I have some little crochet flowers to share today which I make using any odd scraps of yarn and cotton. I always find them a useful thing to have as a standby for any project which may need an embellishment. I particularly like using the paler colours as these can always be coloured using pens or inks to co-ordinate with whatever I need. Very useful indeed.
I would like to share my top tip regarding the size of crochet hook to cotton/yarn. Obviously the size of hook is important to the weight of yarn or cotton but it’s also a nice idea to experiment with different sized hooks with the same yarn to create a mixture of sized flowers, some will turn out tight and full and others loopier, but together they will all co-ordinate.
It’s also a lovely idea to combine 2 threads together with a larger hook to create an even larger flower.
Here I have used each thread individually with a co-ordinated sized hook and combined them to create a third flower. I think they will look stunning all used together on a project.
I hope you have liked todays post, please visit again soon for more inspiration.
I have a quick card to share today with a butterfly on unsurprisingly….sorry!
I started with a print using a spellbinder die which I then cut using a label shape.
I added a few matts and flourish dies together with my butterfly…of course and the card is finished.
A quick and simple card but bright and jolly I think.
Thanks for visiting my little blog today.
I have another doodle to share today.
This is a funny one because I started it probably a year ago but got stuck at a point where I didn’t like anything I did. But recently, I felt the urge to complete what I had started and was determined to finish it as I love the seahorse shape.
I hope you like it. Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend everyone.
I have a doodle to share today using my tiny doodles which I have been doing a lot recently.
Just some shading to add and it will be finished.
Have a great day.
I have some twinchies to share today after having a ‘desperate’ need to do something creative.
I used a technique which I haven’t for some time which I like to think I made up and named ‘Crazy Paved Stamping’. I do not know of a proper technique but please let me know if you have seen something similar.
For my technique I used a lovely Hobby Art stamp of a daffodil, which I am particularly fond of.
I stamped the image onto 3 different colours of card and coloured the images using my trusty pencils. I then cut the images up completely randomly and pieced back together again forming a crazy paved pattern. I do a similar technique where I piece the odd pieces back to form the original image for a different look. Please visit this post for more ideas http://wp.me/p385yc-aO.
I then added a little punched butterfly. I added glitter to 2 of them.
I hope you like them.
I have my entry into a new challenge blog by oldnewanddigitaltoo.blogspot.co.uk to share today. Here it is….
I decided to create another page for my art journal to enter into the new challenge blog.
The important information bit…..
OLD – Some seriously old embossing powders (that don’t really work hence why never used)
NEW – Typography by hand
DIGITAL – A lovely dragonfly vector
I randomly added some colour to the background in shades of blue, purple and turquoise.
I added some versamark randomly firstly with some bubble wrap and added white embossing powder (which is truly rubbish as far as embossing powder goes) and secondly through a mask for the copper embossing powder (which I love but never use).
I added some further versamark to the wings and added holographic embossing powder.
To bring it all together I added a little blue flourish stamping and shaded the edge.
Then I added my typography…..
I hope you like it.
I have a quick tag to share today which uses a lovely little butterfly stamp from my stash in lovely bright spring colours.
I used a multi-coloured inkpad and clear embossing powder to create the collage stamping and masked the butterflies so they would stand out.
I hope you like it.