Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Sunrise at Happyland Castle

Hello. Famous shed builder and Queen of Tightwad Towers has once again produced another stunning work of art. All the materials used are scraps and the frame is an old one painted in a funky plum colour to give it a new lease of life. Machine and hand stitching was used to add detail to the fun folksy design. 









Another one done. I'm pleased with it. I chose a darker colour for the frame because a white one would have made it look wishywashy.

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

45 comments:

  1. Really, really fabulous! You did it yet again! JanF

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  2. Absolutely love that. You're so clever!

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  3. I absolutely love your work of art. They get better and better.

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  4. That is lovely and such a good way to use up scrap material and reuse frames. I love it!

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  5. It's great. You must have bags of patience!!

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  6. Ditto every comment above. You are an inspiration, Ilona.

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  7. I love the detail its brilliant.

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  8. You're getting better every time. Love the setting sun and the 1918 touch.

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    1. Hi. 1918 was the year my mother was born.

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    2. Neat! (As we older Americans say!)

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  9. Another beauty! I used to do a lot of needlework; you're inspiring me to give it a long overdue go! Love the sun!

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  10. Can I ask if it is all hand sewn? The patchwork looks like machine zig zag.
    It really is stunning.

    You have inspired me, I have some canvasses that due to the sun, the picture has faded. I thought about repainting them, then I thought about covering them in wall paper. I may do some patchwork and put a design on top.
    But I don't think they will compete with yours.

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    1. Hi. The patchwork is zigzag machined in three different shades of green. I did start couching it but was having problems making neat junctions where two lines met, and it was going to take ages. Using the machine was quicker and easier, and I think, looks just as good. The wavy lines in the sky are machined, all the rest is hand stitched. I made it easy for myself by using fabric that doesn't fray for the trees, sun, and castle.

      Yes, have a go. You can paint over the top of the canvases, or glue on patchwork fabric pieces with PVA glue if you want texture. Or you could scrunch up tissue paper and glue that on to give it more texture, then paint over the top of it.

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    2. PS. You don't have to compete with mine, whatever you do will be your own creation.

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  11. Wonderful!
    It looks great!

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  12. It is wonderful. I love it!
    J x

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  13. Absolutely wonderful. I admire your imagination - and your patience.

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  14. You have confidence. Natalie

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  15. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL ! You should illustrate children's books !

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    1. Hi. I'm no good at drawing or painting, but I like playing with fabric.

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    2. There is a wonderful children's book author named Debbie Clement who illustrates her books using her quilts. just google her name...by the way, I loved the sun in your picture!

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  16. You see everything is vibrant colour. I think that's marvellous. It reflects your life and what your giving to the blog. Great skilled work. I love it.

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  17. That's amazing I wish I had your talent.

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  18. I agree with everything above! SueM

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  19. Love it Ilona. That would have pride of place on my wall.

    Joan (Wales)

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  20. Fantastic!!! I love how something beautiful can be created from scraps :-)

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  21. How wonderful... it has great character... I love it Ilona!!

    Jo in Auckland,NZ

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  22. Oh, Ilona, it's wonderful, clever girl! Lots of detail, texture and colour.
    Have a fab day
    Fi

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  23. onlyjo here agreeing with all the comments above - it's just lovely , amazing! so much talent. x

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous. The intricate detail is wonderful, you certainly put some work into these pics. I wouldn't have the patience,but I admire this type of artwork.Must be so satisfying to look at your finished product on the wall.You are certainly going to have a great collection to show or even sell one day.I bet people would pay good money for art like that!
    Jan

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  25. Ilona, it is just beautiful! I have recently started crazy quilting to use up the scraps of material I could not part with. I am having so much fun!
    You are truly talented. Great job!
    Lisa in Miami

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  26. This just makes me happy! Lovely work you do Ilona! KarenV

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  27. I love this little bit of artwork that you did, Ilona! It is just fabulous. I would display it with pride. Mary Jane in Canada.

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  28. This is absolutely brilliant - so full of joy, I love it !!

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  29. Beautiful you really Have a talent x

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  30. Beautiful and what cute little cat knick knacks:)

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  31. Totally charming and original.

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  32. Fabulous art work and imagination. I love the Rising Sun and the Rose bush by the door!

    Linda xx

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  33. This is yet another brilliant piece of art. I like how the fabric scraps look like flower gardens. To quote you from a more recent post, "Let me know when you have finished with [it]." Yes, I thought that commentor's post was most ridiculous. I say that to people all the time and they never take any offense to it; they take it as a compliment.
    You are really an inspiration.
    Good luck with the Shed of the Year. Yours is prefect. And I love how you decorated it, too.

    Giselle,
    Cape Breton Island, Canada

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