Monday, 19 July 2010

Happy Birthday.........

It's whole year since I decided to blog!.....so Happy Birthday Blog! There must be some cake somewhere!
LTDO have stitching as their theme this week and I've joined in the GPP Street Team Crusade. I needed some fresh input! Tearing strips of paper........ now that's something I can't normally do, being a neat freak!.. but here goes.......


I've amassed a large collection of hand coloured papers and thought this would be a great way to use those leftover pieces... so they were duly torn and then stitched!



There's always something that comes to mind when you're halfway through a project..... so next time I'm going to make another and hang it the other way up and use the layers as pockets to slot in all those leftover stamped images!

24 comments:

Zoechaos said...

WOW wonderful sample and way to use those oddments up. Speaking as someone who runs screaming at the sight of a sewing machine have to admire all the stitching that went into this so much detail. Love the idea for the next one can see this being a whole new direction to explore. Thank you for joining in with us at LTD this week, Hilda will pop round later to admire you sampler. xx Zoe

Lesley said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!
LOVE the torn papers layered and stiched.

jgr said...

Oh, I love your torn & stitched papers! Happy BlogaVersary too!

michelle ward said...

Happy Anniversary!
Love this piece. So many juicy layers. The stitching is fabulous. Love that you generated an idea while doing it - making the strips act as pockets for next time! Clever. Thanks for sharing your work with the team!

Sid said...

Happy day....ohhhh happy day! See you resisted but look at you now already one year old and raring to go !!

Fab piece love the layers and what a fab idea to make pockets. I would never have thought of that !

thekathrynwheel said...

Happy blogoversary to you :-)
I just LOVE what you have done here - the torn paper and stitching is just perfect.

Jackie said...

I love how you've used your strips to make such a colourful piece of art, Effie. It's great! And, congrats on your first anniversry!

Sue said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! and Thank Goodness you decided to blog and share your awesome work with the world!! Sue

Ozstuff said...

Happy first birthday on the blog, Effie!! Your celebratory artwork is SUPERB!!

cathsheard said...

Happy blogging birthday. You know what struck me first about your photos? The fabulous colours - so much energy. Wonderful :-)

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea - and so effective. Just the thing to cheer one on this dismal day (it's raining where I am)

tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! what a great way to use up scraps, i love all the different colors.

Von said...

Oh Effie it's scrummy makes me think of all the naughty birds eating the fruits in my garden :):(
and happy blogaversary

Otter Blue said...

Love it, love it, love it! I want this piece hanging in my studio.

Deborah said...

Happy birthday to your blog! I love the way you've celebrated by trying something new - and, not surprisingly, it's fabulous.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Happy belated Blog Birthday! I almost missed the celebration. And your scrap piece looks so yummy! I think it's just lovely and full of life and vibrancy! Love that little birdie too. What a great way to celebrate the journey, by trying something new!

crafty creations said...

Fantastic piece of artwork


Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda

goudenregen said...

Happy anniversary. Such a celebration to see your work.

Debra said...

Oh Effie this page is so yummy I just want to touch it! Beautiful colours, effective use of stitching and the layering has made it very textural.
I want one.

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning.... G&S project please... even the sewing doesn't put me off!!!!

Boo said...

Never torn before? I'm increduled - you are a natural and now you are on about turning that on its head (so out of character)! Happy Birthday Efs. Can;t believe it's been a year - I can remember you being so emphatic you would never have a blog lol. :D

Lottie said...

Truly FABULOUS what gorgeous colours - and happy blog birthday

Dawn said...

I just love the vibrant and bold colors here. What great hand colored papers you have!

BurningRubber said...

What a beautiful piece! You have given me so much inspiration to use my many of my scraps. Happy blogiversary to you!