|landscape and thistles, collaged paper, fabric and machine embroidery|
Thistles have been a bit of a recurring theme with me this summer and I have finished some large pieces on canvas incorporating them which I will post over the coming weeks. My sketch book is full of thistle pages and designs. I recently bought a new sewing machine ( My first digital one) and I am learning to love what it can do!!
The thistles carpet the ground throughout August with their bright tufty blooms.
I even brought some inside to paint
|neocolor crayon and ink|
For the mix it monthly challenge I decided to use the thistle theme along with an abstracted design using my favourite copper and silver locket. It has a little copper spiral in the centre of a silver plate.
|Mix it monthly. Copper, silver and thistles|
I did a few designs around the theme..
The design below is done on my new machine. Its a Janome which I have not owned before and I'm still getting used to it and having fun in the process.
I sprayed the finished piece in cosmic shimmer mist.
And finally my last thistle is a little postcard which I thought would make a nice giveaway! I have been making a few cards over the summer using the themes and colours I have been using
It has been just over a year since I began my blog so thought I would celebrate and over the next few weeks give away a few of my summer postcards to my readers. Just leave a comment saying if you would like me to send you the postcard and I'll draw a name at random next week .