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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party 4 - What I sent o Susie

Seems like everyone thought I would send a color fiest to Susie Hibdon, for the Bead Soup Blog Party #4. And you were all completely right actually! That is exactly what I had planned. :-)
However, as I started to roam around my stash this is what I came up with. There IS a little color there, but a bit more subtle than I had first thought.

I like the round/circular theme which goes through quite a few of the bits, and would hold a design together I believe. And I added a few other shapes that will make possibility for less stiffness. Susie does not come across as one who is stiff, or repetitive in her design style.

I made that Peyote ring myself, and left the thread there so Susie can use it however she wish to, IF she wish to.
The nepal wool bits to the furthest left I have cut myself, and then I also included a bigger bit which Susie can form however she wants to. IF she wants to.

The chunky button from recycled wood is from Meluna (awesome shop). Other special links: Elaine Ray and RoundRabbit. In fact I believe Nancy of Round Rabbit is planning a shop update today/tonight, the 1st of september. I'd go there if I were you. I would like to get a lot of the things I know she will put up, but I've reached my budget roof for this month :-(

I hope that the rusticy- and chunky-ness in my soup will be what challenges Susie a little bit. That was my idea anyway.

So how is it going for everyone with the soup party? I have not started with mine yet. I have this idea, which I don't know if I will be able to go through with. I wish, but we will see. If I don't manage this time (it is a bit complex), I will save the idea until a later date, and remember to credit Susie who was the source for it springing up at all.

This is my post on what I received from Susie. I LOOOOOOOVE it!

Again, I would like to say how incredably grateful I am to Lori Anderson for all the work she is putting on this thing, the Bead Soup Blog Party. It is an awesome idea in the first place. And now, thanks to Lori's persistent work to make everything work well in the details and for everyone involved, it has grown sooo big. It has become an international phenomenon. Wow! That is big Lori! Don't you ever forget it! That is thanks to you. I think maybe you might need to hear it over and over again though! So I will keep repeating myself as often as I can dear Lori. Be proud of yourself!

All my best,
Malin

7 comments:

susie said...

Hi My Friend...
I just have to tell you I LOVE my SOUP!!!!! I can't wait to start playing with all the wonderful components you sent me...you were so very generous! Thank you Malin!!!
I also your your design style, the fabulous way you mix all your textures together...so glad I found you through Lori's Bead Soup. You inspire me to break out of my design routine & looking at your work makes my creativity SOAR!!!!
Big Hugs from Cali...
Susie

CraftyHope said...

Malin,
Holy Cow!! That's an amazing soup that you sent your partner. There are SO MANY possibilities!! I cannot wait to see what she creates with these treasures!

Rebecca said...

Yay! Big cheer for Lori. We love her! And ooooooooooh, look at your pretty soup......Susie's a lucky girl! I love the colour scheme, it's so soothing and relaxing to look at. Very calming. These are all good things! I need a bit of calm in my life. Maybe I should be breaking out the blue and cream...

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

MUMS vilken smaskig blandning du plockat ihop!!
vem skulle inte gilla den....
när det blir lugnt..om det blir det :) kan vi kanske köra en egen liten soup...kanske bjuda in några till?? med nåt tema..??
KRAM xx00

Lori's Glassworks said...

Love your goodies for the challenge; can't wait to see what you will create with them! Cheers!
Lori

Sally Anderson said...

How did you do that diagram from the photo??? This is the coolest thing ever. I love everything you sent her. Can't wait to see it all!

Malin de Koning said...

Sally, I work in Photoshop, with one layer per color, and with layer masks. The actual picture layer I place highest up, and set for 50 % visability (or which ever number you find best). I use a the brush tool to roughly trace the contour of each area. Large brush. Like for instance every dot in the chain is one dot from the brush.

It went reasonably quick coz there was just a few colors in the picture.

I have a clear memory that I created this effect with a filter or setting in Photoshop about 15 years ago. But I can't for my life remember how I did it.

But this way works aswell.

Let me know if you want more info, send me an e-mail.