Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Playing With Shadows

Today I spent some time in the studio playing around with shadows.  I love adding that layer of black under shapes to give the illusion of the shapes floating above the piece.  The colours in this were inspired by Vicki Welsh's colour palette from the colour palette challenge.

The background was pieced and the rest has been fused.  The next step will be the quilting.  I love this part because it just seems to bring the piece to life.  I'll post again once it's done so you can see where I take it.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have an artfully wonderful day!


  1. A very interesting piece. It works just as well with fabric motifs as with photos, doesn't it?

    1. Thanks April. It's funny how something so simple can add such a pop to the piece isn't it.

  2. The black does add some dimension and makes it all pop. funny how little things can really take it a bit further. I need to remember that!

    1. Absolutely Katie. We don't always have to look for complicated solutions. Sometime less truly is more!


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