August 19, 2011

Felted Give-Away!

I continue to play with my Janome Xpression felting machine.   I'm slowly getting the hang of it.  I really like the way this piece turned out.   I've decided to give this piece away!



Here's what I did:

gathered together assorted yarns; base 8x8 grey felt

assorted scraps of silk, cotton and blends; each piece felted to top, then turned to back and felted slightly

layers are building up - I like the way silk scrunches up

addition of  polyester  sheer - this looks really cool

addition of assorted yarns and painted cheesecloth

The background reminded me of an underwater scene.   Using my sewing machine, I free motion stitched a fish; enhanced with acrylic ink.  The finished piece measures 6.5x6.5.

If you would like a chance to win this felted piece, simply leave a comment and be or become a follower of  The Artful Diva.   Only one entry per person, please.  (If you don't have a blog with an email address available, please add your email address with your comment.) 

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 5PM (EST) I will add up all the comments, put the total into a random generator and announce the winner.
GOOD LUCK!


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48 comments:

johanna said...

it turned out fantastic, pat! how generous to give it away! for sure i would love to win it.

laurie said...

wow, the work that went into this and the thought,, its beautiful just lovely,

Pam said...

Love it, thanks for showing us some on how you did it.

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black eyed susans kitchen said...

You call it play...it looks like art to me! Beautiful!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

You are amazing with your talent of making something unique with a little of this and a little of that!
I love the fish swimming through sea grass.....
I am a new follower, thought I already was! lol! Please enter me in your great giveaway!
HPS!
Jil

Lola said...

I am always amazed by your creativity. I would be so honored to have an opportunity to win something like that. You are a good person to share such happiness with others. Sometimes it's hard for me to give away my crafts because I love them so much! Happy Pink Saturday. You can visit my PS contributions at Buddhatropolis and Lolarati.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is gorgeous, you're so talented my friend, yeah, you are an artful DIVA alright! Thanks for sharing it, for giving it away and for the chance...hope I'm lucky! I'm a happy follower. Happy Pink Sat.!
FABBY

LV said...

I will have to leave the making to you, but I would truly love to win this. Such pretty work. You are so talented an creative. I think when they passed those qualities around, they overlooked me. I am going to try to become a follower, if I can figure it out.

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Sharon said...

I love visiting you each Pink Saturday!!!! This is a fabulous creation - I made a fabric creation this week too but nowhere near as skilled as your beautiful little fish!!!!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! I could use a cute little fish like that.

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat, Thanks for the chance to win your amazing fish felt. I know you explained how you did it but I have know idea how you can do that. I would love to see someone do this in person. So cool! Linda

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow! That piece is beautiful. You are so creative!
-Lynn

pinkim said...

Wow, it's lovely and i would love a chance to win this, so please count me in...Pinkim

Tricia said...

Pat - this is lovely! I have done some felting, but nothing like this! Mostly old sweaters that I turn into purses. I love that you showed the steps. I think I might have found a new something to try- I love trying new things. And I love felting. Although I can't imagine how you free-hand stitched that fish- wonderful! As always, I'm inspired by your blog. Happy Pink Sat.!
Blessings,
tricia

Tricia said...

Oh, and I'm already a follower! : )

SJH D said...

OMGosh. This is just gorgeous. I am new to this art and I loved that you told what to do step by step. Thank You and thank you for the possibility of this becoming my piece of art. So generous of you.Susan
3guysandagal@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I love your little fish!!! Hope your fish swims far and wide along the oceans, rivers, and mountains from your home to mine... You are such an inspiration!!

Lynne said...

I love how you have turned everyday bits and pieces into such a lovely piece of art.

Jean said...

Happy pink day! Wow, that is Incredible! Love it.

Judy Rys said...

I love how the polyester sheer melded all the background pieces. Well done!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful underwater scene. Your work is very inspiring.

Dianne G said...

I thought I got my comment posted but I guess not. Love the fish would love to be able to make some I have the babylock embellisher. It is fun but haven't used it much yet. Would love and be proud to win this. Thank you for the directions.

Teresa said...

I am new to felting also and I appreciate how you show your steps - it makes me feel braver to try new things also. May your generosity come back to you a hundred fold!

helenek said...

Just joined the needlefelting yahoo group and saw your post. your work is so inspiring. I have Singer embellishre that I've been playing with. would love to win your piece.
HeleneK

Sunnysewsit said...

That fish is great!!! What an inspiration to do things with what you have around. Now I really need to get out my Embellishing machine! Sunny@sevenspringsranch.us

Robert said...

This is so cool! What a beautiful piece and thanks for showing us your process! donnasdesigns@gmail.com

Moia said...

Hi you, this felted pice of art looks great, and I would love to be the lucky one to win this. Take care, Moia.

Wilma said...

Great work - thanks for explaining how you did it too. I would like to enter your giveaway and am now following your blog.
Thanks.

Evelyn said...

This is so beautiful ~ a work of art!

ausagda said...

Thanks for the explanation of how you progressed on your art piece very nicely done. Toni Sergent

Annesphamily said...

What a wonderful piece of art! Please include me in your giveaway! I love the beautiful colors that you created with this design! So sweet. Have a great week! Anne

Sandy Chavez said...

What a marvelous piece! THANK YOU for the step-by-step on how you achieved your great background, I would never have guessed. I especially liked your use of the sheer and painted gauze. Would be thrilled to receive this piece so I could see it up close. Thanks also for showing what can be done without just roving. Sandy Chavez, Albuquerque, NM

Ina Ftacek said...

I have a blog inas inklings in feedburner I would love to win this gorgeous work of needlearts felting! being in Florida Fishes R definitely my thing!!!!Hugs,Ina inajrabbit@yahoo.com

Vivienne said...

I love it, you made the instructions so clear, I need to win it to compare with the one I am going to try to make too,
Vivienne

Becky Conley said...

Very cool project! I love fish art too! :o)

Geri Centonze said...

It's really beautiful - would love to win. Have you linked this giveaway into artsee bloggers giveaway page yet?

debi said...

This is terrific, I wouldn't be able to give it away if I were you. but I would love to win it if you are letting it go!!!!!!!

bohemiannie! art said...

What an awesome fishy piece! I've been thinking about buying a felting machine for years and you make me Really want one again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lois said...

What a beautiful piece. The colors are so vibrant. This is a piece of art I'm sure anyone would love to have, especially me.

Ana Eugenio said...

it's gorgeous and summery. so nice of you to giveaway what you made with so much love. I'm definitely a follower and there is an email on my profile. thanks a bunch. xo

Judith said...

Oh, what a beautiful piece of art. This would go nicely in my home. What a great talent you have.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness! This piece is so cool! I have tried my hand at felting but nothing like this. I'm so happy I clicked over to your giveaway. This would be a lovely piece to frame and hang on a wall.

Peace!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

I'd say you definitely have the hang of it! Great piece.
Love the depth of all the textures and colors.

Kwiltsfl said...

Love your felted fish scene! I will have to Google the felting machine. Has to be so much quicker than hand felting! Thank you for your generous give-away! Karen H

Gisèle said...

Pat, thanks for visiting for Pink Saturday !!! Your blog header is gorgeous, and your work even more so...This is a fantastic piece...
I am now following you around...
xooxo

Miriam said...

Hi Pat, I just found you today. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog (TT). Your work is simply beautiful, I would love to be entered into your draw.