…Creating on the Hill…

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..A is for Applique challenge..

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…a bit late but i have finished my July A is for Applique challenge on Lucie’s blog..am so loving this challenge and even if i don’t finish on time there is no problem..the kind of challenge i love

the  theme for July was “Looking through the window”..and my view was in my imagination and whimsical reminding me to take the time to Breathe..

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..i used canvas on a roll as its to be another page in my fabric journal (i will post a picture when i have the 2 pages joined together)

i lightly penciled in a hill and painted the sky Desert Turquoise(DecoArt paints)…i rubbed the paint in with a baby wipe,it keeps the paint moving and allows me to blend easily.

I then used sequin waste to add white “clouds”..

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then i added a house and painted this with Santa red..the hill i patch worked with scrap papers (ideal for using up those scraps)

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loved mixing up the green pattern papers..a little dab of glue to hold papers in place before sewing

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then it was time to add the details to the house….i use a sewing machine at this point to attach all the papers and to sew around the house..i need to point out at this time that to use a sewing machine for mixed media is more than ok.. BUT…you need to keep a needle just for this and give your machine a good clean (unlike me who couldn’t understand why my machine was playing up and found out that i had a lot of Gunk inside when making the Beads for Courage bags and i had forgotten to clean my machine!!)..

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..it was time for more fun bits and bobs..flowers..sunshine..words

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..its time to Breathe before starting the challenge for August…a “Welcome Block”..

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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..

2 thoughts on “..A is for Applique challenge..

  1. It’s a beautiful page. I love sewing on paper and I’ll bet that’s exactly why my machine was misbehaving yesterday. I also read somewhere that you should use a separate needle for paper and cloth, as the paper dulls the needle.

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  2. Pingback: KEEPING COMPANY WITH BEGINNERS | Lucie The Happy Quilter's Blog

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