Thursday, June 13, 2013

summer of color week #1

Last week, members of the Summer of Color, sponsored by Kristin, the owner of the Twinkle, Twinkle blog, were asked to vote for their choice of a color combination to use for this week's art projects.  The colors chosen were citron green and turquoise.

First, I created my background by combining Dylusions lime green spray ink with some squeezed lemon distress ink on a craft sheet.  I pulled white cardstock pieces through the inks and let it dry.  Then I added some Dylusions turquoise spray to the sheet and added that to the previous colors.  I repeated this process until I was happy with the results.  Some random stamping with a Magenta dandelion was done with salty ocean distress ink.  

Here is the first ATC I made, which I will enter into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, since I do have one tiny button on the butterfly.



The die cut butterfly was sprayed with Dylusions blue ink.  I let it dry and then used a polka dot stamp dipped in water to "bleach" some spots on the butterfly.  Turquoise Stickles were added to the dots.

My next ATC was created in much the same way, using ArtChix Studio clipart, a sentiment and some dew drops.

 

I do love to use touches of black on most anything I make  because I like the contrast.

Lastly, I made this tag:



A stencil, white gel pen, die cut flowers, Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi stamps, glitter and seam binding dyed with distress inks were used for this tag.

Have a wonderful day!






21 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous work - I love the backgrounds, they are very effective. Your butterflies are gorgeous and that's a great idea with the bleach.

Gloria in CA said...

Awesome work. Beautiful backgrounds and really love your butterflies. Very nice. Thanks.

peggy gatto said...

these are just so well done, my favorite is the seashell, just so sweet!

Netty said...

terrific use of the the color prompt.
Happy SOC, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Halle said...

Love them all! You've been busy!

Linda said...

gorgeous ATCs Joy!!!

sharon said...

Lovely! Love the butter on that background.

Tracy said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the pattern on that background.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

What beautiful pieces... all so skillfully made as well... really goregous ... happy SOC

Janelle said...

I love your ATC's and the tag. The colors are wonderful.

Kristin said...

Oh, these ATC's are just lovely, as is the tag. I love your description of the process and am so happy to have you playing along. Thank you, xoxo

Shahrul Niza said...

Hello, Joy :). Beautiful tag & ATCs, you are right about adding the black into this vibrant color combo. Sweet butterfly too :).

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous ATC's! I love both of them and how you used the colors! I especially like that the pretty girl is listening to her shell in your second one!! And your tag is just beautiful, too!

Mandy said...

Great little atcs....I just cant seem to do these little things...x

Jewels said...

All of these are wonderful! Thanks for dropping by Just Tickety-Boo and leaving a comment about my Summer of Colour postcard! Citron Green & Turquoise are definitely not colours I use a lot of so a good stretch for me – can’t wait to see next week’s combo.
Cheers, Jewels

Natasha said...

Great ATCs and I love the tag as well. Such vibrant colours and good design. :)

Altered Crafts said...

Love your atc's & tags! Nice!
Hugs,Tee

Rebecca said...

How fun, love these colors! I might have to join in on the color fun!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful work and mix, dear Joy! Love your artwork with words and Soul. Hugs - Erika

Sue McRae said...

Love what you've done with these colours Joy. I need to get some of that lime green Dylusions spray, it's such a fresh shade.

Carol McCready said...

Fun and gorgeous projects. Perfect color combos the you all voted on.