The color palette for September is this rich palette based on a photo of a mineral pool in yellowstone National Park.
I first worked with this palette a few years ago and made these placemats from fabrics I dyed to match the palette.
There's a tutorial for them here. But I felt that using these as my challenge project would be cheating so I set out to create something new.
Coincidentally I needed some new notecards so I decided to use the palette and take care of both needs. I created 2 sets using different colors from the palette as the predominate color. I made a set of 4 in each of these designs.
Both cards started off with a scrap of hand dyed fabric fused to the card. For the gold card I sprayed the entire front of the card with a shimmery mist product that , unfortunately, spits our random blobs. But at least they shimmer! The card is finished off with a couple of stencils.
This card was more of a challenge for me. I really wanted to use that swirl stamp. It was in a new set of stamps that I bought recently. I started by adding the streaks of orange and yellow ink and then stamped over it with black ink. It REALLY needed something else and I kept wanting to stamp something in the upper right hand corner. As I was rummaging through my supplies I found some tubes of "liquid beads" that are meant for clothing. I added a bead over each of the dots in the stamp and that gave me the finishing touch that I needed. Unfortunately a couple of the beads got smashed but I'm still happy with the end result. It will be fine for a quick note.
Are you working with the color palette? There's still plenty of time in September to enter a project. On October first Judy Laquidara will post the next color palette on her blog and will have a link box for you to add your project. A name will be drawn from the entries to receive a fat quarter pack from my shop. It doesn't have to be a quilt, it can be any project!