Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer of Color (Yellow)

I enjoyed seeing everyone's pink pieces.  There was so much variety and so many wonderful art pieces.  This challenge has been a great inspiration to me.  Once again I want to thank everyone for all the great comments. This week I made two atcs.  I took my inspiration from all the flowers blooming at this time of year.  I love seeing all the flowers during the summer. Here are my yellow pieces:
 The idea for this atc came from a flower that is blooming in my garden right now. I first made a pale yellow background using wax pastel crayons.  Then I thread sketched the flower in black and added color with wax pastel crayons.  I had to add a bit of orange as well as yellow because the two go so well together. I added some ribbon on the edge with gold in it for my metallic accent.
For my sunflower I used the same method as my first atc.  I added some colored fabric scraps to the edges.  I wanted it to look like a window that you can see the flower through.  I added gold paint to the middle of the sunflower to give it a bit of metallic.
I got the idea for both of these atcs from Quilting Art Magazine.  I loved the article from the latest issue about thread sketching flowers and adding fabric scrap borders.
Here are some pictures of yellow flowers that my daughter took this week.  Enjoy a bit of my summer.



Now off to find inspiration for brown week.

19 comments:

aquariann said...

Pretty ATCs! I adore the use of the ribbon and fabric around the edges.

Kristin said...

Beautiful pictures! And your art is so pretty! I love the addition of the fabric scraps too - it really makes the yellow pop. Looking forward to brown next, xo

Nan said...

Neat technique...love your inspiration photos too! :) Nan

Terrie said...

Both of these creations look so small to have so much detail! Nice work!

Linda R. said...

These look amazing. Your rocked the color of yellow.. Can't wait to see your Brown..

Just a simple gal said...

love this! it's inspired more yellow ides for me!

missy k said...

Brilliant atcs.... I especially love the first one.... and your pics are gorgeous.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Beautiful yellow pieces :)

Zade Forrest said...

Great work! The orange definitely DID go hand-in-hand with the yellow. I love the pictures of the flowers, as well.

Melinda said...

These ATCs are great my favourite is the first one.

helena said...

loving your fabric ATCs - fascinated by the process you use

Sharon said...

Great ATC's and such lovely flowers!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love the Atc`s and what wonderful fotos!!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

that's fantastic sewing...I adore your atc creation with fabric...see you next week for a brown creation...have a nice week..xx

Julie said...

Pretty atcs and beautiful photos too!

Sandi said...

Lovely and perfectly summer ATCs!

creatingme said...

Really pretty!!! I heart sunflowers!!!

Emakesart said...

Lovely!! The detail on the first one is amazing!! You did that with a sewing machine? Impressive!! And you daughter takes beautiful photos! That first one is WOW!

xoEsther

Terry said...

Beautiful photos, but your creations in yellow are gorgeous! Love those flowers!