Archive for May, 2009

More Meander Book Pages

I have spent this weekend (when not in the garden) finishing my Meander Book pages.














This is for Adrienne. Her theme was ‘Dreams’ which I found hard to interpret – I ended up just using the word ‘dream’ on the collaged heart. I wanted this to be in the style of Beryl Taylor, a mixed media artisit I really admire. The background was stamped with a text stamp and covered with organza. The background heart is made up of collaged papers, gessoed and embossed with gold. The next layer is paper coloured with distress inks and glimmer mists and the heart on top of that is padded silk. The piece is machine stitched and finished with beads



The next page is for Pauline C who chose ‘Nature’ as her theme. I found this one hard because of the background colour – for me lilac and nature didn’t go together too well although as I look around my garden I can see that there is plenty of the colour lilac around! Anyway this is what I came up with.scan0003












The background is stamped with a small ivy stamp and covered with tulle and vellum. The next layer is a dictionary definition of ‘nature’ that is coloured with distress inks and the leaves on top of that are stamped onto a background of wrinkled tissue paper and alcohol inks. I have used machine stitching and beaded the edge to finish.


My next page is for Eva. her theme was ‘Rainow’ and I got the Violet page. I couldn’t stick to just Violet and used a bit of yellow/ochre to ‘lift’ it. Hope Eva doesn’t mind.scan0001












Again I have used stamping, collaged paper background with distress inks, machine stitching and beading. The chipboard ‘flower’ is triple embossed.



My final page is for Maggie. The theme was ‘song titles’ and I picked one of my favourite Leonard Cohen songs – see this post – and an image of Mata Hari to go with it. Mata Hari’s story is a fascinating – she was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed aged 41 in 1917 after being found guilty of being a German spy.



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Meander Book

This is page 3 and it’s for Annie who set her theme as ‘Play on Words’.

The pieces for each page are 31/2″ x 31/2″ and in my group are cut from pelmet vilene. The pages arrived already coloured so that when returned to the ‘owner’ the completed books go together with some colour cohesivness


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Meander Book

I haven’t had much time recently and this update is overdue. I have been making some art and am involved in a group swap at present. We are making a ‘meander book’ based on one in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine issue 5. I have sent out my 7 pages and received 7 form the others in my group. My first 2 completed pages are here, the first is for Fiona’s book – her theme is flowers and/or plants and the second for Maggie who’s theme is sea and/or sky. I am loving the mixed media approach.

My Page for FionaMy Page for Maggie

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Pink Elephant

Circles and Scallops Challenge


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Theme: Childhood

My R page in Tracey's CJ

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Rainbow Lady

This weeks challenge was frames.

Heart Frame

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Crazy Amigos

Come Fly with Me



An ATC for this weeks challenge.

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