Have set a challenge this month on the Art N Soul Flickr group to make a fan. The template is for a folding greeting card but it can easily be adapted for a mixed media piece of art. Looking through the Flickr site the possibilities are endless - there are fans made from paper, fabric, canvas, tin and all are uniquely beautiful. I have a couple of favourites which are Marie Antionette themed - all pastel pink and blue with lots of froth!
For my fan I reverted back to the 'Paris Night's paper - flocked and embossed and strokable! I thought on reading the instructions that the fan would be really difficult to do, but this was a project that as you made it, all things became clear! I was really bothered about openoing and closing but it works just fine!
I cut some of my precious lace into single pieces and stuck onto the paper and added a bit of bling in the centre of each. On the top fan blade I glued some pearls. I am a wee bit disappointed that the small lace doesn't form a perfect circle when the fan is opened despite me trying very hard to align it. I cut into the black version of the white lace and popped a pearl brad in the centre for the bottom of the fan.Finished with some ribbon and pearls.
I love being in my crafty space! It's a place where I can make cards, paint, alter stuff and lose myself!!
If I manage to sell anything I've made the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Campaign.
I am a football fanatic and am a mad Liverpool FC supporter.
I've been tracing my family tree for the last 7 years (with one ancestry line traced back to 1605!) and this is another addiction.
I divide my time up doing all the things I like to do - crafting, genealogy, and playing bowls! I am lucky enough to have formed several friendships through my crafting and love being in blogland!
Honoured to be selected for this award- great talented artists here and to be picked amongst them once was amazing - four times is awesome!!!
But I don't do blog awards - thank you for thinking of me. x
THE CRAFTERS COMMANDMENTS
1. I will not stuff craft supplies in every corner of my house. 2. I will not keep 9 projects going at one time 3. I will not pick more buttons, lace or fabric when I have a ton at home 4. I will not let my crafting area look like a condemmed area 5. I will not attend craft shows just to get more ideas 6. I will not relegate the kitchen table to crafts 7. I will not stock up on more craft supplies just because they are on sale. 8. I will not go off on a tangent when anyone mentions import 9. I will not let my crafting distract me from fixing dinner. 10. I will not stay up all night crafting. 11. I will not save dryer lint, empty cereal boxes detergent scoops etc. 12. I will not buy every craft magazine I see. 13. I will not make promises I cannot keep ........ See you at a craft show.
All artwork, photos and text on this blog are copyright Viv Tomlinson. I hope I can inspire people the way others have inspired me but please do not attempt to copy or reproduce my work. I consent for my work for any challenges/swaps etc I enter to be copied and posted on the relevant site, but please do not put any of my images elsewhere.