Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lets Get Shabby Challenge 11 Entry


Hello and Welcome Again 
Today' s Post is
ALL ABOUT COLOUR!!
Autumn Colours in particular... 
 
Here's This Month's Challenge
At Lets Get Shabby

Here in Australia at the moment its Autumn!
And maybe where you live its Spring!!
Either way, look at this incredible Quilt.
Be inspired however you like...
It would be nice to see you include some fabric somewhere
But remember...
its a
COLOUR CHALLENGE

And Here is My Take on the Challenge....

I decided to have a go at a Wall Hanging 
Using Autumn Colours...
Yes... stepping way outside of my comfort zone....
Oh I do love colour and am inspired it... 
But will confess I usually work in pastels...
As you know.... :)

So The Colours I have used are 
Burgundy, Chartreuse, Chocolate, Yellow and Wheat... 


The fabrics I have used are strips of silk in those colours
Wrapped around a Chipboard Circle to Create the Frame...
And some Muslin to Frame the Image...


 And a Close Up....
So thanks so much for the Challenge LGS Girls!!!
Really enjoyed this step Outside my Comfort Zone!
Looking forward to next Month...

The Papers and Flowers are by PRIMA.
Other items used include Fabrics, Muslin, Distress Ink in Old Paper and Wild Honey,
Chipboard, MM Metal Embellishment, Ink Pear Tart, Bird,
Lace and a good old fashioned Cup of Tea!!!

The Gorgeous Image I used is from
Magic Moonlight

Thanks for visiting.... 
Bye for Now,
Lou xx

31 comments:

ann said...

Stunning Lou such a beautiful colour combination xxx

PeggyR said...

That is gorgeous!

Deb said...

OMGoodness Lou...this is amazing. What a gorgeous colour combo! Just stunning!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Lou!
..the colours work so well together, Love all your pretty embellishments and the beautiful image. Love it!!
Jan x

Chimene said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous wallhanger!!
Love the colors you used!!
So beautiful made!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!!
xxx
Chimene

Jenneke said...

This is stunning!!
LOVE the colors and all gorgeous details, that birdie is so sweet!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby, Lou!

XXXJenneke

mandysea said...

Oh my lordy lordy Lou!!!
I'm speechless!!!

this is an absolute delight!

Julie said...

I'm with Mandy Lou this has taken my breath away stunning.

Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! You are so talented Lou!

Toni said...

Holy COW!!!!! How pretty!!!! Thanks for playing with us at SHABBY!!!

Lean said...

wauw this is lovely great take on the challenge.
byebye,lean.

phillipa said...

So, so stunning!!!

Angela Weimer said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love the vintage feel to it. thanks for sharing. Angela

Ruth said...

I'm so glad we stumped you and you didn't rush this challenge Lou.....your wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous and I luuurve the names of the silks.....pure autumn at it's best!!

Thanks for playing laong with us at Shabby again this month:)

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Oh my, what an incredible wall hanging. I love the cluster of flowers and that bird is way too cute.
Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. I have had a wonderful 30 minutes or so looking at all your other creations. Very inspiring indeed.
Cheers, Irene xx

The Tin Rabbit said...

Oh Lou...this is just beautiful! Love your choice of colors! so,so pretty! Sending Love and Hugs, Ann

zandra said...

Just simply beautiful! Love the that little birdie. Great take on the challenge!
Hugz, Z

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Lou, your wall hanging is STUNNING!
Wow, I love it, great job!

Have a wonderful day!
Anne

Fleur de Bee said...

I think this is STUNNING and I love working with other colors outside my comfort zone! I especially love that green! it is my new favorite color along with my Lavender and they are stunning together. This work is so beautiful! I am drooling!!

xoxo

Deb said...

Ooooh! Congratulations Lou....your hanging is just gorgeous.

zandra said...

Congrats! So beautiful!
Hugz, Z

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Lou
Thanks for popping over my way... I have to tell you though I wasn't actually in France for Le Tour.. but just like you an avid armchair traveller of this great event.. that was my 'virtual tour series '..hehe

Well as you know now I love colour to and this is fabulous .... how clever your are...the colours are truly beautiful... thanks again for popping over.. I see we are both nightowls!! xx Julie

meandering pearl said...

oh wow, its absolutely glorious!!! thanks for your lovely comment!!! kindest thoughts

sharon said...

Hi Lou, the colours you have used for this are wonderful, you must have spent alot of time putting it all together.
thank you fr popping over and joining in my giveaway. Special thanks for having put up the button!
Sharon

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lou!
Welcome to the guest list for the 2010 Where Bloggers Create party! Your artwork is so lovely, I'm sure we all want to see where you create it!

Take care, and I’ll be in touch!
Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Vibeke said...

Congrats, Lou!! I really love this :)

Cathy said...

Hi Lou,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on Pink Saturday.

It's lovely to get to know new blogging ladies.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

sam said...

Congratulations lou !!! You are a big artist !!!!
Sam
http://samounette973.canalblog.com

PeggyR said...

Thanks for the nice compliment on my leaf page. I almost hated to give it up...lol! I really like your color challenge and the album!

ann said...

Morning Lou I am so glad you won.. it is beautiful thanks for the comment on my blog. I clicked on your e-mail thingy on the side to send you an e-mail but it didn't work.

meandering pearl said...

Hello! im going to write you an email when i have slightly more time but i just wanted to say im so thrilled to be swapping with you!!! i've got so many ideas swirling around & just lots & lots of loveliness to share!!!

p.s every time i see this post im floored by the beauty!!! lovely thoughts