Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jackie #11 Celtic

I've finally finished a challenge. I enlarged and traced the central motif from Motif celtiques by David Ballade. I sewed around the motif & then painted it with Inktense water colour blocks mixed with Golden GAC 900. I also used Luminere paints. The writing was done with FW Acrylic Ink. The celtic knots on the corners was done with a stamp I had carved.

The words are from a poem by the Breton poet, Anjela Duval. I wrote in the Uncial hand which is a Celtic hand. It's 18"x18". Grandparents came from Brittany, the Celtic part of France. I enjoyed making this.
Jackie in Edmonton

Monday, August 6, 2012

# 9 Jackie Black & White

Black & white challenge

I finally did the black and white challenge. I drew zentangles with a Pigma micron pen. I divided the large square into 4 inch squares, then divided each 4" square into parts and did a different design in each. I used a red micron pen for accents. I then quilted around each section and in the white area. I put red piping around it. If you want to know how to zentangle, check the zentangle websites. They're really relaxing. They can be done on fabric or paper.
This was given to my cousin for a table topper.

Jackie Doll in Edmonton

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Delia #11 Celtic

I have just about finished my piece but am posting as I am not sure how I will finish it.
Will I put boarders or burn around it. I will let it sit for a while and then decide.
I machine felted the background with wools and wool fleece. Before putting the applique on.
It is the

I hope someone recognizers it?

Keep stitching
Marian has set the challenge and it is ANIMALS.
See what we can all come up with.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I am sorry to say this is the first challenge that I have missed. I do plan on doing it but I have had a terrible time the last 2 months with my Mother so sick. 5 weeks in hospital but at last it seems to be setting down. We have had to move her into a home as she needs 24 hours care now and the hostel just can not do it for her.
I am hoping to do a bit of work on the challenge today. At least I do have the picture I want to work from.

Margaret #11 Celtic

WOW Margaret has asked me to post her last 3 challenges. I am impressed.
 I have been doing some catchup so the pictures for the black and white and celebration challenges are here as well as the Celtic challenge. I made a quilt for a graduation gift and the school colours happened to fit the challenge, there is more black and red than white but I like it.

 The celebration one is my take on a trip my children took me on last summer to celebrate my birthday when they arranged a fireworks display by the lake we were at.

I call the Celtic collage spirits in the clouds and it reflects some things I have seen in my travels as well as my own feelings about that time in history. Hope you all enjoy them.Margaret

Well done Margaret