Saturday, February 17, 2007

TAST result week 7

Here is my ATC featuring the feather stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge for week 7.









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I started with a piece each of green and blue felt and blended them together with my Janome Xpression. I then added bits and pieces of organza, strips of tulle, wool fibers and eyelash yarn which I covered with another piece of tulle and felted these together. I then added the feather stitching and the little fish beads.

Although it is hard to see, I really like the way the background blended together. This is my first true embellished piece using the Xpression. I am going to have to start playing around with it some more.

20 comments:

Vicki W said...

Yes, the background turned out great. You get a color blend with the embellisher that's hard to get any other way. The whole piece is really nice!

Purple Missus said...

This, I think Micki, is one of your best TAST pieces. I love the way you have blended the background. Were you thinking underwater before you started, or did the piece suggest it?

MargaretR said...

I think there is something in feather stitch that says underwater scene. It is beautiful and you are doing wonders with that embellisher micki.

kay susan said...

Great background and I love those fish! Your ATCs are always so neat.

Dianne said...

Another beautiful ATC!

downunderdale said...

it looks great Micki - isn't the embellisher wonderful for backgrounds?
Dale

StegArt said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colors and the fish beads are the perfect touch.

Elizabeth said...

Great work Micki! I love both the ground and the stitching threads on this ATC. The fish are perfect.

Cat said...

My favorite stitch. This is a great mini under-water scene. THe background has depth to it - very fitting!

Micki said...

Thank you Vicki, Elizabeth and Kay Susan for your lovely comments.

Fran├žoise said...

What a lovely piece Micki!

Alis said...

Great piece Micki. The blended background is so lovely and the stitching sets it off perfectly.
Hugs, Alis

Doreen G said...

I agree I think this is the best one so far and all the others were fantastic

Carol said...

Thanks Micki for your lovely coments on my blog, I don't ind the inchies confining at all, it has been interesting to see how much you can pack in to the size. Also really transportable, so work on the go is good! I love your tast sample the background is gorgeous, really subtle and well blended. and I agree your ATC's are soooo neat, wish mine were like yours. Love carol T

SeamRippstress said...

Ehw Ahh! Blended background is brilliant and I'm always impressed by your stitchwork.

diva of quilts said...

Amazing background and the stitches are beautiful too!

Gunnels blog said...

this is so lovely!
thanks for the nice comment at my blog!

The Lone Beader said...

I love the little fishy beads. Excellent work=:)

McIrish Annie said...

Micki, I love your piece. HOw do you like the janome embellisher?? I have two Janome machines and I am thinking about getting an embellisher.

Samantha said...

that's quite beautiful!