Sunday, May 28, 2017

Randje 65, 67, 68 & 83

I’m still working on my borders for Randje per week 2015. More info about this SAL at Randje per week.
 These were the last borders on page 10.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 21-27 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered books. For prompt 21 I took a pretty photo and cut it in pieces. I glued them in my altered book, added green acrylic paint and drew a few red lines with a Fude ball.
21 Horizon
For prompt 22 I painted the background in orange acrylic paint. While I waited for it to dry I wrote about our uncertain times (my husband lost his job last month). I used an orange gell pen. I tore the paper in pieced and collaged it to the background. The quote is added with a bold marker.
22 Uncertain
Prompt 23 reminded me of the batik scraps of the first fabric book page I made a few years ago. It had Mistyfuse at the back, so I could iron the batik roosters to my collage.
23 Batik
I knew prompt 24 was fruit, so I was putting fruit stitckers on this page for weeks. It’s the last spread in my altered book Rooie, so now I can finish the outside of this book.
24 Fruit
Of course I had to use the zentangle Paradox for this prompt, it’s one of my favourite zentangles!
25 Paradox
Prompt 26 reminded me of the collage I made for ICAD last year, but now I wanted to do something different. It’s inspired by the word clouds you can make online. Wolk is Dutch for cloud.
26 Cloud
For prompt 27 I used the same photo as the self-portrait I made for the Mixed Emotions workshop.
27 Self-portrait
As you can see I have speed up the proces of making the Wonder31 prompts. I want to finish them this month, because I’m participating in ICAD in June and July. It will be my second year. You can read all about ICAD at Daisy Yellow.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

It’s a Teesha Rainbow - ORANGE

I’m participating in a series of swaps for Teesha Moore inspired patches with a rainbow colour. Orange is the second swap and we made 2 patches for our partners.
For my first patch I used a batik scrap with a cat, because my swap partner Jenny likes cats. I just quilted the outline of the cat and decorated the patch with some herringbone stitches. I used a running stitch for the border.
Jenny also likes crochet, so I crocheted a lizard and appliqued it to this striped fabric. I quilted the patch with a few rows of cross stitches. For the border I used a lot of French knots. I used this pattern to crochet the lizard.
And these are the patches I received for the first 2 Rainbow swaps. The red patches are made by Carol from Australia. The oranges patches are made by our swaphost Naomi from the USA.
Just click the photos to take a closer look at these patches.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 16-20 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered books. This is just a simple drawing with markers on an acrylic background.
16 Architecture
Prompt 17 was not so easy, I only knew I wanted to use this zebra in my spread. It took me some time to see it was a zebrapad, which is Dutch for crosswalk or zebra crossing.
17 Zebra
I drew these circles with markers on an acrylic background. My daughter told me this would be a nice fabric and I think she’s right!
18 Circles
This spread was inspired by the four-letter words spread I made last year. It was not easy to find so many different three-letter words!
19 Text or texture
Today I finished prompt 20. I used the playing cards of an incomplete set of cards.
20 Playing card
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Maybelle Garden update

Last week I attached the last squares to my Maybelle Garden blanket. My husband was holding it for me, so I could take a photo.
Now all it needs is a border. I’m going to use one from this book, instead of the border from the original Maybelle blanket.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 11-15 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered books. I made a collage of prompt 11 and 12.
11 Darkness & 12 Light
I drew prompt 13 with a marker and coloured it in pencil. The drawing was inspired by this video.
13 Pencil
For prompt 14 I choose the lyrics of a mantra. The Ganesha sticker was a gift from my yoga teacher, he bought it in India a few years ago.
14 Lyrics
And for prompt 15 I made a collage on an acrylic background.
15 Chevron
The index card is only attached at the left side, so there’s something to see at the backside too.
15 Chevron
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