I am very happy to say I did not forget, or make any excuses this week, when it came to Helga's weekly art challenge on her blog. I even completed it early! (3-17-09 in the am, is the deadline)
This week our challenge was to play with the colours purple, yellow and green.
Helga said: "This week, dig out your art supplies and focus on papers and paints that are purple, yellow and green. I recently played with this color combination when I made these ATCs for our Art Flourishes swap. I was pleasantly surprised by how well they looked together."
To play I needed to make a collage of any size or shape featuring those colors and scan and post it to my blog, flickr account or website. Next, leave a comment at the bottom of Helga's post about the challenge, linking back to my post with my results of her challenge. I also needed to link back to Helga's My Artistic Life blog. Easy! I have enjoyed the challenge, found it gets me out in my studio more, and I love Helga's prompts. If you did not know, Helga & her husband James own ARTchix Studio! My challenge entry started with one of ARTchix's new Art Blast playing cards.
I used my trusty watercolour crayons to add yellow to the woman's collar, purple to her hair and green around the border of the card. I also added a bit of Citrine Lumiere and a bit of glitter to the border of the card to give it more ooomph. I cut out a yellow butterfly from the Papillion Post faux postage sticker sheet and partially stuck it to her hair so it looked like it was flapping it's wings. The door is part of a door image from the Dazzling Doorways sheet and the small button "roof" above the door is actually the roof only from one of the houses on the Happy Home image sheet. I can't believe I reached for words from the Her Words sheet once again, but I did . . . adding a little purple watercolour crayon . . . and I am so glad because I think these words are just perfect for this ATC!
I am really quite pleased with this little piece. The colours are very lovely together, you are right, Helga -- I created something . . . I can even keep it, and I had fun!!!!!!
Thanks once again, awesome fun! : ) lenna