Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Of Color Weeks 4 And 5!

This week's color challenge was brown,
and this handsome couple pictured are my parents.

I titled this piece:
"September 19, 1959",
for reasons I am sure you can guess.

I printed my favorite wedding photo of my parents onto fabric,
layered bunches of vintage lace onto fabric,
(this photo shows a cloe-up of my cheater method of free-motion stitching)
and embellished with vintage buttons and millinery.

I am more than a week late with my Yellow project,
but here it is.

This piece is titled:
Ryan's Sunflower.
This is my favorite photo of my youngest,
circa 1995.

I used new fabric for the background,
layered vintage laces, trims and buttons,
and finished the piece with a big metal R for Ryan.
(I found the letter in a parking lot years ago,
probably fell off a car)

Be sure to check all the other wonderful Brown projects,
simply click Kristin's colorful flashing button on my sidebar.

enJOY Your Blessings,


sugar Creek said...

Oh these are beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Everything is just lovely! The piece with your parents wedding picture is priceless. The yellow piece with Ryan is adorable. Great job!

Joanna said...

These are both SO GORGEOUS, Kimberly! Your parent's wedding photo is so sweet and happy and looks beautiful with the fabric and lace. And Ryan, what a cute picture and a happy 'yellow' artwork - love those sunflowers!



Always great to see your creative treasures.
deb :0

Ella said...

I love the memories included in your art! How lovely! Great job on both challenges~

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

These are both so beautiful!! I am inspired by work on fabric...since I am a total beginner on my sewing machine! Wonderful work. :)

joanna said...

Both pieces are gorgeous! and priceless memories! I love the one with your parents' wedding pic. the lace is so beautiful!

Kristin said...

Ha! Well the first thing that struck me is how much I love the fact that you found a letter in a parking lot and kept it for some art someday . . . and here it has found a beautiful home! (& we are so much alike in that way ;) Your yellow piece is gorgeous and your brown piece of your parents is absolutely stunning! So elegant and timeless. What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing these with us, xo

Mandy said...

Both lovely pages and that wedding photo is wonderful...xxx

Unknown said...

I really like these two pieces. The brown has a wonderful vintage feel that goes great with the photo. I like the way you use little bits of lace and buttons to embellish.

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