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Friday, 10 May 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - The Letter "A" for Applique



Good morning everyone,  before I go any further I would like to say a big thank you to all who left comments on my last dictionary page (and all the others come to that) thank you all your comments are all read and appreciate.

Another Craft Barn Alpha Challenge done, this fortnight's letter is "A", and my chosen word is Applique.  Applique makes me think of childrens' cot and bed covers (I have some beautiful ones from when the grandchildren were small) so I opted for pastel colourings.  



The pages were covered with gesso and coloured with DIs in broken china, worn lipstick and crushed olive.  I stamped over the pages with stitching stamps in the same colours.  This time round I wanted to try some texture paste, so flower stencil in hand I gave it a go.  When it was dry I painted the flowers with DIs.
The applique elements were cut out of patterned papers, backed into some plain paper and sewn round as you would with material, they were then stuck to the page.





The Alpha challenge seems to come round so quickly, I always seem to be at the last minute getting it done but I am enjoying playing about with it and look forward to Sunday's new letter!

20 comments:

ionabunny said...

Hi Sylv, the fortnight does seem to wizz by. Got to do mine today. Love all your little appliquéd pieces. They look like fabric. Those pastel colours are lovely. Great word and interpretation

Elaine said...

Love your pages - great use of the sewing machine on your applique pieces!!

Zoe said...

Oh Sylvia, this is special! Absolutely gorgeous, you should join our Altered Art Dictionary group! It's only for fun, but your dictionary pages are really inspirational xx

Craftyfield said...

Love your applique shapes ! And the Hexagons die-cut... here is a a good reason to get the Silhouette.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, beautiful - love the applications!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!!! Sylv this is awesome! I love the great pages and the applique is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

What a wonderful project, Sylvia....you really are very clever. Love the designs you've chosen and the pretty pastel shades xx

Laine said...

So much to see, wonderful design and detail Sylv.
Such a clever piece.
Laine
xx

seemacrafts said...

very pretty work hun

carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely page and you caught the essence of baby quilts.Great job.

BJ said...

Appliqué what a great word and illustrated so well. Love all the sewing work. BJ

coco said...

Original choice and inspiration, and as a result you did a beautiful page Sylv, really sweet !! Coco xx

Dawn said...

Ooh Sylv what an amazing page, I LOVE it. Your choice of word and execution of your page is fantastic, so very very clever too.
Thank-you so much for your kind visit too, very much appreciated sweetie.
Hugs x

Scrapmate said...

What an original word, I love the appliquéd items.

Valerie said...

What a clever page Sylv, I love the applique, gorgeous colours too:)
Val x

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so gorgeous! What a fabulous word, the colours are so lovely. I just love it! Thank you for visiting me! xx

elina said...

amazing page! very smart the appliques in the page! love it

LindaS said...

Great appliques they would look beautiful on a blanket too.

The Craft Barn said...

What a lovely page
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Rita Rooney said...

lovely page...x