Sunday, January 7, 2007

White/cream and White/beige from Arlee



These were difficult colours for me to work with also as i usually do deep and dramatic or in-your-face :} They were quite a learning curve for me because of this.
Sara's is made from some of my leftover "fabric paper"--i handpainted with Lumiere the leaves and vines, then added sequins held by beads to each square, increasing the number per square and co-ordinating the colourways chosen by the group i'm. The eighth square has "wild card" colours: tiny stripey beads, and the ninth has gold for her to thank her for inspiring us all!






On Beate's, i did a hand sewn void(hole) on one and pin tucked the entire base fabric before i started embellishing. There's handstitching, silk leaves, buttons, bundled threads and scrunched lace. I left one square plain to show off the simplicity of the colour and tucks.

9 comments:

Judy Scott said...

these are so fabulous and so inspiring, Jude x

Helen Suzanne said...

lovely lovely pieces Arlee

Sara said...

arlee, they're fabulous!!!

Sara said...

i wanted to say that i love the increasing number of sequins, such a nice idea! and the painted leaves are fabulous!

Dotee said...

Arlee - these are so beautiful! You have done a great job. Love the sequins, and the painted leaves too.

Alicia said...

beauty! beauty!

Miss Frugality said...

The sequins are fab!I like the way they are both decorative and practical(like a code to put them in their proper sequence)

arlee said...

Thank you all for your kind words!

Dianne said...

Love the painted leaves. These are gorgeous Arlee.