Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Lets get Shabby Colour Challenge No 11

This months challenge at Lets get Shabby is to use a beautiful quilt for inspiration for your colour scheme.......you also have to include some MATERIAL/FABRIC in your project.

I used the last of my Mothers little hessian bags from the Trade Aid shop in New Zealand and some Making Memories foam stamps.

I bought the material samples from a craft show at Harrogate 3-4 years ago and used a new method for making them that I saw on a blog recently. I would love to give you credit but I can't remember whose it was, sorry......... anyway I wired them!!

Please remember that only projects made exclusively for Lets get Shabby will be acceptetd as we are not a multi challenge site.

Foam stamps with Gesso

my token touch of yellow

It's times like this when I remember why I hoarded all of those buttons!! I soooooo enjoyed playing with my first love again...it reminded me of those days when I used to buy Laura Ashley style crafting material by the metre and make skirts from it. It was cheaper than normal fabric so my sister and I had a sprig splurge during the 80's. The only downside was we dicovered that it wasn't very colour fast!! Things have changes since then and fat quarters are really stunning now.

This is the beautiful quilt that inspired our Design Team, so whether it's Autumn or Spring where ever you live there have to be some gorgeouscolours in here to get your mojo going.
Love and textiles
Ruth xxx


Niona said...

very, very much, just super, what colors!

Karen said...

ooo I love what you have done with those bits of fabric! Gorgeous little bag! I too used to buy a lot of Laura Ashley for skirts HUGS XXX

Traceyr said...

Gorgeous and what beautiful flowers with button centres.


mariannes scrapperier m.m said...

Gorgeous, and i just love the flowers.

Chele said...

I LOVE that bag! I WANT that bag!!!! ;0)

Anonymous said...

omg....Ruth, this is absolutely AMAZING.......I LOVE it!! Wow, what an amamzing piece of artwowoieeeeeeeeeee!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Ruth, this is a Gorgeous shabby bag!! The flowers are amazing!

LazyKay said...

What great inspiration!