Friday, April 10, 2015

Creative Images April Meeting

Well, it’s back in the saddle I yam.  Been mostly gone and no one has come forward to say “Here’s the pics from the March meeting,” so I’ll just pick up with April’s meeting.  The exchange theme was “grunge” and Pat J did a great project of stamping on fabric, finally.  She was supposed to do that in January at the stamp camp, but her sister needed her in Rhode Island, in February Pat was sick, along with a lot of other members, and in March her sister’s husband passed.  I spent the greater part of March either getting ready to go visit friends and my sister, being there, or recovering.  I processed the pics from the club meeting and fell into a black hole of pics from St. Louis and Minnesota.  Had to stop working on those, but will do a post soon of the best of my trip. Clydesdales, any one?  LOL

Only five brought in grunge exchange cards.  Not a very popular theme, I guess. The first exchange card is by Cheryl B.  I took the picture but don’t remember if the big butterfly is a die cut or embossed.  Still pretty.

Ex-Cheryl B

Ella did this charming little blue bird, sponging around the edges to grunge it up.


On the left is the sponged graph card I made in St. Louis at my friend’s swap.  On the right is Pam’s die cut hello on top of her grunged up embossed white on white background.


Therese really got into the theme, smearing and dribbling on her stamped flowers. 


Those of us who accepted the challenge of stamping something on blocks of 1x4 wood blocks brought in their art work.  First, Cheryl B made this photo holder with a different moonlit scene on each side.

 Challenge-Cheryl B 1Challenge-Cheryl B 2

Pat R painted her block white and stamped SU’s Sheltering Tree on it.  The back side is almost identical.  Pam just bought that set which I will borrow.  hee hee

Challenge-Pat R 2

Therese made this little mermaid with shells, using lots of techniques and doll hair for the mermaid.  She was holding an octopus and had a sign, “She sells seashells . . .”

Challenge-Therese 1 

Pat J’s project was stamping on fabric.  Cheryl finished her lighthouse, like Pat’s  sample on the bottom right.  Mine is in the works with the blue tape and Pat R finished her apron with flowers.

For show and tell, Cheryl brought in the Santa ornament she is making a bunch of for Christmas gifts.

S & T-Cheryl M

That’s it for this month.  I’ll post again soon with pics of my travels.  Thanks for dropping by.

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