This is the final week of the Summer of Color challenge sponsored by Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star. This has been a wonderful challenge, working with colour combinations familiar and not-so-familiar. And the quality and variety of work produced by the participants each week has been consistently inspiring and exciting. Thank you one and all - especially our gracious hostess!
This week's colours were a fruity mix - light and summery - Raspberry, Tangerine with a splash, smudge or pop of Lemon. Here is my final card - and there will be an accordion book at some point, just not right now. I have started to cut the pieces for it though, so hopefully in the next week or two! Watch this space. :)
I have to tell the story of how this card was almost a disaster... I decided to use inks instead of paints because I didn't think I had quite the right colours. So I found a distress ink and another dye ink for my two main colours, sticking with acrylic yellow for my lemon. I put the ink on and there it sat wet - for hours. I finally blotted it and fussed around until I had something dryish that looked like just the right colours. I added my lady, who is looking a bit sad that this is the last week, painted on the sun and went to dinner and a movie with some friends. When I came back, the tangerine colour had dried a dreadful dusty rose colour - yuck! And the raspberry must not have been quite dry either becaue my yellow sun was now the colour that the tangerine was supposed to be! NeoColorII to the rescue - I oranged up my dusty rose and I'm quite sure the colour is close enough now. I added another layer of paint to the sun and love the ring the wet ink left around the edges - a happy accident.
Thanks again Kristin & everyone for a great 6 weeks of fun and inspiration! Hope to see you next summer!