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!