Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tropic Carnival

Finished this a few minutes ago. Is it bright enough for you? I started out with the large square bead with the stripes. Does anyone know what it is? It's known as Fordite. In truth, it is made up of many colors of automotive paint. I pulled all my colors from this bead. As I worked, I realized it made me think of all the Carnival celebrations in Rio and the Caribbean islands. The ruffles made me think of the beautiful costumes. If you look closely, you will see some of the irridescent sequins that you might find on those costumes.

This page is for April and is called Tropic Carnival. I don't usually work with such a variety of hot colors, but it just seemed to call for it. It was a fun page to work on. Guess I'll have to start thinking about the next one. LOL.
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24 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

how festive, colorful, fun and happy! you are on a beading mean streak there lady! i'm stuck on february and here you are just whipping out some great pieces. you go girl! :)

Carol Creech said...

This is so super gorgeous and festive!! What a great center bead to base this on - I just love the stripes of color and how you used those colors in your piece. I agree with Lisa - you are just whipping out these great pieces! What fun to see what you accomplish. I still have to start Feb... :)

Carol said...

Well, Arlene, you certainly brought out all the beautiful colors of the cab. I have never heard of Fordite, but it's an appropriate name.

The page is beautiful and cheerful and it really does remind you of Carnival!!

robin michelle said...

I love the colors on this! It made me smile looking at it because it's so cheerful feeling. You picked a perfect name for it also.

Vampi said...

This is lovely, Arline!

KV said...

I think you had way too much fun doing this one, Arline!!!

Kathy V in NM

Gammie said...

Outstanding, lovely, out of sight, beautiful...get the picture? lol

Hugs,
Jeanne

a2susan said...

Terrific! I think you're ready for an ocean holiday to the tropics!

Susan

Holly B said...

Wow! Great color choices.

abeadlady said...

Thank you all. Susan, I have to agree with you. Ocean here I come.

Robin said...

WEll!! It was fun to work on and it's mighty fun to look at!!! This is the perfect use of ruffles and they just beg to be touched, to be ruffled with my fingers. Oooooh, I wish I could. Fordite, eh? Wow! Where did you get it? Hot colors are such a blessing... Thanks for getting ahead so I could have this warmth right now!

Robin A.

sydsider said...
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sydsider said...

Stunning,love the colours and the movement. A delight for the eyes.

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Arline! Just getting caught up on my bjp reading and have SO enjoyed seeing all of your pieces this morning. Carnival is my fave! The bright colors are happy and vibrant, just like you. So alive!

Magpie Sue said...

Dang, girl! You're going to be done with the BJP by June and then what will you do???!!!

I have to do a piece in these colors someday. I absolutely love them. And your focal bead is fantastic.

Barbara said...

Wow...you are an energizer bunny! This is lovely, and so colorful on a day that's gray and white (blizzard here tonight into tomorrow). Thank you!

Kaite said...

Such a lot of wonderful colours, it's soooo very tropical. I'm thinking of a huge tropical fruit salad when i look at it. Kaite

Ellen said...

Superb Arline!! What a joyful piece!!

beadbabe49 said...

yum, yum, YUM!

JoTee said...

I just love all the Happy colors that you used. Makes you feel good just to look at it.
Very nice.

Whytefeather said...

I could have sworn I left a comment on this one, but I guess not?

Wonderful festive... full of energy and life! I'm not big on oranges typically but this piece is just great. Now for a warm beach and ocean with a margarita or two!

Sandy said...

That is so much fun-really lifts the spirits.

Terri said...

Like skittles on sherbet! WOW! It's still snow and ice here, so it's fun to see those colors. Your prolific!

freebird said...

This is beautiful. You used all the colors so nicely. I love it. Such a happy page.