Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Trees

This week's theme at Wednesday Stamper is trees. I am going through a bit of a "country" phase at the moment so I have made myself a little homely wall quilt to celebrate this theme (it is also to address the Take it Further challenge this month of change but more on that later...).

Unfortunately I don't like the fact that I managed to sew the canvas centrepiece on crooked so I will be making some changes before this can be considered really finished. In the meantime, it is my entry for this WS theme. I cut a naive tree stencil (just using scissors and a hole punch with a sheet of acetate) and used it initially as a stencil and then I painted the back of it and used it to get a rough print. I've used a sheet of canvas for this piece and there are a variety of colouring mediums involved and a lot of background texture and text stamps. Lots of little buttons sewed on for fruit and a bit of quilting used glittery thread.

Fun to do!

13 comments:

Elaine Cooke said...

Quite original,Debbie The Stamp Tree. You should check out my money tree www.myberrytree.com/bt55134

Myra said...

Debbi - I always like to click on your pictures so I can see a larger picture and enjoy all the detail you incorporate in your work. This tree piece is wonderful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow what a gorgeous tree. Looks great.

sharon young said...

I love the BG on this piece Debbi, there's such a lot going on there, yet it all looks so beautifully harmonious. My favourite type of artwork!! and the tree just looks brilliant. How clever of you to scan it on the check fabric, really brings out the 'country' flavour.

Purple Missus said...

I didn't really notice the wonkiness until you pointed it out Debbi.
Could you not make a bit of a feature of it somehow to tie in with the naive theme?

Purple Missus said...

Also meant to say that I really like it. Have always had a thing for the 'country' look.

Patti G. said...

Debbi,
first this is wonderful! I love the look and the tree is awesome, the stitching the background touches! Your art draws me in! <3
And might I add, I am thrilled to bits that you joined into the banner swap on group! HURRAY for me, as I am in that swap and will have the opportunity to have a piece of your art first hand! :0)
Hugs,Patti

Marsup said...

Wowww! Very beautiful! Very nice work for the background!

artisbliss said...

This is adorable! "Country" is a cute style. Love the red buttons.

Danielle D said...

Ooh, I love this - the stencilling/painting effect is awesome, and I love the red buttons.

Manja said...

What a lovely idea with the buttons, wonderful!

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Jo Wholohan said...

i LOVE this tree deb, gorgeous!!!!