Wednesday, 28 November 2007

A Work in Progress


Not much to report at the moment - I have been very busy with my non-creative (but still very fulfilling!) domestic responsibilities this week so have been doing more baking than sewing or stamping! I have also lost myself late at night when I should be sleeping in reading Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy which I originally bought for Zach but which I have lost myself in (on Zach's extremely insistent recommendation!). I don't normally read fantasy but these books are intriguing.

Anyway, I have good news to share - I received an email from Somerset Studio yesterday saying that I am being published in the Jan/Feb issue. That email is making me reconsider making something for submission on the current "Heroes" theme!

The scan at the top of this post is a "work in progress" picture of the silk fusion postcards I am making for an exchange with Sue Smith and Jhodi Bennett. Jhodi chose the theme silk so of course I had to use some silk fusion paper I had made in lovely autumnal colours. I have stamped in turquoise Neopaque ink using a very large Fancy Pants swirl/flourish image and added a vintage image printed on inkjet fabric sheets. I have washed the image with diluted Antique Linen Distress Ink and done some free motion stitching on the postcard. I am now awaiting inspiration for the finishing touches...

13 comments:

Doreen G said...

Debbi -congratulations on being published in Somerset Studio and also those postcards are fantastic.
Well Done

sharon young said...

Hi Debbi
Great news about the Somerset Studio, it's not a magazine I've had but it looks very exciting.
i love these post crds, they're really beautiful, just as they are. The colours are terrific, and the flow of the stitching with the image is just magic. Well done !! What's silk fusion?

ANDREA said...

Hi Debbi, the postcards are very nice, I love the colour combination. The stamping is so well done. And it looks as if the book you read is good, if it keeps you from going to bed...

Night Owl Designs said...

Hi Debbi - Congrats re. Somerset Studio. Fantastic news!

Myra said...

Beautiful cards! I know I keep saying this but your work really amazes me. Congratulations on being published, from what I have seen the world is in for a treat! :o)

Sue Smith said...

Hi Debbi,

Big congrats on Somerset Studio!!! You're postcards are gorgeous, can't wait to see in real life. xo

Natalie B said...

Congrats Debbi!!! Totally deserved :-)

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations Debbi On the latest issue of somerset and for Jan/Feb 2008.
You know Im a huge fan of your work
These postcards are amazing,the colour is stunning
Proud of you Debbi
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

Congratulations Debbi, must make sure I get that copy. Love the postcards

Keron Lee said...

WOOOO HOOO WELL DONE YOU!!! congrats Debbi - BTW - I adore the background colours of these peices -some of my favs! xK

Sue McGettigan said...

WIP looks gorgeous, of course! Congrats on the pub, that's always fun :)

kelsey said...

I join the chorus of congratulations for being published (again!!!) in Somerset Studio. It's one of my favourite things...read through the magazine and play "spot the Aussie", you never fail to disappoint! lol

Love the fabric postcards, mmmmmm, copper & aqua....gorgeous!

audrey h. said...

Debbi....this WIP is stunning. I love the gorgeous background colors that make the image even more striking and beautiful and stands out wonderfully :o)