Sunday, 28 August 2011
CCG Challenge 206 - A Night to Remember!
There's a new challenge at the CCG site and I couldn't resist entering! This one was to use very soft shades of white, grey and black with a piece of wood, a shelf, caps titling, stripes, and a transparent element, phew some challenge!! The photo for inspiration was a bit uninspiring at first but the more I looked at it the more I was hooked. I'm staying at my daughters in Wellington, looking after the fish (8) and cats (2) while she's on holiday with her family so my supplies were limited.
I ventured down into the local small market yesterday and couldn't believe my luck!! I found this amazing haberdashery stall selling bundles of ribbon offcuts for 50 pence!! They also sold embroidery thread for 20p a skein and had just the colours I was looking for.
I had bought a roll of canvas to work on for another project and after ruining the only 2 pieces of SB paper I had bought with me I tried the canvas. What a joy it was to discover this. I managed to do a fairly decent woodgrain effect,raiding my daughter's acrylic paints, taking inspiration from the piece of driftwood in the CCG photo, and soon filled my LO with other bits and pieces. The feathers were a lovely soft white like the colour of the settee in the CCG photo and the threads wrapped around my twig represented the wood element. I twisted them around to echo the balloon strings in my photo and finished off with transparent beads I found in Daisy's stash. I mounted my transparent title onto a piece of card leftover from making the shelf which the wood sits on, and finished it off with brads painted in white acrylic paint (they were brass before). The shelf represents my striped element as does the titling.
I had such fun working on this LO hope you like it and thank you soo much for looking.