Monday, September 29, 2008

UK here I come....

I've been playing around with backgrounds in my classes with Suzi Blu.... and these girls have taken on a different look with the new coloured background. Wasnt that happy with my background as it got a little muddy in areas...but I will get better with practice. Enjoyed the stamping and the glaze in the paint to give it more transparency. Just got to find a suitable quote for these girls now and then onto the wax!!!! Now that is something I have been wanting to try for ages. I wont get a chance to do anymore to this piece though for a few weeks as lucky me... I am off to visit my son in the UK for 2 weeks, leaving on Wednesday. I am so looking forward to spending some time with Matt, seeing where he now lives and works, going to the Horse of the Year show in Birmingham with him. I will take photos.....
I made these felted ATC's for a swap in one of my Yahoo groups. I have incorporated needle felting, dyed lace, free motion stitching, hand stitching, beading .... lots of fun making these.
Close up so you can see a bit more of the detail in these little ATC's. The swap was organised by one of the girls in our Creative Chix group after reading the article on felted ATC's in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.
So my fellow bloggers, I will be away from 1st October until the 17th October so wont be posting again until then (unless Matt has his computer set up at home for me to use????)

Take care and enjoy the onset of Spring and the beautiful warm sunshine.

Jacky xox

25 comments:

karen said...

wow, you are coming to England, how exciting! Hope you have an amazing time!

Marilyn Rock said...

Enjoy your trip Jacky! Love your art here - great pieces with terrific backgrounds! Cool felted ATC's, too :)

Gaye Todd said...

Jacky fantastic work.... have a great time in the UK. Take lots of pics!!

gaye x

Sharon said...

Oh Jacky, you get to travel some more. How lucky. Your two girls are just wonderful and I really like seeing your progression. And fiber work is to-die-for. Be safe.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

They are so lovely......I am in love with these gals!

lynne h said...

jacky, i love the background behind the girls -- it really sets them off. and their dresses! i love their dresses! and the felted cards!!! i especially love the one in the lower right! you're so prolific -- i don't know how you do it!!

have a wonderful trip visiting your son. i'll be checking to read about it when you get back!

xo

(your package will be on its way to you soon. i'll drop it off at the p.o. on my way to the airport tomorrow)

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky, great picture, lovely ladies. Have a wonderful and safe time in England with your son, can't wait to see pictures. Belinda

Jenxo said...

Wow, what a difference the colored background makes, they look wonderful.
I love your felted atcs, specially the dyed bits of lace and colors.
Hope you have a fun time visiting your son jenxo

BumbleVee said...

I'm thinking a Suzi Blu class may be in my future.... was over the other day checking out her stuff....

rivergardenstudio said...

Your backgrounds are lovely! Have a wonderful trip..Roxanne

Linda said...

I love the painting Jacky! Its turned out really well and has your own individual style - thats something I'm struggling a bit with.
Your ATCs are so delicate and pretty...and have such gorgeous colours.
Have a wonderful time in England - I hope the weather perks up for you!
Love Linda x

suze said...

Jacky, have fun with Matt in the UK. Eat some Hula Hoops for me. Love your girlz...they look like they are getting ready to go shoping.... maybe for new hats.
The ATCs rock too.

MARGARET FIELD said...

Hi Jacky, how fantastic that you are coming over here to the UK.
Word of warning, wrap up warm, it's not very nice at the moment.
With a bit of luck you'll bring an Indian summer over with you lol.

Great work, and loving those fabric ATC's.

Altered Route said...

Just popping in quickly to say "You've been tagged"! Enjoy your trip!
Connie

Jo said...

Jacky...look at ALL this work. I love the felted ATC's, the little stitches are beautiful, and your painted ladies, they have so much character & soulful faces...Have a safe and wonderful trip to see Matt in the UK. Looking forward to those pictures.

Connie said...

these little ATC's are beautiful! I love the composition and color.

sammy said...

this is so awesome Jacky... I just love all the texture and movement you have gotten!!!

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
It was great to catch up with you at Patsy's on Saturday...
I have checked my blog details and they are set up to allow all to get in...???
The only thing I can think is that you and Dot might have mispelt my blog name when you set it up as a link...
Could you "other blog" links, and see if it is spelt http://verdigrisrose.blogspot.com?

xx

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
Me again, I see that you have spelt blogspot wrong...that's what was causing it to not go thru...it has been entered as bloggspot or something like that when you have set me up as a link.
Anyway, hope to catch up with you & Dot again soon...
xx

queencraftygirl said...

I always wanted to go to England... Have a great time! I love the girls that you painted, so pretty! (Thank you for commenting on my blog!)

queencraftygirl said...

I tagged you, see my blog for details!

Love,
Queencraftygirl

Jen Crossley said...

Have a great trip Jacky you will have a ball
Jen

painter girl said...

Hey Jacky,
It is my first time visiting and your work is absolutely amazing. Can't wait to visit often and see more of your work.
Have a great time in England.

Anne said...

Love your Suzi girls! :-)

Sam Marshall said...

WOW!! These look awesome.
xxx