It's my turn to host this week and my inspiration comes from looking at the autumn trees. The ones I have enjoyed the most are the ones with orange and yellow leaves, where the dark brown trunk stands out in stark contrast. Hence my choice of colours for the challenge. I hope you enjoy working with these brights this week, contrasting them with dark brown/black. I'm soooo excited to see what you do with this colour choice :)
I really struggled to capture the colours on the trees, despite seeing so many of them; the best ones I saw didn't have anywhere to stop and take pics!!! But I LOVED using these colours in my piece. I decided to use my Stampington Papillion stamp that I've had for ages but not used...
[sorry the card is slightly bent so doesn't look straight, I promise you it is!!! ]
I never really used to use yellow in my work, I tend to be someone who uses all 'similar' colours eg shades of blue, blues and greens etc, but a couple of years ago I decided to try and broaden my use of colour. Paddy uses a lot of greens and yellows in her work and I love how she puts colours together that I'd never think of, yet produce a piece I love. It's one of the reasons I'm thrilled to be involved in the colour challenges at the Play Date Cafe; I'm hoping to continually expand my horizons!
The background is card sprayed with sticky fingers summer ink - buttercup.
I stamped the papillion image with black ink but went over this with a paintbrush using Distress Ink Walnut Stain when I painted the 'jacket'. All other images are stamped using the Distress Ink Walnut Stain. The tiny writing is off one of the new paper artsy clocks sheets, Clocks 1.
The butterfly wings are painted with Stewart Gill True Colours Mandarin and Citrus.
I printed the words from the computer using a free font I found a while back called 'Mom's Typewriter'.