Tangerine – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2015 is Tangerine.

Pantone Spring 2015

Pantone Spring 2015

Spontaneous and gregarious, Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Tangerine items in their shops! Here are a few!

CandyAppleCrafts from CandyAppleCrafts says:

I didn’t make this piece, but it caught my eye. It’s such a fun, carefree design! I can picture a lady wearing sandals and a scarf in her hair, carrying this with her on the way to a sunny brunch or afternoon at the beach!

CandyAppleCrafts

CandyAppleCrafts

Ina from InaSudjana says:

I wanted to do something that’s out there. And for a business card wallet, it needn’t be dull and boring. I need an edge – a fun yet practical, a pick me up yet serious. Tangerine it is! Just LOVE the combo with the dusty turquoise!

InaSudjana

InaSudjana

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

This adorable kitten is just waiting for a new home in this gorgeous tangerine basket filled with flowers! Vintage linens are a wonderful way to brighten your Spring/Summer bedding!

shabbyshopgirls

shabbyshopgirls

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says:

This multi-colored baby blanket is finished with a brightly colored tangerine edge. This blanket was made by my mom and the material was inspired from nature, showing creatures large and small. The colors are so vivid and the animals varied that it really does make you smile.

NauticoCreations

NauticoCreations

Sally Manke from SallyManke says:

Birch Trees & Forest Flowers Original Art Quilt Wall Hanging created for your home or office decor.

SallyManke

SallyManke

Noel from MinkCouture says:

A hand dyed silk scarf inspired by vintage couture. Dip dyed darker tangerine around a peachy background the scarf was then hand wrapped around a pole to get a lovely snake skin effect with black dye in the center!

I love using nature to inspire my scarf designs. Each one is unique and made by hand.

MinkCouture

MinkCouture

Rachel Palmer from 910woolgathering says:

These scarves were inspired by full length shawls, which everyone loves the look of, but no one has the opportunity to wear.

910woolgathering

910woolgathering

Ildi Garay from PitzicatVintage says:

I love the background tangerine color so perfect for spring.

PitzicatVintage

PitzicatVintage

Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns says:

It was all about the color! I saw this fabric and knew I had to make a skirt. It was bold, bright and beautiful!

SSFDesigns

SSFDesigns

N RAEDER from AThingOrTutu says:

Inspiration was a “red carpet” pageant theme…simple & elegant!

AThingOrTutu

AThingOrTutu

Betty Travell from LadySnooks says:

In the store where I buy beads, they had strings of hand blown glass beads of all colors. There was one string that caught my eye. It was multi-color with 11 beads per string. there were two of each color except the tangerine swirl with yellow. That was the bead I wanted. So, I had to buy two strands to get this one pair, but it was worth it. It is a gorgeous bright color that just invites fun.

LadySnooks

LadySnooks

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

Much of my inspiration is organic colour and surface drawn from nature so I love this triple pendant necklace made from marbled clays designed to feature the inherent texture of the natural clay body – there is no glaze. The contrast of the orange tangerine and white colours are fresh and playful. This is a great necklace for day or night time wear.

It even comes packaged in a gorgeous tangerine drawstring jewellery pouch!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

I love the color in these coral beads! Reminds me of a sunset or a bright sunny marigold. Or a tangerine! All reminders of summer and warmer weather, which I am sure we all are wishing for.

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Desert Dabbler from DesertDabbler says:

Aventurine is a semi-precious stone that comes in an orange tangerine color. It is said to bring bountiful goodness to those who wear it. It reminds me of orange sherbet. I hand beaded this bracelet with it by adding glass pearls and silver Delica seed beads.

DesertDabbler

DesertDabbler

Lin Collette from rhodyart says:

I have very little that’s orange or tangerine but here’s a Mother’s Day card that’s very bright.

rhodyart

rhodyart

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

I created this print as a “pick me up” for home, and then found a lot of people resonated with it! So I added it to my shop in bright tangerine, it really stands out and that’s what I’m striving to do!

ColourscapeStudios

ColourscapeStudios

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

I had made a set of coasters for myself and they turned out well, so I decided to make some digital download coaster art. This set has a lovely tangerine chevron.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Tracy from LittleShopofColor says:

This item is part of a rainbow collection of papers that I have been creating. I still have 5 more sets to post and I am also combining the papers into two large bundles of 5 sets. My inspiration – all the colors of the rainbow!!

