Monday, July 16, 2012

Harlequin Spirelli for AWNB


I love Spirelli!  Most of you probably already know what that is, but I wasn't sure when I first heard the term.  At its most simple, it's stringing.  Start with a shape and start wrapping - it really is that simple!  Amazing that something that simple is so cool!  Chris, at CS Designs, has several spirelli shapes to choose from and just look at that darling Harlequin face - isn't it the sweetest?   It's time for a new challenge at Art With No Boundaries.  As always, you can participate with Anything Goes.  Check the blog for all details on the challenge round.


I cut two of the spirelli shapes and then cut them in half and put them together for my background.  Then I attached two different colors of twine and started wrapping (one wrap with the pink alternating with one wrap of the green).  The shape created by the stringing changes depending on how many spaces that are skipped.  For example, on this one I skipped four points each time. 


The harlequin is printed on white paper and colored to look like the recycled corrugated cardboard of the tag.  Then I decided I wanted it to look even more like the tag, so I made ridges with my score tool.  I can't wait to attach this tag to a gift bag and watch the smile that is generated by this sweet harlequin!  Come join us at Art With No Boundaries!

12 comments:

  1. I couldn't wait to read your post to find out how you did her face. I love the corrugated cardboard look and it ties in with the backing so well. I also really like the effect of the two toned spirelli and wrapping. Gorgeous tag, Lori!

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  2. What a bright, colourful and fun creation Lori! At first I thought it read "for ANWB" (which is the Dutch equivalent of the AAA in the US), but my eyes deceived me ;-) Great work!
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  3. You always use such pretty happy colors and all your details are so pleasing to the eye.

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  4. What a fun and cheerful project!! Puts a smile on my face.

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  5. Very neat! All of the colours are gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  6. Amazing my friend. I just love the design here. Such a wonderful piece.

    Hugs~

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  7. Simply a fabulous project here. LOVE THE FACE !Inspirational spirelli technique. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  8. I love your artsy work Lori!! I honestly believe that is where your heart is.
    Sandy

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  9. i love this creation! very pretty -- wonderful colors. xo

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  10. Wow! Great colors. I saw you on MIM! I have blog candy if you're interested. My Blog Candy

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  11. This is great! I had to do a double take to make sure you really didn't use corrugated paper. You are uber talented girl!

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  12. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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