Monday, 4 February 2008

Reporting In...

I need a book of simple blog titles that cover all those flotsam type posts (like this one)!!


I had a fabulous arty weekend - the house work suffered a little (well maybe a lot) but I did cook and do the laundry so 2 out of 3 isn't bad, especially considering it was so hot and humid!! I was pleased with progress on Saturday and then yesterday I finished my copper mesh and heart postcards (see above), started experimenting on my February Journal quilt (colour!), did a bit of magazine stuff, finished an ATC trade for Sequana (no blog unfortunately but a great flickr album) and worked on my Cyber Fyber exchange postcard. I also started on some house themed ATCs for an exchange I've joined but not to the point where I can show any pictures.


And to make my little life complete (!!) I have joined the latest round of Kathryn Robertson's fabric inchie exchange. The colour is beige (and before you groan, Kathryn's interpretation of beige is lovely and wide, ranging from cream all the way through to strong cafe au lait) and I expect you will be reading about them for a while as I get back into inchie experiment mode.

After attending to domestic stuff tonight I am planning on unpicking all my stitching on my colour strips (see below) and starting again - I think I was just a touch too random last night with my FME and rinsaway (which didn't totally rinse-away to my disgust!). I'm happy with the level of colour but there is a lot that needs to be done to this before it is finished!!


This is the postcard I am working on for Susan Lenz (Cyber Fyber) - the base fabric is a deep purply pink silk to which I have ironed on a torn strip of Lumiere Olive painted vliesofix. I've stamped on top of both surfaces with black fabrico ink and text and swirl images. The fabric has been sprayed with Moon Shadow Glitz in gold and green (I'm addicted to these sprays!!) and then I stitched on some lovely rich fibres before adding Jones Tones glue and green foil to the middle section. I'm planning on finishing it with some sequins or beads. I think it looks more interesting in real life!

10 comments:

Carol said...

What a lovely selection of goodies Debbi,
Love the heart postcards.

Doreen G said...

Great post Debbi but why unpick the stitching on the strip piece--start again and then you can use the other piece as backgrounds for postcards.

Jacquelines blog said...

I love the cards Debbi!!!!

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful cards!

Cyber Fyber said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for mentioning CYBER FYBER! It's really exciting to see so many talented fiber artists working toward a fabulous exhibition next January. Thank you for being part of it!
Susan

sharon young said...

Hi Debbi
Lovely exciting post! I really like your CF PC it's looking great. Can you tell me what vliesofix is? and I'd love to know how you did those wonderful green swirls.
Just for the record I think the stripes are really eye catching and gorgeous colours, not sure about the B&W, but it certainly caught my eye when i opened your post.

Pat said...

Busy lady, beautiful stuff,

audrey h. said...

As always, everything is fabulous :o) My fave though are the heart postcards...love the gorgeous color on them.

Dianne said...

What a post full of lovely things!! I adore the heart cards!!

Jen Crossley said...

Just stunning as always Debbi love them all
Jen