Sunday, September 24, 2017

Randje 96 & 99

I finished the last borders for Randje per week 2015. Of course there were more borders to stitch, but I didn’t like them all. Now I have one page left for the borders I found in books/magazines and the ones I drew myself.
randje 96 & 99
Page 11
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Randje 99

I’m almost finished with the last border for Randje per week 2015! More info about this SAL at Randje per week.
Randje 99
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Zigzag coral stitch

TAST stitch 95 is zigzag coral stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle. Another great stitch to add to my pretty fabric sampler. I used perle 5 for the zigzag coral stitch and DMC precious metal effects for the French knots.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

CatchPhrase T & U

CatchPhrase is the new challenge at Daisy Yellow, perfect to keep the journaling-flow going after ICAD! Tammy gave us 26 prompts to work in your own pace. I planned to do a prompt every other day, so I have time to do some stitching on the other days. Read all about this challenge at Daisy Yellow.

It was a busy week, so I only had time for 2 promts. Prompt T is  space age. I made this collage on the day Cassini ended his mission.
Prompt U is synonyms. I used Dutch synonyms for see/look to practise my hand lettering.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Embroidery on leaves

Last week I experimented with embroidery on fresh leaves. After the first photo I put them ‘back’ on their original place. I used 2 threads of stranded floss for my stitches.
Chevron stitch on an Eucalyptus leaf.
Whipped wheels on the leaves of our Helleborus.
Straight stitch, running stitch and pistil stitch on a Mahonia Media leaf.

My leaves after 5 days. It was a fun experiment, maybe I try it on dried leaves next time.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

CatchPhrase R & S

CatchPhrase is the new challenge at Daisy Yellow, perfect to keep the journaling-flow going after ICAD! Tammy gave us 26 prompts to work in your own pace. I planned to do a prompt every other day, so I have time to do some stitching on the other days. Read all about this challenge at Daisy Yellow.

Prompt R is layers. I used a piece of handmade paper, 3 cards, a playing card, postage stamps and an ATC background. I received them in swaps over the years. There’s a video of this spread here.
the first layer
the second layer
the third layer
the fourth layer
the last layer
Prompt S is library/book. The quote is Dutch for: People are like books. The outside is usually different from the story inside.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Randje 80 & 89

I’m still working on my borders for Randje per week 2015. More info about this SAL at Randje per week.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CatchPhrase N-Q

CatchPhrase is the new challenge at Daisy Yellow, perfect to keep the journaling-flow going after ICAD! Tammy gave us 26 prompts to work in your own pace. I planned to do a prompt every other day, so I have time to do some stitching on the other days. Read all about this challenge at Daisy Yellow.

I made a collage for prompt N: arrow.
Prompt O is postage, a great excuse to use some of the stamps I got from my DH.
Prompt P is mix tape. I made a collage with magazine clippings, stickers and music tape.
Prompt Q is tropical. I made another collage and used my hand carved fish stamp again.
 And a detail of prompt Q. I like making these faces!
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