Sunday, 1 August 2010

3rd post - GC64 - Yellow, Orange, Red

I have been on a real splurge of creativity today! This time I have done a card for the Gingersnap Creations colour challenge which is to use yellow, orange and red.

I immediately thought of a gorgeous Stampscapes scene using this tropical beach hut scene.  I love Stampscapes images (guess what, I have LOADS) but haven't used them for way too long. All stamps are by Stampscapes.

I started with a brayer adding colour from the Desert Heat kaleidacolor pad but went over it with barn door and spiced marmalade distress inks, the yellow is mustard seed and then I used broken china and tumbled glass for the sea.

I added some extra palm trees at the edges of the tag to extend the scene, a setting sun in the sky and some palm fronds to frame the top, and the sea is a section from the huge Seaside Cove stamp.  This colour challenge is open till 22nd August so do have a go. I'm giving myself the evening off, so I'm ready for tomorrow's Compendium challenge, lol!

10 comments:

Netty said...

Helen this is gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Lori said...

Love this Helen! Looks dreamy with the sunset on the island, where's Johnny? lol!

Joanne said...

Oh I can feel the warmth and just want to dip my toes in that sea to cool down.
Luv Joanne x

Cath Wilson said...

Those colours work so well, Helen - love this. I may well develop a Stampscapes fetish for a little while now, lol. Lovely card.

Neet said...

The colours on this are superb. What a beautiful card - so atmospheric.

Electra said...

LOVELY colours!

donna said...

Beautiful! I love the looks of that seascape stamp.

Viv's Visuals said...

Perfectly done! Colours are gorgeous and I love the brayered background (which try as I can, I simply cannot master!!)which was just made for the stamps you've used!

peggy gatto said...

Masterful creation!!!
congratulations!

Cath Wilson said...

I've already commented on this, Helen, lol but just wanted to Congratulate you on being a Ginger Gem!!! Well done :D I only blogged mine cos I was told off for not doing so last time I won, lol!