Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer of Color, Week 2: Coral, teal, bright white

Kristin, our wonderful host at Twinkle, Twinkle has picked the latest SOC4 colors and they are coral, teal, and bright white.

Before we begin, I want to apologize for not visiting everyone last week.  It was a deadly week for me, and I had big blog hops every day (all seven days).  I simply couldn't be on the computer and make art, too.  But I've limited my creating time this week, so can spend more on the computer visiting each person who visited me, including ones from last week.  However, be aware, I am NOT a member of Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, etc., so if your link goes to those sites, I won't be able to leave comments.

Now let's get busy making art.

I began with some of my handmade shimmering mists and a white on white fat quarter.  I played around with both colors, trying to come up with acceptable coral and teal. 

Those of you who have followed my blog for a long time, know I am in an ongoing private one-on-one color swap, where my swap partner chose teal as the color one time.  I struggled with that color, because even the experts often disagree as to the description.  I thought Kristin did an excellent job showing teal on the blog post, so I wanted to try to make something as close to that as possible.

Now you can truly see the white-on-white fabric I dyed using my handmade mists.  They are very shimmery, but the camera doesn't pick that up, of course.

When I think of these colors, I think of a beach house, probably in the Caribbean.  I realize the lighting sucks, but it's early morning here, and my camera lens gets in the way of the photo.  It's fairly obvious I can't scan this one, because it's too dimensional.

A few detail shots

show how I tried to match the coral in the sea shells with the fabric.

It's obvious the E-6000 glue hasn't dried yet, because I haven't had a chance to clean it off the buttons.

One final image of the Beach House, before I snip a few loose strands of fabric and thread.   Please visit Kristin for other participants this second week of Summer of Color.

61 thoughtful remarks:

Denise said...

So nice :) I love fabric collages and have done some in the past.This one is so pretty. I don't think Your "Widget" is working on SOC. I had to get to You in around about way-just thought You should know,unless it was just Me.

Linda Gibbons said...

What a sweet little house, Elizabeth. I love the shells.

sheila 77 said...

It's good to see a textile. I like the way you have used the buttons and shells. It's a lovely house and you've used the SOC colours well.

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is such a sweet creation Elizabeth. The colors are beautiful together and your stitch work adds charm.

Seven blog hops? Wow!

Hope you are well! Did you make it to Riverfest? I didn't go this year. Shame on me. Just too busy and when I'm not busy, all I want to do is stay home and paint or do yard work. Aren't you loving all this green we have right now?

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh I am absolutely in love with this Caribbean beach house ... I wished I could be there ... amazing fabric collage! I enjoy this colors - amazing ! Happy week 2 of SOC!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

xxx
Susi from Austria

FROEBELSTERNCHEN

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Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth this is absolutely wonderful! I can't believe you're done already! I just got up and saw the colours. Of course I'm on the west coast but still! I will have to think about how to get something "coral" - teal I work with all the time. Your colours are spot on and I love the seashells and buttons (and I'm always a sucker for anything "house" themed). Bravo!

CJ said...

Isn't it fun working with fabric and color? I used to consider myself a fiber artist, but now I work almost exclusively with digital.

By the way, when I tried to link from SOC, it told me I couldn't access your page. So I went to your comment on my SOC last week and was able to click on it come here to enjoy your whimsical beach house.

Krisha said...

This is fabulous Elizabeth, I can't believe you already have this challenge concurred!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love the process and how you created such a wonderful piece.
Nicole/Beadwright

Tammie Lee said...

such a charming piece

Helen said...

Great work, you were fast today!!

Karla B said...

Wow this is fabulous!!!!

terricreates said...

Amazing work. I love it. Looks like something my grandchildren would like.

http://terricreates.blogspot.com

Miek said...

I like the use of textile . It looks great.

Debi Minter said...

Oh! I love love love this! Your house on the beach is beautiful! I adore everything about it!
HuGGs!
Debi

peggy gatto said...

Oh my!!!
Fresh and fun!!!

kat said...

This is such a sweet summery house, such a great job of using the colours, I love it!

massofhair said...

Great use of the colours this week and on fabric too! Fab use of the colours, the shells are a wonderful addition :-) xxx

Salla said...

Beautiful fabric work! How fun that you chose the beach house theme. I just checked this week's colors and was instantly thinking of something seaside related.

MeOfCourse said...

Oh I love the process. I like the addition of the shells. Really good job.:)

Linda K said...

oh you have done a beautiful job with these colors Elizabeth-I adore your beach house!

gma said...

Fantastic. In some of the close up shots I can see the shimmer on the fabric. Very nice work.

Laila said...

Lovely little beach hut. I simply love how everyone does this challenge differently, it's so inspiring to see it all.

BJ said...

You have such a way with fabric Elizabeth, this is gorgeous. i used some paint this week - shock horror! BJ

AlteredAddict said...

