Thursday, April 14, 2011

~*Color Picks*~

Hello Dear Friends! I shared this rug with you the other day. It was started at the hook~in on Monday. Last night I made the time to hook more on it and actually at it all hooked. However, the word 'bees' at the top didn't look good to me. It was hooked with the same blacks used around the border and for the hole in the beeskeep. So I pulled it out. These are the wools gathered to hook on the rug. I'm still not sure which one to use for the lettering. Maybe I should look for another? What are your thoughts?

I just didn't' think there was enough contrast with the black against the blue. The textured blueish wools just didn't 'look right' to me. Then with the straw color, I was worried there was just too much of that wool already in the rug. If I should look for another wool... what color would you suggest? Maybe a deep red? A darker gold?

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll keep you posted with what happens later today. Once I get the right wool, the letters should hook up quickly. Of course, the steaming and binding will take a little bit and may not be done for several more days... but I'll share the hooking.

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

14 comments:

  1. Good morning Betty, Lovely bee skep. I would try the checked sample which you have directly below the black. Not sure about introducing another color like red, unless you want the word to really stand out. Gold might also look good as it is close to the same family of colors you already have in your skep. Good luck. Cannot wait to see your final choice! Janice

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  2. Hmmm, knowing me,I would sit and try them all. That's just me. It really depends on what look you want to end up with Betty. Black (in the picture, there is plenty of contrast, but in person it might be different) would be bold. The other blues might fade into the background a bit too much. The straw to me might be your best bet to give you a uniform feel, to me meaning to keep your colors to a few and it is pleasing to the eye. It compliments the blue very well in the picture. Red would be bold also I feel. However, you may want that look. Hard to perceive what someone else is feeling. But another thought might be the green spark you have in the bottom grass. It might bring your eye up to the word. wish I could sit and try them for you and then say, this one works! lol Guess I'm no help? Looking forward to seeing your choice!

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  3. I'm going to say either a green from the grass to keep it simple. And, another choice would be the lighter blue strip you have to give it a "written in the clouds" kinda look...

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  4. i like to repeat colors and would probably try a color from the hive. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. love the rug.

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  5. I would try the color from the outline on the hive. It looks great already. Can't wait to see it when you get it all done.

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  6. I like the straw color best. That was my first impression. After looking at the whole piece for awhile, I'm going to stick with that suggestion.

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  7. I think dark yellow gold (like a bee) would look good.It is going to be so cute.

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  8. I guess I am a little weird, b/c my first thought was for a pop of color -- like a deep red!! If I had to pick from the colors shown, however -- I would go with the lighter blue.
    Love the rug -- it is sooooo cute! Good luck with your decision-making, and have a happy day!

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  9. No expert here - but I really like the black, understanding, of course, that it may be different in person and get lost. If so, my second choice would be the straw from the skep; or perhaps the outline color from it. If you're really going for contrast, then perhaps the green from the grass, or the grayish from the ground. I wouldn't introduce yet another different color - I like it when colors are repeated and things tie together. Just my thoughts! Looks great though! Smiles ~ Robin

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  10. I am with penny; my first thought was go red. It would be a bold move but in the right shade could really work nicely. It is going to BEE so cute! SUE

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  11. I'm going with the gold or green....great looking lil' rug!

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  12. The straw from the skep, or a deeper gold would be nice. I'm one who puts in...takes out...puts in...etc.! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
    Courtney

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  13. If the dark brown shows up, that might be a good choice, but I do like the more subtle color of the lighter brown, to keep it more prim.

    Debbie

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  14. Your friday finds are always such a treat. Love the way your bee hive piece turned out. The cross stitch pcs are beautiful and I too love the hand lotion. I've been using it regulaly.

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