Monday, 27 April 2009
Today I got a new sewing machine. For me that was quite an adventure. I had not really used one since my children were small, nearly 20 years or so. Well, I had been saving up, and now I have one and I actually managed to get it to work. Here is a first paper/fabric atc using machine stitching. Can't wait to do some more fabric stuff now.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 23:28
Sunday, 26 April 2009
It's ages since I have taken part in this challenge, but this week I could not resist the theme as I love butterflies and creatures with butterfly wings. The background is collages, the image is from one of Gail Smith's creative workshops
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 14:53
Saturday, 25 April 2009
After recently doing a swap with a friend in Holland, I decided I wanted to make some more 4 x 4s for trading. I have swapped hundreds of ATCs with people from all over the world and have three albums full of them, but I have hardly ever traded 4 x 4s. I made an album for them a while ago, but now I need to fill it with traded cards, so I will be making several more over the next few days as I actually really like the format and it is the perfect size for collages, so a great opportunity to practice my collage skills. If you would like to trade 4 x 4s with me,please be in touch!
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:34
Monday, 20 April 2009
This week TMTA has a technique theme, using alcohol inks on acetate. I just had a little bit of acetate left and it was a great excuse to get the old alcohol inks out. The stamp is from "Artistic Outpost", great excuse to use that one two for once.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 11:35
Sunday, 19 April 2009
After visiting my son in Australia, at last some time again to craft. I was struck by the truth of todays theme at GA. While in Oz and with my son, I felt very "at home" there, but it is good to come home again also. Still a little jet lagged, my arch is nothing special, but here it is anyway.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 15:27