Monday, 19 April 2010

Skinny Pages for Trudi

This month for our regular exchange on the closed OhMyGothic Yahoo Group,I'm making skinny pages (4 x 8") for Trudi who left the choice of subject up to every individual artist so I felt free to play with abandon on her pages. Somehow I seem to have come up with a gypsy theme myself!
For one side I used a purple/green fabric-paper collage made some time ago and those purple flowers on the collage put me in mind of can-can dancers (don't ask me why?). So I started looking through my images and added a transparency from Alpha Stamps Iris sheet by stitching, positioning the dancer so that her flower hat ran into one of my flowers. I also added more flowers in the shape of transparent, self-adhesive flowers as well as gold self-adhesive embellishments.

I found the text printed out from some previous project where I had decided it was too large but it fitted perfectly on this page and reads: We're born Gypsies.

On the reverse page I also used a fabric-paper collage but this time one that I had scanned in to my computer and that I printed out on canvas. I stitched around the major outlines and added a fabric image in the bottom right corner. It came from Alpha Stamps Ophelia#2. The text came from the same source as the text on the other side and it was stitched on. Again I added self-adhesive embellishments including a transparent butterfly as shown.

Both pages were layered up with stabilizer (Timtex in this case) and were glued together and I also added zig-zag stitching around all the edges in matching colours on both sides.

4 comments:

trudi said...

Hi again,
Had to come and see them here too Frieda - they're beautiful. Thank you ! Love the images, theme, the transparencies are very cool!

Debby said...

I am loving Trudi's pages, gorgeous work. I need to get yours completed. Having a hard time with your theme, but I will get there.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

beautiful skinny page, Frieda! i love your fabric paper collage. : ) lenna

Maggi said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the dancer on the first side and that yellow on the second is so striking!

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