Sunday, April 12, 2009

April Calendar Girls Postcard

This months calendar was chosen by Susan and has been another challenge for me mainly I think because of the colours.
Here is the calendar picture that we had to use this month-----

This is my interpretation of a section of it.

While sorting through some samples that I had done on the Fiber in Form workshop with Lynda and Carol last year I found this one.
It had lots of texture that said tree trunks to me so I decided to use it for this months challenge.
(I have just realised that I have posted it upside down.)

I painted 2 different coloured greens onto the background leaving the trunks to stand out.

I then added some stitch to emphasise the path and some foliage on the trees and trunks.

I hope you like it Debbi--I know it looks very dull and boring but in reality it has a lot of texture.


Heather said...

What a lovely picture to work from and I love your interpretation. Anything to do with trees is OK by me, which ever way up it is!! It's a theme I often return to as there is so much inspiration there.

Cobi said...

Doreen what a gorgeous piece you've created. Nothing boring about it, its subtle and lovely. I'm curious what materials you've used to create the it.

Joei Rhode Island said...

nothing boring about it....I agree. Very good interpretation...focuses on the texture of the trees.

Stitchety Grub said...

I think you've done an excellent job Doreen - I really like it especially the textures. Cool
Britt in West Aus

verobirdie said...

Asolutely nothing boring in it, it is lovely.

Caroline said...

Wow, I truly love your interpetation of the trees, i can fully see the bark and texture, I would love to see a bit more contrast, I believe that would make it stunning! Either way an amazin piece!!

Val said...

It really is lovely Doreen - you've done a great job.

Dot said...

What a beautiful and textural piece!