The papers in this pack have a pretty “tone on tone” effect so the tangerine color is really pretty.

LittleShopofColor

LittleShopofColor

Wendy Joy from wjoydesigns says:

I was inspired to make this butterfly sun catcher in honor of the monarch butterflies that I loved so dearly as a child. I have been seeing them in their annual migration less and less over the last 10 years and it truly saddens me. I made this as a reminder to myself and others to remember these beautiful delicate creatures and to save them by not using pesticides. Also, as a reminder to plant butterfly attracting flowers in your yards to help them on their cross continent journey!

wjoydesigns

wjoydesigns

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

This is not a proper wreath for spring time! But people love it in any period of the year and it’s one of the preferred ones.

I love using natural elements in my decors and dried oranges and dried whole tangerines always add cheerfulness and color.

Ghirlandiamo

Ghirlandiamo

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Toasted Almond – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2015 is Toasted Almond.

Pantone Spring 2015

Pantone Spring 2015

A suntanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling. Timeless and versatile, Toasted Almond is an organic shade that speaks to authenticity and all that is natural.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Toasted Almond items in their shops! Here are a few!

Becky from LollysCubbyHole has so much in her shop that is considered a neutral she doesn’t know where to begin! Let’s start with her ruffled burlap table runner, with a shabby cottage feel. Unbleached muslin ruffles, in ivory hues, hand rolled roses in burlap, muslin & linen like fabric showcase this rustic table runner along with a scattering of buttons. A statement piece for your special event, showcase your Cake & Dessert or Guest Sign In Table.

Toasted Almond Burlap Table Runner From LollysCubbyHole

Toasted Almond Burlap Table Runner From LollysCubbyHole

Amy Spock from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy tells us that her kitchen is different colors of black and tan, so she created this little gem for herself. Loved it, so she decided to list it. The chickadee is one of her favorite little birds….they are darling!

Embroidered Toasted Almond Chickadee Bird Hanging Kitchen Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Embroidered Toasted Almond Chickadee Bird Hanging Kitchen Towel From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations shares that this chick’s spotted shell is a beautiful color of toasted almond and makes a nice neutral for your kitchen. The whimsical design was chosen for the shop by her mom because it made her laugh. The hot pad includes special batting to protect your table from heat, just as the shell is protecting this chick from the elements.

Toasted Almond Chick Hot Pad From NauticoCreations

Toasted Almond Chick Hot Pad From NauticoCreations

msmadmax from madmaxshop lets us know that appropriate for everyday wear, this toasted almond colored pleated skirt accented with an eggplant square grid pattern along with coco colored embellishments is the perfect casual piece. Cool and breezy rayon fabric with an elasticized waist band for added comfort and deep side pockets for carrying those special found treasures from your travels – by Paul Ropp.

Toasted Almond Pleated Skirt From madmaxshop

Toasted Almond Pleated Skirt From madmaxshop

Kristy Jo from KrystalKlarityBeads shares this Succor Creek Jasper Leaf Pendant is a Toasted Almond color, hand carved and simple design. Kristy Jo may end up using this in something if it does not sell right away as she can see the potential despite a simplistic design. Sometimes simplicity is refreshing!

Toasted Almond Color Handcarved Leaf Succor Creek Jasper Pendant From KrystalKlarityBeads

Toasted Almond Color Handcarved Leaf Succor Creek Jasper Pendant From KrystalKlarityBeads

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals likes the neutral colors for accessories because they go with almost anything. And they are great for layering with other colorful jewelry. These picture jasper beads are the perfect match for Pantone’s color Toasted Almond.

Toasted Almond Color Picture Jasper Leather Necklace From EponasCrystals

Toasted Almond Color Picture Jasper Leather Necklace From EponasCrystals

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns feels that this is a tricky colour – she thinks this ring is perfect! This toasted almond chunky ceramic rose ring is handmade and glazed with a beautiful glossy glaze, it is designed to accentuate the detail of this piece of statement jewellery.

Toasted Almond Ceramic Rose Ring From DeeDeeDeesigns

Toasted Almond Ceramic Rose Ring From DeeDeeDeesigns

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls have this wonderful vintage edition cookbook from Woman’s Home Companion, which dates back to 1945 during the war and has a rare postscript explaining the food rationing of the times and different recipes to try using ingredients that were available. Sugar was hard to come by, so many recipes in this book used other ways to sweeten food without the precious use of sugar. This book’s cover comes in a shade of toasted almond! Perfect for this years trending colors!

