Friday, May 04, 2007

Pressy and Padfolio for Angela

Look at the lovely gift I was sent this week. It was from Val Thomas. I have been helping her to develop a header and pictures for her blog. This photo does not do it justice as the flash has taken a lot of the colour out, it has hand dyed fabrics in yellows, red-orange and a range of blues and purples. I totally love it and was gob-smacked to recieve such a generous gift. I am going to hang it somewhere in the house, I haven't quite worked out where yet.


This is a padfolio i made for a swap with Angela of The adventures of Angelcat blog for a swap on FAF. She chose Orange, which i find a hard colour to work with, but I enjoyed working with a colour I would not ordinarily choose. I decided to work in my technique for the FAF monthly challenge too, which was working with metal. I have never tried annealing so I had a go with a piece of copper. I managed to get some nice patterns and a bright orange colour. I then embossed it with an old biro. The fabric for the padfolio came from a pack of hand dyed cottons that Gillian had sent me. I then painted a nappy liner with acrylic and ironed it on in stripes. I then hand and machine stitched hearts on tho the surface and printed over with orange acrylic and irridecence, using a heart stamp.
Here's the finished piece. I really liked it and Angela had said she does too, so Bargain !!!!

7 comments:

Sue B said...

Carol this padfolio is gorgeous! Nicely done! And lucky you to get that fabulous gift.

StegArt said...

Yep, I agree, the padfolio is great and I really like the metal work on it. What is a biro?

Micki said...

The wall hanging is gorgeous and your padfolio is great. Love the metal hearts.

Purple Missus said...

Wonderful Carol. I love the metal hearts. These padfolios have really struck home with you haven't they?

Shirley Goodwin said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Carol. It's fun to work outside our "comfort zone" with colours we don't normally use. Well done!

Homeleightigger said...

I love the metal heart designs on the front Carol, really scrummy and tactile. Gorgeous!

Dianne said...

What a wonderful gift from Val. Love the padfolio!!!