Saturday, January 27, 2007

Play Day Today




I had a great day today! I played with melting felt first. I layered the felt with lots of bits and pieces, covered it with netting, did some FME, then zapped it with the heat gun. It came up quite nice, with lots of crunchy bits and lots of raised areas with some good colours popping out. I then rubbed some green and purple Treasure Gold on the raised areas. This was the challenge for the Textile Challenges Group.



Then I grabbed some fabric that has been sitting in my cupboard for a VERY long time!! I cut it into squares and sewed them together. The first photo is how it started out, the second photo is how it has finished up. It took forever!!!! But I'm really happy with the end results. (Looks better than it does in the photos).
















16 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, Dianne, I can see that you have had a really fun playday!

Sue B said...

That first piece is pretty cool. I can't believe how much that fabric changed by cutting it up into smaller squares! I love how it ended up - what are you going to do with it?

Bente said...

How fun you must had today :-)
I realy love the melted piece, and the the other came out wonderful by cutting them up........

StegArt said...

Yay, play day. There's nothing better! (Did you notice those first three words rhyme?) I've been wanting to try out the layering, burning away type of thing. But I think I'll have to wait until the weather is nicer, don't want all those smells in the house. Your's turned out great..what will you do with it?

Dianne said...

I loooove to burn, very cool and interesting piece.
That quit was woth all the work you did on it. I wasn't crazy on the material but when you did all that stitching it looks stunning now.. Your artist talents are flying high girly you rock...

Emmy said...

A real play day it turnd on very great I love the burnt piece and the other fabric is very great to use in an other wonderful piece you wil make

Chriss said...

Oh, you did have fun today!! Love the first piece, especially. Love melting felt... love melting anything actually. Bit of a pyro. ;)

Vicki said...

You sure know how to play! Love both pieces.

MargaretR said...

What a good day you have had. Isn't it a lovely feeling?
I love both works, so different.

Doreen G said...

Now that's my kind of play day Dianne--Can I come and play with you----if my Mum will let me?

Deb H said...

Don't you just love it when a play day turns out so well?

Karin said...

Oh, love the melted piece and it´s amazing how the fabric changes when cut in smaller pieces.

Jo Wholohan said...

your work in just stunning!!!
Would love to do a 1-4-1 with you anytime if you are interested and swapping :))

Gypsy Purple said...

You did well today and I can see you had a lot of fun
Chamara

Zaz said...

fabulous work - I really love the texture of the top one ! but then I also like the clean simple design and colours of the lower one too ! great day you had!

Linda said...

That melted fabric is gorgeous! Love the yummy colors. and the quilt is just lovely. Beautiful work, Dianne.
Peace-
Linda