…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..
..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”..
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)
loved mixing up the green pattern papers..a little dab of glue to hold papers in place before sewing
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!!)..
..it was time for more fun bits and bobs..flowers..sunshine..words
..its time to Breathe before starting the challenge for August…a “Welcome Block”..