Monday, 31 August 2015

Night Garden and Paper Artsy Challenge - Circles

For the Paper Artsy challenge I decided to continue my work on the garden at night and do a page in my sketchbook using circles as the starting point.  


I was inspired by the beautiful box decorated by Julie Ann Lee, who used text within circles.  I used Paynes grey and metallic gold acryllic paint with black texture paste and rubber stamping.  The flower image is cut from an old Royal Horticultural Society diary that I couldn't bear to throw away as I knew I'd use the beautiful flowers one day! 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Sun Printing

Sun printing, and pale lemony green against a teal background. 
Using foliage from the garden and scraps of lace, and a little hand embroidery.

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Eco Printing on Paper and Silk

 My sister's neighbour very kindly let me take some of her Eucalyptus leaves for eco-printing and I am really pleased with the results .  I steamed two lots of papers, and added a bundle of rolled up silk to each pan.  
One lot of silk and papers are darker and a soft brownish mauve - just perfect for my night garden theme...
...and the second lot of silk and papers are a more delicate yellowy gold with a soft pale lilac and beige - perhaps it was the Crocosmia in this bundle that made it more yellow. 
I am linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - why not pop over and see what other people have on their desks this week!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Midnight Garden Sketchbook Pages

Some pages from my Midnight Garden sketchbook.
I photographed some of the pages with a large and beautiful, almost black butterfly from my collection of old dead ones!  It reminded me of moths at night. I especially like it against the vivid blue of the cyanotype backgrounds.

I am linking up with WOYWW - click on the link to see what other people have on their desks this week.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

A Mossy Teacup

A teacup filled with velvety mossy embroidery.  
It's been sitting on my desk since Spring and at last I've finished it! 

I'm linking up with WOYWW - why not pop over and see what other people have on their desks this week.