Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Creative Space - Collage Swap





I'm playing along with My Creative Space. Pop over to Kirsty's at Kootoyoo if you'd like to see some more or play yourself.

Lots of projects in the making this week, including this one... A month or so ago now, the lovely Jen from Visible/Invisible suggested we do a collage swap to be completed by the end of October. Well, the deadline is looming and I've been playing around with ideas. Anyway, this is what I have so far. I did a sketch and then scanned it into the computer and printed it on the thicker art paper. I then did (what felt like) a million perforation holes, sewed some, left others. The most challenging sewing so far has been hand sewing the muslin panels on the right side (slippery buggers!) I really love, and want to somehow include, this fabulous quote which Jen has on her intro... I have so many contradictions it's little wonder I am often undone by them. So, that's just thrown in there at the moment but it will definitely need some tweaking. Happy Creative Space day to everyone!

31 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Love everything about it Kylie!

Redor GrayArt said...

my 3 favorites...paper...words...fabric...bravo!

Kirsty said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Kylie...I love all your pieces.

Trish Goodfield said...

I love the texture in this. try using some applique fusing on the muslin then iron it gently to the paper. It will help hold it.

yardage girl said...

Great collage - I really like the perforations. What about the quote as a thread winding its way through the whole thing? Whatever you do will be lovely!

gretchenmist said...

kylie ~ i got my brooch today, it's so beautiful, i love it, thanku. and the packaging is gorgeous too. {love how you gave your envelopes a gusset ~ is that the word?}.
this collage is fantastic ~ the pattern is pretty . . . gush gush, can't help it!

june at noon said...

I'm really liking all the elements of this. Can't wait to see how it ends up!

Tracey said...

this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing, it is great to find your blog

Tammy James said...

I love how you combine textile and paper Kylie. Lovely!

Nikki Cardigan said...

What a lovely thing to do with someone, when you both create the same things you love. I am sure she will love your idea to include her quote.

caramela said...

Oh its gorgeous Kylie...I love the way things change and evolve and move into eachother...
Annamaria xxx

Kate said...

Happy creative day Thursay to you Kylie. I just adore your work.

edward and lilly said...

So beautiful, the muslin panels really give it a lovely quality and I love the stitched stars.

Ooty said...

It all looks lovely together!

becclebee said...

that's so pretty. i love your stars and dainty (despite being slippery) fabric. i'm sure Jen will love it.

Blueberry Park said...

I can't even begin to think how you managed to produce that - beautiful as ever. Happy creative day to you ;-)

M* (Melanie) said...

they are all beautiful. I especially love the stars but then I'm biased on that topic.

I'm am trying to write more so I can see '3 is a magic number' through to the end. I love popping by your blog for visual delights and a boogie.

Gina said...

I just dig your stuff. Pure and simple. Please PLEASE sell some collagey, papery, printy stuff in your shop one day. xG

Clair said...

Kylie. You're just so talented and versatile. I'm so jealous *sulk*

It's not just paper and scissors that rock! x

Leslie said...

I love collages. One of my favorite things. So beautiful!

manda said...

Hi Kylie
those stars are really sweet...i'd like to hold it up to the light to see all the tiny holes.
i like the quote too.
Manda

handmade romance said...

oh im really liking this. your work is so interesting i keep looking at it over and over and find new things all the time. lovely details.
your gorgeous brooch arrived safe and sound too! its just divine and i love the way you had packaged it too. have a great weekend xx

Debra said...

oooh i like this...so interesting kylie..so feminine and so beautiful..and what a grand idea to use her quote...lucky lady..she will love it :)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I love it. I have trouble working out when to stop. You clearly don't its perfect.

Aussie-waffler said...

I love the muslin panel, your collage looks so touchable. Thank-you so much for the excellent suggestion of printing off some copies of my picture to play around with. Great idea :)

Jenaveve said...

Happy Creative Space day too! Well, for yesterday, but who's counting. Great collage for a swap... don't you love wondering what's going to arrive in it's place?

kellie said...

Such a great piece. I am in awe of collage, I would never know where to start.

caramela said...

Hi Kylie, I am having trouble with my email and don't seem to be able to send any, so I hope you see this. I love your comments -always- and always look forward to them...-
Annamaria xxxxxx

Star of the East said...

It's awesome!

Jen Spinner said...

Oh my gosh! I haven't visited in awhile and then saw this! Gulp. I hope I can pull something out of my hat that is half as wonderful and thoughtful. xo

ArtMind said...

OMG, that is a LOT of patience that you have - I think that Jen is a very lucky woman receiving this beautiful collage.