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:

Yvonne said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

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

Annie said...

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.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

wow! so pretty collage, Sheila!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Sooooooo SWEET!!!

limmelon said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Alex said...

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.

Karin said...

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

Jane said...

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

Jane

linda said...

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.

sirkkis said...

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

Deborah said...

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!

kat said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

CS-CreativArt said...

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

Katarina said...

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.

peggy gatto said...

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

Pia Rom said...

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

SLScheibe said...

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 :)

johanna said...

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

LonettA said...

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

Beo said...

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

indybev said...

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

Karla B said...

This is adorable!Love the tiger.

Deann said...

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

Junibears said...

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

Christine said...

What a magical little house for a sweet little tiger!

Jez said...

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.

Lou Whoish said...

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

janie said...

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

Electra said...

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

Anni - My Creative Life said...

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

Fodie Ann said...

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.

Taluula said...

.... 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.

~*~Patty S said...

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

Happy New Year dear Sheila
oxo

Jackie said...

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

Bill said...

Yahoo! I saw the tiger! Wonderful!