Saturday, May 12, 2007

Camilia

The theme on The Artists Muse this time is Spring of Creativity and is all about flowers.

Spring is my favourite time of year. I love the colours and the lush feel of the garden so I was really looking forward to this chapter.

The brief was to create a flower on a pieced, green background using 3 or more green fabrics and using any technique you like.

I started with a piece of green velvet on some batting and added strips of green silk and organza. I zig zagged the strips down and then stitched lines in straight stitch for more texture.


I cut 3 flower shapes from organza, sandwiched them between two sheets of water soluble film and stitched the edges and centres.
After washing the flowers and drying them I stitched them one on top of the other and sewed them to the background by beading the centres.

I love big showy blooms such as Camilias, Peonies, Sunflowers, Roses and Gazinias. All these flowers will lend themselves to this technique so I will have fun creating a fabric garden along with my more traditional one.


The piece measures 10inches square and the flower is 4 inches across.

11 comments:

Sue B said...

Fabulous Alis! Really like what you've done here. That background is terrific. Peonies are my favorite flowers.

StegArt said...

Wow I love this...that background is so cool and the flower just pops right off.

Joanna van said...

Alis, this is really lovely. I love this background

Homeleightigger said...

This is gorgeous Alis, very inspirational. Love the use of the water soluble fabric.

Purple Missus said...

This is really very good Alis. The flower is beautiful and I love what you have done with the background. Well done.

Annica said...

Wow! The flower is beautiful and the background is gorgeous! Well done!

Cellostitcher said...

This is just absolutely lovely. The flower is beautiful and so realistic and I love the background.

Micki said...

It is a lovely piece. Love the flower.

Kari said...

I love this, the stitched background is just beauty in itself. Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Kari x
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Angelcat said...

This is just beautiful!

Susan said...

Brilliant....and such lovely colors!
Susan