Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer of Color, Week 6: Orange, Orange, Blue and my SOC 5 wrap up


For our final week, Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle Like A Star has chosen

two oranges and blue.  I decided to go with the blue pan pastel, but when I took the photo, I hadn't really decided which blue I would use.

I started by painting my sanded plaque with the orange paint.  I added a bit of water to the paint to show as much of the wood as possible.

I spent a lot of time coloring these white flowers, which I was sure I had photographed before I colored them.  Obviously, I didn't because they were not on my card.

This pan pastel orange is quite close to the paint color.  I just hope it comes together.

Here is Week 6's entry.  You can see how the shadows around the flowers show how orange this really is.  For the details I added baby's breath and ribbon for filler.  I also added beads from an old necklace to a few of the flowers.

Moving it to a different spot didn't help much.  I assure you, this is dark orange, like you see in the lower right of the plaque and around the shadows of the flowers.

In case you can't read the quote:

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
                           ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

On the back, I painted a piece of white bed sheet orange, then sewed my name to the fabric.

Here is a washed out view of the back.  I hope the side shows how orange this plaque really is.

Here are all my SOC entries for 2015.

These are the backs after I added my name.

I had this back completed when I showed Week 1's entry, but I didn't have the hanger in place.

Week 5's entry still doesn't seem to be complete.  I forgot to write my name on the back, although I have added a place for it.

Week 4's entry got a gold stenciled gear added to the bed sheet I colored red.

Then I sewed my name to the fabric before I attached it to the block of wood.


Week 2's colors were sewn and layered before adding it to the wood block.

For Week 2's entry, I dyed a piece of bed sheet yellow.  Of course when I added it to the purple wood base,  the purple bled through.  I also sewed a piece of lace I dyed, along with my name.

Here's a final look at the six SOC 5 entries.  Feel free to enlarge this photo.

I was able to visit everyone last week and hope to do the same this week.  I'm simply overwhelmed by all the talent and the diversity of projects I've seen over the past six weeks.  Be aware, though, if you are on Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and some G+ blogs, I can't leave you comments.

I hope you enjoyed this week's entry, as well as my look back at the pieces I made over the Summer of Color.

And finally, I must thank Kristin for putting this together each summer.  Kristin, you are the BEST:  the most generous, incredibly talented, and simply the sweetest hostess.  Thank you beyond belief for six fun weeks of color each summer.

39 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work for this week's SOC, and a great collection altogether, Valerie

Fuzzie Fingers said...

It's great to see all your pieces together. I think the backs look good too.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your orange and blue plaque is gorgeous Elizabeth. All of your plaques are. It's so nice to see them all together. I shall miss this challenge each week, but if I'm honest, I'm also glad it's all done. {{Hugs}} :o))

johanna said...

this week´s challenge turned out so well again, and you can be proud of having 6 pieces at Hand now. i´m impressed how you also make the backsides good looking, something i totally neglect (well, other People mostly won´t see it). and i´m familiar with this demon who eats up Pictures i made before they leave the camera. so far about swearing. i hope i will never be in the Situation to swear at a court of law or so.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness, Elizabeth! Your creation using this week's SOC colors is amazing. I love the quote, too! thank you so much for showing us your creative process! What a wonderful post. I just love every single one of your amazing creations made for the SOC. It has been a pleasure following you through this journey! Thank you for everything! HUGS!!!!

Halle said...

I really like what you did with this weeks colors! I haven't even started mine. Once again the week is getting away from me.
I love that you created in so many ways for this challenge. And seeing them all together is really cool!

see you there! said...

The orange/blue really stands out. Eye catching! It was fun to see all the pieces together too. You did the SOC series justice.

Darla

Wanda said...

Since I'm new to the group....how fun to see your entire summers work at one time. Just lovely and so very creative.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the orange and blue together.

I've been researching ATCs, reading articles and watching tutorial videos on Youtube. I'm going to Michael's today to see what kinds of appropriate supplies they might have. I just threw away a cereal box, and now I find out they make a good base when cut into 2.5x3.5" pieces lol. Live & learn, so they say. Maybe I'll be able to get something ready for the anniversary celebration. Wish me luck! :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous take on the colours, Elizabeth. It's so pretty with all the flowers. Lovely to see your art work displayed.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Dianne said...

