Monday, 24 March 2008

Mixed Media Monday - "Bright Colours"

Last year I participated fairly regularly in several of the online weekly challenges - Wednesday Stamper, Think Monday Think ATC, Gothic Arches, Inching Artists and Mixed Media Monday, but somehow this year I just haven't got back in the swing of them. I think it is because I am committed to several monthly fabric projects and they are taking up so much more time.

Anyway I regularly have a quick look at the challenges to see what the current themes are and this week at Mixed Media Monday it is "Bright Colours" - right up my alley (except for when I am working more vintage style!). So the felted ATCs that I finished last night are my offering for MMM this week.

In the picture at the top they are scanned on top of the most beautiful piece of dyed silk and in the picture at the bottom they are on top of a lovely metallic embellished scrunchy fabric - both are from an inspiration pack I bought in Esperance late last year. I really don't think I am going to be able to force myself to use either of them ...except as a scanning background. I always find it interesting to see how much the background affects the look of the finished item, hence the two pictures (and yes I can clearly see that the orange overwhelms the ATCs which are fairly yellow in real life).


PS I can really see why the felt trend is so big now - quite apart from the fun of making the felted surface, doing the hand stitching into the felted ATC was so relaxing and so much easier than normal hand quilting/stitching. Getting out my embroidery threads felt good too - some in my thread baskets and boxes go back decades!

29 comments:

Jean said...

These are lovely!!

ColourMyWorld said...

These are just gorgeous, I'm in love!!!

Sue Smith said...

These are absolutely fabulous, Debbi!!!! I looooove the orange/pink combo of course!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Debbie this is stunning. So great work. Love it.

fatmasplace said...

i love this colour combination. wonderful

Kelly said...

lovely ATCs!

bastelkueken said...

This is so stunning and perfect

Jacquelines blog said...

The colours are really lovely!!!

Ananas said...

These are just perfect!!!!

Jacky said...

Your felted and fabric ATC's are beautiful Debbie... love that orange!!!

aino said...

Beautiful!

barnie said...

Debiie your feltet ATCs are really wonderful, love the colours.

Rosie said...

These are beautiful! They'd make a fab wall-hanging and I have a great spot for them... just kidding. Very inspiring!

truutske said...

I love your work.
So beautiful colour.
Very very nice.

artisbliss said...

Well you know I can't resist this color combination. These are wonderful. I have fabric in my stash I can't bear to use, too. I just get it out to gloat over it from time to time.

Kay said...

Very pretty. And I don't really think the orange is overwhelming; it just gives a different look.

~*~Patty said...

WOW, absoulutely glorious! I am trying to not get bitten by the felt movement too, but you are sorely tempting me here with the lovely ATCs :)

Gillian said...

Beautiful colour combo you chose , love the look of these felt and fabric atc's, good to see you back Debbie:)

Hella said...

They are nice! Love the colours and the fabrics you used

Elaine cooke said...

Yes I can see how the felt trend adds a new softer light on your decorating.From Elaine Cooke

Kim H. said...

Gorgeous - what wonderful textures too!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful colors....

Barbara Hagerty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! They are wonderful!!

filetta said...

WONDERFUL ! Bravo

Jen Crossley said...

Gorgeous Debbi
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

These are fabulous Debbie. I love the dash of magenta with the orange, gives it the wow factor.

Casey said...

Ohhh, I love your color choices! These are just yummy!

Eva said...

Beautiful great colours!!

AztecMichelle said...

Debbie, these are great. I just can't image stitching being relaxing, though!
Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia
http://aztecmichelle.wordpress.com/