Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer of Color (Green)

Here is my entry for Kristin's Summer of Color week two.  I made another fabric ATC this week.  I didn't have a lot of time this past week, so I kept it simple.  I plan on mixing things up a little so I don't do the same thing every week, but this week that didn't happen.  I think of growing things trees and flowers when I think of green. What better to go with these than a fairy, so I used a fairy stamp that I already had and fabric paint to add her under the tree.  I did all the painting on a piece of green fabric that I dyed earlier.  It had a bit of citron in the fabric, but when I dyed the batting the paint flowed a bit farther than I wanted it to and it covered up most of the citron.   Next time I won't paint the batting at the end of the project.

I colored in the fairy using NEOCOLOR® II  Watersoluble crayons.  Next week there is a bonus for using wax in for the pink challenge.  Maybe I will be using these again, but I also want widen my wax exploration.

20 comments:

Joanna said...

This is a wonderful fabric ATC with the sweet little fairy. The stitching adds real movement to this piece. Lovely 'green' artwork.

Melinda said...

Love the fabric ATC, the fairy under the tree is lovely. I've not tried making fabric ATCs before but think I will give it a go after seeing the beautiful ones you have made.
Let me know if you are interested in doing an ATC swap.

joanna said...

Beautiful fabric atc, Janelle! love the stitching and the frayed edges!!

Netty said...

Such a beautiful fabric piece of collage.

Janelle said...

I would be interested in doing an ATC swap Melinda. So far I only have the two, but I plan on making more when I find the time.
Thank you everyone for all the nice comments.

Ella said...

How fab; I love the details and how you did it! YOU did a great job~

Melisa said...

Love the way you did the swirly stitching in the tree!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a pretty ATC...so vibrant & I love how you have the edges frayed.

helena said...

beautiful - I've not seen fabric ATCs before and I am in awe of all that detail on a small piece

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

So lovely! I wish I could work in fabric--I envy your talent!

Kindred Spirit said...

I love love love this piece! I love how the fairy is kind of hidden upon all of the *green*. Well done :)

Kristin said...

This is wonderful! I love the tree, the stitching and that pop of citron in the center. This is such a cool art form - thank you for sharing it with us. SO looking forward to seeing what you do with your wax exploration ;) xo

Mandy said...

Another really beautiful and clever piece from you this week...xxx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I like fantasy and that creation is full of fantasy and your fabric, your stamp, your colors are fantastic...I adore that!!! so eager to see your next one...xxx

Jenny said...

Love your fabric ATC Janelle... wonderful stitching and color...

Jenny x

Georgie Horn said...

This is so freaking cute and I must check out the watersoluble crayons!

Fiona said...

Really gorgeous, love the colour.

creatingme said...

This is amazing!

Sandi said...

Oh so sweet and lovely! And I do adore fairies..:)

Heather Henry said...

Wow, this is really awesome and unique. I love that you quilted it and added texture to it, via needle and thread. It's gorgeous. I love texture, fabrics and quilted things. What an inspired piece. Happy to meet you! :)