Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raspberry Red - CCC

Earlier this week I told you that I decided to participate in Louise Gale's Creative Color Challenge. This week's color was raspberry red and this is what I created:


I first painted the canvas with berry red acrylic paint, glued some scrapbook papers onto it, adhered the photo that I wrote about here and finally stamped shapes and letters using shades of the same acrylic paint. For painting the lighter colors on the bottom and in the upper right corner I used for the first time the paper towel technique that Kelly Rae talks about in her book "Taking Flight" (at least I think she mentions it there). I love this technique!

This was a very interesting challenge since I was only allowed to use one color including its shades and only add black and white. I loved it and I really enjoyed the process. I hadn't been creative for quite some time (pretty much the whole of summer break), so this was just wonderful. It took a few days and occupied my mind a lot, I loved mixing colors, going through my stash of papers and the stamps. I liked it more and more whenever I came back to my work table.

7 comments:

Marcie said...

Love the finished piece. It really works!!

Mon said...

oh nice. gorgeous red. love the look in the eyes too.

patty said...

I love it - I love combining photos with other mixed media techniques. It's exactly what I've been working on lately. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Diana said...

Now this is a great piece. Turned out awesome. I can see you saying to your daughter, "Ok, dear now let me just write "love" on your forehead." :)

Thanks for sharing. On to the next...right!

IVYALLOVER said...

very nice! I've been meaning to get over there myself for the challenge nice to see what you've come up with looks great!

pat said...

Thanks for sharing. I am trying this week,
as she wants my favorite color!!

Kelly said...

Your raspberry red color challenge turned out great! I had company in town and couldn't get my piece finished.. Oh well. Looking forward to seeing your next piece - turquoise blue!