Monday, 2 July 2012

SUMMER OF COLOUR - WEEK 4

This weeks ice cream challenge over at Kristin's Summer of Colour was Strawberry Lemonade Punch ice cream - in other words working with the colours pink and yellow.
 I wanted to continue working with my ongoing pollen theme but the colours just kept taking me to the beach!  I decided to incorporate both the pollen and the beach themes and I used images of shells, silver wire and beads, along with a pink cutout tree that I hope looks like coral now that I've cut the trunk off!


It's difficult to see the wires - they just look like pencil lines - so here's a close up of the wire and beads.

This is pretty much all the pink stuff I own!

But I do have some lovely pink and yellow Rockroses and St John's Wort in the garden at the moment - I have added them to some old photos to make a Strawberry Lemonade Punch photo mosaic to link with Little Red House!



While still in the pink/yellow frame of mind I found these beautiful caterpillars on some Verbascum plants at my local garden centre.  We moved the plants they were on to the back of the display so the staff would hopefully not find them and destroy them!  These caterpillars turn into Mullein moths and boy, can they eat Verbascum at a rate of knots!



I am linking these colour palettes to Colour Me Weekly over at Rosie's Leavesnbloom



 And finally, after playing around in photoshop with this photograph I took of a fern against a slab of slate, I rather liked the yellow and pink effect I ended up with.  Quite appropriate for the challenge, but not very realistic!

45 comments:

  1. Diana what a fantastic creations you have made. Such different scenes. love the leaves also. Beautiful work.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  2. Absolutely love those shells and your creativity :)That caterpillar is so pretty!

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  3. Wow, this is all glorious work - you are making me like these colours after all.

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  4. Beautiful pictures / beautiful collages you show. Wishing you a good day :) Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  5. You do beautiful work--and love those awesome photos!

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  6. What a fab colourful post. Your piece is lovely - the wires with the little glass beads are so pretty and those caterpillars are just amazing - little wonder's of nature!

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  7. I love your post, you have been mastering Photoshop. Your photos are lovely, I am visiting from M M, drop by for a visit. Kathy

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  8. Awesome! I love these colors. :)

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  9. Love your beautiful journal page Diana... the wire and beads look fabulous... wonderful mosaic... and awesome shots of the caterpillars...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  10. Wonderful tactile piece...im glad you showed the close up...looks great.. xxx

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  11. oh wow!!!! this post is full of colour and fun!!! I love all of your photos and your art piece!!!

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  12. I love your sea pollen page!!! The wires add such a fabulous detail to it!! Great pink and yellow photos!

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  13. Your sea pollen piece is amazing... love what you did with this colour combo!

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  14. This is beautiful! I so love the colors!

    Kim,USA

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  15. I really love your "pollen-page" with the wire and beads!! And your lovely, beautiful eye candy-photos! :)

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  16. I always love seeing all the different ways you take the challenge, you have a very interesting mind and it's a breath of fresh air to see your creative twists and turns! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  17. Ooo Love all your yellows and pinks today.So nice visiting you.Denise

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  18. Wonderfully created mixed media art work ~ and photos are awesome ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. I just love all your journal pages and this is no exception. I popped over to see the summer colour ice cream challenge and that strawberry lemonade punch ice cream looked really scrummy.

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  20. Love your interpretations with the yellow and pink! And what beautiful flowers you have!

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  21. love your beach inspiration, great work on this colour theme with all the other pieces too!

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  22. everything is so gorgeous and that caterpillar pic is fabulous!!

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  23. I always look forward to seeing what you've created each Monday and I love the palettes and those cute caterpillars. But my absolute favourite is your pink collage with the pins, buttons, threads and paints.

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  24. Honestly your work is stunning! I love your sea urchin page.

    I really look forward to visiting your blog :)

    Great photos again.... I especially love the pretty yellow and pink flowers together.

    btw thank you for your sweet comment, you guessed wrong though!!! It was the Broadlands Estate in Romsey :)

    Karenx

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  25. Oh there are some lovely colours going on there!

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  26. Wow! I love your page with the gorgeous sea urchins and colors...and then I just loved everything else after that!! You were busy, ha! Beautiful flowers! You really captured the colors so perfectly in all of your art.

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  27. Wow - so much to comment on! I love your journal page - especially since we're going to the ocean soon on vacation, and I'm soooo ready! The wires with beads coming out of the shells - what a great idea. And your pictures are so beautiful - I've never seen a caterpillar like that, amazingly bright yellow...

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  28. WOW - I love EVERYTHING. The photos are gorgeous, the sea pollen fun, and the caterpiller superb. Pink fern too what else could a girl want? BJ#4

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  29. I love it all - but especially that first image of the little girl.

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  30. What a great range of pieces and colours! Great journal page and photoshopped fern.

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  31. What a wonderful yummy post!! Love all the color changes...the fern is awesome!! It would make a very cool print!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Your sea pollen page is so beautiful. Lots of lovely photos - I LOVE the caterpillar!

    x

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  33. Gorgeous creation for the Summer of Colour!!! Love your photos too!!

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  34. Such a happy summer page! I LOVE the corals and the red beads are too cute!!. Your beautiful photography makes me happy :). TFS, Diana.

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  35. A wonderful array of gorgeous Strawberry and Lemon colours. The beads and the addition of beads to your page are fab.

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  36. Beautiful creations, love them. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

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  37. Wow, you've been busy really interpreting the colour scheme in fantastic ways. The yellow in your journal page really conjures up the sunlight at the beach.

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  38. Wow you are one creative lady. Love the palette this week and your photos are scrumptious. Even that catepillar is striking.
    Lesley

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  39. The colors you are sharing here make me very happy-yellow is a favorite with me anyway and I love,love your journal page!

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  40. Gorgeous, always fascinating how you make up your beautiful shares~

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  41. Gorgeous journal page! you should make this into a painting, it's so beautiful!
    xoxo

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  42. What a lovely blog you have, and what a superb post this is. I really admire how you have used these colours, quite stunning! x

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  43. Oh wow and wow again, Diana, what truly mouthwatering colours!! (Actually I always seem to equate wonderful art with food and it makes me drool all the time lol!) This is definitely a colour combination I should be trying.

    Well, I've heard of recycling paper to save the trees, but never recycling the trees to save the coral reefs! That's a new one! Ha ha ha! If you hadn't said it started life as a tree, I'd never have guessed.

    All gorgeous, gorgeous photos - a real feast!

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Can't wait to start playing with my new ink sprays but things to do first I'm afraid! I've not heard of moonshadow mists but they sound lovely.

    Email me your snail mail address and I'll send you the dress form. Nice to think of it going to a good home! I'd half-earmarked it for somebody else but it isn't really her sort of sewing and I've got another idea now for her.

    Shoshi

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  44. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. You have some fantastic photos, I will check out the sites that you enter the challenges for. Love the Sea Pollen collage, so much depth. You're inspiring!

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