Saturday, April 3, 2010

February 2010 BJP AMD - The Reveal


My original plan was to include a narrow strip of peyote on the right hand side. As you can see, that didn't happen! I started with the landscape and then moved on to the cabochon (see earlier post for details). Everything else followed! You'll see many of the same stitches I use in all of my pieces. This one includes back stitch, peyote stitch, stacked stitch, fringe, Robin's wildflower stitch and boche/boucle stitch. As for other techniques, I included an acrylic painted monoprint; Angelina fibres; free motion machine embroidery; and hand embroidery. I played with some needlelace (free motion machine stitching on watersoluble stabilizer), but decided that it just didn't fit. Don't worry! Into the treasure box it will go, to be reborn at some later time.
This BJP apparently wants to be a wild, unruly garden. It's February for heaven's sake!!! I know that gardens are still blooming in the southern hempisphere and possibly on the west coast, but not in Ontario.

14 comments:

Lidia said...

It's glorious! Love all the fun things you've incorporated into this little jewel.

steufel said...

That's beautiful. And these are exactly my colors. regards Stefanie

Penny said...

I love this - the design, form and the beading. Love that you incorporated other techiques into the beaded piece giving it lots of texture and interest. Keep on blogging...

happyjacqui said...

Beautiful work- can't believe that you managed to get so much into a 6x6 square!

a2susan said...

So colorful and full of energy. I love all the different techniques you've incorporated, and how everything flows together.

Kaite said...

definately a wild unruly garden. |<.

Fibreartist said...

Awesome Amri! Sosorry I missed your tutorial at our last meeting!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks everyone! I'm enjoying making the BJP's and also blogging about them. I may have created a beading and blogging monster! LOL!

Robin said...

Lisa is right.. Glorious it is!!! Raspberry and green are two of my all-time favorites together and you've done it so lushishly! Fortunately, I read your posts in order, as you intended... way fun to see the reveal at the end. Your work just sends me, as you know.

I haven't started March either... Must get to work!

Robin A.

robin michelle said...

Very pretty! The colors are beautiful and I love all the techniques you used.

Barbara said...

So much texture is what jumps out for me, oh, wait, also so much beauty!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Robin, you've made me blush yet again! I do love this colour combination as well. Too bad I never thought of using it before. LOL!

Robin Michelle and Barbara, I'm a technique junkie and love to challenge myself to throw in "everything but the kitchen sink". You'll definitely see texture and techniques play a large part in future BJP's. You just never know what I might dream up!

Marty S said...

I love it! All the different techniques--if the sink is in there, it's beautiful, too.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks again, Marty! No sink included in this one. I'm saving that for later in the year...