Sunday, February 24, 2008

SOYB~Fabric

You know how you've always wanted to try something, but just needed the kick in the rear to do it? I always wanted to try sewing an ATC, but I needed that kick! AND I'M A QUILTER!!! I just never sewed paper or anything this small freehand.

Lisa's Step Outside Your Box challenge this week is The Fabric of Our Lives. I decided to do what my friend Martha suggested and just layered all sorts of stuff on to the fabric base. I have paper and fabric and gauzy stuff (I forgot what it's called!) and I used an old photo. The result is what you see here. And, it was fun!!!

15 comments:

Birds of a Feather said...

beautiful!

I'm in the same position - I'm a quilter (by profession, no less), but have never made a fabric ATC, though I've always wanted to try.

When I finally do it, I hope mine turns out half as nicely as yours!

Tristan

Jillian said...

It's really beautiful! I love all the layers and the stitching.

martha brown said...

Yay! You did it -- and it looks FABULOUS! Now your big problem will be that when you have a sewing project -- you will have to keep every single teeny weeny scrap. And every teeny weeny scrap of paper. The scraps have taken over my house.
I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!
xox

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Passionforstamping said...

Great job! I love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Looks awesome!!

Heather Robinson said...

Well, I for one am thrilled that you tried working with fabric because your artwork is gorgeous....love the layers and your use of stitching.

A Note From The Queen said...

woo hoo this is awesome Sandee, I'm glad to give you the proverbial kick in the pants! You should do this more often.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABulous, Sandee!! Love it...so glad you gave it a whirl...fun huh?? HEE HEE

Sandie R said...

Super ATC Sandee. I have never done stitching in my paper art either but should give it a try since I own more than one sewing machine. It's one of those things tha I always mean to get around to. You did a great job and it is only ypur first.

Anonymous said...

Sandala,

This is FABULOUS!!! I'm looking forward to seeing you do more work in this fashion!!!

Love,

B :)

Rosie said...

Wow! Did that ever work out for you! Fabulous ATC! WTG... from quilter to stitched ATCer in one easy step!

redhead7-Glenda said...

This is really really nice. I love it! You asked me how I did the fibers on my challenge piece (I can't find on your blog where there is an email address to write you). But anyway, I did hand sew the fibers on. Glenda

bonniebluedenim said...

this is great, I haven't tried fabric atcs, finally a use for all those tiny scraps i HAD to save for something!

cleo said...

very nice