Fave Quote Courtesy of Dyan Reavley Art from the Heart

Don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel........ Stride on down and light the bloomin thing yourself!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Gelli Plate Addiction!

Good morning all. I had a really busy day yesterday...worked from home and managed to get loads done :)
Well I've finally joined the ranks of those addicted to their gelli plates! I've had my gelli plate for months but wasn't sure what to do with it and just hadn't found the time to experiment with it. I've now attended 2 workshops with Sam Crowe, learning loads of different techniques and I'm off!!!!
Yesterday I made sure I did all my other uni jobs before I got my plate out lol. I created loads of prints with acrylic to use in my final collection. I'll be using them in cad and play  around with them before I use them for backgrounds and borders.
Here are a few of my faves

I used bits of lace , sequin waste and leaves to create them....not perfect but by the time I've finished in cad they'll be fab! The last one is my fave ...love the colours which fit my collection colour palette!
Hope you've enjoyed looking. Have a fab day whatever you're up to. Hugz, Jayne xx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

All the way from Paris!

Good afternoon everyone and hope you're all enjoying a nice relaxing Sunday. I'm really busy today.... I've got a tutorial tomorrow for my professional studies so am spending the day trying to get all my work into some semblance of order ready! The living room floor is covered lol!
Today I'd like to share my embroidery samples with you all that went to Paris. The collection was designed for children's wear and was based on the song 'a windmill in old Amsterdam'
 My drawing sets included lots of mice, clogs, tulips and windmills and my colour scheme was reds and greys. I thought it would be fun to try and recreate fabrics like men's suiting to give it a different feel.

The samples were created on hand dyed fabrics using various methods and a variety of different embroidery techniques.
I was really pleased with the finished samples and really enjoyed working on them..... a huge change from my usual paper crafting work !!
Thanx for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugz, Jayne xxx

Monday, 3 March 2014

My Glamorous 50s collection

Happy Monday all . Today I'm going to share with you a peek at one of my previous collections based on the glamorous 50s. I won't show you the whole lot as there's 8 different mini collections within the whole ...... it'll just give you an overview!
I've always loved looking at pictures of the 50's.....all feminine and glamour, fab clothes, stunning jewellery and gorgeous movie stars......style icons that have stood the test of time!

 A decorated candle with foiling and pearl embellishment.

This is the matching gift wrap, again embellished with hand foiling.
Purple textured wrap with glitter finish

Matching tag with glitter finish and gem embellishment.
Another gift wrap ......love the faded vintage look to the flowers.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at my work. Tomorrow I'll show you what I'm up to now . Have a good day whatever you're doing. Hugz, Jayne xxx