Friday, January 24, 2014

Purple People Eater (not really)

I'm not a big fan of purple. Don't get me wrong, I can certainly appreciate the hue of a plum, the beautiful lilacs that grow on the old tree of the bottom of our hill and the violets that blossom in spring. It's not that I DIS-like purple. I'm just not crazy about it like some people are. My auntie is one of those people. Purple is HER colour. She owns it. She wears it daily.

Despite not being a fan of purple I made this...

 It's frilly and girly and quite purply... but I like it. It's romantic.

And although it may not be exactly the sort of thing I usually make, it was exactly the thing I needed to make last night while drumming up some crafty mojo.

There's an idea in my head. It's tumbling around, trying to form but it's not there just yet. But I can't sit on my hands... that would stop the tumbling altogether! Instead, I grab at whatever little bits of inspiration I can and get messy.

Sometimes, while waiting for the big ideas to cook, it's good to explore the unfamiliar and do things you're unsure of. That is my favourite thing about being on a design team: the thrill of playing and creating with unexpected materials and styles and seeing a rather pretty result. Even if it is purple :P

This project is listed in the etsy shop HERE

plain wooden box shelf
vintage tea cup
vintage button
tiny frame
acrylic paint
adhesive pearls
Graphic 45 > Sweet Sentiments > Violet Bouquet
Graphic 45 > Sweet Sentiments > Sweet Sentiments 
Graphic 45 > Sweet Sentiments > Be My Valentine
Graphic 45 Staples > Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Spellbinders Oval Hat Pin
Petaloo Textured Mini Blossoms
Petaloo Botanica Blooms
Purple Iris Paper Flowers

P.S. Although I'm not a huge fan of purple I freely proclaim my absolute adoration for the Violet Bouquet paper used in this project