Points of Two - Week 48...

Hello and welcome to week fourty-eight of the Points of Two Project! This week we journaled about our strengths and weaknesses.  I decided to journal mine with regard to crafting and art.  I have been very interested in embroidery lately so I decided to fill up my page with flowers and hand stitches!  The background was created with gesso and glimmer mist. I stitched fabric strips to the page and glued circles made from old book paper.  I then created a variety of embroidery stitches to accent the circles.  See my post HERE for up close shots!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

   

 

See up close images HERE!

     {Visit Kira's blog to read more about her journal page!}

Around Mom's House...

My mom has some of the most interesting things around her house; it is like an antiques store.  I decided to take some photos on my last trip.  I combined them with some of DJ Pettit's free textures and used blending modes in PhotoShop to jazz them up a bit!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

Painted Texture by DJ Pettit.

Lace Texture by DJ Pettit.

Painted Texture With Lace by DJ Pettit.

Painted Texture With Lace by DJ Pettit.

Plastic Packaging Material by DJ Pettit.

Points of Two - Week 47...

Hello and welcome to week fourty-seven of the Points of Two Project! This week our theme is "wings!" I created my background with gesso, oil pastels, doodles and acrylic inks.  I cut the wings from paper coated with gesso and then painted the edges with black acrylic.  I then sprayed glimmer mist onto the wings.  I cut the heart from an old book page and stitched paper leaves to the sides.  I stitched the wings to the page and then added the number "12" for the month of December.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

   

 

     {Visit Kira's blog to read more about her journal page!}

Felted Pouch...

I have been collecting and felting wool sweaters for a year now and I have been a bit intimidated to make much with them.  I decided to set aside my fear this week and make a little pouch for a friend.  I was also unsure of how to add a lining but I gave that a go as well.  I am happy with the results and learned some things in the process.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

This pouch was made from a brown sweater that I felted in the washer.  The handle is made from the edging of a vintage tea towel.  The decorative flowers were cut from a small bag I purchased at The Dollar Tree. 

The lining is made with linen fabric.

I hand stitched the flowers and buttons to the front of the bag.

I made a gift bag for the pouch using green sewing pattern paper.  To coordinate, I stitched a flower to the top of the bag.

Coffee Sleeve Gift Tags...

Here is a quick and easy way to recycle coffee sleeves into gift tags.  I created this gift tag using muslin, rubber stamps and Starbucks coffee sleeves.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

1. trim coffee sleeve; 2. tear small piece of muslin; 3. rubber stamp muslin; 4. stitch muslin to coffee sleeve and hole punch and adhere to package with twine.

Sewing Paper Gift Bags Mini Workshop..

Just in time for the holidays, I share with you ideas for transforming sewing pattern paper into beautiful gift bags! Check out my sampler video below and learn how to make a "monogram" bag!  If you want to learn more, my mini workshop is 50% off through December 31, 2010! See all the details in my Art Goods Shop!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

Points of Two - Week 45...

Hello and welcome to week fourty-five of the Points of Two Project! This week Kira and I interpreted "Inside Plastic" for our theme! It is hard to see the plastic on my page, but I stitched a portion of a photo sleeve to the right of the page.  The fortunes are under the plastic and I stitched around them.  I added a piece of organza fabric, velvet leaves and a piece of muslin rolled into a flower.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

   

 

 

     {Visit Kira's blog to read more about her journal page!}