…Creating on the Hill…

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..A is for Applique challenge..and Doodle a Day

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Theresa Doodle cards

 

Theresa’s Doodle cards

 

Lucie doodle cards

Lucie’s Doodle cards

..so much fun doodling and so many really good doodles..  

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A is for Applique challenge this month is “Birds and Bees”….it has been one of my favorite challenges this year because Lucie is quite happy for us all to tackle this any way we want and for me that means “playtime”……..i have used this theme also in this months journal page ( i will post about the journal page this week too)

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..a rough sketch of my ideas..a plan but not set in concrete

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..im using canvas on a roll for this page (exactly the same as canvas on a painting but you cut it to the size you want and its not stretched on a wood frame)

i painted all the page with primary yellow acrylic paint..2 coats ..drying with hairdryer in between coats.

As i am using this challenge to make a journal i am keeping the fabric/canvas pages the same size

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..i cut out birdhouse and bee hive shapes from fabric (top bird house is liberty print that June so kindly gave me..a very posh birdhouse!)

and also pattern papers, i played around with positions of shapes before using a dab of glue stick to keep them lightly on canvas

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..now it was time to add bird shapes..fun to use spots and stripes as patterns

 

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then its time to add bees,flowers and a fabric strip of grass. The flowers at the bottom are stamped, a little patchy on canvas but easy to fill in gaps with pens and colour

..its the doodling that makes it fun..

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i now used my sewing machine and different colour threads to secure fabric and paper shapes. I added stalks and leaves and stamped words

..oh yes and i couldn’t resist using sequin waste..it looks like honeycomb!

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..zig zag stitches around the edges and grass….

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..so much fun making this..i will back this page with next months challenge to make 2 pages in my A is for Applique journal.

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Author: ...creating on the hill....

The Crafts House is a small studio on top of a "hill"..a place to create..a place to breathe..a time just for you.. I'm the luckiest person to spend my days creating the art that i love..meeting like minded creative friends..sharing time in the palette of life..

5 thoughts on “..A is for Applique challenge..and Doodle a Day

  1. Wow. Your talent is amazing. Especially to someone who only draws stick figures. 😀
    If I am ever in your area I am going to come get lessons. 😉

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    • Thank you..i think you would fit right in on “the hill”…my daughter flew to Houston yesterday shall i see if she can fit you in her case on the way back!…
      I Have really enjoyed this challenge, already looking forward to July to see what the theme will be

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  2. Fab journal page sandra, lovely bright colours and amazing detail – a little slice of what summer should look like! Loving the doodle a day – mine aren’t great but I am enjoying the challenge!

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