Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer of Color (Purple)

I had fun with purple this week.  I want to thank everyone who left comments.  It really makes blogging worth it.

I tried a new technique for this atc.  I made chenille cloth.  I sewed six different purple pieces of fabric together.  I sewed lines across the fabric pieces on the bias.  I then cut all but the bottom layer of fabric between all the lines of stitching.  After that was done I washed it so that the fabric would fray and show the layers.  The fabric is very soft after washing it.  I painted a metal heart charm with fingernail polish to add some shine and sparkle.


I took a very dark piece of dyed fabric in Imperial Purple to make a night scene.  I put a basic tree and hills on the fabric with stitching.  I then took shimmery fabric paint and painted over the stitching and added some silver stars.

My daughter was into silver roses this week.  She made a small card and a fabric atc.


Have fun creating in orange for next week.

16 comments:

RnR's KYDS said...

I love your purple atc's ! They turned out so nice. Selena and I really like Katrina's as well. Good job. :-)

joanna said...

Janelle, your piece is amazing!! I tried this technique once and it took me days to finish it, so I can fully appreciate what you've done here!!

sugar Creek said...

I love the chenille technique but boy does it make your hand hurt if your doing a whole quilt! beautiful pieces!

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh wow...that cloth is gorgeous. Very original Purple this week:)

Mary said...

Love the chenille, made a great piece...very different..!

creatingme said...

wow, the chenille, I just want to touch it. So lovely.

Mandy said...

The chenille is lovely and your scene is so cute...would look lovely in s nurdery and hour daughter did a great job...how did she make the rose so perfect?

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Whooo, that chenille looks so tactile! Fab unique purple creations!

Janelle said...

Katrina used a rose stamp on both of her cards. She thinks that her drawing isn't good enough to use most of the time.

Ella said...

How clever; it is gorgeous! So vibrant are the hues! Great job~

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

That chenille piece looks so cool! I am amazed by the things that can be done with a sewing machine. Amazing!

Kristin said...

Oooh, I love your purple pieces! That first piece is so beautiful - and I bet it's terribly soft in person. AND I so love seeing your daughter's creations too - thank you for such pretty purples from you both ;) xo

JessiVille said...

Hi Janelle, I love the chenille piece! I studied once how to make this fabric but gave up before I could even start - ha! It's a lot of work.
The other purple pieces are lovely as well. I don't know how I've been missing your posts so I am following now. I've enjoyed going back thru all your S of C entries. Nice work! I am very partial to the horse project!
Jessi xox

Elisabeth R said...

I love your purple pieces! :-)

Nan said...

Loved seeing your chenille technique...seems it would take a long time! Your blog is really nice..inspiring! :) nan

Liette alias Pixelle said...

your purple work is amazing...I can touch it...