Sunday, May 30, 2010

NEWFOUNDLAND ROSE


I took a picture of this red mushroom a few years ago while hiking in the Newfoundland Woods. I have always wanted to feature it in my art, and this was the perfect chance! Although not strictly Stylized, I feel interpreting a subject using various fibers, stitches etc.automatically qualifies it as stylized. (???)
Complimentary colors: Red/Green, using shades of brown/beige for background and stem.

The mushroom cap is constructed of a base layer of ombre satin encrusted with little crystals, overlayed with a swirley chiffon with glitter embedded. There are three layers of batting under the cap which is stitched only along the top edge to create dimension. The "ruffle" and the overlay on the stem are done using a lovely fabric consisting of two layers of very sheer organza with ecru/gold ribbons trapped between.

It measures 14"x18"

Thanks for a really fun challenge Betty! It is so great to be back to working on my 'stuff'...LOL

Comments/critiques gratefully accepted:-)

Cherie



13 comments:

Julia in NZ said...

Cherie

This is lovely, and it is good to know the construction details. Good complementary, and I especially like the scale, and the slightly 'messy' natural woodland feel with the leaves overlapping. Wish I could see it in 3D!

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Cherie,
This is just gorgeous...wonderful use of sheers and satins. Love the complex background with all the sitiching and shadowing.Great job...so good to see your work again!
Cynthia

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Looks good enough to eat Cherie. I like your use of specialty fabrics and the addition of some bling.

FoulkeArt said...

You have some amazing textures here! I love the way the brown leaf extends beyond the border. An outstanding piece!

Jan said...

This looks almost real. Your colors and fabrics are perfect. I especially like the dimension achieved on the cap of the mushroom. The one leaf coming off the bottom edge is a perfect finish to your border.

Joni said...

Cherie, this is a wonderful piece. I love the play of light and the texture you acheived with your quilting! Great job!

Carole said...

Cherie, this is FAB!! Love the color and thank you or your construction details. Would love to see this one in person. Others have said it all, and I join in. So much like the little touch of the leaf going off the edge.

orkaloca said...

Wow it seems so real! I love expecially the cap, for the dimensionality, for the shine and colour, and also for that little snail-eated spot. So realistic!

fastfriday said...

As always - stunning, great, well thought out and all the rest
Pat Havey

Betty Warner said...

A wonderful piece, Cherie. I love the background and the piece extending beyond the edge. Yes, I agree that your use of fibers and stitch to create this meets the requirements of the challenge. Terrific job!

Kathy Angel Lee said...

This one caught my eye right away - nice use of complementary colors and the sheers. The 3-D effect is great.

LAQuilts said...

Very cute - very rich in color. I like the little bit of a fringe.

Betty Donahue said...

I can't think of anything else to add. I agree with all of the above.
Betty