I have just finished working on Faye's Collaborative Art Journal. Her choice of colour is Orange - such a vibrant colour and I decided to go all out and do 4 pages.
Page 1 is a gate, made from disposable bamboo chopsticks, that opens into a mysterious world of orange. - fabric, feathers, paint and embossing powder - see this photo:
I decided to make like a 36 patch and put 'findings' into each of the squares, so there are beads, Fanta can teartabs, an inchie (from the Rose City Quilter's swap), marigold seeds, buttons, seashells and ribbons.
Pages 3 & 4 are part of the orange garden - Faye won't have to water, weed or care for this one! I made a daisy from the Fanta can, stitching around the outside petals with the sewing machine, then hand stitching the center piece. The poppies I had wanted to try out after reading a book with the flowers cut out and just center stitched.
The 4th page has a terracotta paving pathway with lots of different flowers - some made from ribbon, others are French Knots and others are Suffolk Puffs. I hadn't done very much work like this so it is all a relatively new experience.
So much fun!
Now onto some other quilting that needs to be finished!