Sunday, 22 June 2008


Sian is hosting a 'mesh' swap. Here are my two efforts.
The 'Flowers and Beads' one I made by hand stitching the beads and adding some silver embossing powder to the edges of the crinkled paper. After scattering some seed beads around the silver spiral clip I finshed off with some of these metallic looking flowers. I am undecided about this one, but the deadline is a week away so will probably have to send it in as it is.

The other ATC I have called 'Trapped'. I don't know if this is a depiction of my own personal feelings at the moment or not, but I have tried to capture the butterfly vainly attempting to reach the flower and being unable to do so as it is ensnared in the mesh.
I made this using acrylic paint around the bottom left of the 'mesh', stamped the butterfly image with 'blue glass' colour and added a sparkly blue flower. The word 'trapped' was made using shrink plastic.
I hope the butterfly manages to escape.


Katherine said...

They're both fab but I think the 'trapped' one is so well expressed.

Lucy Mills said...

These are so beautiful!

artisbliss said...

I love the blue one especially.

Shaz said...

they are great viv, where can I get that mesh, was looking for it but couldnt find it-is there a name for it??
blog is great by the way!!