Cross stitch Alphabets …. for the words in your embroidery projects

By on 3-14-2012 in Christmas Patterns, Embroidery, Mixed Media, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

This alphabet was published in the McCall’s Christmas Iron On Transfers,Vol-II-1976. It is a smaller size and could be used throughout the year. Mother’s and Father’s day cards using embroidery floss, fancy recipe cards using a permanent marking pen are great ways of using these in mixed media. Little muslin samplers made into personalized ornaments and gift tags would be quick to do and give a personal touch in any season.

cross stitch alphabet

Vintage Steam Trains…..the last of the series

By on 3-11-2012 in Embroidery, Vintage, Vintage Patterns

More McCalls transfers from the Memory Lane book…the last of the trains. I love steam trains. They are such large black beasts, playing a large role in the Victorian period novels. Wouldn’t they look good on a pillow for dad on father’s day? How about a book cover or a fabric bag … it would be just for the man in your life.

vintage locomotives to embroider

vintage locomotives to embroider

Elvis remembered plus TODAY, a statement of the ‘now’

By on 3-05-2012 in Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media

Elvis …. when I saw these brushes on the Deviant Art site I had to create this card. I used an original background layer, changing the colour from green to ruby red in enhancements and layered the guitar and Elvis profile as well as other small brushes. Styles were also used for the brush stamps. I love how this card glows.


Love me tender, love me true…….a march down memory lane

Today, not yesterday, not tomorrow

TODAY …. live in the now, in the moment. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never happen. All we have is the right now …. TODAY. This card started as an original background, each letter was done on a separatae layer, the colour enhanced and then a drop shadow was added to each layer.