Gorgeous colors today my dear! love them all...

Nitka Design said...

Wow, what beautiful things you have created:-)
Great idea:-) Love them all but the orange one is my favourite:-)
Greetings:-)

Valerie said...

Beautiful entry!
Added your blog to my favorites ;-)

Linda Kunsman said...

Oooooh Elizabeth-your final entry is absolutely stunning!!! This plaque just sings of summer and joy! Loved seeing all six weeks together. I'm working on my post today:)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fabulous pops of orange and blue, really like that piece and everything you've shown today. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

There really is something wonderful about orange and blue and what you have created here is nothing short of amazing art! I love how you have completed each of your fabulous pieces. What now? ...Hugs, Chrisx

Deborah Weber said...

What a vibrant piece Elizabeth, and it seems a perfect way to end the SOC challenge.

Janelle Marks said...

I love your project for this week the flowers look great against the orange wood. Seeing all your pieces for this summer together is great. I should do that too.

Karla B said...

Beautiful beautiful, beautiful, my friend!

Lady Locust said...

This is so cool! I found you via your sweet comment for my stitching room on Where Bloggers Create. Thank you for such kind words. Also, I have a friend who makes altered books and I am sending a link to your site to her. What inspiration. I typically like drab colors, but that blue and orange together is fabulous. We both have clothespins of lace:) Isn't that handy? Your papers and paints are arranged like my fabric and thread. You must be just an awesome person! Heehee.
tootles for now

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I popped over to see what you were up to, and your work is amazing. So glad that I visited. Have a lovely day! Jo

Carol said...

This is really good Elizabeth!!! I have really enjoyed doing the SOC challenge this year and kind of sad to see it end :(
I really like seeing all of pieces grouped together. Hope your'e staying cool today ♥

Plush Possum Studio said...

Gorgeous and eye-catching work! Just right and so refreshing!

kat said...

Such lovely pieces, another great contribution for this final SOC challenge!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely to see all of your fab SOC creations together E ... a very fine array!
What you created with those oranges and blues is WOWEE beautiful.
I could never live by that quote ;-) I enjoy cut flowers in the house so much.
oxo

Lori Saul said...

Wow- bravo on a wonderful and creative Summer of Color!

Becky Dunham said...

I love this Elizabeth! In fact, it might be my favorite of yours this year :) I've never thought much of using orange and blue together in my art, but I really enjoyed them this week! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Hope to play with you again next time! Hugs to you Sweetie!

ULKAU said...

You have been so busy in this SOC! Ulrike

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I never visit anyone before I complete my entry for the week so I am not influenced in any way, but it seems as if we were thinking alike! Not only did we both use flowers as a theme, but also a quote from the same person Of course, you put much more effort into yours, and the plaque is simply gorgeous!

Susan Carol said...

What wonderful pieces you've created over the six weeks. I love this week's too, the blue flowers on the lovely orange backround are just stunning.

sue :) said...

Your artwork is lovely this week, so nice to see all of your weeks work together too. x

Kristin said...

Awe, thank you so so much! You are so kind to us all and I LOVE seeing all your beautiful pieces together here! xo

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful collection
all so summery

Carol said...

Fab makes - you have been very busy x

Denise said...

Bright and happy this week.I so enjoyed seeing them all together. I know You have lots of talent,as I browse through other post I may have not seen before, I'm always reminded why I follow Your blog : ) Blessings-Denise

Jenny said...

More beautiful art Elizabeth... I always love to see your process... and such a treat to see your gorgeous creations for the challenge all together...

Jenny X

Robyn Oliver said...

Elizabeth you plaque is gorgeous, so happy and lovely to see all your SOC pieces together...fabulous work

BJ said...

This week's contribution is absolutely stunning, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Edna, St Vincent Millay too, if only for her poem/sonnet, "What lips my lips have kissed" http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/what-lips-my-lips-have-kissed-and-where-and-why-sonnet-xliii

Then ALL your gorgeous creations all together what a feast for the eyes.
BJ

Caz said...

Oh I love this! The texture and the colours are amazing, so much to look at! I love all your pieces though :-)