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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Challenge #179 - Touch Me, Inspire Me

Are you touchy-feely or just like playing around with smooth paper, bumpy burlap, or even perhaps making french knots with embroidery floss?  Perhaps you like to collage in your art journal or add a touch of texture to your cards?  Do you like to visit blogs and get inspiration that you give your special spin to?  

If so, then this is the challenge for you!

The Opus Gluei Poobahs want you to take on this fortnight's challenge to:


Show us some texture or perhaps something on the Internet that has inspired your creativity!

Rosemary here and I went over to Pinterest, as I often do, to soak up pretty eye candy when I came across this lovely.  I have a thing for peacocks and I loved this card so I decided to put my spin on it for this challenge.

and so with pen, paper, embossing folders, ink, rhinestones, and a doily I made:

Lots of wonderful touchy feel goodness here - velvety ribbon, embossed and inked cardstock, the texture of the doily, and so on.
Full details and pics of how this emerged are on my personal blog.

Electra here  I found something I really liked on Pinterest.
(I know, how difficult is that to do?)
and here's what I came up with:
deets can be found on my blog.

Deena here:  I went with more of a textured look with paper piecing and 3-d elements with my card:

Chat Noir here, and I am venturing down a new path which involves lots of good lighting, clean glasses (the spectacle kind, but a tea glass wouldn't go astray either), wool and a crochet hook. 
I feel like I'm channeling my grandmother as I hook the wool over my fingers and talk glibly about single chain and trebles.........  So far I've mastered the first little slip knot, one tiny paragraph of instructions in my book, and a small collection of circles.  I love how each side has a completely different texture.  I'm planning to fold and pleat them and turn them into brooches, but I haven't quite got that bit clear in my head!  Here's the book if you're interested.... so many cute little things, and they often begin with a circle.

So, we are hoping our ideas inspire you to share your creativity with us!

You have lots of time to
link up below in our comments.

 We'd love to visit and see what you've made, and you can even link projects that are from our previous themes.
We are just that laid back around here!


SmilynStef said...

I love texture ... here's my design:

Clean & Graphic Floral Birthday

Hazel said...

My card is here - hope it's not too 'off beat' for the theme x

Yogi said...

here's my card. enjoy

Julye said...

my card is here thanks for the challenge.

ike said...

Here's my ultra 3D piece :-D
Thank you for this Challenge.


sandie said...

What a cool site! Here is my link

Deanne Saunders said...

Here's my card:

Hazel said...

Another card from me - something a bit different here x