Hi everyone and welcome to my final week as a GDT for the Make My Monday challenge. It has been a wonderful experience and I have been made to feel so welcome by this fabulous team. As you will be aware if you have been playing along Mynnette has taken us on a journey of the colour wheel.
For the last week of July she wants us to look at split complimentary colours. These are fun to play with. You start with one colour, find its compliment and instead of using the compliment, use the two colours beside the compliment. Mynnette has chosen the split complimentary colour scheme of fuchsia, green and yellow. Just to remind you, we have a prize in July sponsored by My Heart Pieces.
Priyanka is offering three digital images of their choice to the monthly winner for July.
So on to my final offering for this challenge;
Hhmmm, looking at this on the blog methinks it would be better to choose a less well lit part of the house to take pictures as the yellow and green look completely washed out! So please, exercise your imaginations as the colours are much brighter and bolder - honest!! LOL
Confession time - I hate fushia. That is quite a strong statement, but I bet we all have colours that we avoid like the plague. However, Hels Sheridan to the rescue...
If you haven't seen August's edition of the Craft Stamper I can thoroughly recommend it, and Hels has a whole section about using Distress Markers. In particular I loved her use of Picket Fence to give colours a chalky feel. By using this as a base layer it made the fushia (from the Hydrangea Big and Juicy pad) softer and a better companion to the Wild Honey. These two colours were also 'watercoloured' onto the butterfly (a free Indigo Blu designed stamp with aforesaid magazine - see, it really did help!!) The rest was a simple job of embossing, stamping, and matting and layering. Hope you like it.
OK, work beckons so this is being scheduled to appear whilst I am 'hard at it'! Please do head over to the Make My Monday challenge and if this colour combo holds any fears for you why not give it a go. Hope the day brings you what you want, and to those going through difficult times I send my heartfelt thoughts and best wishes. Thanks for your wonderful comments, hugs Buttons x