Saturday, 5 July 2014

Collage composition week 2

Week 2 of Claudine's Composition for Collages workshop was all about horizons - I was still having printer issues but obviously wanted to play along asap so I knocked out these three pieces - all 7"x5" so I can mount them onto cards if I want to at a later date - they really didn't take me long at all but its more the process of understanding horizons rather than spending hours creating (like I usually do!) - hope you like them:

Yes I know the car is far too big but I wanted to use it!

Simple inked bird on a branch - brick wall is Tims die matted over a tea dye inked strip - the Happy Birthday banner is just to break up the wall and isn't actually stuck down at the moment! If I use it for a card then that will probably be done in a different coloured ink.

Yet another Christmas scene - never too early to start Christmas stuff in my opinion!  Loving my new Victorian Carollers die (can you tell!).  Just wish I had placed her a bit further in before sticking!

Have now sorted out printer issues so hopefully my new few pieces might actually be collages!

Thanks for looking - off to teach a scrapbooking class at Hobbycraft - whoo hoo - from Solihull

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Composition for Collage

After hearing the rave review for this class over on Jenny's blog I thought I would give it a try to see if it got me inspired to do a bit of papercrafting (am so worn out from knitting/crocheting flowers at the moment!) - I thought I wouldn't be able to as the registration date had expired but I clicked buy and it all worked ok.

Have watched the first two weeks lessons this afternoon and managed to knock out this pretty quickly:

Don't ask me why I did a winter composition in summer as I really don't know!  The class has lots of pictures to print out but I am having printer issues at the moment so just used some bits and pieces I had to hand - I have to admit that this is the first time I have actually used all the stamps apart from the santa sleigh, same goes for the Tim Victorian Carollers die and distress markers! oh well I knew they would get used eventually!

I so enjoyed putting all this together just for the fun of it that I then knocked out this composition in about a further 20 minutes:

Whoo hoo - looks like my mojo has finally returned!  I think that the lamp post could do with a bit of something either flowers or stamped images so I might change it later.  Am now off to do week two.....

Thanks for looking - busy compositioning from Solihull

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Solihull In Bloom

Solihull got yarn bombed this morning:

Lots of trees covered in all sorts of flowers and blankets all down the High Street - pop in and have a look if you can!  Also some lovely stuff to see in Drury Lane, John Lewis and Touchwood.

Thanks for looking - A knitter with sore fingers from Solihull