Sunday, August 16, 2009

Eclectic Citrus


One of the current themes over at Gingersnap Creations is Citrus. A colourway I would never think to use or attempt if left to my own devices. Thats what I love about a good challenge, I think it should really stretch your thoughts and take your designs out of your comfort zone as it did for me here with this colour combinations.



All stamps used are by Paper Artsy and are taken from their Eclectic range (plates 2 and 4), which I stamped randomly to create a hectic 'voices' background.

19 comments:

lottie said...

This is totally different, I agree. I would never have thought of that colour scheme either. The vintage lady image is gorgeous.

I love the 'You are just jealous because the voices speak only to me'. Silence of the Lambs sprung into my mind LOL

I am just off to look at Gingersnap site to get more ideas of using the citrus combinations

Linda Elbourne said...

This is fabulous ... I love Orange ... I also have that stamp ... on wood ... I must dig it out ... Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

Wow Jo this is stunning.
Amazing design. Love them.

Shar said...

Wondeful use of the colours. Just the right blend! Beautiful piece!

Suzie said...

All I can say is WOW!! Love what you have done with the colors and stamps. This is true art. Thanks for sharing.

Hels said...

YUM!! love the colours ... I got that stamp too...and it is also on wood LOL Love the hanging stylee too hun x

Kim Piggott said...

Ooooh how wonderful Jo!
Love these gorgeous colours and your design is brilliant!
hugs
kim x

flutterbycrafter said...

Just love it, the colours are fantastic, brilliant piece. xx

Chris said...

Love the orange and the zingy lime really pops. Great use of the word stamp for the background.

I'm off to stretch my brain now. lol

JeanFB said...

Oh, I love the crazy voices!! This is wonderfully done!

Audrey said...

such warmth and vibrance - great work with the theme!

Debby said...

Love this! And your printed paper challenge is way awesome. And you know I have had you in my google reader forever and just now connected you and GC. duh! Hi there! Been a fan for a long time.

Marilyn Rock said...

There isn't a challenge you cannot meet! Fantastic; love the composition, your embellishments and the color - just amazing!

Ali Manning said...

This is a fantastic piece. I never use these colors either, but I love how you muted them - it's a great look.

joanne wardle said...

it's like a descent into madness! I love it

Sid said...

Lovely work Jo, the colours are great too....never thought of citrus before !

Amy said...

I like these colors especially with the lime green..totally fun and sparks interest! Love all the bling bling too..a cute hanger.

I'm adding your blog to my Sweet Blog list.
Yay!!

Paula said...

a wonderful use of colour and a great take on the challenge.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jo
the colors are so fun in this piece...I love the stamping and the image you selected. brilliant art! :)