Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finally Finished!

Way back in the beginning of February, I accepted a challenge put forward by my fiber art traders group. We were to make a collage to donate to Collage Mania 2009. Collage Mania is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Artists donate 8x10 inch fiber art collages and they are sold to raise the money. I blogged about a major block I was having working on the pieces (I was planning to make 2) back in February, on my other blog.

Well I finally finished the second one last night, and have submitted my photos for the sale.

The first one is called Kaleidoscope Cat:
I made this using a black kona cotton background, with raw edge applique of squares of assorted hand dyed fabrics. I quilted over the entire surface with a shimmery specialty thread. The cat silhouette was cut from a page of freehand Sharpie ink doodles. Seed beads to match the hand-dyes were sewn onto the black background.

The second collage is called Leaf Study:

A batik leaf printed fabric was appliqued on top of a hand painted leaf fabric. (the painted leaves are a sort of metallic look, which does not show well on the photograph.) I machine quilted around some of the hand painted leaves with a golden thread. Red and gold Joss paper was torn into leaf shapes, and applied to the background with Golden gel medium. My favorite leaf shaped beads were sewn on as an embellishment, and I couched some yarn on using green embroidery floss in a cross stitch.

Ha, now that I am finished them and they are submitted, I have to start worrying about whether they will sell or not.


Jo said...

Congrats on finishing! I accepted your pay it forward challenge and will post mine on Tuesday with a link back to you!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Yay, I am so proud of you for committing to doing this and for finishing! I love the kitty one! So purrrrrty ;)

iceah said...

love your works in silver c:

Jo Hoffacker said...

I love the cat!