Thursday, May 12, 2016

Color Play Friday - Salmon Creek

Hello and welcome to Color Play Friday!

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a fun weekly challenge hosted by Trina from In an Otter Life and Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine where they provide one of their photographs as inspiration and then all the participants create a color palette and fabric bundle based on the photo.

This week's photo is called Salmon Creek.

Well... everything about this photo is foreign to me. I grew up in the desert where creeks are non-existent and fresh fish is hard to come by. So yeah, Salmon Creek. Look! It's water, how novel!

I imagine that this little creek is running through a forest where the air is cool and smells of organic, leafy freshness. I can also picture a bear just waiting for a yummy, unsuspecting salmon to swim on by.

Here is my palette/bundle for the week.

I love that this is another earthy bundle. I used the Lizzy House butterflies again this week because they were just too perfect not to use. They hint at the wildlife that you'd find in the area; as does the Mendocino print. I always struggle with orange prints but I think I managed to pull all these fabrics together without them looking to Halloween-y.

NOTE: These fabrics are not to scale. I believe that Mendocino print is very large compared to the others.


I shopped at Hawthorne Threads again this week.


Be sure to check out the other participants this week.

Trina @ In an Otter Life
Lorinda @ Laurel, Poppy and Pine

Steph @ Shimmy and More
Jennifer on Flickr


As always, if you are interested in playing along, please check out the hosts' pages for more info. You can click either of the CPF buttons on my sidebar.

See my past CPF entries by clicking the Color Play Friday tab at the top of my blog.


Until next time!
- Sarah


  1. It's funny, this is so a part of my life- creeks, lakes, ponds and various wetlands everywhere you turn! We did have a bear along the creek several years back, but it's not normal to see one near the neighborhoods. I love the retro feel of your bundle- it's like a modern take on the iconic colors of the 70's!

    1. Oh wow. I didn't even see the retro 70's color scheme but now that you mention it that's all I see! Funny how that happens.

  2. A scene like that is familiar to me also. Lovely collage!

  3. I really like your take on the picture, great fabrics.