Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Have You Heard About Cyber Fiber ????

During the One World One Heart Event, I came across a wonderful project being undertaken by a fabulous fiber artist by the name of Susan Lenz. Susan is gathering Fiber Art Postcards and ATC's to generate a Fiber Arts Exhibit at a Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina. The exhibit will open in January of 2009 and you can learn more about the Cyber Fiber Exhibit and how YOU can participate here ! Susan has made up a huge selection of beautiful ATC's and Postcards that she is anxious to trade with other artists. After visiting her site I knew that I definately wanted to participate and I have traded for this glorious card!!

This wonderful peice is created using lots of layers. Susan said that she began with dyes added some shimmering organza, topped it off with black organza and free motion embroidery.. I am so very thrilled to have this card in my collection.!!

Next came the job of deciding what techniques I wanted to use to create the card that I would send to Susan to be included in the exhibit. I went with my favorites- garden theme, painted paper towels, dyed cheesecloth. painted tuille, Twinkleing H2O's and lots of beads!! (Now come on, you can't possibly be surprised!!!!)

I fused my painted paper towel to a piece of muslin and then added some Angelina Fiber and dyed cheesecloth and painted tuille. I painted some silk hydragea blossoms with Twinkling H2O,s to add some more depth and shimmering colors. I stitched down the blossoms with beaded centers and added beads to the center of the blossom circle.

Here you can see the center of the blossom circle. The green dots surrounding are french knots that I added with embroidery floss in a range of greens. I am calling this card Lace Cap, as I used a picture of a Lace Cap Hydrangea from my garden for inspiration. This card has many layers and lots of depth and texture, much of it is not very apparent in this photo, unfortunately. I will be sending this card off to Susan tomorrow and hopefully she will be pleased with it!!


Cyber Fyber said...

Thank you ever so much for such a wonderful post about our trade and CYBER FYBER! Your card is FABULOUS and I'm totally thrilled to know it will be part of the exhibition!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

These are both very beautiful-wonderful trade!
chris p

artisbliss said...

Love your card. Isn't Cyber Fyber fun!

Still don't have your address!

Doreen G said...

What a beautiful postcard Elizabeth and will be a wonderful inclusion to the exhibition

Ati. Norway. said...

Beautiful postcard Elizabeth, Susan loves it. Me too !

Judy Rys said...

Great job! I think we would have lots of fun playing together.

Scrappy Cat said...

Elizabeth - I just learned about this today (I got behind in reading your blog) and I also want to participate. I've selected an ATC to trade for, and I looked very closely at a postcard that I think was very similar to yours. It was from a larger piece that Susan cut up into postcards and atcs. Your postcard is out of this world beautiful!



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