This weeks Out of a Hat Creations challenge theme is to make something inspired by a picture. This can be a photograph, painting or a picture.
Inspiration for this weeks project came from a photo on the lovely Nia’s blog Photography Of Nia. The photographs I used can be seen here. Nos. 4 and 5. I always feel so inspired when I visit Nia’s blog and see her wonderful work. Nia also very generously shares the most interesting links on her blog.
This is my little offering for this weeks challenge.
The frame is an old one that I painted and sanded down to distress it a little. I used a scrap piece of hessian roughly painted with gesso for the canvas. A paper punch was used to make a small ivy leaf stencil and then I used some fabric paint to make the background pattern. I added some small stitches in embroidery thread to emphasize the veins on the leaves. The large branch coming down is a small piece of scrap washing line covered in fabric. The larger fabric leaves on the background have just been machine sewn on using the zigzag stitch. I added some small pieces of twine, again sewn on using the machine, and some buttons. To be honest the buttons do hide some very dodgy sewing! The three small hanging leaves were made out of scraps of fabric. I attached small pieces of painted wire to them and then attached the wire, under the branch and through the canvas.
That’s about it from me today. I am off for a cuppa.
Best Wishes Florence x