aztec gold ~ courtesy of vicki welsh hand dyed fabrics

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hello everyone ~ 

here is a finished project; the third in the series of what i can only describe as dream fabrics made by vicki welsh.  this piece is the gradient, “sundance!”  {love that name}.  of course, you will find more gorgeous combos on her etsy shop! {if you haven’t already picked out a couple?!}

i let the good times roll and stamped this awesome fabric using the plethora of hand-carved stamps i’ve made, and a glowing, luminescent, lumiere paint by jacquard

this type of stamp is what i call a ‘corner’ stamp, which means i can rotate it to make a ‘complete’ design, {or not}:

and another version:

i also cut some strips form this same piece of gradient fabric  so i could add more creativeness putting it all together.   these strips will come in handy. 

and some perfect-sized, smaller stamps i will use on those strips:

i mixed up the paint colors… creating a custom color, using navy, purple, and a bit of aqua toned color to my stamping. 

i also chose a very geometric commercial print for a splash of pattern as well as color for a very ‘aztec’ look, too!

for quilting, i didn’t want to ‘overdo’ on the main motif of this quilted runner ~  just a bit of an accent with the yellow thread, and lightly following the overall stamping  design with a purple thread in the other areas.

this is part of the beauty of hand-dyed fabrics, lovely eye candy they are, but once you cut them apart, and piece them back together… {different} beautiful things happen.  in this piece {seen above and below} i spot a luscious peachy-pink color popping out. it has a special glow {i’m tickled peachy about that}!  i didn’t plan it at all…  that is such a great part of the fun of playing with vicki’s gradients

 i also added a commercial batik in the outside border:

 a little bit wonky… and a whole lotta color!

did you know {or remember} you get free shipping in vicki’s etsy store using the code LESLIESHIP.  Have you made sure you’ve left a comment on my initial post {here} for a chance to win some of vicki’s versatile, gorgeous and creative gradients? {and a project made with her fabrics, from me?}  you have until this saturday, june 22nd.  winner will be drawn and announced sunday, june 23rd.

thanks for stopping by!

Comments 6

  1. I had to come back and take a look at this post that I missed before. You make the coolest stamps! this is wonderful. I love Lumiere paints too. such fine work you continue to create!

  2. That is just gorgeous! And I love when you show how you did it. So many techniques I've never seen before. Thanks.

  3. Wow! That gets the creative juices running this morning. Stunning fabric and what a cool and creative use of your stamps, Les. You and Vicki are a great team!

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