Sunday, 24 January 2016

Grown With Love

Darkroom Door released their lovely Essentials 18 Collection towards the end of last year.  Here's a mini quilt I've created using some of the fabulous images from the Gardening Vol 1 stamp set.

It's a lovely set to use when making cards or gifts for friends or family blessed with a green thumb!

I enjoyed playing around with some Sculpey clay to create some flower pot buttons and embellishments.  They were pretty easy to make.

I used VersaMagic Jumbo Java to stamp the flowerpot image.  I then very gently heat set the ink before cutting around the image with sharp pointed scissors and then baked the button following the manufactor's instructions.

I enjoyed adding some hand stitching as I often use a sewing machine, but the texture of the canvas seemed to draw me towards simple embroidery stitching and who was I to argue!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Summer Breeze...

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016!

Those of us living in the southern hemisphere may well be thankful for a cool summer sea breeze on those steamy hot days!  We haven't had too many yet, but I'm always thankful for the blessing of a cool breeze.

Darkroom Door is once again hosting an ATC exchange throughout the year - yay!  I know I've said it plenty of times before, but it is always a thrill to receive an ATC exchange in the mail.  If you'd like to participate this year, visit here for all the details or contact me and I'd be happy to explain more about ATC's with you.

Summer Lovin' is the theme for January and the above is my ATC inspired by the lyrics from Seals & Crofts, 'Summer Breeze'.

May the new year bring you much love, joy, peace and a cool summer breeze whenever you may need it!

Blessings xx