Friday, August 5, 2011

~ Coloring Minis ~

Happy August everyone! It's been such a busy summer, every time I feel caught up, there's a new list beginning, but I probably wouldn't have it any other way. It's a "good" kind of busy :) I wanted to share some new minis and a nice little bunch of pictures I used for inspiration. "Coloring" minis are right up there with making my own frosting's and textures as my favorite part of mini making. I spend hours flipping through pictures until something hits me and I say: "Yes, I love that color palette"... and then away I go, to the drawing board as they say :) So here are a few of my favorites this month.... Greengate for sure is a favorite of mine! {above} And the use of color with white as a background and clean lines, with a vintage feel, is another favorite {below}.


This mini tray below was inspired by the colors in the pictures above....pops of blue, red, yellow, and pastels mixed in. That's always been a favorite color combination for me.





I also like to use the sweet soft colors of roses... in pinks, fuchsia's and sage toned greenery. So this picture below spun off a couple different looks....



After seeing this color combination above, Pretty pinks and roses went right into this little creation below and the next one too...



Then another favorite color palette of mine (from the opposite spectrum) is inspired by the colors of Tuscany , using the deep warm colors of Country....

Golds, yellows, pale french blues, deep blues and reds...combined with old world patinas and rich wood tones...


And that sparked my desire to use them in the next miniature here...




Using color is so important to me, it was the biggest passion of mine to transform a room when I worked as a Designer. And now, it's just as important to me in my miniatures. I suppose it's like being a little girl and sitting for hours coloring :) I play with fabrics, papers, and textures to get that "just right" feeling and I hope that it shows in my minis!

In the last couple of weeks I've been filling custom orders, making new minis, spending time swimming with the kids, visiting friends, and just enjoying the summer for the most part. But I've also squeezed in some time to re-make a few of my miniatures for my own dollhouse Summer Rose. I made this table below and right after it sold in my Etsy shop , I started another, for me :) I finally crossed 2 things off my list of re-makes.

This one....


and the shabby chic vintage linen rack {below}. So now I feel a bit more caught up :)

I want one for my big girl house too :)



I hope you enjoyed my little tour of things that colored my world this week :)

I'll leave you with a peek of an inspiring picture that I'm using for a new mini coming up ... found at the adorable blog ..."Cozy Home Chronicles".


Link
And this picture below is another favorite blog of mine for inspiration! I'm sure you all know it, but if not, it's a fabulous little gem!

{style me pretty}


Of course I love love love the little tag too :) "Fresh baked with Love" how perfect :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I hope you're enjoying the summer season with gusto!

Hugs!!,

Cynthia xo

16 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE
LOVE
Your mini's! You are so talented! One of these days I WILL own one or maybe 2 of them!
Happy Summer!
Deb

Bunny Jean said...

Those minis are so charming.I just can't get emough of them.

This is my first time to visit your blog and I am now following , so I will be back.

I would love to feature these on my INSPIRATIONS blog. Please let me know if you are interested. (You will need to link up to it on my profile page)


xoxo Bunny Jean
www.bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com

Eliana said...

I loved the miniatures and your sources of inspiration! (I did get a little confused with what was real and what was miniature... your minis are perfect!)
Hugs

Jorgelina said...

hermosas miniaturas!!! me encantan!
besos!

Victoria said...

You are so incredibly talented, it's just unreal!!! Amazing miniatures!

Piikko said...

Oh my..! Oh my..!♥♥♥ So pretty, so cute, so sweet! All your pictures are like candies to my eyes.Ü
Hugs, piikko

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty autumn colors you've used for your new designs! I call them 'mountain colors' and use them here in our condo. Happy August to you! And happy creating! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Cynthia- I got so sidetracked looking at Style Me Pretty that I almost forgot to come back! WOW!

I LOVE your minis-you know I do. So, tell me, who buys them? Other collectors that are furnishing their own little "mansions"? Do people buy them use to use as a small vignette? They just fascinate me and I LOVE coming here because it makes me feel like a child again-entranced and enchanted by all things small and lovely- xo Diana

Susan said...

Your miniature creations are nothing short of amazing. You do a fabulous job. So incredible to think these are minies! They look like the real thing! TERRIFIC JOB! Susan

Jackie said...

Wow, your pictures are totally inspiring,love them, and then your miniature interpretation really amazing. Love looking at them, Jackie x

miniacollection said...

A very interesting and gorgeous post!
I love your country style scene and the ones with roses.
Geneviève

{oc cottage} said...

Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!! The Cath Kidston-esqe...BEYOND ADORABLE!!!!

m ^..^

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh my goodness, I feel famous! :)

I can't wait to see the finished product :)

ebru said...

We have missed your minis!!! Incredible as always :)

Sandra from Sydney said...

I have just found your blog and can see that I'll be spending lots of time browsing and seeing what I've been missing! Your minis are just lovely and I look forward to gaining lots of inspiration just looking at your beautiful creations. Sandie

maria said...

Oh wow, what a beautifull pictures and a lovely mini's you made.
Hugs
Maria