I've been attempting to increase my inventory at home in between working at the Gallery and becoming familiar with how my new website works. I volunteered to cover two days in a row at the Gallery for fellow artists so I got a LOT of hand work finished the past two days. I've also been beading some new bracelets that I think will be fun. Just trying to find the best price on seed beads and working with inexpensive ones right now.
The first set of journals I created are what I'm calling my Foil Tape series. They are random sizes as I use up pieces of chipboard saved from the backs of pads and such. I try not to throw out anything usable and find uses for what I can. What I have so far:
Close-up of the embossing:
The second set (only partially shown here as I have a couple in the galleries) is my Circle Flowers series. Again using small pieces that I can't bear to part with and lots of free motion stitching backed with canvas.
The twill tape sayings are not ones I have normally stamped, but were pre-printed and in my stash of ribbons:
And my original Winged Heart series. This one is fun and I'm pondering teaching this and/or sending one in for publication. The idea came to me one morning as I woke up (isn't that the best time for idea generation?) and it actually came out the way I envisioned which is rare. Again, using up scraps for the hearts. The two days at the Gallery were good for embroidering French knots on the wings and seed beads on the hearts.
One of the Winged Hearts with beaded tail:
Close-up of the details: beads, French knots, machine stitching: