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Project from Mixed and Stitched: Palette Inspired Market Bag

Project from Mixed and Stitched: Palette Inspired Market Bag


Hi Lovers! I’m super excited to have the opportunity to share my projects and musings with you here on COLOURlovers. Who am I? My name is Tonia Davenport and I am the Acquisitions Editor for North Light Craft Books. I have to admit, I really love my job because not only do I get to learn so much from the books I edit, I get to meet so many talented artists in the mixed-media community and I get to play with all sort of products and projects so I can share them with the visitors of our Web site, CreateMixedMedia.com and now here, too, with the lovers at COLOURlovers.

I’m still a bit new here and learning my way around, but so far I am having a really wonderful experience getting inspiration for my creative projects from the palettes here. Last month, Miaka’s palette Curiosity Killed inspired me to make a pencil case (see above).
Curiosity_Killed

And last weekend, COLOURlover, anilumagloire had me swooning with her Anilu 7 palette, so I decided to make a Market Bag from the book Mixed and Stitched by Jen Osborn, using those palette colors.

Anilu_7

There is something incredibly rewarding for me to stitch up projects from canvas that I have painted myself and this bag was no exception. I was really happy with how it came out and if it wasn’t for Anilu 7, I don’t know that I would have ever come up with the combination on my own. That’s what I love so much about COLOURlovers—the generous spirit of sharing between lovers here and the way we all want to inspire one another. I’ll be posting many more project here—some from palettes I find while browsing and others from those I create myself and I hope in some small way, maybe I can inspire you to take your favorite palettes to a place outside of the digital world and into more of a tactile, hands-on experience.

If you like the bag you see here, I bet you’ll love the other projects in Mixed and Stitched, too, for they all lend themselves well to fabrics you choose to dye, paint and embellish yourself—you know, really make something your own.

Mixed_and_Stitched

Thanks for letting me share with you.

Warmly,

Tonia


 


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anilumagloire

Oh, wow! Yo have me swooning with your projects. A-ma-zing! That bag is to die for.

ToniaDavenport

Hey, anilumagloire! Well thanks to you for the great inspiration! <3 I'm glad you like the bag. :-)

anilumagloire

Back at you! You are incredibly talented and I'd kill for that bag.

LouHaines

Wonderful blog, Tonia! I have Jen's book but haven't tried anything yet. Thanks for the push! I, too, am new to COLOURlovers and am having a great time looking around. Very cool, indeed!

ToniaDavenport

Thanks so much, LouHaines. I hope you do try a project from the book! There's another bag in there that I plan on attempting also.

KyleEppard

I'm digging the designs! I'm gonna have to try something like this sometime :)

ToniaDavenport

KyleEppard wrote:
I'm digging the designs! I'm gonna have to try something like this sometime :)

Hi Kyle,
It really super fun and rewarding to make something utilitarian from your own painting. I hope to inspire you soon with more examples! Thanks for the comment!
Team

ToniaDavenport

Thanks, Molly! :-)
I'm very excited about creating future projects for you and yes, it's always fun when you can do more than one thing you love at once!
Team

mollybermea

I wanted to note that Tonia just did an excellent post on CreateMixedMedia.com today and noted COLOURlovers.com in her post, plus her cute palette Pink Punch Line. :)

post: Pink Punch Line: The Story of One Palette

palette used:
Pink_Punch_Line

Great job and thanks for all the love (again) Tonia.

ps. I LOVE the last project in the post was a LITERAL Love Note. hahah. cute. If you're a COLOURlover you'll get it. :D

Friend in Colour

Hi Tonia , I think your work is great ...I only joined this community a little earlier this morning but already I can feel my brain grinding the cogs back into Life !
My brain was like a blancmange ..., I am re-energising my Mind , my Life after years of chronic illness etc: this site , its gonna do it ...it's waking all my creativity up into blossoming again . I shall be lucky to get out of here at all- normaslly the word apps makes me run away yet already you have inspired me as to how I can take my work to a more " cutting edge" Tonia , so look forward to browsing more of your work ..thank you .x

ToniaDavenport

Friend in Colour wrote:
Hi Tonia , I think your work is great ...I only joined this community a little earlier this morning but already I can feel my brain grinding the cogs back into Life !
My brain was like a blancmange ..., I am re-energising my Mind , my Life after years of chronic illness etc: this site , its gonna do it ...it's waking all my creativity up into blossoming again . I shall be lucky to get out of here at all- normaslly the word apps makes me run away yet already you have inspired me as to how I can take my work to a more " cutting edge" Tonia , so look forward to browsing more of your work ..thank you .x


Hi, Friend in Colour! Thanks so much and I'm happy I could inspire you to take a new direction in your work; that's awesome! I look forward to sharing more projects with you.

Friend in Colour

Hello Tonia , thanks for the reply ,and for the inspiration .
I still have a lot of browsing insite to do , see how things are done here but am looking forward to building up an interesting and fulfilling business venture helped by the facilities in this site. It looks like I shall be having plenty of fun this winter !!
Lovely to speak with yourself, bye for now.
Kindest regards , Margaret.

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