Sunday, August 29, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge 44

This week the challenge at Play Date Cafe went bonkers. The theme was colour horribilis and the colors were hot pink, navy blue, and mustard. Now that was a challenge, but a fun one. I decided to put Tim Holtz to the test. He always says that his distress inks can be used together in any combination, so I took mustard and pink lipstick distress inks and applied them to a small tag. Hmmm, kinda cool. I then stamped one of his atc stamps for the focal image in Club Scrap blue sapphire (as close to navy as I could get). I added a few distress stamps in black to add dimension. The background was stamped in the blue sapphire using a portion of a very large Bugawumps stamp. The rest of the embellishments and fibers were used for additional interest. I think the result is unique, but definitely not "horribilis".

8 comments:

Elise said...

Great, whirling FESTIVAL of color, Barbara! I'm positively delighted with your use of the unlikely color combo presented by the PDCC! You are making a fine argument that there is no such thing as "colour horribilis!" tee hee What a technique rich, LOVELY collection of materials and your talent! Thanks for sharing this with the PDCC this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

yep, you're spot on there, quite 'bonkers' lol Glad you had a good time with the colours though - great tag, and I love the colour swirl background :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe

Stephanie Kraft said...

So lovely, Barbara! Love the bold design.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Great use of the color and lovely layers of goodies! Glad you joined us at the PDCC this week.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely use of the Distress Inks on your tag, the spin art makes for a fun BG! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

What a great way to put these colors to use. So glad you had a little fun with it as most of our team found it a 'real' challenge ; )

Ruby said...

I think you've done a great job with our colours! I love the way you've mixed the colours up and added different materials too, fun! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Barb, I am really luvin' this piece, gerat art, luv what you did GF!