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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

6 comments:

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