March 17, 2014

Creating a color kit from inspiration photo...

Hello friends.  I want to thank you all for your kind messages to me about the girls.  They are doing great and are enjoying the start of Spring Break today.  The girls are healing physically although we found out that Josey tore some tendons in her shoulder.  They both are quite impressed with their own doctoring skills...Josey removed her stitches by herself and Jordan dug a piece of glass out of her head yesterday.  Me...I'm a little scatter brained lately.  My attention span is pretty short and I can cry at the drop of a hat.  Time will help us all though and getting back to "normal" is our goal. 

In the crafty world, I did take some time to treat myself to a fun class over at Studio Calico called Color Studio.  Lisa Truesdell is doing a fabulous job of teaching the class and I'm finding the refresher/reminders about the color wheel to be very inspiring.  One of the first class assignments was to find an inspiration photo full of color.  I chose this photo from my March Pinterest Inspiration Board: Going Green. Happy St. Patrick's Day, by the way!

Another class assignment was to create a color kit inspired by our chosen inspiration photo.  This was right up my alley as you all know I love to assemble little kits.  A goal of mine is to revisit some of my older supplies so I made sure to do some rifling through my older stash of items.  I started with some wonderful patterned papers that reflected the patterns in the pillows.  I love the cottage-like colors and patterns. 
Next I went to work on fitting some crafty items into a vintage green utensil drawer.  I thought the green was so fitting for my Going Green Pinterest board theme.  When assembling little kits like this to work with I like to limit myself to a particular sized container.  Otherwise I could pile my whole craft room into a kit. 
I chose little bits & pieces from some Gossamer Blue kits....my vintage green typewriter Instagrams...and some die cuts from leftover kits.
Next I chose some spools of thread...Washi tapes....dimensional flowers....and jars of buttons.
I had some ideas for painting some clothespins so I grabbed some of those along with some acrylic paints.  I spy two of my new watercolor brushes tucked in there too.  I'll be sharing my favorite watercolor supplies in a new post soon. I also purchased the new Studio Calico Color Theory inks.  I'm impressed so far and am looking forward to inking those up more soon.
I've been dabbling a bit with some cards and I need quite a few thank you cards....so I'll be posting some creations made from my color kit items soon.  

Thank you so much for visiting.  It feels good to be in touch again.  

6 comments:

Elizabeth V. said...

I am so glad that recovery is underway for your girls and for you. May you have a lovely Spring Break to cherish each other and look ahead to sunnier days! I love your color kit...it definitely looks like spring. I can't wait to see what you will be creating with your yummy goodies!

shellm said...

May you enjoy each day of Spring Break together after such a scary event. So glad that Reds are recovering. Thank you for sharing so much of your family & inspiring projects with us!

Shan said...

You amaze me how you put together a kit like that! The colors are wonderful and remind me of my grandparents camp/cottage. LOVE. I am so happy you all are together for spring break and can just soak up each other. Enjoy the week! :)

kolleen said...

Glad to see you back. I visit your blog every day. Grateful the girls are ok.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love your color kit. Great patterns & colors. I especially like your darling drawer that you put all your goodies in. So glad that your girls are doing well & as a Mom I completely understand your emotions right now. Hugs!

Denise E said...

So glad to have you back. And happy that the girls are healing and hope that you will all enjoy getting back to your normal routine and enjoying your spring break together! Love your color kit. Great spring feel! I look forward to seeing your creations, as always! Hugs to you all! :)

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