Thursday, August 28, 2014

Temagami Sunset

ART PROMPT - #12 – Use old make-up

Temagami Sunset - make-up painting

So the prompt is to use make-up to make something creative!

When I pulled this prompt, I thought “I don't have any old make-up”. Well guess what?  Don't   I throw anything away!

I was a little worried about not having enough variety of colour, so I did a test of what I had.

It looked like sunset colours to me. Here's my inspiration photo.

I chose a 9" x 12" (140 lb) watercolour paper.

I started by applying tanning make-up as background and using an eyeliner for the trees.  The rubber end on the eyeliner worked great for spreading the black around. 

Lip gloss and eye shadow did the rest.

Make-up used for painting
Temagami Sunset - make-up painting

See you next time,


NEXT ART PROMPT - #12 – Add something from nature.


One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)

It's OK to finish or use a previously started project (UFO) as a starting point.

Make something creative.

Use any Media.

Blog about the project.

Pick another prompt once the project is done.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yes You Can Do it Sampler

Quilt Documentation # 163

More quilt documentation, this one from year 2000.

Yes You Can Do It Sampler
This quilt was started in 1999 for a guild project on how to make a quilt from start to finish.

The design was in a magazine at the time. Sorry, do not remember which.

The progession each month went like this: Fan Block, Pieced Block, Applique, Lattice and Cornerstones, Borders, Quilt Sandwich, Quilting, Binding, and Show & Tell.

Fan Block

Pieced Block



Borders & Binding

Happy Quilting


Quilt Name: Yes You Can Do It Sampler
Description: 3 x 3 pieced and appliqued blocks in lattice setting
Pattern: from magazine ???
Size: 40” x 40”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Maroon, green, white, gold
Construction Techniques: Applique, piecing
Back: cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Label: yes
Date completed: 2000
Maker: Terry Whyte

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Postcard Fun #3

Six Postcards for one little kit.

These postcards were all made using only a few scraps and couple of pieces of wool.
I posted about making up little postcard kits (see here) with the idea of only using the bits and scraps in the kit.

So here are the results of another fun day.

These are the scraps I used for all 6 postcards:

Scrap kit

Cards in order made:

What was left after making 5 postcards.

Scraps left after making 5 postcards

Decided to try one more:

Arranged tiny pieces and covered with tulle before quilting

Turned out to be my favourite and I entered it in the Englehart Post Card Exhibit.
It sold at the Open House.

Northern Forest

Linking up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday and The Needle and Thread Network WIP.

Happy quilting,