Thursday, January 15, 2009

January card for Pat

Here is my January card for Pat, I wasn't sure what fabrics I wanted to use for this card, but while looking for something else I came across some organza in black and rust colours,
I had already decided to mirror image the design as shown here.

I placed a layer of dark grey, then black organza securing them with a little fusible webbing, I felt the black still looked flat so placed some bronze net over the surface,

I put a strip of fusible web down the centre and started cutting small snippets of orange and bronze organza , then pressed them into place
I added copper foil to the surface there was enough of the fusible showing to catch the foil, once more I cut small snippets of the rust organza and pressed again, for the white lines I used a soft silver thread as my whites were to bright.
I finished off by zig-zagging the edges. and adding a hint of Goldfinger to the outer edge.


Alis said...

I love it Carol. The colours work together so well and you always make such lush textures.

The Idaho Beauty said...

This is SO pretty...a very nice job.

Margaret Almon said...

It's like walking toward a gate, a secret garden--lovely!

Brianna said...

Great stuff! I love your blog! I just discovered it, but I imagine I will be back ASAP!