Wednesday, December 31, 2008


After making a folder-folio for a gift, I had to make one for myself! Actually, I prepared the backgrounds at the same time, because I knew I wanted one. I just didn't have time to make it before Christmas. I modified mine to hold a legal pad on one side instead of loose papers. I also added a little loop of fabric for a pencil. And I used some of the skills I learned in Terri Stegmiller's Mixed Media Collage class to make the cover. I painted the purple cone flower with Neocolor watercolor crayons on white duck cloth, then fused it to Pelmet Vilene (which is a stiff interfacing, but thinner than Timtex or Peltex). Then I outlined the flower and stem with free motion stitching. I'm looking forward to having an excuse to use it!


Fannie said...

Very nice padfolio, C. Beautiful!

Happy New Year, and continued success in 2009!

Benita said...

Its beautiful!! You such beautiful work with so many interesting medias.

StegArt said...

It's awesome Cheryl!!!!!

Zeborah Loray said...

This could be themed in so many ways. Great project.
Your work always loks so perfect. *sigh*

simplyred said...

Cheryl, your padfolio is gorgeous. I really love the colors and the design, especially your beautiful hand drawn flower.