Thursday, June 23, 2016

Color Play Friday - Sprouts

Hello and welcome!

This has been one of those weeks where I don't want to do anything but sit on the couch and binge watch Netflix. Chores... Pfft. We don't need clean dishes! We can eat leftovers! I know you all know what I'm talking about.

At least it's Friday. That means it's time for another round of Color Play Friday! It also means I got off my butt and actually did something this week, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this post. (I still didn't cook though; we're having leftover enchiladas for dinner.)

Anyway, for those of you who are new, 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 Sprouts.

Let me just say that I do not have a green thumb. I've managed to kill every houseplant that has crossed my threshold. I'm mystified by those of you who can take a seed, drop it in dirt, and have something sprout up a few weeks later. I think there must be some sort of voodoo who-doo magic involved. 

What I can do is play with color. So here is what I came up for the week.

At first glance, the photo doesn't seem to have a lot to work with because, well, it's all dirt! Lol. I was very surprised to find that the plastic planter had more blue in it than black. If you've been following my CPF's, you may have noticed that if I find blue in the photo, I tend to run with it. Run with it I did! I used that as my starting point and then pulled the green, yellow, and cream from the sprouts. Then I added in brown because I couldn't really ignore 80% of the photo. Lol. 

My palette felt a little iffy until I found that Bari J. print and then suddenly everything came together. It's funny how one fabric can change the whole bundle. The rest of the bundle is pretty standard for me. It's all blenders and, of course, I used a Painters Canvas print again. I can't help it. I know what I like!


I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads this week. 


Be sure to check out the other CPF participants this week!

Trina @ In an Otter Life 

Mel Moore @ Cloth and Paper Studio
Jennifer on Flickr
and ME!


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. I have those weeks myself too. But I'm pretty sure enchiladas are one of those dishes that gets even better the second time around. So really you are just thinking ahead...your family will thank you later. I think my favorite print this week is the print with the butterflies and birds.

  2. Oh my goodness, the Bari J print is perfect! It really does tie it all together. I absolutely love your palette this week.

    1. I know, right? When I saw that print I swear angels started singing, lol. It really does "make" the bundle.

  3. One of my favs! Wow, that Bari J print pulls it all together!