Toasted Almond Color Vintage Womans Home Companion Cookbook From shabbyshopgirls

Toasted Almond Color Vintage Womans Home Companion Cookbook From shabbyshopgirls

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital mentions that someone suggested some beige, neutral tones as new designs in her shop, so this is what she came up with. Sherri added just a bit of pale dusty pink and pale green which she likes. Some of the designs are more textured than others.

Toasted Almond Printable PDF Papers From ButterflyFeetDigital

Toasted Almond Printable PDF Papers From ButterflyFeetDigital

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby love the shabby look all the items we have collected for their shop, but the history behind each piece, makes them all the more special.This holds true for this item as well. Sitting among cast off collections, and discarded memories in a thrift shop, this plaque caught their eye. The beautiful Madonna and child intrigued us, as well as the unique look of the material from which it was made. Patricia and Rebecca soon discovered that it was made from volcanic ash collected after the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines which occurred in 1991. Their research located other volcanic ash pieces from the same year, but they could not find another plaque like this one. Perhaps they still grace the walls of other homes. They are just glad they found this one!

Toasted Almond Color Vintage Madonna and Child Religious Plaque From northandsouthshabby

Toasted Almond Color Vintage Madonna and Child Religious Plaque From northandsouthshabby

 

Classic Blue – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2015 is Classic Blue.

Pantone Spring 2015

Pantone Spring 2015

Classic Blue inspires calm, confidence and harmony. Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Classic Blue items in their shops! Here are a few!

Oksana from SanaGem loves classic dark blue color, and she loves the sea. This eastern statement necklace was inspired by her favorite place in Crimea, Foilent cape:stock-footage-cloudy-sky-over-the-mountains-and-the-sea-cape-fiolent-crimea-russia-full-hd
There is no other place like that in the world. The sea turns all hues of blue, every wave is different in the sunlight. And each agate bead in the necklace has its unique patters, waves and foam.

Cape Fiolent is a strong energetic place, with the old monastery. Stone caves are carved in the rocks, and the church is standing high on the cliff.

The monastery was found by sailors, when their ship avoided crush, by God’s blessing. This is why the giant cross marks the rock standing separately in the sea.

Crimea is always Oksana’s inspirational place, even though she lives far away. If you are looking at the photos, please say a prayer in your heart for the people there, suffering in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

P.S. Her husband likes this necklace so much that does not want her to sell it.

Classic Blue Agate Cascade Collier Dangle Statement Necklace From SanaGem

Classic Blue Agate Cascade Collier Dangle Statement Necklace From SanaGem

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns loves blues and greens as you may have noticed when you visit her shop.

She grew up on the coast in Australia so this may be the reason why!

Much of Dawn’s inspiration stems from organic colours and textures from my childhood – blues, greens, sandy colours and textures.

She loves to incorporate these feelings for colour and texture into her artwork.

So this jewellery set is a deep swelling blue with textures of the landscape featured by the specially selected glaze.

Classic Blue Ceramic Necklace On Memory Wire And Beaded Earrings From DeeDeeDeesigns

Classic Blue Ceramic Necklace On Memory Wire And Beaded Earrings From DeeDeeDeesigns

 Marjorie Scenna from mscenna feels that blue is a classic look! This repurposed and recycled vintage inspired necklace is a great combination of faux pearls and classic blue accents. Perfect accent for a spring outfit or something blue for a wedding!

Classic Blue Recycled Necklace From mscenna

Classic Blue Recycled Necklace From mscenna

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals shares a beautiful classic blue vintage glass ring. The color of this glass is mesmerizing. It draws you in like the waters of the ocean.  And blue is my favorite color!

Classic Blue Glass Oval Cabochon Adjustable Ring From EponasCrystals

Classic Blue Glass Oval Cabochon Adjustable Ring From EponasCrystals

Kristy Jo from KrystalKlarityBeads loves real stones, and this type of thing has inspired her to begin working with raw stones and offering unpolished, earthy stones. She still loves these spheres though, as they come in almost all stones and they are almost always gorgeous!

Classic Blue Sodalite 30mm Gemstone Sphere From KrystalKlarityBeads

Classic Blue Sodalite 30mm Gemstone Sphere From KrystalKlarityBeads

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor tells us that there is nothing more classic than the true blue found in nature and none more so than forget-me-nots. Here on this decorative pillow cover the forget-me-nots team up with lily of the valley and provide the perfect romantic setting for a love letter.

