Thursday, May 3, 2012

And the fun begins...

I was recently commissioned to make a purse similar to my Paisley Purse.  After a discussion with the purchaser, we came up with an under the sea at sunrise theme - or at least I did!  And she sent me the following pics for inspiration regarding her colors.

We also talked about a beaded fish for the purse clasp.  I stitched out some fish and layed out the base fabric.  My friends Tery, Judy and I were going to work on purses together today, but life intervened, so I am home alone working on it. First step was to add the solid collage fabric elements and the sheers,

next the angelina fibers (7 colors total).   Too bad the pic doesn't show all the glitter.

 I have the fish layed on the first layer of tulle

 then decided to add a second so moved them up a layer.  So there is a layer of turquise topped with a glitter aqua tulle.  Before I start the fun - the stitching and embellishing, I think I am going to change a few of the fish.  Here is quick folded view.  The flap which will be the sunrise will be curved.  The bottom will be shaped in a moorish type arch and point.
First is planting the fish so I can do some freemotion to hold the layers together.  Then add "waves" with fibers to bring in some more greens in the sea and purples/pinks in the sky.  But first is to stitch out more fish.  I'm thinking though a Mermaid may be interesting.;-)  I'm also not sold on the beaded fish.  He needs a black outline or to become a beaded sun.

3 comments:

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

I love these colorful fish swimming in The water.....

creativedawn said...

Just so very beautiful!! I do this too, following your pictures and directions?

ruthanne said...

Guess I have always loved the water, so this is so much fun to watch in process. Your work is always amazing.