Theresa’s Doodle cards
Lucie’s Doodle cards
..so much fun doodling and so many really good doodles..
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)
..a rough sketch of my ideas..a plan but not set in concrete
..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
..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
..now it was time to add bird shapes..fun to use spots and stripes as patterns
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..
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!
..zig zag stitches around the edges and grass….
..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.