Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer of Color Week 1: Citron Green & Turquoise

For our first week, Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle asked us to made something using the colors citron green and turquoise.  Originally I planned to dye some fabric, but I didn't have the right color dyes to mix to make citron green.  Instead, I went with "Plan B."

I started with some of my handmade shimmery color mists, along with one purchased color mist.  Before I got very far along, I had spilled the Tattered Angels color mist all over my desk.  I ended up mopping it up with lots of card stock.  Such a shame, since this stuff cost about 70 times what my handmade mists cost.  In the end, 

I came up with this abstract piece.  I used handmade paper, baby wipes, card stock I colored, as well as lime/citron green and turquoise card stock. Guess what happens when you mix turquoise color mist with lime/citron green card stock!  Yep, you get bright green.

I had this finished Tuesday, but had so many other blogs I needed to visit, I didn't add this till now.  I hope it meets Kristin's expectations.  The colors look a little off in the scan, but I'm sure they are much better than anything my puny camera could produce.

And please don't forget to visit others participating in Kristin's Summer of Color challenge.

40 thoughtful remarks:

Manon Visser said...

Wow Breath taking!
ManonX

Halle said...

LOVE!!! Awesome texture and range of color. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge! So fun.

Netty said...

loving the textures, design and colors. Happy SOC, Annette x

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

Gloria in CA said...

Great testure and your design is awesome. Of course, the colors too.:)

Monica said...

That is so upsetting when that happens but you have made a great design despite all the aggravation.

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!

peggy gatto said...

Luscious color, color color!!!!!!!!

elle said...

A happy accident that spill. It looks great!

linda said...

brilliant! Leave it to you to wipe up the spill with card stock!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

You certainly know how to make the best of an accident. Great colors and designs on all your pages.

Tammy Dial Gray said...

Lovely! What a great first week of SOC. :)

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, of course! This is beautiful! I love the bright green that resulted from the mixture and although so sad that you had a spill (why is it always the expensive stuff?) I think you have stunning abstract results perhaps because of it. Thank you for playing along and sharing it with us, xoxo

Krisha said...

OMGosh! This is so pretty, love the colors

Shahrul Niza said...

Hello, Elizabeth & Mr. Bleubeard!! :). Amazing what spills can make you create!!. LOVE your vibrant, textured, colorful page!.

Virginia said...

Utterly gorgeous work!

Dawn said...

Stunning work Elizabeth, what an amazing colour combo to work with, beautifully done my lovely.
Huge hugs x

sandra de said...

Those colours are just gorgeous. Even mopping up the spill looks amazing.
Sandra

Tracy said...

Lovely textures in all those different papers.

see you there! said...

The colors are bright and beautiful on my monitor. I hate to hear about your spill but am delighted (and not surprised) to hear how you dealt with it.

Darla

BJ said...

Lovely piece Elizabeth, shame about the mist. I did the same with a Dylusions spray a while back. BJ SOC#2

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, a vibrant and zingy piece of work - I love it! It's always the expensive one that spills isn't it - I did that the other day with dylusions and soaked the edges of all the pages in a new sketch book - so annoying!

Linda said...

wow,wow,wow!! This is just fabulous!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The colors look brilliant and really stand out with all the texture in this piece. Sorry to hear about the spill, but I am sure you wasted not a drop!

Hope you get some relief from the heat soon!

sharon said...

This is wonderful!

Rita said...

I like how it turned out--sometimes those little accidents end up really wonderful. :)

Kim Andersen said...

I love the colors - it looks so summery and fresh!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is so perfectly summery it is almost warming me up over here this chilly morning... great composition...xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love your cool textures and creative design! So beautiful!!!!

Dianne said...

Fabulous piece--it's beautiful!

Carol Clements said...

Your spillage turned into something really creative. I love those colours and texture.
Carol#140

NatashaMay said...

That's just gorgeous! Totally love the color combo. :)

Monique said...

What fabulous colors, love the circles and flowers.
xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hello! Just visiting via Jez's blog. I love the colours and the shapes on this. Accidents can have brilliant consequences and this was one of those wonderful creative 'accidents' - sorry it meant you wasted valuable stuff. I'm beginning to think more and more that making your own materials where possible is a good idea. Julie Ann xxx

Terri Corona said...

I love the way it turned out! I may have to start spilling my spray inks!

Natasha said...

I love this. Such juicy use of colour. :)

lorik said...

Love all those floating, happy shapes and colours.

Create With Joy said...

Very pretty Elizabeth! I saw your name on the challenge and had to stop by!

Please share your artwork with us this week at Inspire Me Monday at

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

(Give Bleubeard a hug for me too!)

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful! Makes me think of the ocean!

Deborah Weber said...

This is gorgeous - love it!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Gorgeous use of the colours.