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Thursday, June 11, 2015

summer of color: blue - blue - green

"summer of Color" is a challenge which runs for 6 weeks
for the first week the Task is to use 2 blue tones and 1 green
as you may have noticed i´m in a heavy stitching mode;)
i made this:
i made a stencil with the small seahorses (movers and shapers series) from tim holtz, cutting These dies into a thick transparency; mixed a light green Color with acrylics and sponged it onto a Strip of fabric (one of the slightly blue toned ones from the blueberry Experiment recently).
then i took two different shades of blue darning yarn and stitched wavy lines with the running stitch.
such a meditative practice... easy to do and good for calming down.

and of course also linked to moo mania & more with the free theme.


  1. Super schön ist das geworden Johanna!
    Ich bin immer wieder fasziniert von der Wirkung der Stiche!!!
    Lieben Dank für's Verlinken zu Moo Mania & More !
    Hab einen schönen Tag!

  2. Ganz toll geworden. Danke auch fürs verlinken zur Moo Mania and more, Valerie

  3. Hübsche Idee mit den Seepferdchen in den Wellen! Du bist jetzt bestimmt ganz tiefenentspannt... LG Ulrike

  4. Super project, all that sewing must have taken hours. x

  5. Love the stitching how you made it appear as water. Nice!

  6. great effect with the contrast of stitches and stencil

  7. Love the seahorse stencil. I wonder what it will become!

  8. Love your stitching idea. Great job!

  9. Oh WOW, Johanna. I'm glad you stitched, but you went above and beyond. I don't have any dies, so of course, I can't make a stencil like you made, but I wish I could because I LOVE what you made. If only I could hand sew, too. This is beyond gorgeous. I can't say it enough how much I like this.

    To answer your question, no my SOC entry is NOT a prayer flag, but, after I punch holes in the top and add a hanger, it will be a wall hanging. I'm pretty anal about covering and hiding the mechanics of my art, so I always decorate the back, too. Thanks for asking.

  10. oh wow - was für eine Fleißarbeit - aber es hat sich gelohnt denn es sieht fantastisch aus!!!!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  11. Geniale Idee und klasse umgesetzt, sehen ganz toll aus die gestickten Wellen.
    Liebe Grüße

  12. An incredible mixed media piece Johanna- a great design!

  13. wow -what a super fantastic entry for this week-and a theme I love so!

  14. I love what you did using this week's SOC colors! The stitching really adds a cool touch to your work of art!

  15. Beautiful work! I find colored pencil (drawing hair) to be meditative. You did great with that yarn!

  16. Wie herrlich, das macht Lust auf Urlaub am Meer.

  17. Lovely work with the darning wool and the sweet sea-horses.
    Yes, that must have been very relaxing, a lovely kantha-type sew-in.

  18. I love seahorses, they are so elegant, and your stitching sets them off perfectly. Jx


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