WARNING!!! THIS POST WILL BE VERY PHOTO HEAVY!
I mentioned back in July that I have picked my tatting up again. Haven't tatted in years, but I discovered needle tatting...and it is SO much easier to do than shuttle tatting (at least it is for me!) I have also made a few cards, but put some of them in the mail before photographing them. I did make a card today to share with you. My youngest grandson will be turning 3 soon, so I made a card specially for him.
I cut this card out with my Cameo and flattened off the bottom of the card so that it would stand up. I ran the front side of the card through with a Spellbinder embossing folder, then inked the edges with distress ink. The little robot is a stamp from My Mind's Eye. I colored him with Copics, then added a touch of glossy accents to his shoes and "claws". I cut him out and used foam tape to adhere him to the card. The banner is one that I just cut out after I stamped the sentiment. I added it to a little pole for the robot to hold and used some pop dots to hold it on the card. I think it turned out really cute...not to sure he'll care at all, but I do like it! LOL!
Now...the following photos are just a few of the 24 ornaments that I have completed thus far. Some of the designs are patterns I found online and quite a few of them are patterns that I just made up as I went along. I love how they all turned out.
This first ornament is tatted with one of my own designs (since I didn't write it down, I probably can't duplicate it!) The ornaments are about 3 inches in diameter. This is two shots of the same ornament so that you could see the top and bottom of the ornament.
This next one is also a pattern that I designed. This ornament and the one above are rich purple even though it's difficult to tell from the photos.
The next ornament (top and bottom both pictured) were tatted using a pattern from Robin Perfetti for the top of the ornament. It tats up very quickly and fits perfectly over the top of the ornament. For the bottom of the ornament, I used a pattern found here which is a pattern by Orsi.
This next ornament is also one of my designs...and I think perhaps it might be my favorite!
The last one I have to share with you was made using the same two designs I used in the blue ornaments above except that this time I used blue thread and put the designs on silver ornaments
As you can see, I've really been quite busy...so forgive me for not posting more often. I'll REALLY try to post more often (and get my cards photographed before I mail them out!)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...