Monday, January 14, 2008

Wearing art today

I have my new embellished jacket on today and feel quite snazzy....

Here is a view of the front that offers only a peek of the applique and beads. I picked up the boiled wool jacked at a second hand store for $12.50.....

The auto color correct screwed up the true color, color of the jacket is totally off, it is more of a rust color. But it showed off the applique and beadwork a bit better....And here is a view of the back. I really like the contrast of the blue clematis and the rust color of the jacket.
And a close up detail of the back. The applique was done using Wonder Under and finished with some free motion stitching to add detail.
And this is the purse pattern that I took the design from, hmmm still might make the tote bag. It is called Clematis and is available from Seam to me.......

14 comments:

Deb H said...

Absolutly STUNNING! What a beautiful idea! I LOVE it!

Nellie's Needles said...

Lovely!

Grace said...

Wow Amy - it turned out awesome. I absolutely love the sparkle and texture added with the beads (of course :)

Beautiful work!

StegArt said...

It's great! It's fun turning thrift bargains into stunning works of art.

Doreen G said...

What an amazing job you have done Amy--congratulations

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love how evocative the front is...just a hint of the riches to be found on the back.
Bravissimo!

Sue B said...

Beautiful! What a fabulous looking jacket that is now. Nicely done!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a beautiful jacket, I love it!

Pat Winter said...

What a beautiful jacket you made. I bet it was fun to wear.

Kim in Fargo, ND said...

Wonderful work! I'll bet you brightened everyone's day.

Needleroozer said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous! Stunning.
LB

Kim said...

Fabulous! Really fabulous! Kim G

The Lone Beader said...

That looks fabulous! Nice job! :D

Jonara Blu Maui said...

What an amazing way to bring life to something old! This is beautiful and truly inspiring!