Memories of Venice

Diane at Mixed Media Monday has challenged us to use “stitches” in our artwork this week. Lately that seems to be no issue for me, as I have been happily using my sewing machine again. Yesterday I found a small piece of fabric which inspired me to create this piece.


The images are from Ten Two Studios, on The Aqua Things Sheet. The background is a scrap of fabric from some swatches I sorted at the Holsworthy Scrapstore and it has “Venetian” printed along the border… how cool is that?! The Italian text page is also from Ten Two Studios Text Pages and there is NO glue whatsoever used here – I simply encased the images and text in a very thin clear plastic sleeve, (after inking the edges), and stitched them in place. Same with the blue roses!

The plastic sleeve and the roses were also bought at the Scrapstore, so apart from the text, images and dymo tape, it’s pretty much a piece constructed solely from recycled elements! I love volunteering at the Scrapstore – you never know what’s going to come through the door and inspire you! 😉

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  1. Klasse, gefällt mir sehr gut!

  2. so cool to the eyes. I like the blue roses very much and the way you came up with the unique idea of stitching it.

  3. what a beautiful work! great image and colors!!

  4. Beautiful, creative, and artistic!! I’m impressed. If I worked at a scrap store, I’d be bringing home a bagful every day, I fear. How do you resist? Or…..DO you resist???

  5. Wonderful piece and great colours!

  6. Hello – just a quick note to say I’ve given you a MeMe award for “so much to look at, so little time” – I love all the beautiful things on your blog! If you wish, you can list 7 things we might not know about you then pass the award along!
    Nice stitching too!

  7. Wonderful piece and the stitchery adds so much! Great perspective background!

  8. Your collage is wonderful love the fabric and the images, the roses makes the collage perfect, well done.

  9. wonderful! love the colors you’ve chosen to use here….

  10. mixedmediamonday

     /  August 31, 2009

    Oh, Rosie – this is gorgeous! I love the colours, the composition, all the different elements – well everything, LOL! Diane

  11. This is lovely! I like the stitch work.

  12. Great piece, Rosie! And “green” in more ways than one! I clicked on the link to the Holsworthy Scrapstore. What a great concept! I’m sure I couldn’t resist taking home the store!! XOXO

    • Believe me, it’s tough coming home with a little of this and a bit of that!! And don’t even get me started on Fabric swatches!!!!! 😉

  13. Rosie, your blog is such a joy. After having just been bowled over by your fishy tale, I am now drowning in the sea that is your exquisite MMM. Fantastic work.

  14. taluula

     /  September 1, 2009

    I love your collage Rosie, it’s gorgeous.

  15. It’s beautiful, great colours!


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