Thursday, 29 April 2010

My Favourite Colours?

I stopped by the Raise The Bar challenge blog this week, because I feel I have been away from there for too long and it's time to play again.  This week's challenge is 'Colour Me Happy' - make a card using various hues of your favourite colour, with neutrals and a touch of complimentary colour if you have to!

Now when it comes to favourite colours, I have a really hard time.  Much of my choice depends on my current mood, the weather, what I've been reading/watching/doing ... you name it, but my favourite colour changes all the time.  I do have a certain palette that I gravitate towards usually, always the duskier, dirtier, off variations of most colours, it has to be said.  For example, I'm not a great lover of blue, BUT I love teal, duck egg blue, deep aqua - you get the picture. 

I seem to have done a lot with teal and aqua lately though so I decided I had to use one of my other favourites - green.  Now I like green but ... (told you there would be a twist) not grass green or pea green - no, I love olive green and sage green and lime green.  Oh hum!  So after a bit of thought and a lot of playing around, here's my entry for this week's RTB challenge:

Image: Digital Two for Tuesday, No. 13

Papers: October Afternoon, my current favourites.

I love this image - it brings to mind all those childhood holidays, looking in rock pools and splashing around at the edge of the sea.  She is such a little sweetie, and free too, which is always a bonus. 

Having said I would be using green, of course, I now realise that this is mostly brown, with green (and a touch of red) thrown in, so I'm not sure just how on the mark it is for the challenge, really.  But I love this combination of colours and these scrumptious October Afternoon papers just make me warm inside (beware, paperstroker attack!).

I coloured her up with my Copics (I guess I should really start to make a list of what I use, now that I'm getting better at using them!)  and added just a touch of 'sand' to go with the water.  I didn't put in any 'glow' with my Prismas this time - I just wanted her to stand out against the bright white.  She was matted on to brown, which was layered on to green, just for a little more co-ordination.  The layer behind the image is raised from the page slightly to make allowance for the horizontal band of paper and ribbon.  Then the image is stuck down with 3D tape also, to give a little more depth.

I love this card, no matter how immodest that may seem.  Making something with my favourite colours (and favourite pens, and favourite papers - you get the idea) makes me very happy and I'm really pleased that I decided to add that pop of red at the last minute because it brings it all together. 

So, I'm off to link up now and take a well-earned break because what with new DTs and Dream Teams and general stuff, I'm pooped!

Happy crafting.


  1. This is so precious and I'm so glad you've come back to play the challenges with us!!! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! We look forward to seeing you again next challenge!!

  2. Hi Peri, I love this colour combo. The DP is fabulous and your colouring superb. Well done and good luck with the challenge ~ Sharon


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