Monday, 10 September 2012

CR84FN62- A challenge a day.......

keeps your creative brain ticking over!!!
Well it does with me anyway!!! I don't just mean blog prompt types of challenges, I'm thinking more about challenging YOURSELF to do stuff. Things like actually inking up those stamps that have sat for months still in the wrapper....trying out that technique you bookmarked because it looked interesting but then promptly forgot all about.....or just going totally 'off piste' and out of your comfort zone! The latter is the one I try and do often, and it's usually to do with colour.... I have certain colours I never use, which is a bad thing. Who knows how they'll look if you never have a play, right? Which leads me on to the creation I want to share. This week my favourite colour challenge over at CR84FN is all about one of those colours...Peach. Maybe its the photo of me aged about six in the most horrendous peach frilly bridesmaids dress that used to adorn the mantlepiece at home that has scarred me for life, who knows. The upshot is, peach is *so* not on my colour radar! But, challenge it is, so here goes.......
Peach, lavender with more than a hint of white in there too!
I smeared, scraped, stamped and stencilled the background with paint...
Added in a button flower made with white twine petals....
And stamped a word to add a finishing touch...
Very simple in terms of painty-ness, definitely not as busy as usual. Which is good though, another challenge to myself!!!
And will I be using peach anytime soon? Actually, I rather like the contrast with the purple, especially with the black, so quite possibly!!!!
Have a fabulous day everyone!
Love Trish xxx


  1. Beautiful Trish! Love the fancy flower! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  2. ...great colour challenge Trish, the peach with the lavander and white are shabby chic yummies together...great textures too...Melx :)

  3. That is a gorgeous combination of colours, Trish.
    I too have things on my to do list that often never see the light of day because work always gets in my way! I made a list of promises in December last year & I am sticking to it very well. I have made a 12 page 8x8 scrap album (well the layouts are done album comes next)
    I have brought home crochet cotton from France & will now do the tiny flowers I promised I would learn to do!

  4. A beautiful piece of mixed media Art! I love the peachy tones here, and the touch of lavender, the fab texture and the loopy flower.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  5. I really like the background you created - pretty colours and lovely texture. The simple flower is just lovely. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  6. Love your gorgeous background and that awesome flower!


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