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Friday, May 11, 2012

Turquoise scarab

Turquoise Scarab
The theme for May's exchange is Turquoise
 for the artsinthecards  art group

here is my offering
isn't he cute?

below are some of the materials i  used after idea light bulb came on ;
my paper sketch, painted coffee filters backs, paint, brushes, threads, sharp tools.
 i was given a carved bead of a scarab to make into a knotted necklace many decades ago
that was part of inspiration memory recall.

what photos do not show is the iridesent painted over color

Three scarab beetles 

Here they are in all their glory
 quilted on my favorite  Bernina 830 Record machine .
be well, sonja


Nancy said...

Great results! I had a scarab bracelet as a child... had forgotten all about it till I saw your project. Fun stuff.

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Aloha Sonja!
I too have a Bernina 830 Record machine. It is my "work horse". But I am not as good as you in the free motion quilting with it. Love the scarabs! Too cute.
Aloha Nui Loa!