Sunday, February 04, 2007

Textured backgrounds

I just got back from a weekend at Dad's it was nice to catch up with everyone. I also got to see the dress that my sister has in mind for us bridesmaid's to wear and it's not as bad as I imagined it might be.

My sewing machine came back on Friday and touch wood it seems to be fixed. Apparently there was a problem with the switch. As I have been away I haven't had much of a chance to test it out properly but this evening I stitched the edges of a few more heart charms and it seems to be ok.

I haven't had much of a chance to get creative this weekend but I have made a sort of start on the Fiber Art Friends February challenge which is creating texture. I decided to play with making some textured backgrounds using layered cheesecloth. I've made 3 ATCs altogether but can only show one for the time being as the other two are white and are not getting picked up well on my scanner so I will have to wait until it is light enough for me to try taking some photos instead.
Yes another cat. I seem to have refound my love for all things feline, and this motif was from another scrap that I just couldn't bring myself to throw away. Basically I layered some cheesecloth on top of my ATC size piece of timtex and fused the cat over this background. Usually I satin stitch the edges of my ATcs just as I would a postcard but I like the organic look that this has ended up with so will leave it as is.

7 comments:

StegArt said...

I love your new kitty. Glad to hear you got your sewing machine back.

Purple Missus said...

Very eyecatching. I too like the organic look around the edges.

Sue B said...

very cool, the background is perfect for this cat. Great colors.

Helen in the UK said...

Love this kitty. Great vibrant colours and lovely texture :)

Micki said...

Great background for you kitty. Love the colors.

Elizabeth said...

Love the feline! The background is terrific.

MargaretR said...

This is a lovely card with beautiful colours and I love the contrast of the smooth cat on the textured ground.