Thursday, August 25, 2011

All About Angels RR

I am in another CQI Round Robin - All About Angels.  I have a thing about angels, so I was extra happy to sign up for this RR.  At Christmas my tree is decorated mostly with angels that my children have given me as gifts over the years.  I can't show you that, but above is a picture of my front door and the angel wreath that stays up all year.  All of them are hand made, the top one my daughter made in kindergarten many years ago from a styrafoam egg carton.
I also had a run at ATC's, and traded with Margreet and Annet (second and third from the top). 

This is my contribution to Debbie's block:

A row of tiny angels.  The halos are bullion stitch.

This angel has centre stage.  Her wings and face are mother of pearl, her hair is needlelace.

In the lower right corner I tried some heavy duty sumptuousness!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sumptuous Surfaces

I've been taking Sharon B's Sumptuous Surfaces on-line course.  This little stone bunny rabbit is the subject of my first project which we were to work in monotone.

Here he is with suitable sumptuous surroundings!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tone on Tone DYB RR - Rita's Block

This was my first DYB experience and I really enjoyed working on the small (6" x 6")blocks, and having a whole one to do myself.  The blocks I completed all turned out differently, even though three of them were beige tones.  

Here's Rita's block finished.  

Top left section, each of these are about one quarter of the block.

Top right section.

Bottom left

Bottom right

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cheryl's Tone on Tone DYB RR

This is Cheryl's Tone on Tone finished. I really love to use my scalloped ruler, and I did here on the bottom section with the chain and roses. You will see it pop up in many of my blocks! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tone on Tone DYB RR - Ritva's Block

This is the DYB I did for Ritva.  All her blocks were beige tones.  

These little beads look like berries.

My button and bead cluster.

A gathered lace flower

Grape vine

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monster Rose - Part 2

Two more layers of petals have been added to my Monster Rose.  I'm still using the same sized cutter.  I added five petals onto the previous six petals, tooling them a little more at the edges.  Five more were added with a slight curl.  The rose is now 2 1/2" from side to side and the same measurement high.