Monthly Archives: April 2014

Leftover Twinchies

Hello

I have some quick Twinchies today to share and like food I often think “Leftovers” are better.

These twinchies I have made from the remainder of my “Mum” Quilling projects, here are the links if you missed them http://wp.me/p385yc-kq and http://wp.me/p385yc-kl.

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I hope you like them.

See you again soon

M.

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Chinese Calligraphy Twinchies

Hello

I have some Twinchies today to share.

As a fan of calligraphy and font type things I thought I would do a set of Chinese Calligraphy Twinchies.  I think it important to state that these are my interpretation only and I apologise for any inaccuracies or errors.

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I chose words that I think are poignant and important to me.

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Thanks for stopping by.

TTFN.

 

Quilled Chess Set

Hello and Happy Easter

I have wanted to make a quilled Chess Set for many many years and I have finally got around to making one this weekend.

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I used a pile of papers destined for the recycling bin to make my own strips and I painted the finished pieces in acrylic paint.

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Like anything, if I was to make this again there are many things I would do differently but overall I am very happy with the outcome.  I just need to make a matching board now.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting.

M.

Crochet Square Not Yet A Blanket

Hello

I recently shared a baby blanket I had made for a friend which my 2 boys took a liking to. Here is the link to the original post if you missed it: http://wp.me/p385yc-k7

It was the first time I had used this pattern and whilst it was nice to do, it left me a huge number of ends to darn in, of which I am not a fan. So, I have been playing with the pattern and adapted it to make squares in one continuous motion.

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The original pattern used wiggly lines starting at one edge and finishing on the opposite side.  I wondered what would happen if you start in the corner and do the same wiggly line working diagonally and this is what I ended up with.  I also attached each section to the previous line to form boxes.

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I’m quite pleased with it. However the square measures 7.5″ and took approximately 2.5 hours to make.  So a few more squares needed to make a single blanket.  It might be done by winter!

I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend.

M.

Butterfly and Daisy Collage in Salmon

Hello

I have a card to share today which uses the fabulous Butterfly and Daisy Collage stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

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I stamped the image in black ink onto a patterned paper and coloured the butterfly in using watercolours.

I stamped a corner from the same set and used gilding flakes on 2 corners.

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For the background I stamped a flourish stamp from my stash onto coordinated coloured card.

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I used white watercolour for the Daisy and added highlights to the Butterfly which really finishes the card.

I hope you like it.  Please visit again soon.

M.

Michael Powell Image in Pencil

Hello

I have a card to share today which uses a Michael Powell stamp, which I have stamped and coloured with pencils.

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For the background, I started with acrylic paint in yellow and green which I sponged over.  I then used a myriad of stamps including a lily, a butterfly and a text stamp to create interest and texture.

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I love colouring and this was so relaxing.

TTFN.

M.