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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Creative Rug Hooking Blog Challenge Photos Revealed

Oh this was so much fun and challenging.... Isn't it neat seeing all the challenge projects together? I think it is interesting that we each did something a little different with our projects. If you click on the picture and it will open in another screen (a little bigger) so you can see the projects better.



Here are the links to Ali, Kris and Alices' blogs to read about how their projects were created.

http://alistrebel.blogspot.com/
http://spruceridgestudios.blogspot.com/
http://alice-folkartprimitives.blogspot.com/

As for me, I opted for doing a little mixed media and used scrap book paper collaged onto an art canvas for my background.



I hooked the snowman and attached him to the canvas. Here is a side view of the snowman.


Another side view....



In this picture, you can see that I used the wire to make arms for the snowman and to hold his tree. Can you see the glitter that I added to the scrap book paper? Kind of makes it dreamy looking. I added a red wool scarf to the snowguy.



Here is a picture of the snowman's hat. I added the irredescient pipecleaner to the brim and added more tinsel glitter to the hat. You can see the scrapbook paper that I chose. The green was also irredescient and I love the circles on it.



The red ball, star button and wire were used in the hanger. The star button was a little to harsh color wise with the scrapbook paper so I primed it and added more glitter to it. Not bad....I'm kind of liking the tinsel glitter. (thanks Martha!)



Here is a closeup of the button after I made the changes to it. Sorry the picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.



I almost forgot to mention the ribbon....I thought the ribbon was pretty and it definitely directed me to the color palette I chose. To display it, I opted to attach it across the bottom of the canvas and have a space all to its own.



Now if I were to make this snowman again, I definitely would hook my snowman with whiter wool. It is a little to primitive for the pinky red and green paper in the collage. Lately, I've been leaning toward this pastel palette.....there is something soothing to me about the softness of the colors. Plus I love glitter!
Thanks so much for stopping by and following our challenge. We are all looking forward to the next one! Maria

11 comments:

Lori Ann C. said...

Love how these all turned out so different!
What a fun way to share with friends too!
Each and every one is so special!!

Merry Christmas Maria,
Lori Ann

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

He is gorgeous, Miss Maria ~ love the side shots so we can see the mounting ~ I'm loving it and loving your idea for us to do that! Thanks for including me!

Kris Miller said...

Beautiful Maria! You have the most clever ideas! I love glitter too, especially the old mica snow. But I haven't "glittered up" any rug hooking yet! Have a Merry Christmas!
Kris

Kathy B. said...

Your snowman is perfect - just the way he is...so precious! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful finishes and what a challenge! They each took on a life of their own and they look great.

acorn hollow said...

So very creative.
Cathy

Cheryl said...

I love your snowman the best of the all the challenges! And thank you for sharing the closeups.

HomeSpunPrims said...

You all did a fabulous job on your challenge pieces! So fun to see the different ways you used the items given. I'll look forward to seeing the next part of your challenge.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Maria, your snowman is precious. what a great way to use different mediums all together like that! I will check out the others after work. Just popping in to check out some this morning. Very, very, nice!!

Sylvia said...

I LOVE this!!! Very creative!

maureenm said...

absolutely adorable! What fun - and the other challenge pieces look great too.

Happy new year, maureen