Monday, 15 March 2010

Friends, Flowers......and More Felting


Felting has got me hooked this week! I'm having a go at making hand-felted pictures; this is one of my attempts (a copy of one of my digital pieces see further down the post).

One of my blogging friends, Jean, has posted a delightful video tutorial on felting silk flowers...hers are absolutely gorgeous. Click on her name and go and have a look. Here's mine.........I must go out and buy some prettier silk flowers, all my best ones are made of paper (I tried it with them and it doesn't work!!)I had 2 lovely surprises in the post recently......some gorgeous postcards (of her beautiful digital art) from my lovely friend Lynn along with some vintage buttons and lace........


......and a beautiful paper-collaged card (which you may have already seen on her blog). Lucky me!! Thank you so much Lynn.

Another wonderful surprise came from Lazy Kay (see her blog 'Bean Sidhe') She made a 'scrapbook in a tin' for a talk at her local art group and decided to make it for someone in particular...me! How kind and thoughtful is that? Its a memory scrapbook for my dad and she put loads of wonderful quotes in it. It was half-finished when I received it and she suggested I finish it off myself with photos of dad etc. There are loads of pages and they all concertina inside the tin - such a clever idea, I have done about half of them up to now.
Here are some of them........
Finally...I've been experimenting with printing my digital art onto fabric. The following two were printed onto fabric which I had previously coated with InkAID. The colours are much brighter...success! I'm still going to try out some other methods though.......



12 comments:

Jo said...

Lots of gorgeous 'eye candy' once again!!! What lovely gifts you have recieved too: the thoughtful memories tin and those beautiful cards... wonderful!
Felting can be so addictive... know I look at everything in a completely new way now!!
Hugs Jo x

Sandy said...

OMG Linda your work is unbelievable and facinating. Love them all.

Heather said...

Lovely felted flowers Linda and the postcards and vintage goodies are lovely too. The scrapbook in a tin is a great idea and your digital art prints on fabric are gorgeous.

Dot said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift from your friend. Love the idea of a memory tin. And your fabric prints are fabulous!

Manon said...

The Idea about that little box is such a lovely idea, it sounds a great way of expressing feelings and I can imaging it is therapeutic. I wonder if I can use this in grief work.
Thanks for sharing this Linda. I hope you are keeping well?
ManonXx

La Dolce Vita said...

wow! your are on fire!!! loved the video that Jean made, don't know how I missed it, so thanks for that Love! and your work is awesome as ALWAYS!!

Lynn said...

Where do I start?
Love your latest felt art, you are so good at everything, and I really like the flower pin from Jean's tutorial. I went to have a look and almost forgot to come back :)

Glad you liked my little pressies I sent, and the memory tin gift from Liz is just a lovely lovely idea, and so meaningful.

Oh and you had a go with the Inkaid and wowza look at the colors, that stuff is awesome!

*jean* said...

oo your printing here turned out great!!! and that scrapbook tin is the sweetest thing ever! what a wonderful gift! and i like your flowers...can't wait to see more...thanks for the link back

Terri said...

Your felted flowers are fab! And your goodies from your dear friends are wonderful!
I am loving your flower prints on fabric! Wooohoooo! You are amazing!

Heloise said...

What a thoughtful and wonderful present the 'scrapbook in a tin' is. The InkAID printing looks wonderful as do your felted flowers.

Emma said...

Can't believe the quality of the ink aid print, must get some especially after Heloise was so helpful to me with advice. The memory tin is so touching & the flower is pretty, I'll have to get some of those too! All these wonderful ideas :)

LazyKay said...

Your digi printing looks brill - well done.

The little memory book looks so much better with actual photos in.

Great flowers and felting - these are lovely - what treasures.

Wow, those postcards and lace are gorgeous - will you be able to bring yourself to use them, or will you keep them to admire?

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