Saturday, 6 February 2010

Skinny Pages for Caryl

At the moment I'm thinking hard about another quilt design and while I'm letting my subconscious brain struggle with the different trains of thought my conscious one is getting to grips with other tasks that need doing such as making another set of Skinny Pages. We make these for another participating artist every month and Caryl is my partner for February. She is also a member of our Colour Groupies so I know her tastes quite well by now. She chose the theme of dreams for her Skinny Pages, requested a vertical orientation and dream-like colours. Just the thing for a day lost in low, grey cloud and mists!

I discovered a piece of silk that I had painted many moons ago using Javana metallic paints, in pink, purple and silver and used that for the background of both pages. I ironed these onto Fast2Fuse and then started leaving through my Alpha Stamps collage sheets to see what I could come up with for the dream theme.

On page 1 (at the top of this blogpost) I have added a dream-like fabric image from Alpha Stamps Cinderally & The Birds sheet, and I stitched it on with a silver thread and zig-zag stitching. I added a left-over strip of gold fabric and added a purple transparent ribbon as well as 3 silver self-adhesive rhinestones. To the right-hand edge I added a piece of painted transparent fabric. At the top the bird comes from the Alpha Stamps Cinderella Borders sticker sheet and a self-adhesive butterfly in just the right colour was also added. Finally the vintage text:"A dream itself is but a shadow" was glued on and a blue button was sewn on at the bottom.

On the other side I added another dream-like image, this time from Alphastamps Over the Garden Wall fabric collage sheet, and added the roses (torn into 2 pieces) from the Alpha Stamps Roses#2 sticker sheet. The words came from a bought transparency and I simply cut them out and sewed them on. A self-adhesive butterfly was the finishing touch and this as well as the fabric silk background unites the 2 pages. They were sewn together around all the edges using silver thread and a zig-zag stitch.


Maggi said...

My goodness, that is marvelous! The colors are perfect for dreaming and I love the images you used. She is going to go nuts over this!

Debby said...

Hi Frieda, your pages for Caryl are so dreamy. Really gorgeous!

Lenna Andrews said...

What a beautiful page, Frieda! I love the Cinderella & birds image from Alpha Stamps. Caryl will love this!

Ati. said...

They are both lovely. I wish I could see them "live".

carylsrealm said...

I LOVE it Frieda! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Karen Owen said...

Wow! Frieda, these are beautiful. The colors are yummy.


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