Wednesday, January 9, 2008

UNDER THE SEA




This is my recent project on my Embellisher. It is the second journal cover made with this technique. The first one I used felt for the background and it ended up too thick. The background for this one is a lovely batik and although it was a bit on the lightweight side, I think it was a better choice. A few beads to represent bubbles and a grosgrain ribbon with a fish charm at the bottom makes a nice bookmark.
I'm really pleased with this one.
The first one I did will be turned into a small wallhanging.. Stay tuned.

19 comments:

Noel said...

What a beauty....I'm really impressed with this new machine of yours...I love the theme you used!
Is this one for you...lol!
I have to see one of these machines in action....no, no...I might just be tempted to buy...hehehe!

Spokane Gal said...

What a fantastic way to use all those little tiny scraps we accumulate. I may have to......

Maggie R said...

Hi Noel, Thanks for taking a peek. Oh what fun!!!!
No I never seem to keep things for myself. Especially journals.. I have a whole drawer full given to me or purchased myself..., and they are too pretty to use!! hee hee, Oh I do use some, but very carefully!
I think I will make some to sell on Etsy and also the little shop in town... This machine is sooooo much fun, you would love itVBG

Maggie R said...

Hi Spokane Gal....
Thanks for taking a peek...
You are right.... now we can't throw out even the smallest pieces!!! VBG
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Jackie said...

I really do need to get me one of those machines. It looks as if it would be a lot of fun.

Phyl said...

Maggie! You rascal, you!These felted fishes pieces are wonderful !!Are you sure you haven't done this before??!Isn't it grand to take tiny bits and scraps and threads and make something new & fun?!You are very creative!

KV said...

Totally awesome, Maggie! Ooooh -- I need not to think about getting one of these embellishers . . . .


Kathy V in NM

morningDove said...

Maggie: i love reading your comments and seeing your work on FAT. you are always upbeat and such a delight. This journal is very beautiful. How long did it take you to make it?

tammy said...

hi miss magpie
girl you sure can work pure magic with a machine!!!!!-love this theme and i agree it is sooo hard to use some of the beautiful journals that are out there today
thanks for sharing your beauty with us-
have a great day :)
tammy

Maggie R said...

Hi to all you dolls that have complimented me on my work....
Jackie and KV.... Yes... you do NEED one of these machines!! They are an absolute blast!!

Thanks Phyl,,,It's my first STAB at it!! hee hee I caught someone going to throw away some bits and pieces the other day when some of us were to-gether sewing .I gathered up all that was going in the garbage... Honestly and here I am with a huge fabric stash, begging for pieces!!! I just can't stand waste.... well that's my excuse!;-}
Morning Dove... So happy you liked the piece... It is really so much fun to do. in fact when I get done with my emails I want to do something else! It took an evening to do , so it goes along quickly. The most time was spent looking for the darned fish fabric!!!!
Tammy ... Thanks for popping in and leaving some nice words.... I appreciate all the comments you gals leave. You are all very inspiting....
((((hugs))))
Maggie.

Lindi said...

Hi Maggie. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your embellishing work. I am just starting to get in to it, myself. I also checked out your etsy shop. You have some cool things there!

Maggie R said...

Hi Lindi..
Thanks for popping in . Who has more fun then we bloggers!! VBG
BTW Love your name!
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Maggie said...

Your pieces are charming. Isn't it fun meshing fabrics?
Maggie

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Maggie,
Wow, you made some beautiful pieces there. You sure do know how to use that machine. Looks like you are quite a pro at it too. "THANK YOU" for sharing these with us. Hope things are going well for you. Take care my friend and have a great afternoon. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Susan Tuttle said...

Such charming pieces!--thank you for sharing your technique.

I so enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog! Thank you for visiting mine, and for your kind comments.

Hope you get some snow soon. We are in for a storm tomorrow--I love storms!

Susan
xo

sammy said...

oh my gosh... this is amazing!!! Love what you have done!

Debbi Baker said...

This is fabulous Maggie - no wonder you are pleased with it. The embellisher is wonderful for creating texture!! Just found you via Surface Design - so welcome there too!

Julie Marie said...

The book cover is very, very nice. I am enjoying your blog. I had to borrow the Peculiar Aristocratic Title for mine. I had never seen it before. Julie the Mad...hmmm???

Julie Marie

Maggie R said...

Hi Julie Marie.. Glad you like the journal....Thanks for your compliment.. Isn't that "Peculiar Aristocratic Title" a hoot!!!! I thought some of the names I got from it would be a good subject for a doll!!
Never a dull moment!!!
((((hugs))))
Maggie