Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Challenged



I was trying to describe this project I did to my friend Valerie and I did such a bad job I ended up telling her she'd just have to see it in person. As I've said before, I like to participate in some of the Stampington challenges. This project was for their coffee filter call. I ended up making a sewing basket of sorts on a canvas. I found that the coffee filters were so delicate that I had to sew them to watercolor paper for added strength. I sewed three cone shaped filters together to form a 3-D "basket". It bubbles off the canvas more than it looks. I then stuffed it full of sewing notions. OK so it's not my most favorite thing I've ever made....but I was challenged and that was the whole point.

I'm off at 3:30am tomorrow to teach at Inspired in North Carolina. My Mother is going with me so I'm looking forward to a great trip.

7 comments:

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lisa,

That's a beautiful layout, and your interpretation is so cool. It's good to try challenges, as you get to stretch your wings further, and become so much, muchier!

Hugs,
Meri

connie said...

Lisa, I love your coffee filter art piece - very nice...thanks for sharing it with us. I submitted something too for this challenge - but I'm too embarrassed to post it. I actually combined the wax paper with the coffee filter into one project - a banner...we'll see what happens. Have a great trip to NC.

Anonymous said...

Cute, have a safe trip
and hurry back to have some new things and finds to share


xoxo Birens Boo

Iva Wilcox said...

What a lovely piece! And so nice to be challenged. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!
~ Iva

huntla1 said...

Hi Lisa. I thought you told us you would like us to tell you if we were in your class at inspired -- I think it was you that made that comment. I loved meeting you and enjoyed my mini canvas project a bunch. Take care and you are now a member of my permanent blog reader group.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Very interesting and imaginative! I do love it when folks use unique items for creating. Have a great trip! :) Tammy

Carole said...

It is beautiful Lisa! I can't wait to hear all about your trip.