My colour combo today is blue, purple and a little bit of green
Starting with my new series of "Rock Pool Hearts". I made these hearts for my recent giveaway and as I was stitching them they reminded me of rock pools, full of layers, textures, colours, bits of treasure, snippets of things, fabrics, silk paper, silk pods, metallic fabrics, mesh, organza, threads, found objects such as shells and sea glass, buttons, sequins, little tiny stitches, french knots and lots of beads ...
I made this pale blue one for Monica. I know it's the particular shade of blue that she likes. It came out rather watery and icy and I used a piece of chiffon which had a silver snowflake on it
I added a silver filigree heart charm on top of layers of organza, metallic fabrics and metallic mesh as well as a torquoise button, sequins, beads and little stitches
The hearts evolve as I stitch them. I don't know myself what is going to end up on the hearts until I rummage through my boxes and find "just the right thing"
This is the one I made for Sharne, who also likes blue
I used cellophane sweet wrappers, silk, linen, metallic mesh, painted mulberry paper, silk paper and added a mussel shell from one of the St. Ives beaches, beads and cross stitches
In the corner, there is a piece of distressed melted plastic (a carrier bag in a previous life) which I stitched through with beads
This heart was stitched for Emma. Emma likes shades of teal blue/green and duck egg blue. I don't have much duck egg blue in my stash so I chose teal blue and sea green
Emma's heart had such a lovely sheen to it. I used silk paper, fused angelina fibres, raw edged silk, a piece of silk carrier, metallic mesh and some tiny pieces of green sea glass couched on, beads and little stitches
I think this one was my favourite of them all ... but I also like this one ... that I made this for Doreen who likes the colour purple and butterflies
Again, I used snippets of fabric, scrim, raffia, fused angelina fibres and organza
On top, there are beads, sequins, a piece of ribbon, a little embroidered flower, little cross stitches and french knots and a butterfly stamp in purple and green
The colours in the stamp inspired the scheme of purple and green which I think looks quite pretty
This is the heart I made for Melanie, who likes purple and silver
It's all in the layers - silver fabric, purple organza, cotton fabric and scrim with a piece of hand dyed silk on top. I also used squares of paper, purple raffia, sequins, beads and a silver filigree heart charm with little cross stitches
Finally, I stitched this one for Libbyquilter. I was on a roll by now, giving them all a little bit of St. Ives seaside. This one features aqua, torquoise and mauve. The colours look nice together. I added a mussel shell and one of my hand made beads
The bead is made from plastic, cellophane sweet wrappers and metallic threads. To make beads like this using recycled materials you can follow my tutorial which you will find in the labels in my side bar
The textile beads are good for adding a bit of texture and depth
I made one other heart for Heike in silver and grey with shells on which I have already shown here
In my colour combo for today I thought I would show you my dichroic pendant which is fused glass. It contains a rainbow of irridescent colours inside it. I photographed it on a painted, stamped paper that Ro Bruhn sent me with a rubber stamp
See the beautiful seaside colours inside. I love this!
Ending with one of the most gorgeous pieces of stitching I have ever seen. This is a card Michala Kaylacoo sent me (see below in the previous post). I love the rainbow of colours, each colour subtly blending into the next. It has wonderful texture with couching, beads and french knots. It's absolutely stunning. Michala has this as her header on her blog where you can see it much larger
Lots of new stuff coming soon!
Have a great weekend