Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer of Color3: Week 5

I can't believe we're at week 5 of the Summer of Color3 challenge!  I know I said that about week 4, but seriously, we only have one more week.  This has been so much fun for me!  This week was a real challenge because the color combination was candy apple red and yellow.  So bright and cheery, but not colors I use a lot!  The first thing that came to my mind was the kitchens from the '30s and '40s.  Those were hard times and those bright colors were a good antidote to the dreariness of life back then.   I had planned to make a summery necklace using beads in those colors and some vintage fruit beads I have in my stash, but I realized I could never have finished the necklace I had in mind  in time.  So, that will be for when I have more than a week to finish it.  What I did make was a small shadow box with Graphic 45's beautiful collection called French Country.  I've wanted to do some late summer projects with these papers and this was my chance to get a head start.

Here's the box.

 
I covered the back with FC papers and the sides with a yellow polka dot from Authentique.  Then I used some of the individual cut aparts from the collection and glued them to the back.  I used dimensional sunflower stickers and silk sunflowers to finish the inside.  I love pennant banners, so I used some other motifs to make a banner across the front.
 
 
 
 
 
The outside and back of the box were painted with Tim Holtz' Distress Paint in Mustard Seed.  I then used some embossing paste and a stencil to give it some dimension.  I inked over the paste and the paint with Distress ink.  It actually is more red than it appears in the picture.
 
 
 
 
On the back I recorded my details.  You can see more of the embossing paste on the side. 
 
Well, that's my project for this week.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and now I can enjoy beading my summer necklace in candy apple red and yellow!
 
Thank you all for visiting.  I appreciate you stopping by and I welcome all you who are new to my blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful day!




16 comments:

  1. Cool! I love how it turned out!

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  2. How fun this is, love the colors and sunflowers and pennant! Now to me this would have taken me days and the beading would take a day, you are a fast worker!

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  3. It's stunning! Love 3D art!

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  4. This is just amazing! I love your theory...how the red and yellow reminded you of old style kitchens. That immediatlely reminded me of a red stool, metal, that we had in our kitchen when I was growing up. It had an extender step on the bottom. I loved that stool! It was so practical, and lasted for YEARS as both a step stool and a chair!

    I would have a hard time designing jewelry in red and yellow as well, but your idea sounds wonderful!

    Love that box!

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  5. Beautiful shadow box Maryanne! Your talents are never ending, truly awesome!
    Therese

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  6. Wonderful art, beautiful, thoughtful and emotive! Love love love! <3

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  7. What a wonderfully crafted shadowbox, Maryanne! I love Graphic 45 and you have used all of the products so beautifully!

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  8. Your box is stunning - I love your use of the colours and all your ephemera - just gorgeous. Considering you found the colours a little difficult you have done a brilliant job with them!

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  9. your French country project is fantastique!!

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  10. Broken record alert: I LOVE what you do with paper!!! This shadow box is so pretty and it's perfect for the red/yellow combination you had to work with.

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  11. WOW! Your shadow box is STUNNING and so full of wonderful details! You used this week's colors beautifully!

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  12. Wow!! A fabulous contribution. I love what you did with the colours. One of the things I love about this challenge is seeing how we all interpret the same colours so differently. It is such a joy to see and very inspiring. :)

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  13. Absolutely Stunning. I love the French Country papers too Maryanne. Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on my blog. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

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  14. This is stunning Maryanne and so beautifully colourful....a beautiful make indeed. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a kind comment regarding my frame/shadow box. It was really appreciated.

    Crafty hugs

    Annie, your newest follower
    x

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  15. WOW, this is totally gorgeous!!. LOVE LOVE your sunflower field shadow box!!. Wonderful detail & dimensions :).

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