20 April 2018

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION - APRIL 2018

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today.

It's time for my monthly feature over on MFT Stamps blog where I share a project and provide a step by step guide as to how I went a about creating an element within it.



COPIC COLOURS:
Background: YR30, E40, E41, W0, W1, W2, W3, W4
Skin: E30, E41, E42, E43, R20, BV20
Eyes: YG61, YG63, YG67, W8
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, E27, W6
Mug: R22, R24, R27, R39
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97, N2, N6
Shoes: E11, E13, E15, E27, W4, W6
Books: B91, B93, B95, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR23, YR27, E11, E13, E40, E42, R24, R29, R39, W1, W2, W4, W5
Sweater: C00, C0, C1, C2



If you like the look of the woolly jumper/sweater then hop on over to MFT Blog to find out more.

Oh and please let me know how you get on with this technique - NB to include #mftstamps if you post it on social media, so we see it.

Until next time
Happy Colouring


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10 April 2018

MFT AND FRIENDS - APRIL

Thank you for dropping by for our new monthly feature
where the Design Team and Special Guests share more ideas using the most recent release:


I love the new Cross-Stitch Rectangle and will undoubtedly be using it a lot:


I opted to sew my image with DMC Pearl Cotton #5 on MFT Kraft card.  As for the pansy, I found the chart on the internet.

Once completed I inked the edge of the die cut with a combination of Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink.





A little tip:  I wanted to use Lemon Chiffon as a backing mount, but did not want to see the yellow through the unstitched holes.  So I cut a piece of kraft paper to fit the die and adhered it with tape, before adhering it to the background with foam tape, thus preventing the yellow from showing without adding additional bulk.  

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Until next time
Happy Colouring

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9 April 2018

Another piece of stitching

I told you that you'd be seeing more stitching......well those fingers of mine have been busy sewing another cross-stitch card using the new MFT Cross-Stitch Rectangle die.

The sunflower design is a composite of elements from a Leisure Arts Kitchen Sampler pattern I stitched many years ago, using DMC Pearl Cotton #5, with a single strand of black 6 strand embroidery thread for the back stitching.

As it's proportions didn't quite suite the new die, I had to make a few alterations when mounting my finished piece.

Basically I cut a Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame out of Milk Chocolate card and mitred the corners.  This enabled me to shorten the top and bottom, allowing me to trim the Cross-Stitch piece to better suit the proportions of my stitched image.
I used Primitive Cream for both the Cross-Stitch and card base.



Now, I just have to decide what to stitch next!

Thanks for dropping by today, until next time
Happy Colouring (and stitching)

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