What fun! The fabric colorway was called, "coleus" - and my apologies. I did not snap a photo of it before we cut it all up. It was so beautiful as a piece of fabric that it was hard to cut it up! It rand from deep green at one end, to yellow ochre to peach to deep raspberry at the other end. I had in my mind that I would snip out autumn leaves. Plans changed for my cards when Judy pulled out her pretty bird stencils and paints! I have never stenciled before, and I really enjoyed it.
With the Coleus gradient, I brought along black and white fabric. The black really makes the deep colors pop don't you think?
There is sample of using opposite ends of the gradient against each other in a checkerboard mini-quilt. Again - dramatic black!
The peach & yellows make really pretty backdrops for sky.
The next two florals were cut & fused on. Not all of us finished our cards, but they are good examples of how lovely hand dyes can be when you need petals.
I'm really interested in seeing how those last four cards end up once all the machine work is done on them. (I hope you ladies will send me a photo!)
The last one and the next one also utilized a stencil - they turned out very beautiful without the inclusion of black fabric.
So there you go - here's my third card. It's kind of whimsical. It's not finished either.
Thank you to Judy for the use of her space. Thanks to the women who attended for helping out with the challenge. To all of you and to all the readers - Vicki Welsh is generously offering a FIFTEEN percent discount at her Etsy shop (click to link) until the end of Sept, 2013 when you use the code: MONIKA15. Make sure you type it all in capital letters. Shipping to Canada is pricey - so order together with a friend if you need to. : ) This discount code is good for anyone who wants it! * * * Vicki, that is really cool - thank you! * * *
I bought this black to white gradient for myself. My plan is to reproduce a black and white photo into fibre art. Here you go - every shade of grey is here for me! That was easy!
|black to white with all the greys (folded in the pack from her shop)|
Okay! So the title of this post is "Gradient Give-away". You know what that means. Free Fabric. !
Vicki Welsh is offering either two half-yard cuts of any of her gradients or one full yard of the gradient of your choice to ONE LUCKY WINNER. * Only one. * Here's how to be included in the draw:
- leave a comment in the comment box here at the end of my blogpost Make sure an email contact is included
- Vicki will be peeking in to your responses, so in your comment please let her know what projects you think her hand-dyed fabrics would be great for!
- one entry per person please.
Have a great weekend! The winner will be announced Tuesday morning, so entry cut off will be Monday midnight.
& Vicki W!