Monday, July 15, 2013

SOC, Week 6: Sage and Sepia

Kristin, our thoughtful and considerate hostess at Twinkle, Twinkle has once again allowed us to pick our two colors for this final week of play.  I'm so glad I got to play this year, and plan to as long as Kristin has this wonderful summertime challenge.  And of course, I am always delighted that she has dragged me out of my comfort zone and given us color combinations I would never have played with had it not been for her SOC challenge.  Bless you, dear Kristin.

Once again, I was not exactly thrilled with these colors, because to me they scream vintage.  I'm fairly certain those of you who voted for these colors probably had something vintage-y in mind when you chose them.  Having said that, I set out to make something with a bit of vintage flair to it, using my limited supply of sage and vintage goodies.

The background was made the same as how I made last week's.  This time, however, I spread three paint colors around using a plastic gift card.  I was trying to create sage and sepia with the colors I had on hand.

Many of you noted last week that the colors that came out of my camera were way off, compared to the scan.  This week, that same old camera took a better representation of my piece than the scan.  You may be wondering about my "new"  camera I unveiled on Tuesday of last week.  In all truth, it died--not exactly died, but the battery did, and I have no charger to charge it.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.  But, back to the photo.  I assure you, this photo is a truer representation of Sage and Sepia as I envisioned and created it.

There are no settings on this little camera, so I saved the best shot I could find out of 16 in order to show the dimension of this piece that I knew would be lost when I scanned it.

Over the scraped background, I sewed dressmaker's tissue and a piece of old player piano paper that was so brittle, it broke in two places before I got it sewed.  Thankfully, my dear friend Annette sent me a foam template of the die cut dress mannequin.  I used it to dry brush the image onto the page.  Next, I added the seam binding at the top, then cut the ribbon holders from paint chip samples.  Finally, I added three ribbons I thought would compliment sage and sepia.

Thanks again Kristin for taking time out of your summer to host this awesome event.  

Please don't forget to visit Kristin for links to the other players in this challenge.  I know they appreciate your visit as much as I.

Not sure what Kristin has planned for next week, but I'll be back to show my SOC book I plan to make.


46 thoughtful remarks:

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh, will you be able to get a charger..ebay or somewhere? These colours would have pushed me out my box too...you did a fab fab job with them, and it's such a odd work out for the mojo, huh!

Kristin said...

xo
(And thank you for your sweet comment!) xoxo

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful Color combination! I think also,that these colors would be a challenge. The combination of the colors with the nostalgic elements fits very nicely and smooth.

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous vintage feel! I really love these two colors together. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I think you jazzed up that contage nicely by zigging your way through the dress form image. Like vintage altered! xox

Monique said...

you did a great job with this weeks colors. Love the stitching.
xx

dawn said...

I love this, what a great idea to use the lace and sewing paper. So pretty!!

LAUGH AN said...

As you say kristin do such work to find some combo...I can't wait to see all creators doing something with this one

you work shine so beautifull :)

Becs said...

Beautiful work. Love the lace and stitching detail.

see you there! said...

The colors and the sewing theme of the piece came together very well I think. Nice work.

Darla

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

You do this so quickly! Up on Monday moday morning, first thing! You go-getter, you!! I like vintage, so I am running inspiration and ideas around in my head now, for sage and sepia...yours is great! Enjoy this new week! ~ kath

janice smith said...

Lovely! I adore the fact that you mixed your colors right on the piece. The whole thing came together beautifully!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous make on the color combo! gorgeous!

Halle said...

Fun vintage fashion piece!!

Caterina Giglio said...

two of my fav color combos and well done with the pattern pieces... brilliant...

Nic McLean said...

I loved this colour combo although I didn't vote for it. I do love a bit of vintage! I know what you mean about the scanner - mine came out more lime green than sage when I scanned it. I like this piece - the dressmaker's dummy, lace and pattern are beautifully vintage!

Rita said...

Beautiful! I love these colors.

Terrie Purkey said...

Great job with an unusual color combo....you've been making some fun projects this summer.

Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

It's always good to visit your blog.Love your work!

BJ said...

It's beautiful Elizabeth, love your use of the colours and the lace and pattern pieces too. BJ

peggy gatto said...

I love the process and the result!!

Kim said...

oooo....just love this with that piece of sewing pattern. Just fab! Happy SOC!

Deann said...

A wonderful collage with so many inventive elements...well done.

Tammie Lee said...

this is a fun and charming piece
there is something soothing about these colors

Terri Corona said...

I love this! Your background looks almost marbled, and when I first looked at the dress form I thought it was felt - lots of great texture! And what a great idea to use paint chips for thread spools...

Linda said...

oh wow-what a really beautiful theme for the SOC challenge-love the combination of the papers and fabrics-a match made in heaven :)

Maria said...

Really lovely! Love the lace.

Tammy N said...

These colors do scream vintage! I love your sewing theme. Very beautiful!

joy said...

You have created a beautiful vintage piece, Elizabeth. I love the mannequin and the sewing pattern you used. Very nicely done.

Victoria said...

So gorgeous...beautiful art..and it also feels so vibrant..full of energy!Super creative and wonderfully charming!
Shine on!!
Victoria

Diana Taylor said...

You've done a fabulous job this week. I didn't think vintage until you mentioned it, but they are of course perfect vintage colours, and I love the style of your piece and your lovely bits and bobs!

Carmen said...

I stocked up on my Kaiser Colour Acrylic paints when I went to Ally Pally in April and had dithered about picking up the Sage colour. I loved the colour but wasn't sure I would ever use it. So glad I did as I finally cracked the seal this week. It's beautiful and I'll definitely use it much more now.

Love your piece, all that sewing and texture is gorgeous.

Christine said...

I like your vintage take on the theme!

Ariel said...

You have come up with a great piece for this week's color combo. Love the use of lace here.

Shahrul Niza said...

Just so sweeeeet!!. Looking great with the lace & vintage dress form, you rock even when you don't like these color combo! :).

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work!Valerie

Miriam said...

Love Love Love this.

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

Your piece looks great! I struggled a bit too, I have to admit but honestly, yours turned about faboo!

Sharon Fritchman said...

This is so amazing! I absolutely love what you did with these colors - your work is so creative and wonderful!!!!

lorik said...

Great combination of different sorts of media - beautiful result!

2amscrapper said...

great project!

lydiapuenteharris said...

These colors were not my usual thing either but I like how this came out.

Natasha said...

Ugh! Hope you can source a charger from somewhere.

The colours screamed vintage to me as well. So I struggled a bit, but came up with pieces that pleased me. Love what you did. So much gorgeous texture. Very cool. :)

dawn said...

I wanted to come by and thank you for the comment on my Project Life pos. Glad you could enjoy it. That is my whole heart and soul in those PL albums now going on 5 years.
This week was busy and so I did a post on a walk thru my garden. The colors aren't the SOC but they will have to work for this week.
It's been so nice to meet you this summer and enjoyed all your SOC art each week. It took me out of my comfort zone too. Hope to pop in over time to see what's new with you. I love that you were first to link each week, so cool and committed you were to this challenge.
Take care and see you tomorrow for Kristin's last SOC post.

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely! Looks great!

Prairie Jill said...

Great piece! You really captured the vintage feeling.