Love Letter Amidst Classic Blue Forget-me-Nots And Lily Of the Valley - Velveteen Decorative Pillow Cover From TheOldBarnDoor

Love Letter Amidst Classic Blue Forget-me-Nots And Lily Of the Valley – Velveteen Decorative Pillow Cover From TheOldBarnDoor

Amy Spock from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy started making these as a gift for her niece for her birthday, and she loves them. They are so versatile: makeup, passports, cameras, “necessities”, etc. and they have become a great seller in her shop. Amy picked up this stunning fabric in Missouri at a lovely little quilting shop near the Bass Pro Shops (where she dropped off my husband for a bit!) in Springfield. Amy fell in love with the fabric, and love the colors and patterns in the print.

Classic Blue Women's Monogrammed Purse From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Classic Blue Women’s Monogrammed Purse From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Angie from RusticHomespun explains that blue represents both the sky and the sea. It is associated with freedom, intuition, intelligence, inspiration, loyalty and has positive affects on the mind and the body. Combining the color blue with other colors, will create a color palette that represents other meanings associated with it.

This then inspire me to create a one-of-a-kind patchwork wall hanging, featuring hearts in different shades of color blue and combining the colors of red and white. The hearts cut out were fused and appliqued onto homespun background squares and then machine quilted all around. It would look wonderful in any homes.

Classic Blue Applique Quilt Wall Hanging From RusticHomespun

Classic Blue Applique Quilt Wall Hanging From RusticHomespun

Marie-Antoinknit from 9ElizabethStreet feels that blue is such a classic color that calling it “Classic Blue” is almost redundant. She love blue because it’s so flattering on almost everyone. And this color is wonderful for bringing out blue eyes. The inspiration was the yarn itself – it is so soft, squishy and touchable. Marie-Antoinknit wanted to use it for cowls because of that softness.

Classic Blue Handknit Cowl From 9ElizabethStreet

Classic Blue Handknit Cowl From 9ElizabethStreet

Becky from LollysCubbyHole loves blue, always has. The blue sky always holds such wonder, the ocean endless with the colors of blue, washing in and over us. Becky sees the bright blue in her Granddaughters eyes and it makes her smile beyond any other blue there is!

Classic Blue Painted Mason Jars From LollysCubbyHole

Classic Blue Painted Mason Jars From LollysCubbyHole

Angie Ketelhut from petartbyangie loves blue & she thought this would be the perfect color for a custom portrait of a cat named Bella. It is a color Angie uses often in custom work.

Custom Pet Portrait Painting Of One Cat From petartbyangie

Custom Pet Portrait Painting Of One Cat From petartbyangie

CartoCreative from CartoCreative shares that Florence was one of the first map prints they created for their shop because it is a place so dear to their hearts. Steve and Mel spent their first “grown up” Christmas in Florence while Steve was attending university there. It’s such a beautiful city that’s full of history and a lot of great memories.

Central Florence Map Art Print From CartoCreative

Central Florence Map Art Print From CartoCreative

Wendy CN from CardNotions found the inspiration for this card from a customer, wanting a pop-up drum set card for a birthday invitation. Wendy made it in the classic blue color and made sure to include a bass drum, floor Tom, rack Toms, and snare drum, with cymbals in the background. If you peek behind the drum set you will see an empty chair waiting for the special birthday drummer to start the celebration!

Pop Up Classic Blue Drum Set Birthday Card You Rock From CardNotions

Pop Up Classic Blue Drum Set Birthday Card You Rock From CardNotions

Lin Collette from rhodyart uses a lot of blue in my work – she just did a search for blue and it turned up 4 pages! She thinks this comes the closest to classic blue (which is one of her favorites, only she calls it cobalt or sapphire). It’s one of the oldest listings in her shop but is still one of her favorites. Most of Lin’s work is inspired by pop culture, and this guy definitely is a part of pop culture – he wants to be a wrestler – he used to want to be part of the WWE but now she is thinking he may want to be a traditional wrestler, as in sumo or perhaps greco-roman. Not sure if there’s a pro league for greco-roman!

Mixed Media Fine Art Wrestling Theme Collage From rhodyart

Mixed Media Fine Art Wrestling Theme Collage From rhodyart

 

 

Aquamarine – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2015 is Aquamarine.

