Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Arts Design Team Call

design team call

I really want to be a Prima Ribbonista and guess what??  It is time again to give it a shot!
Round one is to share three (only three-haha) projects demonstrating style and talent...of course using May Arts products can't hurt!

The first project I would like to share is actually one I did for a guest spot on the May Arts blog last year.  It is a pillow with a chrysanthemum embroidered in fabulous May Arts silk ribbon.

Here we go...
You will need an embroidery hoop, pillow form, fabric, a needle and over course the gorgeous silk ribbon (white SK01, ivory SK09 and antique gold SK-33).

The set up for this project is pretty easy; cut your fabric into 2 pieces about a ½ inch larger that your pillow form, put one piece in your hoop so it is fairly tight and I marked a small circle in the middle with chalk as a guide to get me started.

I started with the white silk embroidering random lengths, some knotted at the end and some not, for the petals.  After I had a full flower with white I added some ivory, to create texture.

I created the flower center by knotting the antique gold.  I used my sewing machine to sew the 2 pieces of fabric together leaving a hole to insert the pillow form; once the form is in I sewed the hole closed by hand.

Here is the finished pillow.

And here is a close up of the flower.


Now a couple of other projects...all using May Arts ribbon.

Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

she was....BOLD

Today I am sharing a fun altered item over at Art Anthology.
I participated in a Paint Stir Stick swap.

Art Anthology:  Velvet-Fiesta and Limeaid, Coloration Spray-Heart
Viva Las VegaStamps!: she was...number setstripped leggins

Pop over there for all the details and a step by step guide.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wings Are Ready

At SWAT our first drill for May is a mood board.

So springy right??!!
I was inspired to try a watercolor technique inspired by one of my design team mates over at Viva Las VegaStamps!, Mary.  I just LOVE it!!

I uses Distress Spray to watercolor and splatter.  The stamps are from Viva Las VegaStamps!, Butterfly Gossamer and Your Time as a Caterpillar.  I stamped in archival ink and applied a coat of clear wink of stella for a beautiful shimmmer.

I stamped on watercolor paper, the base is Bazzill and the middle layer is Websters Pages.

I popped up the sentiment for some depth.

I hope you are inspired to participate in our challenge, you have until the end of the month to link up at SWAT.