Welcome to another blog hop for the Colour Inspiration Crew! This fortnight’s colour challenge is a subdued monochrome using Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso:
I chose to use the retiring Helping Me Grow stamp set, one that I have used so many times while it’s been around. What a great set for techniques! My first version of this used more of the Delightful Dijon to make happy, sunny flowers:
I’ve used a Soft Suede base and watercolour paper as the mediums. The Watercolour Paper adds both a nice weigh to the project, but is also the most excellent choice for blending colours. A simple ribbon and a few pearls accent the watercoloring. It also felt a bit bare when I was finished, so I added a few black splatters, which somehow just really finishes it off.
I’ve used our four challenge colours for the image in varying degrees. The Delightful Dijon is actually quite a nice yellow – not overly bright and with a tinge of brown to it. As you can see, I did a bit of mixing of the colours. My watercoloring tends to be a bit on the messy side, but I quite like it that way. Try it! And don’t be afraid to leave a bit of white space in your images, either.
I made a little tutorial video for this project and tried another version of the same colours – this time colouring the flower petals directly in Soft Suede. LIke my post from yesterday, brown flowers can actually look quite good!
I do hope you play along with our colour challenge. Just create using the colours above, and post your project to the Colour Inspiration Facebook page!
I know you’ll enjoy what Kelly Kent has in store for you next!
Thanks for stopping by!
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