Thursday, November 01, 2007

6 Inch page swap

I decided not to miss out on FAF's page swap this time round, as I had joined too late . My first trade is with Alis and she asked for an Egyptian theme. I wanted to do something that looked as though it had just flaked off the tomb wall. So this is what I did.....I used the last of my tea dyed fabric and cut it into random sized strips. I wove the strips together and then bondawebbed it to the base. I then marked out the Egyptian woman with pencil and put a layer of organza on the top and FME'd it all. I then blasted with the heat gun and stitched by hand adding some beads. Now down the right hand side you will see that i added some colour wanting it to be like the tomb paintings, but the colour was too strong so I toned it down with white acrylic over the stitches.
Now Ellie May has not been cooperating and going to bed so well since it is so close to bonfire night and all the local thug/oh I mean children are setting off fire works ever 5 minutes! So I couldn't get on the machine this week so I hand stitched the edges and stitched on a plated cord around the top edge. I finished it off with a tag I made in the summer.
This is a little close up for you. Hope you like it Alis, I really had fun doing it. It's in the post in the morning.

13 comments:

Susan D said...

I love your Egyptian themed page, you've really caught the feeling of a tomb wall.

Carol said...

Fantastic Carol, I love this

Alis said...

Oh my goodness it is fabulous Carol.
I can't wait to hold it in my hand.
Thank you so much.

Purple Missus said...

No fair - I want this!! This is absolutely fantastic. I love what you have created here. You've given me even more inspiration for other dressels. How far you (well, a lot of us actually) have come in the last twelve months. This is brilliant Carol, you have really hit the spot with this one.

Jacquelines blog said...

I can only say the same: it is gorgeous Carol. Beautiful that colour!!!!

Dianne said...

Lucky Alis!! Fantastic.....

Dot said...

This is absolutely stunning Carol! Such beautiful work!!

Kim said...

It's just wonderful! You captured the 'flaked off the tomb wall' effect perfectly. Too cool! Great work!

Carol said...

Your Egyptian piece is fabulous Carol. I love it.

Homeleightigger said...

Wow Carol - just amazing. I could see what it was before I read what you had written - right on the button. Alis will love it! Val

Helen in the UK said...

WOW!!! This is fantastic - looks like it should be in the British Museum. Great effect :)

StegArt said...

Fabulous Carol.

Clevelandgurlie said...

Carol - this is one of the coolest pieces I have ever seen - and I mean that. What texture - what presence. Another poster hit the nail on the head - you captured "flaking tomb wall" spectacularly. Cudos on a job all too well done. I WANT THIS!!!!!!