This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Opal and Bornite (Peacock Ore) ATCs

These are my favourite two ATCs from my gemstone collection. Bearing in mind that these are only 3 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches, there is a lot of tizzy glitz on each one. The Opal one which is my very favourite is just covered in black sparkle which once again has been killed off by the scanner, and includes six little real Opals which have been created by sandwiching a thin slice of opal between a backing and a resin "bubble", however they were perfect for my ATC. I was thinking "Mardi Gras" colours while I was working on this.
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This ATC just MIGHT finish up with my good friend Linda from Chloe's Place if she is very, very good and grovels and begs nicely. My starting point for this ATC was the gold fan charm which adapted beautifully into the Peacock's tail. I used only Peacock colours on this ATC which represents Bornite and needless to say, I had heaps of fun, always with Linda on my mind!!
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5 comments:

Calidore said...

Absolutely stunning. Thank you for posting the pictures - I can feel the itch to stitch starting already.

Chloe said...

Oh My Sainted Aunt........

Viv, you couldn't?????

You wouldn't..........??????

I'm unbelievedly overcome that you would even THINK of me

(and it is beautiful)!!!!!!!!

garnetsunshine said...

HI Vivienne,
couldn't help but to admire your gemstone blocks. I have a long way to go to catch up to your level of work.

gemma

Sharkeysday said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the "eye candy"! :-)

Beth Robinson said...

All of your gemstone atcs are fantastic. Beautiful little jeweled pieces. I may have to try something like it.