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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?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

aztec gold ~ courtesy of vicki welsh hand dyed fabrics

hello everyone ~ 

here is a finished project; the third in the series of what i can only describe as dream fabrics made by vicki welsh.  this piece is the gradient, "sundance!"  {love that name}.  of course, you will find more gorgeous combos on her etsy shop! {if you haven't already picked out a couple?!}
i let the good times roll and stamped this awesome fabric using the plethora of hand-carved stamps i've made, and a glowing, luminescent, lumiere paint by jacquard
this type of stamp is what i call a 'corner' stamp, which means i can rotate it to make a 'complete' design, {or not}:
and another version:
i also cut some strips form this same piece of gradient fabric  so i could add more creativeness putting it all together.   these strips will come in handy. 
and some perfect-sized, smaller stamps i will use on those strips:
i mixed up the paint colors... creating a custom color, using navy, purple, and a bit of aqua toned color to my stamping. 

i also chose a very geometric commercial print for a splash of pattern as well as color for a very 'aztec' look, too!
for quilting, i didn't want to 'overdo' on the main motif of this quilted runner ~  just a bit of an accent with the yellow thread, and lightly following the overall stamping  design with a purple thread in the other areas.

this is part of the beauty of hand-dyed fabrics, lovely eye candy they are, but once you cut them apart, and piece them back together... {different} beautiful things happen.  in this piece {seen above and below} i spot a luscious peachy-pink color popping out. it has a special glow {i'm tickled peachy about that}!  i didn't plan it at all...  that is such a great part of the fun of playing with vicki's gradients

 i also added a commercial batik in the outside border:
 a little bit wonky... and a whole lotta color!
did you know {or remember} you get free shipping in vicki's etsy store using the code LESLIESHIP.  Have you made sure you've left a comment on my initial post {here} for a chance to win some of vicki's versatile, gorgeous and creative gradients? {and a project made with her fabrics, from me?}  you have until this saturday, june 22nd.  winner will be drawn and announced sunday, june 23rd.

thanks for stopping by!


elle said...

Wow! That gets the creative juices running this morning. Stunning fabric and what a cool and creative use of your stamps, Les. You and Vicki are a great team!

HollyM said...

Beautiful! Love all the carved stamps!

Gill said...

Nothing else - just WOW!!!

Margaret Applin said...

You are BRILLIANT!!!!!! Love your stamps and what you did with them!!

annmarie said...

That is just gorgeous! And I love when you show how you did it. So many techniques I've never seen before. Thanks.

Jan said...

I had to come back and take a look at this post that I missed before. You make the coolest stamps! this is wonderful. I love Lumiere paints too. such fine work you continue to create!

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