Monday, May 14, 2007

Self challenge and Orange and Blue

Well as I've already mentioned, just a few time, I'm way behind with my swap commitments at the moment and have a tonne of postcards to make. I was sitting looking at the long list with despair the other day wondering just where I'm going to find the energy to catch up again. I seem to have been doing nothing else but catching up this last couple of years and no sooner do I get back on track than something else cropped up.

Anyhow I decided I needed to set myself a little challenge to get through all this postcard making. Since starting with postcards and ATC's I've been saving every tiny little off cut of fabric going, and have now amassed quite a collection so I'm challenging myself to use only these scraps for the next few weeks while I work doggedly on catching up. We'll see how well I get on :)

Ok so the first set I've been working on are for a Blue and Orange themed swap. Using only some scraps from my box here's what I came up with.

Study in Orange and Blue #1

Study in Orange and Blue #2

Orange and Blue Abstract

It certainly was fun piecing together all these little strips and squares. I'm looking forward to seeing how my self challenge progresses with the next few swaps. I think it will be interesting to see if I can make the sets different enough or if I will always end up using similar basic principles for putting the cards together due to the nature of the pieces of fabric that I am restricting myself to.

9 comments:

StegArt said...

These are great, those two colors look fabulous together.

Alis said...

Beautiful. I love orange and blue together. So vibrant.
Hugs, Alis

Micki said...

You are doing a great job with your challenge.

Vicki W said...

Love them!

Purple Missus said...

Very nice, love the colour combination. I thought the first one was four seperate pieces you had just photographed together!

Sue B said...
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Sue B said...

These are awesome Angela! I love that top one.

Elizabeth said...

Great studies! Thanks for posting.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the one with all the scraps of color...these are really pretty and I think you are doing a great job of playing catch up!!!! melinda