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Monday, 29 October 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 221

The theme at Crafty Cardmakers for this fortnight is Explosion of Colour. So, we want to see bright, colourful projects, but other than that, you can make whatever you want.

A short while ago, I made a card using very subdued colours which I really liked. That's unusual for me, because I generally prefer bright colours, so I thought I'd try something similar but make the colours bold and vibrant. But the result of that was awful! I really didn't like the effect at all, so I binned it. And went back to the drawing board.

And then, while looking out a stencil, I came across a template I've had for quite a while. It's a Fiskars paper pricking template, and I haven't used it much since I got my Sew Pretty dies. But it has one big advantage over the dies - if you want several concentric circles, it's much easier than having to line up the dies. And, as a child, I loved the idea that you can get curves out of straight lines so much, I spent ages drawing out axes on paper and pencilling in lines. My dad spotted me doing this, and made me a board with nails so I could do the same thing in a permanent way, and that adorned my bedroom wall for a long time. Anyway, I decided to make an explosion of colour rainbow-style, and this is what I came up with.

I pricked 6 concentric circles , and threaded between the holes to get the pattern you can see. I used machine embroidery thread that more or less cover the rainbow. I framed the result with black card, and cut the aperture and decorative circle using Tonic dies.

The result could be a card, but it's not going to be! It's going up on the wall of my craft room!

I do hope you can join us this time.

6 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Hi Josephine, this is a great idea and love the colours. Happy creating, Angela xXx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is beautiful Josephine! I love the string circles and the colours are really pretty. Looks so gorgeous framed in the black! Have a great week! hugs x

Glenda Atkins said...

A wonderful piece of work Josephine, quite lovely. It seems like you had a great Dad, I guess he saw your talent way back when! Have a great week!
Glenda

AlisonC said...

It's a wonderful pattern with so much to look at. x

Lin said...

What a fabulous design. I love stitching on cards but can never seem to find the time lately... you must have spent a long time creating this little beauty.

I am sorry I don't get by anywhere near as often as I should, but wanted to thank you for all your hard work for the team.

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Judy McKay said...

Stunning card Josephine. Beautifully designed. Have a creative week. Judy

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