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Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer of colour–minty rockpools

for our second week of colour inspiration Kristin gave us a cool mix of blue-greens and dark brown from mint chocolate chip.

summer-of-colour-2

Interesting how much blue there is in the mint ice-cream colour.

I used rockpools as my summer inspiration to create my piece this week, which features the 2nd letter of ‘create’. [I described my overall project goals  here]

I’m enjoying having two pieces to work on, using different techniques, the background and the letter.  Also enjoying pure digi creation with no photo as a starting point.

summer-of-colour-2-final

Check out all the wonderful creations on Twinkle, Twinkle – last week there were over 100 pieces linked in a wide range of media.

38 comments:

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Wow...it looks great...lot of detailing which gives it a sculpture effect :)
Thanks for your visit & lovely comment :)

BJ said...

Love it Helena, especially the circly bits. BJ

craftattack said...

Lovely work - this really looks like chocolate. Great use of the colours! Valerie

Shahrul Niza said...

Wow. The R really looks like a chocolate and the background just like ice-cream. COOL texture!

missy k said...

Stunning contrast..... I liked seeing your palette colours. I hadn't realised how much blue there was in the minty colour. Interesting!

Fishcake_random said...

Loving piece two of your overall project. Ca't wait to see them all completed and together.
x x x

Mandy said...

DIGI YOU SAY...GREAT TEXTURE..LOVE THE TWO COLOUR YOU PICKED...XXX

WrightStuff said...

Lovely palette isn't it. Great piece.

Diana Taylor said...

Fantastic - I love the colour palette on the first pic, it really zings, and I love the texture and sculptural look to the second.

Ritu Dua said...

That's awesome indeed!

NatashaMay said...

GorgeousŽ! Love that texture. :)

Diane said...

Just love what you did here!!

Joyce said...

Awesome textures!

Terrie Purkey said...

Great interpretation of mint/chocolate! Love your R.

Christine said...

This is a wonderful interpretation, great texture to the piece!

lydiapuenteharris said...

I also love the textures that you came up with here..I kinda want to eat that letter R. ;)

peggy gatto said...

right on....
colors and texture!!!!

Joanna said...

Mmmmm, looks JUST like chocolate!!

Molly said...

beautiful detail work. can't wait to see all the letters come together at the end.

Kristin said...

xo!

Giggles said...

Wow I am so impressed!! I love what you did last year too! A great theme ending with something functional!!
Really good ideas!! I love your letter! Just fabulous....I had to keep staring at it. At first I thought maybe you weaved it, so intricate, then I realized it was digital. But you can't tell....love it!!

Hugs Giggles

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also noted how much blue was in the mint colored ice cream that Kristin showed. I'm glad you also pointed it out. I'm so impressed with digital. I have only played with digital once and probably wouldn't remember how I did it, anyway. Yours is always so realistic!

Linda said...

It really looks like chocolate. It's making me hungry.

Jenny said...

Absolutely wonderful Helena... it surely does look like delicious chocolate... incredibly fabulous!!

Hugs
Jenny x

Caz said...

Oh thats looking really good!!

Sandi said...

Great plan! This is a wonderful piece. All that lovely texture and bits of colour!

Lesley said...

Wow this sure looks like chocolate, in fact I thought it was.
Wonderful digi.
Great colours so far, it just gets yummier.
Lesley♥

sugar Creek said...

OOh very lacy and pretty!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so neat!!! love the texture bits in the letter!!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That looks so much like chocolate... awesome work... it is going to be fun to see the finished product at the end of the six weeks...xx

denthe said...

this is amazing! I also love how you put all the colors in that grid. For next week's prompt, I'm first going to have a look here so I'll know exactly what colors to use ;-)

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Such beautiful textures and such a great theme you are using. I too was also amazed at how much blue I had to add to get the mint green colour.

Kathy said...

Wow love this... great texture and love the circly bits.. color is gorgeous.. xx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous textures and hues - live it!

AnnieC said...

Wow! These colours really sing!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab work...and I agree it does look like chocolate!! :)

Daniele Valois said...

lovely bold mint and brown!

Piarom said...

Wow, you catch the colors so well!!!