Pantone Spring 2015

Pantone Spring 2015

Aquamarine is cool, calming and ethereal. Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reliever.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Aquamarine items in their shops! Here are a few!

Carolyn from SproutsPressDesigns presents her screen printed pouch, with images depicting thistles; a plant commonly found here in Ontario. Carolyn sketched the thistles outdoors, on a glorious summer day. She hand printed the fabric with aquamarine ink as she felt it best captured that perfect summer day: blue skies with the odd fluffy white cloud.

Crisp White Linen Pouch Screenprinted With Thistles In Aquamarine From SproutsPressDesigns

Crisp White Linen Pouch Screenprinted With Thistles In Aquamarine From SproutsPressDesigns

Merri from from ShoreItUp is inspired by the ocean and this aquamarine clutch is one of the first clutches she made. It embodies the cool calm waters of a far away tropical paradise. Aquamarine is truly one of her favorite colors.

Aquamarine Beach Clutch From ShoreItUp

Aquamarine Beach Clutch From ShoreItUp

Utary from Oyeta says that when she sees or hears the color aquamarine, it always reminds her of the white sandy beach and the color of the ocean sparkling as the suns shine on it. The serene sound of the waves and the warm breeze of the wind. She found this beautiful linen fabric in aqua and make this clutch with starfish brooch to remind you of the beautiful beaches and ocean and the beautiful memories left.

Aquamarine Starfish Clutch From Oyeta

Aquamarine Starfish Clutch From Oyeta

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox shares that when she colored the silk in this color, she wanted to sew something for herself from this. Then the silk get lost in her fabric stash. As she was digging it out again, the idea came spontaneously to create a summer hat / beach hat from this, which reflects the colors of the sea. As a contrast, she chose white denim. To represent the sparkle of the sea she embroidered the silk with beads and sparkling paillettes.

Aquamarine Sun Hat From MermaidsHatbox

Aquamarine Sun Hat From MermaidsHatbox

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby crafted these bowl filler ornaments, looking to capture the hues of the Caribbean Sea. They think the shade is a perfect color to compliment any coastal cottage or shabby beach decor. The attached fishing net adds an authentic nautical feel. Their customers agree, as these ornaments remain one of the most popular items in our shop!

Beach Ornament From northandsouthshabby

Beach Ornament From northandsouthshabby

Susan from SSFDesigns shares that this corset and boy short was inspired by its color. Shes loved how the satin fabric shimmered and changed colors like the sea. She thought it would make a cute and sexy corset with a French vintage look!

Aquamarine Corset And Boy Shorts - Plus Size From SSFDesigns

Aquamarine Corset And Boy Shorts – Plus Size From SSFDesigns

Kristy Jo from KrystalKlarityBeads loves the natural look of beads with the natural inclusions that you expect. Kristy Jo is more about nature than she is about bling. And more about passion than she is about things being really expensive and making her money. Kristy Jo just love rocks! She loves this simple, uncomplicated design because the pieces have some brown inclusions and imperfections – and that is life, and nature! This piece feels calming to her when she is looking at it or holding it while thinking of a spring or summer sky – that is why she made it and kept it simple.

Aquamarine Bracelet From KrystalKlarityBeads

Aquamarine Bracelet From KrystalKlarityBeads

candy frizzell from TrueEarthDesigns mentioned that she wanted to use two contrasting blues, but still complementary in color. She chose Amazonite and Aquamarine and loves the heart shaped gemstones.

Amazonite Necklace And Heart Shaped Aquamarine Gemstone Sterling Silver and Earring Set From TrueEarthDesigns

Amazonite Necklace And Heart Shaped Aquamarine Gemstone Sterling Silver and Earring Set From TrueEarthDesigns

Natalya from GlassNatalyaDarlin loves the cool color of aquamarine. This set was created in very hot days. Really there was a wish for cool! And it such turned out. She added to aquamarine pink and purple color, the necklace reminds her of “Polar lights”.

Aquamarine Necklace And Bracelet Set From GlassNatalyaDarlin

Aquamarine Necklace And Bracelet Set From GlassNatalyaDarlin

Aquamarine Bracelet From GlassNatalyaDarlin

Aquamarine Bracelet From GlassNatalyaDarlin

Arek from ARPELC creates jewelry from the heart. He loves the combination of rose gold and beauty of the blue aquamarine stone. He treasures simplicity in design. Arek thinks this ring combines all these features.

Aquamarine Ring From ARPELC

Aquamarine Ring From ARPELC