olive & wine

I am in Canada right now, lazing away on Wolfe Island. It's located on the St. Lawrence River, 3 miles from the city of Kingston, Ontario. I'll have little or no access to the internet while I'm here (except infrequent trips to the library) but I've scheduled this post to publish while I am away! We won't be back until the 26th . . . and yet my 'colour groupies' friends should have all received their ATCs by now. I must say before sharing them with you, that we have had a "thing" for colors related to food and drink this year! We started the year off in January with Mustard & Olive. Then there was Peach & Cream for our theme in April. May was "Chocolate" (not just brown!) with Red, and in September it's a 'Lemon & Lime' combo ~ yummy!! Hmmm . . . . for August, the month I am celebrating here, the color combo for the ATCs we are sharing is Olive & Wine. Here are the ATCs I created on that theme for the entire group which includes me, Frieda Oxenham, Debby Harriettha, Tristan Robin Blakeman and Caryl Hoobler. Check out their websites -they are all very talented!

For Caryl:

For Debby:

For Frieda : ) with a photo of our barn made into a moo sticker . . . . .

One for me below!
It's kind of funny because it includes a small moo sticker of a fabric collage I made a few years ago . . . click on the link above to see it full size.

For Tristan:

~These ATCs were all made by simply gluing fabric around a thin piece of 2.5" x 3.5" cardstock; in fact, I made them while visiting my parents in Florida last month! Yes, they are all fabric, but with no sewing this time. I love the olive green frog fabric and finally had a chance to use it . . . I added ripped pieces of wine colored paper, then glued on a few wine-colored beads and wrapped each ATC with olive green and wine embroidery threads twisted together. I left the edges raw and used Twinkling H2Os in a berry-wine colour to accent the edges. Two or three of the ATCs have velvet leaves glued on, Frieda's & mine have stickers I made at moo cards from my photos on flickr and Caryl's has a lovely paper heart from ARTchix Studio -heart & Soul Collage sheet. To view all the color-combo ATCs I have made for this group during 2008-2009 with all of my notes/posts, click on this link. That will bring you to ALL of the posts I've written tagged with "Colour Groupies" including this one at the very top. I hope you enjoy viewing them almost as much as I do creating them! ~ lenna young andrews, July 11th, 2009