Here I am again with another chapter in the progress of stimulation and fostering the art of motivation. It is the 5th Challenge of Onion, Quirks and Mitza Pitza and this week it is ''To sew a Chevron Pattern''
I took on this Challenge in a figurative sense, when I designed my card.
I pulled on my quilting experience and made up the pattern, using three different papers of the same tonal qualities.
Here is how I made my Chevron pattern.
Cut three pieces of paper into strips of equal size and place them in repeated rows.
Start gluing them down on some paper until you have a size want.
Make another one -Mirror image.
Start cutting at a 45 degree angle, making sure to cut your second piece (mirror image) to match.
The patterns should look like this, paired up.
Glue in place, I used multi medium.
For those discerning people who notice immediately that my points do not match, do not despair, I learnt a very long time ago that these can be hidden!!!
And here I am sewing my Chevron, and at the same time covering up the mismatched points.
Mmmm... not too bad.
This Tulip is a corner stamp from 'Our Daily Bread' I fussy cut one and left off the other.
It has been coloured up using water soluble oil pastels and then glossy accents applied.
Cut and decorate the Chevron to size and add some elements.
My friend gave me this gorgeous shell that she found on the beach, it is perfect here.
My stitched Chevron Card.
This exercise brought back mixed emotions for me as I was transported back to my quilting days, I used to spend hours piecing and cutting material, this took no time at all in comparison, but it was still very enjoyable.
Okay, so pop over and visit Quirks (Lisa) HERE
and Mitza Pitza (Mitra) HERE
Next week is our last Challenge in this exercise of reinventing and discovering our motivation, and it is a biggie.......stay tuned.
Have a great week