WOW I have reached 500 blog posts

Woohoo – I cannot believe that I have written 500 posts and most of them tutorials. I think that I will consider writing a book.

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The joys of getting older

58 today and looking in the mirror with my new stronger glasses noticed that I am developing a moustache!!!! Eeeek!!! What next, a hairy chest? The joys of getting older – ha ha ha ha ha.

Anne moustache

Maybe I should leave the glasses off next time I look – they do say that ignorance is bliss – tee hee heee.

Fabric design created from my art work

I am going to be working on some new fabric designs for printing very soon. I would like to design some co-coordinating collections for quilting designs, also some for bags and dressmaking. They will also be available to buy – exciting times.

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

I created this fabric design using photographs of several different pieces of my own art work. I included autumn and summer elements together – why not – with a little fantasy art.

I cut out elements using Serif Craft Artist and collaged them together to make a repeat pattern for digital printing onto fabric. I was lucky enough to win a competition and get 3m of this printed for free – Yay! Unfortunately the Company has gone now but they made a great job of printing this for me onto lovely cotton twill. I haven’t dared to cut into it yet but now I am planning a special outfit to make from it soon.

fabric design

This is the part design ready to create a repeat tile. This was all done in Serif cutting out elements from various of my paintings and textile pieces (see below). This was then cut into quarters…

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Floral Thank You card created for Chocolate Baroque

Another sample with the Floral Harmony stamp included in the Pic N Mix shows on Hochanda today (next show 3pm) x

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent shows from Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda using the lovely Floral Harmony stamp. I love creating these blue and white designs.

AW Blue Floral Thanks

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. I coloured the card blank blending colour onto the card using a sponge and Distress Ink. The card was not designed for blending ink so I used the trick from Sheen Douglass adding a little glycerine to my sponge before adding ink. This enabled it to blend out much more easily.
  2. I cut out the stamping plate and blended ink in from the edges. I also…

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Quick and Easy Floral Harmony card created for Chocolate Baroque

Sample with the Floral Harmony stamp included in the Pic N Mix shows on Hochanda today (next show 3pm) x

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my show samples for Chocolate Baroque using another of the lovely stamps recently featured on Hochanda. This is also a quick and easy one using the Floral Harmony stamp.

AW Floral with love CAS

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp and heat emboss the image and sentiment with white powder.
  2. Spray over the image with ink sprays, spraying more pink ink over the flower. While the ink is still wet drag out the colour over the stamped image using a damp brush. The embossed line makes this quick and easy. Use a little extra water and blotting with tissue where the colour needs lifting out and lightening.
  3. Drag some of the ink out across the base…

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Blue and White Baroque Tiles card created for Chocolate Baroque

Sample with the Baroque Corners stamp included in the Pic N Mix shows on Hochanda today (next show 3pm) x

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good morning. This was one of my recent show samples using the Baroque Corners stamp set. I built up a pattern using the large and small corners in Blue & white, reminiscent of vintage tiles.

AW Corners with love

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the large corner stamp onto each of the 4 corners of the card blank. It is easiest to turn your card 90 degrees between stamping. An acrylic block with grid markings also helps to align the stamp straight with the edge of the card. I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform which made the pattern stamping really easy. Simply stamped, turned the card on the platform (butting it up against the platform ridges)…

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Chequered Golden Flower card created for Chocolate Baroque

Another sample with the Chequered Flowers stamp included in the Pic N Mix shows on Hochanda today (next show 3pm) x

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

AW Golden Baroque

Good morning. This is another of my recent show samples using the Chequered Flowers stamp.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Spread the relief paste over the stamp with a palette knife and leave to dry. Drying time depends on room temperature and humidity but it will need at least a day. Mine took 2 days to fully dry. When dry gently peel away from the stamp and trim around to neaten up any messy edges.
  2. Stamp the image with Versafine and heat emboss with gold powder. Colour with watercolour pens and a damp brush. The embossed lines resist the water and make colouring quick and easy.
  3. Apply a couple of drops…

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