10/31/10

The Color of Winter



To say I was inspired by the Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday this week would be an understatement. I loved the monochromatic color palette, the texture of the sweater, and the quirky dressmakers form. It did have to grow on me until I could create. But wouldn't you knitters (too) out there agree with me...the fun with knitting is watching your work grow with each row.

I knew this Dawn Houser (Inkadinkadoo) dress form would be a good stand in. I have a great vintage light bulb from Gumbo Graphics that I used on top of the form. It was popped on dimensionals. The lace for my sweater was from my stash. I cut it apart and used the top for the arms and the rest for the body. Those tiny yellow buttons are from the vintage button stash. I had drew and colored the sweater collar. The sentiment is the last part of a neat saying about spring being the color of flowers. Thanks Nicole at Prickley Pear Stamps for the RAK. It was inked with Tim Holtz DI in Walnut Stain. Mulberry paper is underneath. The card base was stamped with Stamp Francisco's lace image in VersaMark and embossed with clear ep. A Tim Holtz postage diecut runs up both sides of the main image.

The Color of Winter is in the IMAGINATION. I agree with Terri Guillenets! I can close my eyes and be on my favorite beach in Kauai...then winter would be all turquoise, sea glass, and ocean green...how about you, what is your color of winter?

7 comments:

Cook22 said...

Your collar is amazing - sort of Pharonic Egyptian, definitely something African about it. And those snippets of lace are wonderful.
In the middle of a little baby sweater right now, so that is one I am hoping won't take too long :D.

Julia Aston said...

A perfect inspired card Susan! love the stamps and sentiment - and your creative making of the lacey sweater! Every one of your cards is a work of art - I hope you frame them up!!

My surgery is on 11/17 - and I would be ever so grateful for your prayers dear friend!

~amy~ said...

I love how you were inspired by that sweater...your take on it is absolutely wonderful....

Cath said...

Hey Susan! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow, you really "nailed" this ... it's a perfect artistic representation! Wonderful sentiment.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Yes, you are a truly inspired artist. This is incredible. Can't wait to see it IRL !!!

JeanFB said...

This is absolutely fabulous - I love everything about it - the lace, the texture, the dress form, the "steampunk" influence, the sentiment. All fantastic. :)