Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I noticed that many of the things I have been working with lately involve parallel lines. These coffee cups are from a country store we stopped at a few weeks ago when we went out for a drive. (When I was young we used to go on "Sunday Drives" - do people still do that? ...or is gas too expensive?). I hadn't seen this type before. They are basically a cup and a wrapper combined and were easy to hold when they were full of hot coffee.
As a compulsive saver/recycler, I just had to save the cups. I have a couple of ideas about ways to reuse them - you'll see the end results here soon. What would you do with them (it's OK to answer that you wouldn't keep them - my husband would like that answer!).
Chevrons are very popular right now - I have seen papers and stamps from many different companies with chevron designs. They have also been showing up in clothing and home furnishings for a while now.
I bought this stamp a little while ago at my local shop and I think it is high time that it touches some ink! If I don't use it soon the trend will pass me by (but that might be a good thing...).
The incire patterns I have been making also involve parallel lines. The trick to making the designs is getting the pairs of lines spaced properly so the folded piece will tuck into the next shape.
I got a little sidetracked trying to find a way to make these designs with the Cricut (did anyone try cutting the file I posted?) so I haven't finished the tutorial showing my method for creating these designs but it will be done soon. This week is turning out to be busier than I expected and I have a few "big projects" that I have to work on first since they have short deadlines.
This is a snip of another design I have been working with. The lines have been distorted but, once again, the design began with some parallel lines.
What projects are you working on? Do they involve any parallel lines?
I hope you have a great day!
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