Saturday, June 21, 2008

Preview of My Etsy Banner

I finally got around to creating my Etsy banner and will be opening my shop soon. That was on my “to do” list for this year as I wanted an outlet for my non Santa creations. And speaking of the boys, it’s nearly July, so Santa production is about to head into full throttle…

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Addition to Embroidery Library

I purchased a beautifully illustrated stitch dictionary at Borders the other day, Stitch Sampler, by Lucinda Ganderton. It was $14.95 minus my 30% discount coupon (Woohoo!). I’m hoping to get a lot of use out of it this summer as I have joined the hand embroidery group over at Stitchin Fingers.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Nature Journal: Canadian Dwarf Cinquefoil

These cheerful wildflowers bloom all over the yard in the spring. I scanned my original watercolor sketch, fiddled with various filters a bit and added some text. I used Photoshop Elements - and I must say, that is one fun little program!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Still Experimenting with ATC Backgrounds…

The first image is a painted, glazed and stamped card inspired by a technique in Traci Bautista’s cool book, Collage Unleashed. The second image is another attempt at a fused fiber background. So far, I think that’s my favorite technique – because the results are totally unpredictable.