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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Summer Of Colour - Week 1

Horrah the Summer or Colour has begun. This year we have Smudge, Splash & Pop, where you make a piece using the first 2 colours and highlight with the third. Week 1's colours are Aqua Blue, Yellow & Hot Pink. I'll be adding weekly pages to my DLP diary this year.

This week I used a dry embossed background. I coloured the raised flowers with Versa Colour Canary Yellow ink (direct to paper) and clear heat embossed them. I coloured and clear embossed the accent circles in Distress Picked Raspberry Pink. I coloured the background in Distress Peacock Feathers, water spotted it and spritzed with some Distress Stormy Sky. Finally I added some Hot Pink flock to the flower centres.

28 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Beautiful and cheery BJ, I like it all and thank you for the details on how you did it :o))

itsamistry said...

Very pretty :)

joy said...

love this - the heat embossing is very nicely done!

Karen Gist said...

ooo this looks so pretty BJ! Would make a fabulous feature wall paper :-D xxx

CJ said...

Very nice and great use of the colors. I like any flowers that are daisy-like. I'd rather have a handful of wild daisies than a dozen roses.

Penny Stewart said...

I have never tried embossing. I am more of a painter, but I love to see how people create their masterpieces. Mixed media is fascinating.

Juniper Goods said...

Cool I like the flowers :)

MeOfCourse said...

Very nice. The embossing really brings the piece out. I've never tried embossing, will have to give it a try. Great job.

peggy gatto said...

Just so happy!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in awe of your embossing folder and the treatment. Loved how you showed us how you made this. You are so good at wet embossing, too. I can't seem to get rid of little bits of excess, but yours is PERFECT.

Kristin said...

xo

sheila 77 said...

Love the way you have used embossing here, I've haven't tried this (yet), it's a very attractive piece.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love, LOVE your project!!!! the embossing looks amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Great use of the SOC colors!

Halle said...

Lovely piece...the embossing really literally makes it pop so well. Awesome use of the colors.

Linda said...

sooo pretty-love the embossing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece! Valerie

okienurse said...

great use of the colors. I really love the way the embossing made the yellow come up to the top! Vickie

Tracy said...

Very summery, BJ :)

Denise Price said...

I love the great texture on this piece. And it is summery indeed!

denthe said...

Really love the texture. Beautiful flowers ....

Caz said...

I LOVE the flowers on this :-)

Debi Minter said...

This turned out beautiful! I love daises so much and especially with the lovely pink centers!
HuGGs!
Debi

Cindy McMath said...

This is gorgeous!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I"m loving everybody's projects this year, and I think this first color combination was great!
Rinda

Virginia said...

Fabulous piece - the popping pink is great!

Christine said...

Thank you for the link on #261 to this Challenge.
Love the way you have used the colours - never think of embossing!
That pink really does 'pop'

Bishopsmate

gma said...

Embossing makes this so pretty.

Carmen said...

Ooh! The texture is so yummy, this is a fab use of the colours :-)