Monday, 9 July 2012

Secondary Colours

This week at Make My Monday, we move on our colour challenge to Secondary colours. Please go to the main blog where all the information and instructions are. The secondary colours which Mynette has chosen are
Purple,Green and Orange. At first, I again didn't find this easy, but isn't that what challenges are all about, for us to try something fresh or completely different? I had recently used the water-colour block technique at one of my classes and thought it would fit in well with this challenge. I may have chickened out a little by not actually including the orange in the design but I did use it as a matted layer, so I am hoping this is okay with Mynette.   The water-colour block technique is so simple and yet I believe so effective. First choose your stamp, any medium, fine line art. Then choose an acrylic block an approximate size of the stamp, it is not needed for the stamp. Choose two or three colours of Distress Inks, and pat onto the block in the same areas you want your colours to match the stamp. Apply at least 3 sprays of water to the block, press onto a piece of card. Gently lift off, allow to air dry. When dry, using black ink, stamp the image. When dry, cut off excess card. I drew a wiggly line around the edges. Mat onto suitable card and finish as you choose. I look forward to visiting your blogs once again, we do visit everyone, to help us choose our Top 3. The DT and our guest Buttons have again made some fabulous cards to give you inspiration.
Stamp - La Blanche
Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint


  1. LOVE that watercolour blocking technique!! Such a delicate background to compliment the stamp.
    By the way, you are not cheating by using orange to M&L - you are simply acentuating the main image with the appropriate colour on the colour wheel!! :¬))
    Hugs, Buttons x

  2. WOW I love this card how clever. The colours are beautiful and the layout is stunning. I'm going to try that technique. Thankyou. Caroline xxx

  3. Stunning Caz, a beautiful stamp and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing this tip, I must give it a try.
    Christine xx

  4. This is very pretty Caz. Love how you have blocked the colour. Your use of the orange as the mount really enhances the colours and image.

  5. Caz, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE your amazing sponging--it looks spectacular with the lined flower on top! :) A true work of art! :)