Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer of Color: Wild N' Reckless Sherbet

According to Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle, our hostess for this summer event, this week's ice cream color is Wild N' Reckless Sherbet, or

"A green apple, blue raspberry, and fruit punch flavored sherbet party.
Fruit has never had so much fun."
- Baskin Robbins

I'm not sure where Kristin found all these flavors, but they are, for the most part, new to me. However, green apple, blue raspberry, and fruit punch are colors I can definitely create in my studio using various Staz-on dyes (reinkers) and 91% alcohol.


I used the same five colors to dye the fabric as I did the lace. I fussy cut an image, added a dried flower from my garden, along with some dyed vintage sheet music and encased them in clear laminate, a technique I read about in Cloth, Paper, Scissors a couple of years ago.


I kept the back plain, leaving off the lace so the colors of the sherbet could show through unhindered. I added my name and called this quiltlet ready to hang.

Thank you for visiting. I had a computer meltdown last week, then went out of town before I could get the computer fixed. I apologize that I was unable to visit many of you. I promise to do better this week.

Please don't forget today is the final day to enter my blogoversary giveaway. Just leave a comment if you want to be included in the giveaway. I will close comments at 12:02 AM CDT on Tuesday (see my sidebar under Wichita for the time difference), after which, you will no longer be eligible for consideration.

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45 thoughtful remarks:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful. Great colors and layout.
Lovely greet
Marja

craftattack said...

Love how you get the colours so clear and almost translucent, great piece! Valerie

Tracey Fletcher King said...

the colours are so pure and I like the simple layout so that the image takes centre stage... hope the computer nightmare is all sorted... there is nothing worse...xx

Jenny said...

Your little quiltlet is gorgeous Elizabeth... the fabric and lace are so pretty hand dyed in these wonderful colors... and such a sweet image too... hope the computer is all fixed again...

Hugs
Jenny x

BJ said...

I guess now you can appreciate why I always sign BJ instead of Billy-Jane!! LOL. Made the bow on 2 cocktail sticks stuck into my wooden tool box about 1cm apart (who needs a bow maker??)
Love your quiltlet and especially the vintage sheet music, not found any here yet. And your colour dying is super. Hopefully one day I'll get as creative as you in that department. BJ

WrightStuff said...

Ooh it works so perfectly. Beautifully vintage. Just gorgeous.

Are you up at 3am??

JansArtyJunk said...

Your quiltlet is a Beauty Elizabeth...Love how you have dyed the lacy-fabric background...just perfect for this weeks colour combo!... adore the cute vintage image too!
Jan x

Fishcake_random said...

What a clever way to use up lace scraps. So creative!!
x x x

Virginia said...

Oh that's lovely - great use of the colour scheme!

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, that lace is just gorgous - I love the colouring you did on it. What a beautiful little quiltlet - your images are perfect for it.

Manon said...

This has come up very nice indeed, totally love this entry! Well done!
ManonX

Diane said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth--love the soft hues.

Mandy said...

Lovely ...so delicate and pretty....pastels look lovely too...xxx

Shahrul Niza said...

So beautiful. Love the lace background tinted with pretty colors.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

You already know how much I love your quiltlets, but this one is exceptionally beautiful! I love the way you dyed both fabrics and applied the music and girl- gorgeous work!

see you there! said...

What a wonderful quiltlet. The colors are so well integrated. I would never have thought of dying lace. Glad you have your computer back.

Darla

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative fiber art ~ very textured and colorful ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Caterina Giglio said...

lovely colors E... well done, hope you are cooling off...x

joanna said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colours and lace!

Terrie Purkey said...

This might be my favorite quiltlet in this series - the colors are soft and yummy and perfectly suited to the little girl image. I love the use of the lace...it's so girly and again, just right for the girl. Hope that pesky computer can get fixed; it's gotta be so frustrating! Happy Monday! :)

scarlett clay said...

Love that vintage image so much, it's a beautiful piece!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I keep thinking popsicle colors but ice cream does it too, some sherbert.....Nice lace color - wonderful quiltlet. xox

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I really like this color combination!

Healing Woman said...

Yummy and textural-two qualities I look for in art. I think the back looks almost as wonderful as the front!

missy k said...

Oh thats so pretty.... I love seeing stitching on projects :)

Karenx

Carol said...

Love it!!! Hand dyed fabric is an addition for me....I keep collecting it and never use it .... this might inspire me to use some of it...maybe :0)

peggy gatto said...

So very pretty!

JessiVille said...

O0oh so beautifully done! I adore hand dyed fabrics and lace!
Jessi xox

Kristin said...

xo!

Halle said...

Pretty colors! I like how you can see the colors through the lace on the front as well.

Joanna said...

Oh isn't she darling! She looks wonderful on those gorgeous colours.

Jo Murray said...

A very pretty piece Elizabeth.

AnnieC said...

Really beautiful! Love the colours and textures.

Dawn said...

Beautiful work again Elizabeth. I love the colours and the lace compliments the image perfectly.
Hugs x

~*~Patty S said...

Your colors are GORGEOUS and blended just perfectly...not sure that flavor of ice cream could ever tempt me tho...imagining what a tongue would look like with all that food coloring hah!

Such a wonderful quiltlet and adding a pressed flower is perfect with the music too!

Hope you are getting some relief from the heat...we are a good 20+ degrees cooler and every so grateful for it!
oxo

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful dyed colors, love that lace! Your quiltlet is just gorgeous...!

lydiapuenteharris said...

You hit the colors right on the head here-I love how everything came together,really lovely piece here.

Ritu Dua said...

Wonderful colors and the final result is amazing!

kimmie said...

I love the colors! A wonderful piece Elizabeth! And Bleubeard must have helped in some way as his name receives credit as well (lol)!

Linda said...

oh how lovely-beautiful summery colors!

Rita said...

That is absolutely lovely!! I love all the colors and the lace and the stitching. so pretty! :)

Dianne said...

This piece turned out so beautiful...colors, texture of the lace, and the vintage image are all just perfect!

Netty said...

Beautiful, loving all the great textures. Annette x

sugar Creek said...

oooh love it! It is soo very sherberty, if that is even a word! ;)

Caz said...

Oh I love this, I love the dyed lace!