Thursday, 11 March 2010

Treasure Casket



No cards made today but I've made something I've been looking at for a little while, I saw it in the Stitch magazine and really wanted to have a go. In the mag all the lace embellishments are dyed , I don't have any dyes so I used glimmer mists and spray inks and got just the effect i wanted,I should say that all the lace bits started off as white, the background has also been sprayed then overlayed with cut pieces of organza and silk then over stitched.- I really am so pleased with this piece.
I have one FME lesson left and this evening the first lesson of Sumptuous Surfaces came thro', I have 34 pages to read thro before I can start it, oh boy!!!

12 comments:

WendyK said...

This is beautiful Maureen, sumptuous even!!!

sarariches said...

Gorgeous work!!
Where are you taking your sumptious surfaces course from?

I love your cards as well. I wish I could be as prolific and as accomplished as you are. I dream on....

Sara

Jan said...

This is just beautiful Maureen. Fabulous work and lovely colours xx

Heather said...

Your casket is gorgeous Maureen - I love it, and what a great idea to spray the lace with Glimmer Mists instead of dyeing it. Looking forward to seeing your 'Sumptuous Surfaces' - sounds like a great course.

Viv's Visuals said...

Am speechless..............honest I am.... x

Doreen G said...

I have been looking at this casket in the Stitches magazine for several weeks now so maybe I will have a go afterall.
Thanks for the tip about using spray mists to dye the lace -never thought of that.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maureen, Your Treasure Casket is down right gorgeous. I reckon you should be a teacher, you are so creative. I have lost your email addy so I can not write you personally. Can you send me a note. Thanks Hugs Judy

Robin Mac said...

What a lovely casket Maureen, you must be really thrilled with the way it has turned out. Great tip about sprays and glimmer mists. Cheers, Robin

nancy said...

Maureen, this is so incredible! I'm in awe of your beautiful work. Glad I have time now to come and see!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Please with it? I should hink so. My mouth actually dropped open when the page came up. Totally awesome Maureen!!

Nicks said...

Wowsy Wowsy Wowsy! This is Gorgeous!!

SANDERELLA said...

o o o o o o ohhhh! O my - LOVELY LOVELY i LOVE it!