"Gardens Ever Changing"
This is the title of a new journal which
I have been commissioned to
The images lend themselves to an emphasis
on romance and bountiful beauty.
This is a tassel which I made on the end of the
crushed velvet tie which passes through
the buckle on the front cover.
I have used many and varied fabrics in creating
consisting of a number of recycled fabrics
as shown on the left side page
along with some
very soft silk.
Silk, satin, sheers and vintage laces adorn
While I have used my felting machine
to create a field of flowers
with more silks, laces, pure silk tops
to embellish several other
such as these
plus some machine embroidered stitching
with black thread to highlight
and border other
The image below shows the back cover
with more gathered silks
and the buckle with the
embroidered crushed ginger coloured
velvet - so rich and soft!
In fact the layered pages of overflowing
chiffon, silk and lace
create a bed
softness and smoothness
like the velvet of a beautiful full blown rose
enticing enough to jump into.
Now this journal will very shortly be travelling to Canada
to live with
Lorraine is a most talented mixed media artist, crazy quilter
and embroiderer. So go and check out her
new very attractive blog look
and beautiful creations.
For those of you who may now know Kerryanne
is hosting a party "Shabbilicious Friday"
where I will be featuring this
new journal there today 25th May.
I hope all of you Northern Hemisphere bloggers
are able to enjoy some of this beautiful
weather to smell the roses
while we downunder
the last of the autumn leaves falling
to expose the bare branches
of the grapevines and all
the desiduous trees
that surround us.
Thank you all for visiting, leaving warm comments
and giving inspiration to each other.
Oh! How we have learned to
appreciate so much more
beauty since we have
met here in Blogland!