Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Pounces on Leaf Parade

Here I am trying to create woodsy goodness on my special heart.


I'm making leaves for that magical plant that I still need to tell you about...


I'm also making woodsy undergrowth from which my leaves will emerge in all their green glory.

To make that woodsy, leafy impression, I love to use this mesh ribbon stuff. It looks pretty tame right off the roll...


But I never use it that way. Instead, I like to distress it and color it with my Copic sketch markers (or any fabric paint nearby) to get the color I want...


And it starts to look like woodsy undergrowth to me. I used it to create my Underland undergrowth in my Alice in Wonderland piece. You can see it tucked into the woods in this in-progress pic at the top...


Maureen Greeson sells it in her Vintage Acquisitions shop here. And I also saw that she just added some beautiful fabric packs that includes the silk velvet I used in the mushrooms on my Alice piece too.

The woods-making and leaf parade is all coming to a halt for a few days since the turkey trounced into town...


I'll be back on Monday when our family celebrations are over. See you then!

14 comments:

gracie said...

Thanks for sharing the website.....there are some wonderful supplies there. Have a good Thanksgiving.

Teresa said...

You are always so clever and creative.
Have a nice Thanksgiving.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

JLL24 said...

Can't wait to see your project completed. By the way, HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

coral-seas said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. And just remember. When you are bringing the food into the dining room, and your family cheers, they are cheering for you and not the game on the TV behind the door!!

XX, CArol

Ingrid Mida said...

How exciting!! I love watching your projects come to life. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Ann said...

That mess stuff looks very interesting:) Have a good Thanksgiving with your family:)

Marty52 said...

Have a wonderful time, Susan... a most happy turkey day to you and yours!

MosaicMagpie said...

Imagine the nerve of that turkey! Interrupting your lovely stitching.
I saw that mesh on Maureen's website, I think it would be pretty for an underwater scene. The silk velvet looks yummy too!
Deb

Rachel said...

What an imaginative way of creating undergrowth!

Have a great weekend!

Judy S. said...

However do you color that stuff? Have a very Happy Turkey Day, Susan, and a wonderful family-filled weekend.

Createology said...

Very interesting way to add texture. Happy Thanksgiving Blessings dear...

Miriam said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Susan.

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

C'est magnifique ! Bisous et bon week-end

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