Monday, January 14, 2008

Arch page and winners

I have just completed my first arch page for a trade on Textiles challenges. 13 of us have signed up to trade one arch page a month. My first partner Carol R and she had put keywords of gothic, fantasy, nature and fairies. i decided to go with Gothic as my theme. She had expressed an interest in blues and purples and so i took a piece of fabric from my fabric painting course that i had done a few months ago. I printed 3D medium with a stamp i made for the central image and then I used embossing powders over the top and blasted it. I then stamped the clubs and painted the lace. I added beads and painted papers too. Then finally a binding. The main thing I did with this piece was I challenged myself only to hand stitch. I didn't use the machine at all, it was fun. I love the way it turned out. Hope Carol likes it.
Now as to the last post with the postcard give away, I wrote down all the names of the 6 comments and Ellie chose 2.
The two she chose were Lynda and Anna. I will post them off tomorrow.I will let Anna have the one she expressed a preference for.


Alis said...

Oh that is gorgeous. I'm sure Carol will love it.

Debbi Baker said...

What a fabulous arch page Carol!! I love it.

Purple Missus said...

Your arch page is wonderful and good on you for sticking to your challenge of handstitching only.

Give Ellie a big kiss from me for choosing my name.

Carol said...

Hi carol
I have just been having a closer look at my arch. I like all the seed stitching. I have not done any of that yet perhaps I might have the chance to try it out sometime. I think it is a very inspiring challenge which i think we can thank hannah for. I will let you know when it arrives

sharon young said...

Hi Carol
What a lovely piece, the hand stitching is beautiful and really sets off the arch. The dyed BG gives a lovely feel of a stained glass window as does the beading round the outside.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post, just hope I can make it into a PC now LOL