Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dark & Stormy

Elephant Tee
Elephant Tee detail
Elephant iron-on embroidery
I'm giving my favorite old t-shirt a new life with an iron-on of my elephant
with embroidery on top. I used a Strathmore iron-on sheet.
Casa Azul pre-storm
I love how the stormy sky blended with the color of our blue house a few days ago.
We're finally in the rainy season and everything is turning
into the most gorgeous shade of green.

36 Lovely Comments:

Blogger nicole said...

Gennine, I absolutely adore this t-shirt. Perhaps you might consider making some for your shop?

7/13/2011 8:35 AM  
Blogger Vanilla said...

Hi Gennine,
What a beautiful picture of the storm coming up. I love the colors.
Where do you live, that you have such a great strech of nothing out of your home?

7/13/2011 8:39 AM  
Blogger KristiMcMurry said...

Your house looks awesome! I love the t-shirt makeover. What a wonderful idea!

7/13/2011 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

The photo of your house blending into the sky is amazing! I would love to know what color and brand of paint was used on your house. I love that stormy blue color. Can't wait to see the finished T-shirt!

7/13/2011 9:16 AM  
Blogger Almu said...

La idea de imprimir tus dibujos en camisetas es genial, yo también lo hago con los míos, por si le quieres echar un vistazo:
Pero ya lo de bordarlas, me parece de nota, a eso sí que no me atrevo, me dan alergia las agujas :-D
Bellísimo trabajo y bellísimas fotografías!

7/13/2011 9:21 AM  
Blogger ale said...

geninne qué linda tu casa mimetizada con el cielo estos días!!!dias de lluvia y tormentas ideales para bordar esa belleza!!! divinos los colores!!!...toddddddoooo es divinooooo!! besos gigantes y mis cariños!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/13/2011 9:25 AM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thanks friends!
The color is Dutch Boy 'Everlasting Gray'.

7/13/2011 9:25 AM  
Blogger FarfallaDK said...

This looks great!
What a wonderful way to give new life to old clothes.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings from FarfallaDK

P.S. I also really like your home made stamps. I love to make eraser stamps too, and your stamps are so beautiful.

7/13/2011 9:29 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Gennine, your embroidery is exquisite! I've been meaning to teach myself to embroider - any good tips?

Also - how beautiful that your house blended in with the sky - stunning!!

7/13/2011 10:14 AM  
Blogger tinajo said...

It looks beautiful - great makeover! :-)

7/13/2011 10:34 AM  
Blogger HollyM said...

That storm gray is beautiful against the house.
I love how you've juxtaposed the elephant on the worn shirt and then added your embroidered flowers. And, my, your stitches are tiny!

7/13/2011 10:56 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

What a great way to make favourite old shirts trendy and beautifull again. Love your stitches, they are so fine. I might give it a try one of these days.

7/13/2011 11:44 AM  
Blogger se7en said...

I think I totally love your house from every angle!!!

7/13/2011 12:12 PM  
Blogger joanasoares said...

Such perfect embroidery! Looks beautiful!
Yeah... is almost imperceptible your house on that sky tones! Great picture!

7/13/2011 12:26 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

I was just thinking of embroidering on a t-shirt. Did you back it with anything to stabilize the stretch fabric? I've been working on mini mini 1" necklace charms on felt. Larger would be fun. Your shirt is going to be gorgeous - like everything else you do.

7/13/2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Annika said...

Oooh, that t-shirt is swoon-worthy. And your embroidery stitched are so super neat!

7/13/2011 1:58 PM  
OpenID Cozy Memories said...

what a very brilliant idea for the teeshirt !! I'll have to give it a try once I'll be back from my trip you-know-where ;-)
we got the first summer storm last night and it made me happy, it'd been a while since we had last saw a drop ...
take care

7/13/2011 2:17 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

maybe we should have a t shirt embroidering bee on the porch:)

7/13/2011 2:25 PM  
Blogger sandy said...

Your house looks wonderfully individual as I would expect from you. Love your embroidery and thanks for the link to show the transfer. Great idea. Will have to try. All I need is your fingers! Thanks again for another superb post.

7/13/2011 2:58 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

what a beautiful and dramatic photo of the house and sky! and that t-shirt is really going to be something.

7/13/2011 5:59 PM  
Anonymous laurad said...

The house! sky! and your shirt!

Please send the rainy season to S. Texas.

7/13/2011 6:07 PM  
Blogger Jenni C's said...

love stormy blue colors...and the orange accents..

7/13/2011 11:09 PM  
Blogger matilda said...

I want some rain is damned hot!
Love the houses!

7/14/2011 2:47 AM  
Blogger Victoria Lauria said...

Hola Geninne, te escribo en castellano por que creo que también entendés y hablás español.
Me encanta lo que haces, me encantan tus acuarelas. Yo empecé a trabajar con las acuarelas hace unos meses, mitad de año mas o menos y me parecen increíbles.
La estética y concepto de tus obras me gusta mucho.
Saludos, seguiré mirando!
Victoria, desde Argentina

7/14/2011 7:07 AM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Geninne- Gorgeous photo! And such a pretty T-shirt. What a talent you are.
We had a storm overnight and the air is so fresh and clear now. Love those storms. ;)

7/14/2011 7:58 AM  
Blogger JooJoo said...

Love your t-shirt, what a gorgeous embroidery! And the stormy sky is really beautiful...Your blog gives a great feeling to me :)

7/14/2011 1:33 PM  
Blogger med nål och tråd said...

That's just fab! I love the mix of embrodiery with your birds and flower. Now I have to check out what that 'iron on' is.

7/15/2011 12:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle Clement said...

Eeek! Your embroidery is so beautiful!! :) Love this to bits - I totally want to try it!

7/15/2011 7:27 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

You might want to try Tapp Transfer Paper by C+T publishing. I think they weather the washer better!

Love the elephant!

7/16/2011 9:38 AM  
Blogger ibb said...

La casa se camufla perfectamente con el cielo tormentoso...preciosa imágen!

7/18/2011 2:40 AM  
Blogger Elinor Rigby said...

That storm picture is amazing! <3 <3 I love it. I may have to print it put and use it to decorate my room. And I love how you made your t-shirt even better with a few good ideas.

7/21/2011 6:34 PM  
Blogger Alchamillamolly said...

Your house is wonderful it is so 'not English' like I am used to. The colour is amazing. We have had some lovely stormy skies like that this year in our country. I love work you are very talented, the birds are beautiful and I really like the little prints on linen

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