Monday, 16 January 2017

everything prima....Look forward, never look back

I loved Lynn's post on an altered embroidery hoop and how she put 3 different sizes together. When shopping locally i found a large hoop and wondered how i could go about making something different but be inspired by Lynn's post.
I decided to cover my hoop in a heavy weight canvas and use the back of the hoop to create my layout. Armed with prima products, Id bought in the sale, Rossibelle papers and note cards, 2 sheets of old book paper, blue fern studio chipboard and an old watch face i went about creating may layout.

 Once the canvas was on the hoop a knew i wanted to add texture so the excess material around the edge was frayed by hacking with my scissors or pulling the threads. After choosing my photo and cutting it to size and filing the edges to leave a white border, i adhered my 2 sheets of torn book paper and applied clear gesso over the top of this. Used some modelling paste on my canvas to create more texture waited for that to air dry before the cut blue fern studio chipboard and my note cards.
Then time for messy fun with inks and mists to create a coloured background on my canvas
 Again drying time took ages, which meant i could go about cutting flowers, with my dies and choosing metal embellishments and leaves to my page. I adhered these to the right hand side of the frame placed my photo to my page. I had some old prima letters bought in the sale and wanted to use these for my title. I spent ages placing them on the page but they didn't look right somehow. It was then i remembered that id kept some of the bark off my eucalyptus tree. tucked this under my photo and flower cluster, which added more texture and a platform on which to add my title.. Finally an old prima blossom branch added.

(close up of flower cluster)  Loved how this turned out and thank you Lynn for inspiring me.


Anita said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Karen, love it!

Lynn said...

Love what you have created with your hoop Karen. x