Friday, 6 April 2007

Dance spread and another bracelet

I had fun yesterday during a spiral rope bracelet class at the Bead Shop in Haddington. I loved making this one as having a needle in my hand seems to be what I was born to do! I also managed to acquire enough beads to make another 2 or 3 bracelets (or should I be honest and admit to 4 or 5??!!).
Adriayna on the www.atcards.com site who I had swapped ATCs with a number of times, discovered this blogsite and wondered if I was interested in swapping a Journal spread (i.e. 2 pages) with her. She is working on pages for my Passion journal which I will add once the journal comes home at the end of this year and I promised I would make pages for her dance-themed journal. I planned to do this when I'm over in Holland next week but somehow I started gathering bits and pieces for it, and the next thing I knew I was hard at work on the pages. It was specially tempting as I could do the stitching and beading outside and it was glorious sunshine so I was ever so pleased to have an excuse. The pages both use Lost Art Creations images. On the first one I used a dancing couple from a paper collage sheet which was a free LAC gypsy sheet several months back and you will probably realize that the collage was originally made for my May Journal Quilt. As May means dancing around the May Pole here in the U.K. it seemed appropriate! The green background is a ribble velvet from the Cabbage Patch fabric shop.
On the other spread I used another free LAC image, this time an inkjet vellum one, of a guitar playing woman on the bottom bit of the page and over the top bit there is a transparency from Flower Power II. I'm really pleased with how the pages turned out. They look really warm and summerlike. I hope Adriayna will like them too!
Finally I popped down to the Borders Bookshop today which was madness as the traffic jams were horrendous. I did however manage to buy both the April and May copies of the Craft Stamper and 2 beading books (yes, I've definitely got the bug!!).
Also Sanna's album dedicated to Angels has arrived safely (well it just had too, protected by so much angel power!) and I will be starting work on my spread, probably when I come back again next friday!






1 comment:

Lenna said...

Frieda,
Both the bracelet and the fabric journal pages for Adriayna are most beautiful! I love the sunny yellow backdrop on the pages with the flowers and dancing images from LAC. Very nice! Hope you are having a wonderful visit - enjoy.
Lenna

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