Catching up

April 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

Firstly need to document a lovely ATC swap with Anne from France. Anne sent these beautiful ATCs with her wonderful minute cross stitch designs. They are truly works of art:

gingerbread man


xmas bear

These are the ATCs sent in exchange, Claudia decided she wanted to do a triangular ATC:

atc clauds

And mine:

It is a photo of the rock pools at the beach nearby printed on silk, hand stitched and beaded. The bits of fibre are angelina.


And some more design exercises from the GeeTAG Glue Book:

For this page the prompts were Teal (as in duck) and Lines. I decided to concentrate on lines in nature and divided the page in thirds with lines of colour in teal. Looking at it now I think it would have been better balanced if the word ‘Garden’ had been placed on the opposite side.


The next page is for the colour lemon yellow and the design prompt is ‘Less is more’. I decided to take this literally, using a tea bag to colour the page, and most of the pictures are from the Green Pages Directory magazine.

Lemon Yellow:less is more

And now I am up to date:-Sunday’s prompt was black & white, contrast and focal point. I had the black holey tissue paper so repeated that motif with some black paint stencilled through a kitchen utensil. It is interesting how there are different tones of white (as in the dalmatians). The two black silhouettes were cut from magazines and painted black.


Now I really need to get onto some crewel embroidery for my intermediate work.

Entry filed under: ATC's, Colour, Design, Embroidery, Glue Book.

Colour by Design Crewel dyeing

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Maggi  |  April 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Cute ATCs and I like youyr pages again.


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