Thursday, 13 May 2010

Just been playing with this week’s PDC (Play Date Café Colour Challenge) colours and boy, did I find it difficult, until I thought of this idea.
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I attached the Flutterby Girl after doing the background in the two greens, then coloured her wings palest blue.  They look a little deeper than they were because I embossed everything with clear EP after I’d finished, which sort of deepens the shade a touch.  I used Colorbox Pigment inks for this one and Tombow Pens for the Flutterby girl.

Flutterby Girl
Lime Green is a colour I find really difficult to use, although I do use Adirondack Citrus quite often.  Looking at it now, I wish I'd put grass behind her and I am so tempted to add some lilacs to her wings, lol.

33 very much appreciated comments:

Jan said...

So unique! A beautiful piece of art!

Paul B said...

This is lovely Cath, very ethereal and vibrant. The colour combo has worked perfectly. And at least you've worked with the colour you don't get on with. If I have a problem colour I tend to incorporate it as an accent, using as little of it as possible :) Px

Kelly said...

gorgeous creation!

Knerten said...

This is awesome ! Love the colours, and the motive is just beautiful :-)

Helen said...

This is gorgeous!

Rein said...

Wonderful piece!

stampdiva said...

You have managed to capture the colours so well. Excellent. Lynne M x

Hella said...

Beautiful.

Lottie said...

You do brilliant 'greens' love them

Sally H said...

Oh wow! This is such a wonderful take on those colours. Stunning

Lori Saul said...

This is a lovely and enchanted piece- I love the color!

Tinkertaylor said...

Green (all shades) my favourite colour! This is stunning

Hermine said...

Gorgeous, great stamps. love the vibrant background

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Cath, x

indybev said...

The colors are stunning. Well done!

Michele said...

Fab card - love the stamp you've used!

Chris Arlington said...

Very pretty! I will have to google PDC I don't know what it is.

Chris Arlington said...

Duh! now I get it. Play date cafe colour challenge. Fab job.

Chris Arlington said...

Duh! now I get it. Play date cafe colour challenge. Fab job.

Ophelia said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Beautiful individual piece. I love your use of these colours. Penny

sam21ski said...

Fantastic!!!!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece of art, and great image used. Tracy Evans x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning work of art! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC :)

Dotpat said...

You made a brill job of that Cath
Dot x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

congrats cath on your win loved your card have a great weekend ju x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful, love your background, wonderful image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Neet said...

Despite you not liking lime green (which I know already - you have told me so many times) you have achieved a lovely card. Not easy working with colour you don't like but looking at this you would never know.
I particularly like the clever placement of the words.

Ruby said...

Lovely background and image! Despite not liking the colour you've done a great job! That's what I love about the PDCC challenges though, they push you out of your comfort zone. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Cath! Love the background and the lovely image! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely background and the image is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--this is fab! I love that girl/fairy/butterfly image! I love the coloring--great job! Super clever:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Cath this is STuNNiNG!! you seem right at home with the play date challenges, even when some are more challenging than others lol :)