Monday, March 29, 2010

Colour Theory Class Lesson 3

The 3rd lesson to the colour theory lesson, was to sort colour combinations into 4 groups;
1) Warm Colours and Cool Colours
2) Light, medium and dark colours
3) Graduation colours
4) Intensity - light and dark

I stitched these 3 Marigold like flowers in 3 ways. Warm colours, Cool colours, Warm and Cool colours combined.

The colour wheel has been divided into 2 sections, the wavy line shows the cool and warm colours, the other section showing the complementary colour and its complement colour.

Note: I spelt comlementary with an "I" on the colour wheel. I do know the difference - LOL.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Season to Season Winter/Mary's Block

Here is Mary's Lears winter block completed.
When I received her block she only had done the middle section, the little house.

OK, I'll start with:
The right bottom corner - outline stitch, with lasy daisy stitches to form the snowflake pattern, followed with sequin and bead seam treatment.
The next I did a tacked herringbone stitch, added the purple and green heart buttons then I did french knots to kinda make some flowers, then in the middle of the herringbone, straight stitches to form star stitches.
The lettering of Winter is beaded with silver beads, then the seam treatment are long fly stitches with short straight stitches, then lasy daisy stitches added with french knots.
The silver snowflake was done with bugle beads, seam treatment lasy daisy flowers centered with a bead.
The next seam treatment is chain stitched added with silk ribbon leaves.
Lastly the fern like tree is a outlined stalk, with fly stitches for leaves then with red beads added.
Oops forgot about the buttons.
Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Red Block

This is my naked block that I put together for Veleta as we are doing a private RR swap. At the time, I had missed out on putting my name down for CQForNewbies Red Block RR. So Veleta kindly asked if I wanted to do one with her, and I eagerly accepted.
After we both worked out when to post them out, someone had pulled out of the RR, so I quickly asked if I could still join and Rebecca said I could.
I was so excited when Veleta asked to do a RR swap with her and I was thoroughly excited when I was accepted in the group.

OK, this is what I have done on my block before sending it off to Veleta. Top right corner I have done a spider web with a beaded spider and the seam treatment around it is swirly chain stitch with lazy daisy stitches.

The one next to the spider web, I did a coral stitch pattern adding beads.

The centre seam treatment are half chain stitched cirlces adding on both of them straight stitches then adding the beads, and inside the top half cirles are straight stitches along with french knots, the thread is metallic.

The centre heart is a tatted motif, which I stitched into place, then added the beads.

The seam treatments around the heart are all buttonhole stitches variation.

The seam treatment bottom right is a feather stitch embellished with beads.

Lastly, the top left hand corner is a organza rose which I sewed into place and I did some fly stitches behind the rose. I didn't get the whole block as I had scanned it and the block was just a little bigger than the scanner.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Colour Theory Class Lesson 2

Lesson 2 was for the class to create their own colour wheel. I had fun doing this and slowly starting to understand the different groups.
I made mine with coloured paper and floss.
Primary Colours - 3 Basic Colours - Red, Yellow and Blue
Secondary Colours - Colours formed when mixing 2 primary colours together: Orange, Green and Violet.
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Violet
Tertiary Colors - These are the 6 colours by mixing Primary & Secondary together. Primary colour is always name first.
Yellow - Green
Yellow - Orange
Red - Orange
Red - Violet
Blue - Green
Blue - Violet
This is what forms the colour wheel.