Monday, 11 June 2012

Summer of Colour - Week One


 Hooray the Summer of Colour has officially started and I am thrilled to reveal my first entry/attempt. I love the ice cream theme and decided that it would be perfect for some embroidery. I been having a craving to embroider for sometime and just couldn't find the inspiration needed to do it.

 So here is my Rainbow Sherbet ice cream cone. I mixed a few skeins of various oranges, pinks and a few yellows to give the ice cream a more mixed feel. And used alternate colours on the cone to give it some texture and make it more waffley. I really enjoyed watching the character of my ice cream coming out as I stitched so decided in the end to add a beaming smile to this happy chappy.

 Thank you for looking at my entry, I will be popping round to everyone elses shortly as they list. I can't wait to see what everyone else has created for week one!

x x x

53 comments:

  1. Love your header and your embroidery is just perfect... I can't sew to save myself so I am doubly impressed with your skills... enjoyed having a look around your blog and glad to have found you through the summer of colour...xx

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  2. Oh I love him. Are you going to do something similar each week and then join them up into one, or are you planning something different?

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  3. Thanks for visiting me first with your lightening fingers. To tell the truth I scheduled my post last night for midnight and knowing midnight PST was 8am here in the UK I got my morning chores done early so I could link up at 8am whilst DS was eating his cereal. I was really pleased to get poll position but DH and DS couldn't understand my delight! Loving your embroidery, I haven't embroidered anything in years. BJ#1

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  4. This is so sweet - I love your idea, and it's so beautifully embroidered too!

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  5. the mixed colours look great - love the movemetn in the shape

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  6. What a lovely idea, wish I could still sew! It has such a lovely, summery feel to it! Valerie

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  7. This is so cute! :) Well done!

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  8. Oh, that is so pretty! And how fun with an embroidery. Can't wait to see what you will du for next week! :)

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  9. Great idea to mix the colors for the ice cream and alternate ones for the cone. Your embroidered towel turned out very nice!

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  10. Your stitched ice cream is delicious... how clever and gorgeous...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  11. This is a really clever creation for the Summer of Colour!!! I just loved woirking with the rainbow sherbert colours.

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  12. Oh I like this and so different to what I have seen so far!
    ManonX

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  13. Embroidery is so charming, colorful and creative ~ ~ enjoy the day ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. THIS IS SO SWEET...WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE OUT OF IT? OR IS IT FOR A QUILT? GREAT WORK...XXX

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  15. Magnificent! I am in awe of your ability to paint with thread!

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  16. What a fun idea to put your inspiration into embroidery- I LOVE it! And that little smile was the perfect finishing touch!

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  17. That is so lovely - and "sweet"!

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  18. Perfect--Love this happy piece and so creative!

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  19. First of all, I LOVE your wood panel background :). Your ice cream looks so DELICIOUS! You inspire me to try doodle stitch. Thank you for your encouraging words at my blog. :)).

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  20. Your ice cream cone is so cute :-D I love it, especially his cute little face :-P

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  21. What a happy ice cream!!! It's so nice to visit and see so much variety..... I love your embroidery.

    Karenx

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  22. oh what super cuteness!!!! I love this embroidered cone!!!!

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  23. What a happy little ice cream - I just want to EAT YOU!!!

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  24. SUPER nice! I have been wanting to do some embroidery again myself! Great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment too!

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  25. Super cute! I love the cone's wee face. :)

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  26. darling! You could end up with a fabulous set of towels if you keep this up!

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  27. So cool! I love stitching....what a fun idea! Thanks so much for the visit.

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  28. I swear I just sat back and happy clapped! I adore this! Brilliant take on the theme and such a great idea to mix your threads :)

    Thanks for stopping by mine already - can't wait to see what you do next week. Ooh and lovely to meet someone at around the same 'bump' stage as me :D

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  29. This is absolutely adorable! Beautiful embroidery. Hugs, Mina

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  30. Oh I do think this is so darned sweet!

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  31. This is so cute! Such a perfect addition to the house for summer. :)

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  32. Oh hello happy cone!! This is wonderful work. *smiles* Norma

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  33. So glad you added the beaming smile - really makes this perfect! Love your stitching!!

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  34. What a lot of work you did!! Great job!! Very modern retro!! Love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  35. i love your stitched ice cream! it looks kind of retro... like something you'd find at an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, the kind that still uses cloth napkins. charming!

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  36. Awwww how cute is that!! Love what you have done with the rainbow sherbert theme :)
    Jan x

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  37. how clever to do some embroidery!

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  38. Love your embroidered towel. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  39. Darling,I love it!How cute if you do all 6 weeks embroidery of say 6 pillowcases.That would be something so nice to even hand down. Thank you for visiting Me too. Denise

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  40. What an ingenious way to begin this summer of color. I'm more than impressed! I really like the smiling cone, too!

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  41. So cute and how clever to do needlework.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    Have fun and hope to be back for more SOC viewings.
    Lesley♥

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  42. So cute. Ice cream should always be happy! It does wonders for me.

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  43. Love your rainbow sherbet!

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  44. That icecream is soooooooo cool!!! Love its eyebrows, gives it so much character.

    Thats for your comment on my blog, I take LOADS of photos so a few of them have to be al'right by law of averages, lol, but thanks for the compliment xx

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  45. Too cute.. love it... beautiful embroidery.. don't see that around here much anymore.. you do loverly work...
    Thanks for stopping by too...
    xx

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  46. I love your piece. I really need to practice my embroidery too.

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  47. I love this. Don't you just find hand stitching such a peaceful thing to do. Yours is so cute.

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  48. I just love your stitching.. So cute and perfect for the challenge..

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