Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Little Felted Landscape...Finished

The fence was moved and a few flowers added to the foreground.
Thanks for your suggestions!

I wish I had given myself a little extra room at the bottom, because when I stretched the piece around a piece of Fast 2 Fuse Heavy Weight Interfacing, I had to cut off that little bit of green that showed where the trees were growing out of the ground.
Now the trees come straight up from the bottom of the picture which is slightly dorky looking...but next time I'll be aware of that.

One interesting discovery I made was that I could use the oil pastels directly on the felted wool fiber....then refelt it. This gave me a little shading along the edges of the hills that I liked.

I'm not sure what I'll take on next....maybe *gasp* some housework!

22 comments :

Walden said...

Your changes look wonderful. I would love to try something like this, but wouldn't know where to start. Do you have any suggestions?

Kay said...

Beautiful! I love all the shades of green in this.

Shogun said...

No, not housework! That's what I did today and it is so much less satisfying!

Marty52 said...

Boy, did you get comments about the fence! ;0) It looks perfect where it is now. But I can't believe you said the evil word (whispering now) ***housework*** ... GAH!!! Nooooo!

Raspberry said...

Yay for the fence! I really think it's my favorite part. :)
I h ave a good excuse ifI want to skip some housework....a toddler. Although he does take naps....shoot. :)

LindaSonia said...

I love everything about this piece. Beautiful! LindaSonia

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Housework is a nasty word. Surely there is SOMETHING you can find to do instead?

Vicki W said...

What a difference in removing the fence! It's a lovely piece.

Summerset said...

Much better fence - everything is just right.

Housework? I have children for that. No, really, they live here, they can do things to help out (and give me more sewing time!).

Carol said...

I am wondering the same thing that Walden is...

I do like the fence better now that it is moved.

Cheryl said...

Charming piece! I have been stuck doing remodeling housework for weeks...don't go there!

Plays with Needles said...

I'm glad the fence stayed true to who he originally was and just got moved back behind the trees...I think it looks great --

But housework, Allie? You're too creative for that...plus, isn't housework for the winter??

Mary Corbet said...

Oh my GOODNESS. This is so PERFECT!!! It's absolutely delightful, Allie - and I love the fence placement and the little flowers in the grass. They remind me of summer!

That's a pretty clever way to use paint and wool. The shading is spectacular.

Mary Corbet said...

PS.

(Forget the housework...)

Allison said...

It looks wonderful. Dont even think about housework.... start something new!

JoWynn Johns said...

Very right. Very pleasing. Just right.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is beautiful - I can feel myself walking out there. At my house, I only resort to housework as extreme creative avoidance. Right now, my living quarters are neatly arranged and spotless, so I suppose I'll have to start painting today. I could, however, stall one more day and go outside for exercise, but it's too hot.

zigzago said...

Wonderful work, I love it! Renata.

black bear cabin said...

WOW!

Rosi said...

I love that little landscape, it's gorgeous.

Conni said...

It is a lovely and charming little work of art!

Bear said...

Allie
thank you I love this and you have reignited my playtime with my little embellishing machine.
I am a CQer who's never ever sane quilted nor made a landscape anything, in all my nearly 59 years so I am using you as my inspiration - not copy but inspiration
THANK YOU Very much Allie
love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxox