What I love about the play date colour challenge is that, through using images of the world around us, we can be inspired and challenged to try new colours in our artwork. This week's image is of flowers in my sister's garden which won a silver gilt medal at the Royal Horticultural Society's annual show at Tatton Park in Cheshire. I can spend hours photographing sections of her gardens, they are so amazingly put together.
I love this photograph, what I didn't think about was how easy [or hard!!] it would be to make a project using these colours!! These aren't colours I'm used to using together so it was a proper challenge this week!!
I needed some journal time this week so decided to play with these colours. My other option was an ATC with this month's free stamp from Craft Stamper. That may still happen, we'll see!!
Anyway, I put the orange, dusty pink and lilac down on the paper in patches. They were all acrylic paints although the lilac is a lumiere, which reacted quite differently when I sprayed Sticky Fingers Grass Green Summer ink over the top and let it drip down.
I then added stamping, again using the paints, before embossing the flowers and adding the flying stopwatch and the quotes. My sakura white souffle pen didn't like the ink either and turned green as I wrote on the page!
I am particularly pleased that I finally managed to add some stitching to my journal ... hurray!! The clock image was stitched before I glued it to the page.
Good luck with the colours. I can't wait to see what you do with them. :)