Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Take it Further November & Cyber Fyber

In the best traditions of killing two birds with one stone I have decided that my fabric for the fabric swap just about fulfills the criterion for the November Take it Further Challenge. The theme for November was to use text as an inspiration. I have been interested for a long time in including text, or the suggestion of text, as a layer in my work and intend to come back to this theme/idea in the new year.

Last year, around the time I started blogging, I had text in mind when making the fabric page above. The letters and numbers were printed from pre-cut shapes with acrylic paint. I include it here only to remind myself and give me food for thought.

The fabric for the swap obviously has text in the background and I'm really pleased with the stamp that I bought at the K & S Show. This is the piece I am keeping for myself where I tried a couple of ideas out. I have used similar stitching on the other pieces which will be parcelled up for the other girls involved in the swap. I'm looking forward to receiving the swapped pieces, although this may not happen till after Christmas as the girls are busy.
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It's not long now until Susan Lenz's wonderful CyberFyber Exhibition opens in Columbia, South Carolina. As part of the Exhibition there is chance to take part in an International ATC swap. You can find the details here and there is still time to join in. I am hoping to make 3 ATCs for this swap myself as a memento of this event. They will be swapped out on 17 January and you will get back an ATC for each that you send. I just have to get cracking!


Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for your kind words, Christmas is a difficult time for any one who has suffered a loss. My youngest daughter was six at the time of the accident and is finding it quite hard this year, as her father is very ill in hospital at the moment.
I love your fabric, I cant wait to see what you get back.

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Gina said...

I love that piece with the leaves Julie. Stunning!