Finally I have got some time with my PC and the camera at the same time so I’m thinking it’s about time I added some colour back to the blog.
This first lo I am so pleased with. It’s based on a sketch using just 3 photos, but I think I managed to get the 4th in there nicely. Don’t you just believe that butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth??!! Mr 3 has just been caught stealing “Christmas Trees” of the cookie plate……
The stamps are some Pebbles Inc foam stamps – they are just great to use – they come in various fonts. These big ones were borrowed from Donna - thank you!
This next one is from the ClourTech classes – the Triadic scheme. This is where you use 3 colours, each spaced 3 colours apart on the colour wheel. Here I have used, yellow-orange, blue-green and red-violet.
There is no way that I would have EVER imagined putting these colour together in a single page. I was amazed to see how well it actually came out.
The subjects are Mr’s 3 & 5 with their cousin who is 6 months younger than Mr 3. Their (another) uncle was trying to get a nice shot of the three of them together for the aunt that was back in the US on a night back on ’05. So they are all much younger than they are now…. and there was NO way they were all 3 EVER going to look in the same direction!!
Then just last weekend we did the Diadic scheme: Use 2 colours separated by two colours on the colour wheel. I would normally have chosen blue as the main colour- it’s probably the colour I am most comfortable with. But I couldn’t get the scheme to work for me with either option then. So a quick chat with the tutor and I started with yellow. This let me add blue-green into the scheme – and I am again amazed at how well it worked.
I’ve really enjoyed doing this Colour series – we have one more class in the series this coming weekend and we will be doing a Tetrad scheme. That seems a little daunting to me!
After chatting to Shona, the tutor, it seems she has in mind to perhaps do a follow up series. We didn’t go so much into the emotions of colours – beyond touching on it as a concept in the first lesson. I hope she will be able to do that second kind of series because I think that would allow a deeper use of colour to be made.
This lo was one of the ones I did in the Friday night crop a couple of weeks ago. I know I’m going to end up with lots of these – but it makes my heart sing! I love how these two are good mates. Don’t get me wrong: the scrap like anything as well! But they Do get on well – and what mum would not be happy to see that??!
And finally – a heritage page that I also did a the crop night.
I do need to do the title still – “Opa & Oma” but I haven’t quite found the right font yet. The journalling will be a translation of the marriage details: names, dates, places of birth etc. But I’m feeling really pleased to get the first of the heritage pages started. I have my dad and aunt working on their mum and dad’s details; my other nana and grandad on the case of their stories and my MIL for hers. Phew – busy, busy!!