Last week's color (yes I'm behind!) for The Summer of Color was purple. I needed to make a thank you card. So what do you think happened? Yup, I made a purple thank you card. Actually we'll call it lavender, since that's the shade that I used and the plant that was part of my inspiration.
I took this photo (below) last year up in Oregon in my sister's front yard. I love the image and have been wanting to use it for something, so this was the perfect time.
I started by collaging pieces of paper onto a card, then painted over them to make a nice background. I transferred the image onto the card by experimenting with Transfer Artist Paper (TAP). I then layered on more paint and added a few embellishments.
There's just something soothing about lavender, isn't there? Even when you can't smell it. Hmm.. maybe I should scent the card.
With each of my Summer of Color posts I've tried to add a few extra photos that feature the color of the week .
So... here's a couple more photos that were also taken up in Oregon.
I love anything "thistle-y"
Lavender field against a white barn... heavenly.
And while digging through my photos I came across this painting that I had in an old post, that I did for another color challenge. This was the first time I used the color lavender in my art and loved it.
That's why I love doing these challenges. It makes you step out of your box and try out a new color or technique that you might not normally use. So a big THANK YOU goes out to my friend Kristin for taking the time and energy to do this for us!! There's still time to join us and maybe even win a prize from Kristin! This weeks color is Orange... I'm excited about this one!!
So...what are you doing to challenge yourself?