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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?
Showing posts with label Soul Blossom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soul Blossom. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Soul Blossom No. 3 ~

Soul Blossom No 3 ~  for some goofy reason, typing that just reminds me of the song "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain When She Comes!" We used to love to sing that song!
And this is the flower center, using more Liquid Pearls dimensional paint.  I like this flower center the best ~ so far!
I wanted to change up the petal shape, just for fun.  Of course, this has caused other ideas to pop into my head.  Perhaps some other shapes, too.  Stars, anyone?  A giant heart?  Maybe a personalized name, word or letter?  Oh my... 'she's comin' round the bend' and I'm not talkin' about a train, but I am a whistlin' ideas round in my head!
I'm going to give this Soul Blossom No. 3" away ---  as part of the Quilt Raffle for "Rowan The Fighter" too.

What do you think?  Would you like to win one of these? I'm hoping so...


And... I am going to add in several other items I've made, too, as well some 'brand new' embroidery cd's never opened... items from the shop...  As I gather my thoughts, and think about the whole project, I get more excited!  I hope you are too!

Stay tuned... details coming over the weekend for Rowan's Quilt Raffle and Giveaway! 
Blessings ~
XO 
Leslie

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!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

From A Wall Flower...

to a SOUL Blossom~
Basic recipe:
--- fabric base (hand dyed gone astray!)
--- paint (acrylic and fabric types)
--- stamps (pick your favorites)
--- stencils (more is sometimes just... MORE!)
--- foil (Jones Tones) or whatever you have on hand
--- stiff interfacing (I used Timtex)
--- accent fabric for flower center--I just free cut it
--- quilt it all together (FMQ)
--- trace and cut out shape
--- back with card stock paper; (I used my UHU glue stick) and trim paper to fit the fabric shape previously cut
--- finish all outer edges with a zig zag stitch 
--- back the finished piece with a ribbon hanger and a dab of glue



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