Not So Mellow Yellow

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Yellow has always been one of my favorite colors. It has a sunny disposition and the ability to make me happy. This week, I used yellow to create my stamped and embroidered sampler because we are celebrating the color yellow at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

To start this project, I pulled some of my favorite yellow products. My base squares are made from watercolor paper with a sunny watercolor wash from my Distress Markers. I added some doodles from Prima Flowers "Free Spirit" Cling Stamp Set. These stamps have quickly become one of my favorite new sets. The sampler photos are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Found Relative Portraits. I love using old photos and these "photos" are durable and able to withstand additional wet or dry media added to them.
And then I added some ephemera and stitching with embroidery floss.
And some more stitching!
So much fun!
Show us your yellow.  Link your "yellow" project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you could win a $50 gift voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp. Simon has received a new and updated look on their site, so be sure to check it out. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our Designer Spotlight!


Yellow makes me happy!

32 comments:

  1. the stitches, the texture, the colors - it makes me so very happy. :)

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  2. I love love love this!! That stitching is FABULOUS!! And Yellow makes me HAPPY TOO!!!!

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  3. Love that you framed this! The stitches are fantastic and the design gorgeous! Wow!

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  4. Wow... this is such a creative and gorgeous piece, Michelle. All the stitches on each square are fantastic! Beautiful design! :)

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  5. Absolutely brilliant, Michelle. I love the vintage look of each square, but then the clean edges of the patchwork arrangement give this a really fresh, modern look - amazing work! Love that stitching too.
    Alison xx

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  6. Gorgeous Michelle, I adore the stitches and they sit in the frame beautifully. This is a lovely idea , I love the patchwork design . Lovely piece. Tracy x

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  7. Total, complete, sunshiny awesomeness!!

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  8. Such a classy collage Michelle. Love it. Jenny x

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  9. Wow Michelle, what a work of art! Love each and every square! The stitching adds an fab touch right down to the last spoke! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. This is absolutely breathtaking gorgeous Michelle!!
    Thanks for sharing~

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  11. WOW. Here's the thing Michelle, you are amazing making me go...WOW. This project has to be one of my absolute FAVS of yours.

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  12. Michelle, this is a gorgeous project. I love it!! All the stitching is perfec and all the squares are so special. Wonderful details and such a great idea.

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  13. Gorgeous, sunshiney, happy-making, awe-inspiring project! Your creativity is absolutely amazing! Love the details, the images, the texture....sighhhh....beautiful!
    c

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  14. the details in this are just perfection!!!

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  15. What a great piece, Michelle! Love that it's centered in the middle of the big frame. Amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Love these little squares into this gorgeous arrangement! Super well done...love the stitching!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I also love the way embroidery looks within inches. Blessings!

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  18. I believe that to be completely original is truly one of the characteristics of your style! Again surprised me! Beautiful work! I love the song by Pharrell Williams! BArbarayaya

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  19. Wow!! Michelle, this is such a wonderful piece of art and all the details are just a feast for the eyes!! Fabulous idea and a stunning creation...I love it!!

    P.S. Thanks for the wonderful YouTube clip of Pharrell...I'll be singing, and clapping all day long!!! :)

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  20. This is really good, each square invites you to take a closer look at the details. Thanks to this week's design team inspiration, I have a new found respect for yellow.

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  21. WOW...Michelle, what a FABULOUS work-of-art! Beautifully done!
    I love your creativity!

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  22. Michelle...this is such a beautiful piece. I love the quilt like feeling of this lovely piece of art. The stitching is a nice detail! This truly is inspired! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. <3 Candy

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  23. OMGosh I am addicted to that song! So Funny you posted it! Your yellow squares are just FANTASTIC with so much detail! LOVE the embroidery floss and the gold frame! FAB creation, Michelle!

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  24. Such a great project! I love this piece! Each little square is unique and I love all the stitching!

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  25. Yellow makes me happy too! What a delightful piece! I love all these sweet little squares and all the detail you've put on each one! A beautiful piece to hang and enjoy!

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  26. This piece is fantastic! I swear, you always have the most original ideas! That brain of yours is constantly cranking out genius concepts and interesting works of art. I adore your sampler and love the feeling of nostalgia it creates. Definitely a happy piece for the eyes and the soul!

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  27. This piece speaks to your creative brilliance Michelle! The color yellow has never looked so good. Your attention to detail and unique way of incorporating techniques and products never ceases to amaze :)

    Amy*

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  28. WOW, I lost my words...this is absolutely adorable!! Love, love, love it and yellow is not even my colour at all, but I would love to have something like this in my wall...I will steal the idea.

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  29. Seriously, you need to open an art store! I'd buy all your stuff to put around my house!

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  30. Oh I am SO GLAD I didn't miss this post!! I sure hope you have somewhere special to hang this, a bonus if it's somewhere everyone who comes over can see it. Really, really fine work on all of your squares, Michelle! They are very cohesive, yet still individual. Love it!!

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