across the bottom some beaded ribbon oversewn with lace.
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I think I shall enter this into the Paperartsy challenge #3 - it would be rude not to don't you think?