Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Summer of Color3: Week 3

It's hard to believe that we're at week 3 of the Summer of Color 3 challenge.  It's been so much fun to use the colors.  This week is no different since the combination is purple and lime green!!  How fun, summery and exciting is that?!   This combination just says summer and gardens and all things bright and happy to me. 

The first project I have to show you is a scarf I made a couple of years ago.  I was knitting quite a lot back then and I was designing some freeform scarves that I called my Bohemian scarves.  I chose yarns that looked good together and started to knit.  Along the way I would change stitches and widths, think about how I would embellish the scarf when it was finished and just had a great time knitting away.  Well, here is the result of one of those freeform sessions.

 
 
I never got bored knitting these scarves and since I haven't done one in a while I'm itching to pull some yarns and get started again.  As you can see, beads always made it into the embellishing and the knitting!
 
My second project this week came about because of a new stamp I just got.  I loved the vineyard theme of this one and wanted to use it on a tag.  Here's what I came up with. 
 

 
I water colored the image and embossed the edges.  I debossed the tag after using Dylusion sprays on it.  The embossing folder had been inked with Distress ink before being put through the machine.  I thought it needed something along the edge so I die cut some cork (I couldn't resist the vineyard vibe!) and glued it to the edge of the tag. 
 
So there you have my projects for this week.  Thank you so much for visiting.  To my new visitors, welcome, I'm so pleased you stopped by!  See you all next week for week 4!
 


 


12 comments:

  1. Cute scarf and lovely tag, beautifully done! <3

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  2. Wonderful scarf and tag! Espescially the scarf is perfect in this colors.

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  3. Gorgeous scarf!!. Perfect detailing with flower beads :). I LOVE the grapes & embossed vines too, feels like I'm in a garden :).

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  4. You are the second blogger who I read this week who chose lime green and purple. And another artist photographed a house painted in those colors. I love that combination, although I have never tried working with it. It reminds me of lavender growing in a field. Nice tag and I think you've shown me that lucious scarf before.

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  5. I absolutely love purple and green together...likes grapes and their leaves! Lovely scarf! My dining room is my "grape" theme room...that tag would fit right in!

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  6. Gorgeous colors for your scarf and love the die cuts and colored image on your card.

    Regards diane

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  7. Fabulous idea for a scarf, and that is a lovely stamp!

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  8. Both projects are amazing! Your scarf is absolutely beautiful, and I love what you did with the stamp!

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  9. Oh my goodness, I LOVE that scarf! I love all the little additions of buttons, and lace and twiddly bits - just gorgeous (it reminds me of Kaffe Facett, who does a lot of beautiful knitting with a mixture of textures and colours. That's a beautiful stamp too - perfect for this week's colour scheme.

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  10. Love your scarf! So glad you shared it. I enjoy knitting as well as doing a variety of art. I

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