Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Fabric Skinny Page - Dove - practice piece

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I've wanted to create a predominantly white page for a long time and a couple of weeks ago, I finally found the opportunity to have a go.  This page hasn't found a home yet, and it may not as I really am fond of  its overall softness.  What I'd change next time around is the dandelions going to seed as they ended up looking more like just balls of ??? on stems!!  And I'd change the stitching around the dove wings too.   Come to think of it, I would also add more calligraphy words to add interest to the background, or maybe more layers of fabric... oh no....it's  not finished yet.   And I still might add  a poem off to the right side.    Practice is my best friend! 

Here's the macros, followed by the final cloth collage and the original digital piece. 


















Image Credits:

www.DeviantScrap.com - Love and War - Holliewood Studios - the dove




18 comments:

Holly Loves Art said...

Oooh it's just gorgeous. I love the shades of creams and whites so much. This is a keeper!
Chat soon,
holly

Healing Woman said...

I'm breathless. I absolutely love this piece. I can't even begin to imagine doing anything else to it. Your stitching and embellishments are always so professional looking. It looks like you sew a lot of it by hand.

Terri Kahrs said...

Quite simply ----- Brilliant!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Anji Johnston said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Bea said...

This is beautiful. I love the picture and I don't know, I rather like the ball with the beads above her head. It seemed to balance the long braid with buttons that hung down. Your stitches are beautiful.
Did you use batting on the whole thing or just select areas. I love the texture. :)Bea

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

White on white and neutrals can be so visually appealing. I can see why you want to keep it! Lovely.

Debby said...

EEK!!!! Oh my gosh, Trudi these are my colors, I adore this. So gorgeous!!!!
Debby

Kim Palmer said...

Love the many shades of white. I'm interested to see where you take it as you see a few things you would like to change. It is shaping up beautifully Trudi.

Becca said...

Oh yes, love the softness of this piece and the creamy whites! Beautiful.

Sherry said...

I've tried all white before - HARD!!! but yours looks absolutely beautiful

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning! It's a very emotional piece!

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous, Trudi! All of the details that you have added make this one a knock-out ... wish I could reach out and touch it.

La Dolce Vita said...

lovely, quiet, like surrender!

Planète said...

wow ! This is just perfect, stunning artwork !

rivergardenstudio said...

This is very beautiful. I love where you placed the dove, and your stiching and special touches are amazing... roxanne

indybev said...

Oooooooh, richness beyond compare! This is such a gorgeous study in white. The fabric work is exceptional. APPLAUSE from my corner of the world!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Exquisite my dear. You just continue to amaze and inspire me.

Art4Sol said...

Love the detail of your work...thanks for the close up....I would have missed so much!!