Saturday, 14 May 2011

Apple Green and Forest Green ATCs

I'm not making a lot at the moment as there is too much going on what with visits, the exhibition in Peebles and the upcoming Loch Lomond Quilt Show to be in the right frame of mind to begin thinking about starting a new piece of work. I know that the time will come that new ideas will come to me as long as I just quietly let my mind go it's own way for now. In the meantime I can't do without some stitching going on so I'm concentrating my efforts on Artist Trading Cards and other small projects.

As a result I have already made the Colour Groupies ATCs for every month from now till August which is a satisfying feeling. Our colour combination for May is Apple Green and Forest Green and above is one of the cards. They are more or less identical apart from the vintage text. The background is one piece of fabric ironed onto Fast2Fuse, of dark green leaves, and I machine quilted the veins of the leaves with a slightly lighter green thread.

I added an inchie that had apple green as the predominant colour. The inchies were left-overs from another project where I covered a large piece of fabric completely with couched green yarns. The final touch was to bead around each inchie and glue on (using a Xyron) the text. On this card it reads: "all the trees are green". Lenna, Caryl, Debby and Tristan have all safely received their green cards so I could show it here too!


patricias fabric art said...

Do you have any books published as I would love to try making fabric atc's

Terri said...

Frieda, I think this ATC is fabulous! I love the "all the trees are green" theme, your stitching and especially the inchie. Well done!


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