Monday, 17 September 2012

A Colour Challenge for Smudgy Antics

Smudgy  Antics has it's new challenge up
Use at least three of the colours in the sample below.


Simple??

Which colours will you choose?
I went for all five of course. Well hard not to when there are 3 different greys, black and that pale lemon to lift it.
I chose one of the Calaveras - sugar skulls.Number 4 to be precise.
Coloured with promarkers in shades of grey with black and just a hint of that lemon.

I added some little black pearls to the cross and even smaller black pearls to those little dots above the teeth.
This was then mounted onto pale lemon card that was previously dry embossed with a leafy swirl in each corner. Dry brushed with black paint to grunge it up a bit and highlight the embossing.
Then the frame. Just one of those cheap second hand ones I pick up at local card boot sales. I painted black with some texture sand added. Then dry brushed with shades of grey and a touch of lemon. The leafy swirls are a sizzlets die cut from the same lemon card - just grunged up a bit with weathered wood DI. Some little flowers - white coloured with the same promarker as the image. Two pieces of a candle to mirror those in the skull eyes to complete the effect.

Your turn. While you're pondering - have a good look at my fellow DT pieces - aren't they fantastic!!
Looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this colour challenge.

3 comments:

  1. Monique has said it all ...... absolutely stunning!

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  2. Fabulous! the lemon gives an eerie glow to the fab skull image. love it! xxD

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