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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer of Colour - Week 6

I am loving the warm rich colour palette this week of Raspberry, Tangerine & Lemon, a bit fruity even.

I found a previously embossed piece of white card in the Watch design and just added Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

I painted on some Lemon for the numerals and stuck some yellow card circles in the centres.

It needed something more so I mooched around and found the diecut flowers which I inked more yellow with Mustard Seed, plus the leaves with Spiced Marmalade and the centres are pink liquid pearls.

Nothing I had ever imagined, I just went with the flow and it all seemed to come together. Much happier with my piece for this the last week of the Summer of Colour Challenge.

Thanks Kristin it has been a great colour-fest again this year.

15 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi! It has been a fun SOC party this year, hasn't it? I absolutely love what you did with this week's colors. So creative and beautiful! HUGS!!!!

CJ said...

I like it. You did a great job.

I especially like finding embossed cards or designs. When my mother died a few years ago, I found boxes filled with every greeting card she had ever received. She was 96, so there were a ton of them. I took many to the recycling bin, but I saved hundreds for collages & ATCs --- especially like the embossed ones. If nothing else, I cover them in gesso and repaint them.

sue :) said...

It's always nice to find a piece of stash that you've previously made and didn't know what to do with then make something as eye popping as you have from it. Lovely colours so bright and cheerful. Well done.

sheila 77 said...

Really lovely and so beautifully coloured and painted. I like the addition of the lemon flowers too.
It's such an attra
ctive design.

TwinkleToes2day said...

I really like this piece BJ, the colours are so beautiful and the with the added flowers, it's just perfect. A very Summery Summer card :D

massofhair said...

LOVING your use of this weeks colours, fantastic embossed card, suits the challenge perfectly :-) xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love this, great use of the colours. Valerie

Laila said...

Beautiful work. I think the lime flowers lift it all. Well done.

Linda K said...

fantastic embossing - love this project!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I swear, BJ, this one BLEW me away. I adore this final entry. You really PULLED IT OFF in style!

Denise Price said...

Great job with the Distress Inks. Your page looks dreamy.

Kristin said...

xo :)

Cindy McMath said...

very pretty BJ! Your inks sure worked better than mine did this week! Your piece is lovely and bright!

Caz said...

I love this, its so bright! I love old pocket watches like that, very pretty :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous!
Rinda