Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Gift for the Bride

My best friend's son is getting married Sept. 4th and I was honored when my friend commissioned me to create a keepsake handkerchief for the bride. The plan was to buy a few ladies handkerchiefs to play with, but they are not easy to find and are expensive. So I turn to the fabric I already had in my studio, which was soft muslin. Next step was to antique the fabric, then I use my alphabet design for the lettering. I painted the branches on (similarly to the artwork on the wedding invitation), added the lace trim, small pearls, and the blue rose.
This handkerchief will be presented with a special gift for the bride before the wedding. I hope she likes it

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Jean Fun

I do love my skirts, however who doesn't love a good worn out pair of blue jeans. These jeans had been sitting around with a huge whole in the knee, waiting to be repaired for so long that they no longer fit my son. Yes, they are boy jeans -- my son doesn't need to know. Anyway, I was inspired to experiment on them with my fabric paints. Of course, as you know with one idea, the flood gates open and I start pulling out fabric pieces already painted, stamped, and incorporating my "ART SAVES "panel for CRESCENDOh, and adding a ruffles. The lettering is my own alphabet design, named "Fanciful Outline" and can be purchased at Stampington & Company. I had so much fun, fun, fun.....I think I'm going to paint my jean jacket next.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I'm excited to share with you that my "Fanciful Outline" clear alphabet stamps will be avialable to pre-order at Stampington & Company. All you have to do is sign up at the link below: Post Script newsletter at Stampington & Company.