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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

A little bit of sewing by Rachel

 Hello there! Rachel here today with my third and final installment from the February shows. This first piece gave me lots of joy in the making. I used a piece of calico and stamped on it using the main honeysuckle butterfly image in versafine ink. I then painted it using translucent paints and then I got my needle out and simply stitched around the outline of the flowers plus the stamens. I then added the ring and folded the extra fabric into the back and covered it with felt to make a small hanging picture.

This next piece was made using one of the wooden plaque/signs from the website. First I used gel medium to adhere one of the black and white papers to the plaque then stamped butterflies from the butterfly blush using pink ink onto card and then overstamped using the corresponding stamps from the just butterflies set before fussy cutting.

This final accordion card was made using all of the butterfly floral stamps each stamped in versamark on black card and set with white embossing powder and then roughly cut out and mounted onto black and white papers.

Hope you have a lovely day - I will see you next month!
Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful use of the butterflies. Just love the black & white ones
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  2. Beautiful cards, adore the plaque xx

  3. Three such varied creations Rachel and love the painting on to calico in those striking colours and love the outline stitching which makes it pop, and then the plaque with a wonderful background paper and the pretty pink stamped and fussy cut butterflies, and lastly that brilliant accordian card using more of these black and white papers and white embossed on to black images which is a very strong look. x

  4. WOW! to each piece, the stamping on calico blew my mind, it's gorgeous. Your cards are amazing quality.
    Faith x

  5. OMGosh Rachel, what wonderful designs, I love the stitched piece, that colours are wonderful, love them all though, Kate x

  6. Thanks so much are all very kind xx

  7. Striking works, very unusual. A lots of inspirations here. Your hanging picture is really stunning, fabulous work!


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