Saturday, 24 October 2009

My October Calendar Girl Postcard

This month's Calendar Girls inspiration was a bit tricky for me (see below for the Alphonse Mucha image we were using as inspiration) and I couldn't see past the circle element so I decided not to beat myself up about it and to just go with it! I've appliqued hand-dyed silk in orange and lime green to a piece of dyed muslin and then couched fibres and stitched and beaded until I was happy with the result! And yes the half circle is as wonky as it looks on screen as I really wanted it to look a bit free-form (although maybe not quite so...)

PS I've been away a lot with work, had family visiting and then had some computer issues, hence the blog hiatus! Plus I've been reading lots of escapist books...

5 comments:

Sue McGettigan said...

I love your interpretation of the image, just perfect!

Aussie Jo said...

Great interpretation, the beading is very effective.

Jenxo said...

beautiful debbi, i love the wonky....

Dianne said...

Because I love anything in the round, I love that you have taken that element for your design. You do wonderful postcards.

Nic Hohn said...

I love your halo, I love that it is wonky and I love your bead work. Its a special piece Debbie.