Thursday, February 08, 2007

More textured backgrounds

Here are the pictures of the other cheesecloth ATCs that I made the other day. Being at home today has meant that I can take some pictures in the daylight which show up what is going on on these little white cards.The idea behind this one was to try and create some texture using just flat embellishments. I'm not sure if I've quite achieved the effect that I was after but it almost works. I covered a piece of Timtex with some cheesecloth and then added two different types of flower embellishments. The flowers down the side are almost a lace type trim and the bunch of flowers in the middle are cut from a long piece of satin trim. I think you can just about make out the different textures in this picture. To add a little bit of dimension I gathered a couple of the flower centres with some running stitch to make some of the petals stand up from the background a bit. I have been itching to add some beads or something just to finish it off but that wouldn't fit in with the whole idea of using using flat things.
This second study in white uses just a cheesecloth background with some fluffy yarn couched over the top. In some weird optical illusion I think that the yarn looks like it is sinking into the cheesecloth but in reality it is sat on top. I really like this card but to me the reality doesn't look anything like the picture. As it is at the moment even though I like it I think it's just a bit too simple to be a finished piece so I might add a few beads or maybe even some more yarn perhaps in a different colour. I'll have a play and see what takes my fancy.

6 comments:

Alis said...

These are just gorgeous. I want to reach out and touch them. Great job.
Hugs, Alis

Vicki said...

These cards are really pretty!

English Rose said...

I like them plain white hon, don't add colour, just maybe a different texture/yarn or beads.

Sue B said...

Gosh Angela these really are wonderful. They look so soft and touchable. Nicely done.

Micki said...

These really are great.

StegArt said...

They look like they have lots of texture, and I imagine in person they have even more. They are very pretty.