Friday, 3 January 2014

THE LITTLE TIGER'S YELLOW SUMMERHOUSE

The challenge at Soartful this month is to make "A little house with something a little bit different".
The challenge this week at "Take a Word" is "Home".


I made this picture by combining Photo-editing with one of my small textiles.



But where's the tiger?

I used to blog on a textile group blog which occasionally gave us a challenge.
One challenge lasted for 16 weeks and each week we were given a specific colour and asked to make a textile using this colour.
One week the colour was Bright Yellow.

I've reproduced the post I made then, with some alterations.


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Yellow is a colour I rarely use, certainly not as the main colour, so this was a serious challenge.
I actually found some yellow fabrics in my stash. The flowery one I bought a few months ago. Why?  The two on either side of it came from the Horribles Box. The batik was in a pack of batiks. The one on the far right is an old Liberty fabric.



I started piecing fabric but wasn't terribly inspired by the colours or patterns.


Then a strange thing happened.
I went to make a coffee and when I came back, this piece below, from the scrap box, was sitting next to the pieced fabric above.


Turned it round and ......



After that I had no choice. It made me do it.




Somebody likes it.  I hope you do too.



39 comments:

  1. Fabulous piece, Shelia! Loved hearing how it was created too.

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  2. A fabulous and colorful house. Wishing you all the best for 2014.

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  3. You have the most wonderful and whimsical imagination, Sheila! Your tiger and house are just lovely.

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  4. This is definitely a little house with something different. It's a sweet piece. Love the story of how it all came together. To walk away for a bit is always a help for me. Coffee can be very inspiring did ja know.

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  5. The Tiger roars (or perhaps purrs, if tigers purr). Its beautifully colourful, love the roof in particular. Love it, Awesome !!

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  6. I love it Sheila, and especially the little tiger, great textile collage, and as remake for this challenge also most interesting! I have something in the make, to, but you will have to wait till Tuesday....hugs, Valerie

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  7. I am so sorry to say I don't like it, dear Sheila!

    But I must admit: I LOOOOOOOOOVE it!
    This is such a cute idea and its realization.

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  8. wow gorgeous, great colors!
    The best wishes for 2014!
    Groetjes Karin

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  9. Hi Sheila
    Just love your little house! A great start to 2014.

    Jane

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  10. Oh yay, there is a tiger! and a wonderful orange one at that! I love the colors toy used for the house--so different and so great together.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous house collage.
    Your colourful art is so unique and beautiful. Love it, Sheila, hugs!

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  12. Love how you've recycycled your deligthful textile collage, Sheila. I'm guessing in the digital version your tiger is inside drinking tea. Happy New Year!

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  13. Sheila this piece is so wonderful, just wow! I really love it, such a cosy different house, you always surprise and delight!

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  14. Hi Sheila, beautiful artwork with fabrics. I have that experience sometime that something helps my design along, it gets moved into a better position etc. Your house is fabulous, love the tiger and your edited version. Enjoy the weekend, Shirleyx

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  15. Your little house is lovely and I would like to move in, guarded by the tiger.

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  16. It's lovely - very bright and happy! And the story behind it is great - it shows how we can get inspiration from small bits and pieces.

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  17. Love this collage!
    I can see a quilt with this delightful piece!

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  18. Sheila you crack me up with your post this time!! You are hillarious in your creativity!! Loove how you work and how you think :))))))) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  19. I really LOVE LOVE the fabric version of the house. It's so cool! And your edited version is really funky too. Fun how it all worked out :)

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  20. i´m with the tiger cat: LOVE it, too. and that´s what serendipity is about...

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  21. So lovely little house and a cute tiger! Very creative and gorgeous artwork and wonderful post again! I love it!!

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  22. This little tiger-house is wonderful and indeed it is a little bit different fróm other houses.... But I think the original is done with fabrics and that is much more than a painted a picture...I admire your ability to "paint" with fabrics!!!

    Best, Beate

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  23. A lovely fabric collage, colorful and still suggests home sweet home!

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  24. You're amazing I love the house and your tiger too...even if he got kind of fuzzy in the end.

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  25. Your blog is so delightful it's always a pleasure to visit. I love your Home pieces and little tiger obviously loves it! xx

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  26. What a magical little house for a sweet little tiger!

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  27. I am entranced with your digitised little tiger's house, and noticed the tiger before I scrolled down to see the genesis of the piece. As a former quilter I admired the way you were inspired to put the house together. Great fun.

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  28. That is amazing! What a fabulous piece! I especially love that you show it coming together into such wonderful perfection!

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  29. Such a lovely little house, what a lucky tiger....very colourful and creative...simply exquisite

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  30. I simply have to say, Sheila, this is AMAZING! Those little intricate patterns and the way you have put it all together. Wowzers!

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  31. Sheila I loved seeing how your house was created, you have made a wonderful piece of fabric art, also love the fabric you used for it.
    Anni

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  32. The sunshiny colours in this finished piece are gorgeous, Sheila, and I did so enjoy the story of its creation! The more pastel colours in the hill and sky seem to make the colours of the little house glow! You have such a lovely imagination! And I love the little yellow tiger! Hugs, Fodie-Ann.

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  33. .... oh yes, I so DO like this, Sheila and the story of how it came about. To be honest when I saw the final little house I was almost blown away. A big fat standing ovation, my friend.

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  34. what a splendid house and scene you created and interesting too how it came to be!

    Happy New Year dear Sheila
    oxo

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  35. I love it! And it is so interesting to see how it came about. Jx

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