Friday, May 31, 2019

Spring ATC’s

Last month I had another swap with my Instagram friend Debbie. At the time they arrived at her home I was very busy and I almost forgot to share them here. Her ATC’s arrived on the day I sent mine, so I could take a photo of the four of them.

I made 2 completely different ATC’s for her.
The first one is handlettering with fineliners and a bold marker.
Spring
The second one is embroidery in stranded floss. I used stem stitch and French knots. It was inspired by the Prunus in our neighbourhood.
Prunus serrulata
And these are the ATC’s Debbie made for me, she’s so good in watercolour painting!
I just love the face ATC, I think it would look pretty in fabric too!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The finished and framed Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so I finished it for my parents. Two months ago I finished the last item of this sampler. You can read my work in progress blogs here.
Now the Australia sampler is framed and hanging at the my parents house.
For my father it’s a reminder of his 3 brothers, who emigrated to Australia in the 1950’s.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w).
For week 20 I made a collage from old painted book pages in Dutch and English. I always put my leftover paint on old book pages to use in collage.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so I finished it for my parents. I shared an update from time to time to keep me going. Two months ago I made the last backstitches on the last item of this sampler.
The Australia sampler is already framed and hanging at my parents house. I hope to share the finished sampler soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stitch meditation

I made another stitch meditation square. You can read more about my stitch meditation project in this post.
I used perle 5 and stranded floss.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). I made another collage for week 19.
Slak is Dutch for snail.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). I made another collage for week 18.
Ridder is Dutch for knight.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mandalas

I made a few mandalas in my square journal.
a mandala with markers and fineliners
a mandala  with a black Sharpie and coloured pencils
a mandala  with Faber Castell connector pens