Thursday, 20 September 2007

Artchix Turquoise Scrap Contest

I received the oh so wonderful news that my piece Artchix Turquoise Nine-Patch has won this contest run by Artchixstudio, which means I can have a bit of a spending spree on this site, always a great pleasure. I'd already splurged on all their new goodies but now I also added those things which I did not order before as my order already exceeded the budget I'd set for it.

This was quite an unusual piece for me as it's a mixed media wallhanging. I used a lovely brown batik as a background which I ironed onto Fast2Fuse and I then divided the surface into nine using the Artchixstudio Turquoise Scrap as the border. I simply sewed this on. Was a bit nervous it would split but it is really strong so was great for stitching. I added inch shaped pieces of one of my fabric/paper collages in the spaces and added Artchix images from their collage sheets on top, alternating between vintage lady images and text. On 4 of them (with the text) I put a page pebble. I've really fallen in love with these which can be ordered from Artchixstudio. I have every colour they do and they are so gorgeous. They add a bit of colour but at the same time are see-throught. You can also seem them on my Alphastamp Mother Goose ATCs where I used the pink ones. On this piece the turquoise ones did the trick. As backing I ironed more batik fabric to the back of the Fast2Fuse and cut around the edges with a wavy edged rotary cutter.
To hang I made holes and set eyelets with my Crop-a-Dile. Wonderful piece of equipment, not sure how I managed before I had this. I added an Artchix brown ribbon. The finished piece can be seen above and a close-up detail at the top of this post.


Gunnels blog said...

I have read your nice blog for a while, you are doing so lovely works! I found your blog at Lennas blog. Tomorrow I ´ll beginn to her class: "Mini Art Quilts book", it will be so exciting!

Laura Krasinski said...

Oh Frieda congratulations!!! You talented wonder....


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