This month’s paperwhimsy inspire blog piece is a Secret Garden Party Dress. To read how I made this visit HERE. You can find if for sale on Etsy HERE. If you’d like to make your own pannier dress form, it is available at paperwhimsy.com HERE
Are you staying warm during the arctic blast? I found a way to feel warmer. I worked on these two Queens of Hearts during the below freezing weather we are experiencing. Using and looking at the color red certainly made me feel warmer! Red is powerful and energizing; it’s the color of action, energy, good luck and love.
Regal and proud, wearing their best red finery, the Queens are a mix between vintage Valentines and Alice’s Queen of Hearts. Red rhinestones, hand embroidery, glitter and beautiful hearts and flowers adorn their costumes. The Queens were made using the new, exclusive to Paperwhimsy forms available HERE. You can read more about how I made these on the Paperwhimsy inspire blog HERE.
The pair is available for purchase on Etsy HERE and there is a 20% off coupon for anything in my Etsy store with the coupon code Queen24 which expires on Feb 14th, 2014. Enter the code upon checkout. There are only a limited number of items available in the shop and some of the listings expire soon.
Little Flower is an 8″ x 10″ embroidery printed onto Jacquard ExtravOrganza silk and is sewed over hand dyed fabrics. This piece was made for the challenge at Needle Thread Cloth. A simple dress made of wire mesh is embellished with purple french knots.
There will be an opening reception at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, January 18th and a closing reception on Saturday February 8th. Specific times to be announced. The Royal Purple piece has been donated for the auction to benefit Food for Others. The silent auction will be finalized and closed on February 8th. A large number of participants have generously donated their work! This will be a wonderful opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind artwork — please help us spread the word!
This is the latest Paperwhimsy inspire piece and you can read more about how it was made HERE. I love Gale’s new reliquary form and it comes in two sizes, medium at 6-1/4″ tall by 6″ and large at 8″ tall by 7-3/4. I used the large one for this piece. You can buy them HERE. It’s a great form for making a Christmas piece, and it’s simple to put together. The images and embellishments you choose for inside the panels can give you a lot of wow factor.
The Artistic Artifacts Metallic Challenge brought out the Magpie in me. I love metallic finishes such as rust, gold, rhinestones and the metallic threads that go with my new interest in embroidery. I wanted to create a piece that felt like metal but was made with pliable materials. I like the idea that the materials disguise themselves as something stronger.
This is the piece I submitted to the Metallic Challenge. The guest curator is Diane Herbort. A public exhibit of all challenge entries will open with a reception on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The exhibit will close on Saturday, February 8, with another reception.
If you are in the area, please save those dates and come on by! You will love your visit to Artistic Artifacts. The exhibition will be filled with over 40 gorgeous pieces of 8″ x 10″ ‘metallic’ art. If you can’t make it in person you can always visit and shop there virtually.
P.S. If you’d like to enter too, even though the deadline is November 23, I’ll bet you could shoot Judy an email and ask for a wee extention.
This is the latest Quirky Embroidery piece. Gold, blue and black are the colors of the moment. I’ve added paper and rhinestones to the embroidery. I’m thinking about pushing the quirky pieces more towards the mixed media pieces I love, like the paperwhimsy piece above. A combination of the two may be in the future.