Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finally...Something New!

Whimsical Collage

Just finished this lovely work using one of my favorite quotes.

Lots of hand sewn details...

mother of pearl buttons, found objects, rusty elements,

antiqued lace, abaca paper and birds nest paper...

just to name a few.

This piece was inspired by some of the techniques I learned

at Collage Camp from KC Willis.

For the photographs I used TAP (transfer artist paper)

from Lesley Riley. I was a little skeptical a first as I have always

printed my images directly on fabric but I was pleasantly

surprised with the results.

The images transferred beautifully and it was a snap to use!


My favorite part of this collage was trying out some of the incredible

stitches on my new Husqvarna! It amazes me what

a sewing machine can do...

especially since my old machine only had a couple basic stitches.

Now all I need is a better camera as the photographs are still
my biggest challenge..

This collage is for sale and will be listed mid June after

we return from Maine.

Feel free to email me with any questions...


Diane said...

Hi Lisa, I love it when you create something new. This is absolutely stunning as is all your work! It amazes me at how many little intricate little details you see on the close ups. Really beautiful!

nancy said...

just beautiful, love all the little details!

Terri said...

This is just deliciously yummy.

Elizabeth said...

Lisa!1 this piece is simply stunning!! I love all of the MOP buttons theya re a favorite of mine!!! What is brid's nest paper- never heard of it????
Hav e a wonderful time in maine you lucky girl. Smeell the woods and ocean for me!!
I have just read a wonderful book by Anne Rivers Siddons called Off Season- it is about a cottage on a cove in Maine. I could have sworn that several times I smelled that wonderful piney wooods salt spray smell that is so Maine. Loved that book!!
Safe Travels!!

Debrina said...

Beautiful, Lisa. So very delicate and meticulous, yet will and free all at once. How do you do it??
Maine sounds gorgeous, especially the way Elizabeth describes it!

Charmingdesigns said...

I've heard wonderful things about TAP, I might have to give it a try.laurie

KV said...

Your pieces always leave me smiling, Lisa. So very beautiful!

Kathy V in NM

Ottilias Veranda said...

Beautiful piece!! Oh I hope we can visit Maine someday...I´ve been doing some virtual travelling on the Maine tourist site. Looks beautiful! Very European like!

Have a nice stay in Maine


Karen said...

this piece is lovely!
I can only hope to find the time to learn all techniques to be able to create something like this in the near future!

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous work !!!!!