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 !!!!