Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CQJP 2012

Recycle - Pity about the Chocolate!

This is my January contribution to CQJP2012.  This is my recycled version.  I am also working on a 'proper' block but love the idea of using recycled things to make something new.   These are just old chocolate wrappers from Easter eggs etc.  I then machine stitched the block.  I am hoping a coating of fixative will make it ok to go on a journal cover.  If not I will use tape transfer to solve the problem.

PS My grand children actually ate most of the chocolate. lol

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Journal covers

This one is made from velvet, leather and plastic background.  The blue is hand made silk paper, the pink is silk ribbon and the 's' is couched wool.

This one is made from fancy materials and beaded.  Ribbon and lace have been added.

A lot of sparkle on this one.  I had heaps of problems getting the silver to stick.  I don't seem to be able to find an adhesive that will glue these and beads.   So I tried sticking them on but in the end I needed to sew each one down.  Although it was handy to glue to keep them in place while I took to it all with the nymo.  They ended up looking far more 'casual' that way.

This one was quite tricky - well for me anyway.  The base is yellow poplin.  From the top down it is sequin waste that I beaded.  The next part is chicken scratch.  The name is made out of sparkly and appliqued on.  Next comes beading and wool threaded through millinery wire.