Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Creative swap entry...


My entry into the latest Creative Swap in America hosted by the very hardworking and lovely Lenna has arrived and is posted on her blog. I am on the current post there, but my name is also in the side bar. If you scroll down and click on my name you can view everything that I have entered over the past two(ish) years. There are lots and lots of other work to look at too. it is worth popping over and taking a look.

I want to put it here too.. It is a theme that I have used before for my City and Guilds but it is a colour scheme and them that i never get bored of...
I took this picture outside but I am not sure it really does the colour justice. The background is fabric painted and some salt has been added to get a mottled effect. Machine embroidery is then added to the fabric. Using a combination if fabric manipulation and beading further detail is then added...I have some fabric that is pre-folded if sewn in a circle will then fan out and then stitched here and there to keep it in place.

The last few pictures do the colour a little more justice. I also used handmade felt which I had made a little while ago. Plus some heated/melted Tyvek, which is pretty weird to use, and stitched that down lightly as it is prone to cracking. Then some Angelina fibres which is created during a day class but I can not remember how!?

Anyway, I was pleased with the outcome and it survived the trip to America. I now just need to wait and see who receives my creation in the post.

I have been sent info about an ATC swap from a friend of mine in Australia so I will post about that at the weekend as it might be a good intro to these as they are very small and I only need 6 people to take part. I might need to send some details by snail mail for you but I will see if I can scan the pictures I have as they would be a good start to get the ideas flowing.

Many thanks to the new visitors to my blog since the weekend. Two of you do not have a way for me to reply to you which is a pity so maybe you could email me instead as I would like to reply.

Back tomorrow with some more goodies.

Take care

xx

10 comments:

Kitty said...

Blue and green are my favourite colours, so the colouring here appeals to me ... but the work is absolutely beautiful. I'm so impressed - well done you! x

FazendoArte said...

Great wor
lovely colors

cheers from Brasil

:)

summersadie said...

Beautiful.

twiggypeasticks said...

Really pretty. I love ATCs and take part in monthly swaps on papercrafters.
twiggy x

wonderwoman said...

that is just beautiful work! awesome.

xx

maggi said...

I just love the colours in this and so much texture.

fairychildheirlooms said...

wow! That's really neet!
:) Missy

Primrose Corner said...

Beautiful colours and textures. I like the subtle beading and folded fabric like flowers.

Fabric and Bags said...

Love these colours and the folded flowers are lovely!
Cheers
Anne

JuliaB said...

Hi Andrea. That's a lovely colour scheme and very pretty! x

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