Saturday, March 1, 2008

TIF February Finished

I did finish my project this month on time, got in done last night about 6pm. What a relief to be done on time. I've been having allergy attacks the last few weeks, so it was a close thing. New allergy medicine from the Dr. has been helping.

I've named this months TIF "Looking Towards Home"

I downloaded the image of earth and Mars "Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech." They have wonderful pictures, and they are free to use as long as you give them credit.

The process I used to make Mars I've documented in the last entry. I used another dark fabric to make Mar's shadow and I appliqued them using a Sulky silver/black metallic thread. I used the plain white dryer sheets for the word Dream, and I couched on some Razzle Dazzle to outline the word.

For Earth, I printed the picture on fabric, cut and appliqued it to the background and also outlined it with couched Razzle Dazzle. For the stars on the background, I lightly sprinkled a fusible powder and ironed silver foil over the powder to get the stars.

I enjoyed this project so much, I'm thinking of doing the whole solar system. Time will tell how much I do, but space has always enthralled me, so time will tell.

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on my last posting. I usually try to answer each one but it didn't happen this time. Thanks everyone, all the TIF participants inspire me.


Vicki W said...

I love how this piece turned out! A series for the solar system is a great idea.

verobirdie said...

Thanks for your comment!
You'll find my blog at
have a nice day under the earth light...

jacqui said...

Novel approach to this concept and it worked out wonderfully. It will be interesting to see a whole cosmos develop.

Grace said...

I love the process you used to get Mars. It looks fantastic! Must remember to use it sometime, not to mention all those dryer sheets I've collected.
Thanks for your comment on my TIF piece too.

Pat said...

Thanks for you comment, this is a terrific piece, the NASA photographs are amazing aren't they, as are the ones from the Hubble telescope.