Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Playing with backgrounds.

I've been playing around with some background ideas. I put wool and fibres down on a black cotton background. I covered it up with black netting and did lots of messy free motion embroidery. I used this same technique for my August TIF challenge piece but I wanted to play around with some different colours and use the black netting.

My scanner isn't working at the moment so I had to take photos. The colours are a little washed out and not as rich looking. Anyway, I created this blue background to use as an underwater scene.
Also this week I got this book in the mail. It was abit of a surprise as I had pre-ordered it quite awhile ago, so I wasn't expecting it. This is a great book. I've started to read it and can see lots of inspiration starting to stir in my mind.
I'm looking forward to starting Jane La Fazio's Online class through Joggles next week.
I've been thinking alot about the October TIF - I know I'm running very late. It took me awhile to get into this months challenge, especially since last month was so busy and I skipped the TIF challenge. Anyway, I will post tomorrow about my thoughts on the October TIF. Stay tuned!


Tyanne said...

Beautiful.. Has just gone on my list of places I want to visit.

Barbara said...

Thanks Tyanne for leaving a comment. It is an amazing place, Whitehaven Beach is often referred to as one of the top beaches in the world. The whole whitsunday island area is well worth a visit.