Wow! I actually made the deadline! Brilliant... I have overcome the first hurdle and the weekly challenge can continue! (Check out last weeks page).
This week I wanted to do a time capsule page, a snapshot of a particular day, as these are a staple of paper based journalling.
I cheated a little by using a background piece I had quilted to look like a notebook for a previous project - But I'm letting myself get away with it! I then took a selfie and set about asking myself some questions.
The main hurdle to creating a page like this is being able to write all of the text without having to hand-stitch it all (which would take weeeeks). I got around this problem by using several different text techniques which sped things up considerably!
I used felt applique for the 'Friday' lettering, rubber stamps for the '19.Feb', embroidery thread and hand embroidery for the categories. The most effective is the answer text which I typed out on my battered 1950s typewriter, scanned and printed onto transfer paper and ironed in place.
You can get much more information on these techniques on my post '5 Ways to Add Text to Fabric'
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.