The last week of the Summer of Color challenge is here, along with the toughest color for me…orange.
My daughter had no trouble at all, however. She drew a sunny and bright “Orange Library”, complete with many juicy-colored books, and a very tangy shaded lion. How does she come up with this stuff?
Even the titles of some of the books are ‘orange-ish’–”How To Sqewws A Orange”. (You know it’s time to start school when the struggling speller has regressed a full grade level or more. yikes!)
‘It’s an orange world,” the pages say, with an orange globe beside it on the table. She’s so creative!
As for me, I’m still trying to get the hang of my mom’s quilling tools.
Unlike my daughter, I really struggled with this color. I kept it simple and decided to quill a goldfish…
I knew it would be pretty small, so I decided to use an ATC as the base and go from there. I found some cute dotted paper and cut some blue paper in a fish bowl shape. I also found this great piece of translucent plastic (from a notebook cover, I think?) to use as the bowl itself.
Then I added some orange-y seaweed and used a burnt orange marker to fill it with sand at the bottom.
Now came the fun part! I cut out the plastic in the shape of a bowl to layer over the quilling…
Another cool surprise was that the drops of glue look like bubbles when they dry.
Even though I got started late, this color challenge has been so much fun! I’m so grateful I was able to join in toward the end, and for the warm welcome from our very kind and talented host.
See more orange inspired art over at Summer of Color!