Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Flowers: a Challenge
The Blogging Business Artisans team Challenge for the month of May was created by Sharla of Beaded Tail.
April showers brought May flowers so let's see them! Create something with flowers and let your imagination bloom!
Ahhhh....the loveliness of Spring! Flowers are blooming profusely at present. I've enjoyed taking spins around my yard photographing them, especially looking at color combinations. Some are very subtle like this one of soapwort, a tiny 5-petaled flower, displaying
tones of pink with anthers of lavender. delicate and feminine.
There are bright and wonderful shades of yellow and gold in this coreopsis.
I love the delicate lavenders of this allium against the bright green foliage.
What a gorgeous pansy of blues, lavender, and golds!
I was inspired by the pink and yellow combination of
the Missouri Primrose and
the pink Knockout Rose blossoms.
I thought it would be fun to dye a silk scrunchie in these colors.
First I dyed the scrunchie a very pale yellow.
After processing, I then painted pink flowers with deep yellow centers. Little dots of light pink, dark pink, and deep yellow were then added.
order. check in. wash. dry. soak in solution. dye. steam. wash. dry. soak in solution. paint with dye. steam. wash. dry. sew.
now in my SHOP!
My Blogging Business Artisans team sets forth a new Challenge every month. The purpose is to encourage us to explore our creativity, to stretch our imaginations. Perhaps we are re-working something we've done in the past or still do. Perhaps we're making something entirely new. It's always fun to see how others interpret the Challenge!
BBA's list of monthly Challenges
Linky Party for the May Challenge
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