Sunday, 13 July 2008

Day 4-Crayon Tinting, Embroidery and Crazy Quilt Block

It certainly has been a productive day today and I completed what I set out to do, even if I did it in a different order.

The first project of the day was the Summer Creativity Challenge. This time it was the rose.

The inspiration for this project came from Alicia in Hawaii.

The first stage was to raid the boys pencil box and find some wax crayons. I used 3 different shades of red for the petals, green for the leaves and a green and orange brown for the stem. I then coloured in the image just as if it was in a colouring book.

The crayon then has to be fixed and this is done under a hot iron. I used kitchen roll over the image and then placed the hot iron on the top.

This is repeated until there is nothing on the blotting sheet.

Here is the image after the crayon has been fixed.

Then I had the fun of stitching. The stem and outline of the leaves were stitched using stem stitch and the petal and veins were done using split stitch.

Once this was done I made up the next crazy quilt block ready for stitching Tuesday.

This is the pattern that D drew for me.

And here it is stitched up. In reality, it is a darker green than the camera catches.

I have been able to fit in a few minutes of cross stitch and I shall probably do a bit more of that this evening. That's after sorting out my sewing basket and tin. If I find my way out of the tangle, I'll see you tomorrow.


U.Lee said...

Hi, noticed your callsign at Maklang's.
Wow! This your handiwork is fantastic. Outstanding!
I learned something new today, ha ha.
You keep well and happy stitching, best regards, Lee.

Candi said...

I love the idea of the crayon! It came out just great! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! Whoo hoo! You used the crayons! Great Job! The rose is wonderful. I'm so glad that you had FUN stitching it up. Thank you for letting me know that you were inspired by what I've done on my blog. I really appreciate it. I'm simply tickled that you tried out the crayons. ;)
alicia in Hawaii

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the crayons and the flower. It looks fabulous.

karen said...

this crayon image looks really good. I absolutely love crazy patchwork and have been thinking about doing some for a while. This will look great when it's finished. Thanks so much for your constant support, it really is appreciated.

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Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Isn't crayoning on fabric fun!!!?? Pretty rose.

Patty said...

I have been wanting to use crayons for awhile but haven't taken the plunge yet. Your flower looks great!

Karan said...

That's another new technique to me. Love the finished rose.
Oooo more patchwork. :0)