I always did love your houses :) I tried e-mailing you but it keeps bouncing back.

I'd like to talk to you would you e-mail me? ebookreader69@bellsouth.net

Hugs
T

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Just stunning! I think you did a great job with both colors...I'm still thinking on this one.

CJ said...

Thanks for your comments on my summer of color post. You mentioned that you are "simply no good with abstract." In the last month, I've heard/read that about 2 dozen times, so last night, I spent the entire night creating 3 tutorials on making successful abstracts.

If you are interested, Lesson 1 is here:
http://proartz.blogspot.com/2014/06/creating-successful-abstract-designs_17.html

That one has a link to Lesson 2 which has a link to Lesson 3.

Let me know if they were helpful or if something is missing or that you don't understand. (Also please let me know if I made any dumb typos.)

my cup of tea said...

Thanks for sharing this! I LOVE it! I am going to join in on the fun!
Such a fabulous Idea!
donna

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Some flip flops, a big iced french roast coffee and a dog and cat or two and we would be all set. Love this beach house. xox

~*~Patty S said...

So much to enjoy with this creation dear E...
My fav colors and seashells...fabric and beach houses oh my!
oxo

Paper rainbow said...

i love your interpretation of the colour combination, wonderful step by step photos too.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Wow! This is wonderful. I gained some creative ideas from this lovely piece, too.

sue :) said...

Love your textile pieces of art.

Halle said...

I swear I left a comment again...darn iPad. Anyway what I had said was that I love the fabric and your creation for this one. It is simply perfect...

Scarlet said...

You matched everything so perfectly. Love your cozy beach house!

Caz said...

My fave part of this is the shells! I used to collect shells with my dad when I was younger!

Dianne said...

cute little beach house!...it really does look summery, and the shells make it perfect!

BJ said...

I used a "spotter" fine paintbrush for my white bits btw. What else do you do when you wake in the early hours eh? BJ

TwinkleToes2day said...

That fabric is gorgeous Elizabeth! I didn't know what you meant about white on white at first. Then, PoW, the mists really brought it to the fore. Gorgeous colours btw, too.
I was just saying to BJ, (well, typed), I was thinking, 'I don't have a theme' as others seem to have adopted, either deliberately, or accidentally, and then I remembered I do. The sea, beach, etc, haha. But maybe I'm subconsciously trying to forget the unfortunate boat of last time, haha :D

JenHoney said...

How fun! Love the little shells.

Deborah Weber said...

Well I most certainly want to hang out in your charming beach house - what fun!

Deborah Weber said...

Well I most certainly want to hang out in your charming beach house - what fun!

joy said...

Who wouldn't love to have a fun and artsy retreat at this sweet little beach house? I love that you misted the white on white fabrics and made this adorable collage!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love how you have used your material to make the house. Valerie

denthe said...

I LOVE your fabrics, they're so beautiful and delicate. Did you use stencils for that? Your little beach house with the shells looks great!

Tori Beveridge said...

I love the fabrics! I am so awed by them. The house is adorable and the shells are such a nice touch.

Manon Visser said...

I am jealous and really wished I had that fabric :) You made something awesome out of it so it isn't all bad.
ManonX

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh, I'm so impressed, your little beach house is gorgeous! Love what you did with coral and teal! :) Jan x

itsamistry said...

Ohh that's very pretty :)

Patricia said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project using these two colors! Really pretty! And thanks for "visiting" me & leaving a comment! :). ~ Patricia

zana said...

Beautiful house and the colours fit in so well.

Denise Price said...

I love everything about this house: the dyeing, the stitching, the shells, and the design in general. If it were a real house, I'd definitely rent it for my next vacation. :)

Anne said...

Lovely piece !
I like how you used textiles for your picture :)

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Just love your handmade fabric! The beach hut is very caribbean and love the addition of the shells. Gorgeous fabric art!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

It's a great idea using fabric collage..and the detail of the shells are just lovely...gives an added edge! Love your take on SOC.
Thanks for stopping by...
Deepa
www.deepazworld.blogspot.in

Sharon Fritchman said...

Elizabeth! I absolutely love your little cottage and the way you used fabric! Just so creative and very beautiful!!!!!

Christine said...

Love what you did with the fabric - was it a stencil?

okienurse said...

I am loving the fabric collage you made for this week! I have decided I am going to use only things I own for a while or get for free cause I have way too much stuff! Have a great week and I will see you WOYWW! Vickie

Joanna said...

Adorable! I'd rather you left those threads loose, I love a bit of loos threadage, me!

Great interpretation of the SOC colour prompt :)

Carmen said...

SEVEN? Here's me struggling to get round one!

I'm with Jo, I love a bit of loose threadage here and there and I love this quirky summer beach house too. That blue thread you've used to sew is just yum!

Craftychris said...

This is wonderful! Such a fab beach scene, love the real shells! Thank you for visiting me! xx