Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Graphicus July Challenge

This Card is for the Graphicus July Challenge, the theme is "Inspired by the Sea" and the colour scheme "harmonious".
I started off meaning to cover both theme and colour scheme, but somehow my harmonious green and yellow morphed into a very unharmonious turquoise and orange. I still like them together, but it shows you don't have to stray far to lose the harmony. Gosh - that sounds like an answer to the meaning of life as well as a comment on colour theory - I must be in touch with my inner philosopher today.
I started by painting he background in greens and a bit of yellow, then I overstamped it with the seaweed and shells stamp from Elusive Images Underwater plate in 2 shades of teal. The panel is a piece of core'dinations whitewash board, cuttlebugged and sanded, I then stamped some more images from "Underwater" and "Seashell Collage" onto yellow paper using brownish and greeny-yellow inks, and cut them out and stuck them on. These ended up looking orange. I might have another go though and try to stick to harmonious colours next time! Oh, and if any more meanings of life occur to me I'll pass them on, but I doubt they'd be very reliable...


Neet said...

Ooh - like this Chris!

Artyjen said...

I think it is fab.....that seahorse looks so real!

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