Friday, September 26, 2008

In the nick of time

I signed up for a 5" quiltie swap on Unlimited Textiles as there was no theme I thought it would be easy, wrong.. I changed my mind so often I almost ran out of month, so in the end I decided to go with what I am comfortable doing, calico and lots of paint, not a soft little quilt, but something reflecting my style, I hope Sandy likes it

I was also making a card for Doreen from Calendar Girls I made one early on in the month with an acetate design and the verse printed over the top, a foiled background and I was very happy with it, I put it on the side ready to pack, but something wasn't right, then realised the word surely was spelt surley, :)
This card is painted calico with gilded acetate stitched on top and molding paste applied around the edge and on top of the lace flower, I used my favourite colour of the moment, olive green Lumiere and interference violet


sharon young said...

Lovely pieces Carol and how right you were to stick to your style as you do it so very well. I just love the embossed effect you've created on the flower, it's very different.

Doreen G said...

I love it--love it --love it.
I can't wait to see it in the flesh.

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous work Carol - was good to read the techniques involved! Looking forward to the workshops too - I need my repetoire expanded!!

Alis said...

Great pieces Carol, they will be loved I am sure.

I found not having a theme really difficult too.

Heather said...

These cards are beautiful Carol. I am relatively new to mixed media and am hoping to learn a lot more about it from Maggie's book which I have just ordered. I have quite a few of the materials and products but it is remembering what does what, and what goes with what which I find difficult. I like experimenting and finding out for myself 'what if', but it would be nice to actually know what I was doing!

Helen Suzanne said...

love the piece for Sandy :D