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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Soul Blossom No. 2 ~

Here's the base fabric, embellished.
I'm hoping these photos show the textures a little bit more than before.  And I neglected to mention in the earlier post, about using punchinella too.  I bought some of it awhile ago... (forgot where I put it--lol) so it was fun to rediscover it! (always an upside?!)  I have it in circles, stars, hearts, and squares.  So the pictures below and above show some of the round and square shapes I applied in a blue lumiere paint from Jacquard.
The foiling was done in aqua and lime green colors, and then I free-cut a real basic flower shape. The photo is a bit washed out with the flash going off...
For the flower center, I fused two batik fabrics together, and cut it into a free-hand circle, and then fringed it. Fusing the two fabrics to Steam-a-Seam helps the fabric have more body, and I like that added dimension. 
And, I love the bright red spot of color as contrast to the aqua turquoise blue green tones of the flower. I had added the other little dotted fabric center to the red, but later decided to use the Liquid Pearls.  Next time I won't bother with it. 
To help the flower's center 'stand up' a bit, I stitched underneath it, and lifting up the red fabric's pieces, I just catch a little bit of it, so it puckers slightly, and helps the center piece to have more dimension.
 Then it was time to add Liquid Pearls, which I built up with three different colors in lime green, leaf green and a light champagne color.
 I added leaves, to the outside as well.  
The edge is finished with a zig zag, after adding the leaves, which have also been ever-so-slightly embellished with some leftover trimmed fabric from the flower.
This is Soul Blossom No. 2.  Hindsight tells me I don't like the shape of the leaf on the left... wish I had noticed it slipped before I sewed it on.  I may have to take it out and re-do the placement, as it does bother me.
Anyway!  Onward and upward!  Thank goodness it's Friday.  It's been a long week.  Time to get in the garden, and do some house cleaning.

What are you doing this weekend?  

Joining Studio JRU Today.  

Check out her beautiful art piece and the Linky party of others, today, and be blessed!

XXOO Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

9 comments:

Cindy said...

I am amazed at what you can do with cloth! Lovely and inspiring!

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful and I love that you made a flower shaped quilt adn not just a flower on a rectangular quilt. You are so clever and talented too.

Alecia said...

That is really lovely. I love the added dimension that you gave it. Your very talented!!

elle said...

These are great photos, Les. I was hanging out with the grand kiddies at the children's museum today so tomorrow they can hang out with me in the yard. Yippee, spring is starting to push summer!

Jenni C's said...

i love the way you create with Fabric, i am going to try quilting soon...and then i am going to have to come and spend some time on your blog.....you make things look easy..

Marsha said...

Beautiful work, as always. As for the weekend, we are taking my 92-year-old father-in-law out for his birthday today. For Mother's Day, DH and DS are grilling for me and helping me plants some flowers in the garden.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Amazing! So, so pretty. Love all the layers and textures and patterns and colors. It all just comes together in such a wonderful way. Thanks for sharing my art piece! You are too sweet! :)

Jennifer said...

This is so very beautiful, Leslie! Amazing how you create with needle and thread :)

Sandy Wamble LMT said...

Love all your choices of fabrics, paints, layers and stitching Leslie, you really do make it look so easy.

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