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:
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 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!