Sunday 31 July 2016

Pinterest Project Time

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know I'm all about the Pinterest. I'm always finding ideas, projects or recipes on there to try.
With wildly varying degrees of success.
There have been pinfails, too painful to share. Yes, cheese and pear tart, I am talking about you.
But there have also been minor successes, and I've had a couple of those this week.
The first pin that inspired me was of  a pyramid shaped zipped pouch (tutorial at handmadiya) made from upcycled jeans.
Upcycled jeans, honestly, how could I resist? Here is my version.

I tweaked the tutorial slightly so that the zip was attached on the outside, because I had a pretty lace effect zip and I wanted to show it off. The two panels of cream lace either side of the zip are also upcycled. I'll let you guess from what. (Hint: what garment might have two matching curved lace panels?)
My second pin find was this beautiful illustration of Daenerys by Marta Deer. I am in awe of  this lady's work.
I used the original artwork as my inspiration for this drawing in pastel pencils on dark paper.

The dragon scale effect is made the same way as Naomi's scale effect makeup in the last post, by dabbing colour through a pair of stretched fishnet tights. Not something I'd ever thought of keeping in my art box before...


Bea said...

Love the triangle pouch - what a lovely and unique change purse that would make. Your drawing is beautiful.

Preeti said...

Your pyramid pouch is looking so pretty!! I did not know that you are so good at sketching too:)

Rhona said...

I love the pouch you have made....might even a have a go at making one too (although my list of things to make from Pinterest is long enough already without adding more!!!)
Your sketch is beautiful! What talent you have.

Barb said...

Hi Christine , Absolutely love the purse you are so clever ,I am so envious of your talents.

Kerryp77 said...

Fab little purse, the lace looks so good with it. Beautiful drawing

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Well, this post is all about the underwear!

Great use and reuse though. Your artwork is stunning, she looks beautiful.

I really ought to do something with the growing pile of jeans without knees too.

Cindy's Stitching said...
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Cindy's Stitching said...

Both are beautiful

findingflapjack said...

Wow, both of these are amazing! I have a along Pinterest wish list but rarely make such a success as you have! Brilliant use of the lace ;-)