Hello everyone. It's time for a new challenge at Our Creative Corner and this month our hostess is the wonderful Jenny from Pushing The Right Buttons. Jenny has come up with a real treat of a challenge which will have you putting your thinking caps on!
The challenge set requires us to use three colours: Blue; Plum/Purple and Brown. No black lines are allowed at all! This had me thinking for a while but I eventually decided to choose three colours of paint, some stencils and a stamp to see what I could come up with.
Before I show you what I've made, don't forget to visit Our Creative Corner and see what my very talented Teamies have come up with. We all show together at the start of the month now so you're in for a treat - so many different makes from the same starting point! Check the rules and details of our fab sponsor while you're there too.
For me, the colour combination had a contemporary/retro feel and the use of geometric shapes came to mind. My first attempts on card just didn't work and I wasn't getting anywhere fast. I then decided to substitute fabric for the substrate and I was away. . . . . . . . I didn't have a clear outcome in mind but decided to use the colours, stencils and stamp to produce a piece of fabric first. I would work out what to do with it after!
I chose some DecoArt paints, one of their fabric mediums which means you can use ordinary paint on fabric, a piece of white pure cotton, some stencils and a script stamp to make this:
|The script stamp was used with burnt umber paint and fabric medium onto white cotton fabric. I didn't take particular care with this task because the fabric was to be cut into 3cm strips. This fabric was cut on the cross to enable it to be used on the curved edges of the case.|
When stamping with acrylic paint, I find it best to brush a thin layer onto a craft mat. Tap the stamp several times - gently - onto the paint to coat the stamp. I tend to hold the stamp in position a little longer when working on fabric.
|A scrap of fabric was used to cover a 'self cover' button which I thought would look good.|
|A loop for use with the button was worked in matching thread.|
|A nice snug closure to keep those glasses safe!|
|I love how the paints work together and the mulberry paint almost seems blue when it touches the turquoise.|
|Back view of the case. I should add that there is a layer of cotton batting fabric between the outer and the lining. This is to protect the glasses against sharp objects in my handbag.|
Something very different from me this time and I hope you like it. I keep thinking I should use fabric more but I do love to grab card, paper and things to alter too.
So, it's your turn to make something using blue, plum/purple and brown (but NOT black remember!), link up with us at Our Creative Corner and you could have the chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor. For more details click here.
Thanks for taking the time to visit today. I will have a second post later today if you'd like to take a look.