Monday, August 9, 2010

The Dog Raffle

A long time ago, I read a post by Menofleur, and she left me with an idea that I knew I had to explore. Phyllis made a tribute wall hanging for a singer who had died to early. It was a lovely tribute but what impressed me and stayed with me is that she used a photo that was put on fabric. "Transfer paper". I knew about it but didn't realize that it was so accessible. So, when I volunteered to donate a purse for the AKC Dog Trial that the club has every year, I knew that in some way I was going to include this wonderful product "Transfer Paper".
In the club, there is this wonderful lady and she and her husband have Keeshonds. They are very beautiful and fluffy dogs. The coloring goes from light gray to almost black. I asked my friend for photos of the dogs and there began my adventure with "Transfer Paper". I wanted the photos to look like dropped postcards. The fabric is a bonded cotton. I chose brown because with dogs, everything gets dirty or smudged with dirt. One of the photos forms a pocket.
Now, I realized that the winner of the raffle may not have a Keeshond, so that means I have committed myself to making two purses for the dog raffle - one for my friend and won for the winner. But it is all for a good cause and an excuse for using "Transfer Paper"


patrice said...

Wow! I'm impressed and I think the gal with the Keeshound will "have" to have that bag!
So the transfers were easy?

beadbabe49 said...

Great job for your first time out with the transfer paper!

Phyllis said...

What fun! It looks great! And what a perfect thing to donate. I am sure you loved doing this because it is always so much fun to see how these things work and then have the images turn out so well.

Thank you for the reference, but I am still working on that piece. I intend to give it to the parents of the opera singer that passed away, but hit a wall with the design and put it away until I figure it out. Now you have given me some inspiration to work through it again!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the size...holds plenty and the postcard feeling is great! I have had good luck also with transfers...these are going to touch her heart!