Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Crafty Cardmakers #15 - Tricolor


Hehe I thought I'd throw a nice curve ball in for this challenge designed to get people thinking about colour and understanding the theory behind it, what works and why. Most folk just select what looks good together without thinking about it but come that one time when you're scratching your head as something doesnt look quite right then turn to the colour wheel for help and just a touch of another colour can balance a card beautifully.

The challenge is to select a tricolour combination from either triatic, split complimentary or analogous colour schemes. It sounds complicated but its actually not. Most people will be following them naturally but not realising it. Crafty cardmakers is primarily a learning resource challenge blog aimed at newer cardmakers and bloggers but also welcomes more experienced designers who hopefully like to challenge themselves from time to time :)
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For this challenge I used the triatic scheme of purple (violet) Orange and green.
The image is a sweet pea stamp called September Rhythm coloured with promarkers. The tail I've also coloured over with a copic spica glitter pen so its all shimmery.
The background I used a blue ink for the water and pushed in a purple adirondack so its all streaky. The seaweed is starburst stains cut into rough strips and swiped with brilliance black. The flower was punched and coloured with promarkers.

See not so hard to stick to a colour scheme! Hope you can join us for the challenge!

5 comments:

Dotpat said...

Fabulous Vix, your colouring is gorgeous

Teresa said...

Love the card colours and I like what you have done with the seaweed
Teresa xx

Jack said...

Gorgeous, very sultry lady! Can't wait for my stamps to arrive.
Jack xx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful card Vix and love what you've done with the colours,x

treesawardincrafts said...

I love the colouring in this. I used to put eye shadow on like that at one time. The colour wheel. I think it was you that started me on that thought ages ago. You are such an inspiration.