Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer of Color (Red)

I am finally getting to post my red ATCs for Summer of Color.  Red was fun to work with even though it is a color that I don't often use except as an accent.  I had a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric that I made a couple of years ago.  I used that for the base and then stamped images on top.  I love dragonflies and I had a stamp of one that I carved earlier this year, so adding something with wings was easy.



This is my daughter's submission.  She didn't have time to sew this week, but she had fun with a dragon stamp and embossing powder.

14 comments:

Kindred Spirit said...

I love dragonflies as well! I love your red piece & your daughter's dragon is fierce! xo Joanna

RnR's KYDS said...

Love your red piece! It is beautiful. And of course I like the dragon, tell her good job.

Joanna said...

You carved that dragonfly stamp?! Wow, it's brilliant. Great red piece, love the textures.

Your daughter's dragon is really magical!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

OH fun! I just love fabric ATCs!

Denise said...

Perfect,I love both.

Sandi said...

Oh I do adore your dragonfly! Great pieces!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous red piece! Such wonderful texture and bold color - and LOVE your dragonfly. And I also love that your daughter created something too - this dragon is absolutely fabulous - love the movement and the glitter - wonderful job, thank you both! xo

Janelle said...

I usually draw pictures using Adobe Illustrator first so I can make changes easily. Then I print out my drawing and transfer it to a speedy cut block and carve it out. If I make really simple drawings, I will draw right on the block. I like having my own drawings to use as stamps, that way I don't have to worry about copyright issues. I used the same stamp for the white dragonfly as the for the dragonfly that was sewn separately and attached to the atc.

Mandy said...

Your little sewn atc s are brilliant as always....and hour daughters dragon is fabulous!...xxx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous ATC Janelle... love the dragonfly... and your daughter's embossed dragon is just wonderful...

Jenny x

Noemi said...

I love that dragon! It is so magic!!

Dragonflies are also a favourite of mine. Butterflies and dragonflies are insects that I actually like!

creatingme said...

I would love to touch this!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Amazing atc's, love the dragonfly...and you carved the stamp....sooooo creative!
..and your daughters embossed dragon is fab too!

Denise said...

LOVE THIS!