Saturday, September 13, 2008

ATC Challenges

I love the challenge swaps on Textile Challenges.
Granted, I don't join every one but I really like the way you are made to think with them.

The first ATC was "O is for......"
I thought of all sorts but after finding this little piece of silk that I had painted some time ago it hit me!
I'm really not sure what sort of silk it is. It was a creamy colour and was quite thick. It was just a small piece in a packet labelled "Slub Silk.
Anyway I decided to stamp a paisley type pattern on it. With some bright seed beads " O is for 'Ot and Spicy" was born.
This ATC went to Anne Marie.

The second one was rather tricky. It had to be embellished with sequins. I don't have a lot of sequins, most are flower shaped and I didn't want to do floral for this one.I had a good shuffle though my goodies and came up with two
strands of sequins, on silver one gold.

Another search resulted in finding a piece of calico that I had painted with layers of texture medium, acrylic paints and gel medium. I had stamped on it and written a prose that Roger had written ages ago all over it. I wasn't happy with my writing so the fabric was at the bottom of a drawer.
I had some fabric over from the burnt nappy liner work I had been doing and cut it into a star shape. And there was a shooting star ready to blaze its way to Jan Lewis (I can't find a blog or website for Jan, but if you know of one please let me know) .

7 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful ATCs!

Dayna said...

you did good with the challenge. Sometimes a challenege is hard and at other times they seem to just flow right out of your head. Lovely pieces.

Linda D. said...

Ooh these are gorgeous!!! Almost makes me want to go and make a couple of ATCs, even though I haven't done any for ages!!!

Carol said...

Hi Alis. Thankyou for your comment. You must have your muse back as you are very prolific at the moment. I will need to pull my finger out. I am at the craft fayre at Rosemoor next weekend so am busy making ear rings this week. I may get time to do some sewing.I dont want to get behind with my challenges. May see you at Rosemoor first day is Friday.Love your work especially the colours

Carol said...

Hia Alis, this is lovely lovely work. Glad we are keeping you happy! Here is Jan's blog addy, she has been busy lately so hadsn't updated for a while!
http://cre8ivethreads.blogspot.com/
Love Carol t

meanderingmuse said...

These are gorgeous Alis - O is for 'Ot indeed hahaha, lovely..great pieces of work - your sense of colour is just wonderful :).

Homeleightigger said...

Absolutely beautiful ATCs Alis - gorgeous colours too. When you are not too busy (!) would you consider swapping ATCs with me?