Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer of Colour Week 4

Hard to believe we are already at week 4 and here is the Ice Cream inspiration for this week for
Strawberry Lemonade.
Never had this flavour but I bet it is yummy. That lemonade screams lush at me.

And here I have made 2 girls enjoying these 2 wonderful colours together, yellow and pink. When I was blending the colours together on my paper they sort of created a bit of an orange in places but I left it to add interest and a bit more splash of colour. I didn't go with a pale palette here, I chose bright bold colour and I do really like it. 
I have a little chipboard journal all ready to put my Ice Cream girls in so will be working on that after the challenge to gesso and prep the chipboard a bit.
Here I used all acrylics and drew my own faces because I am really loving my Suzi Blu inspired girls. I just did a bit of stencilling on the background, it needed something and I used my homemade texture paste and you can find the tutorial here for it. Someone asked me if it lasts very long and I can tell you I made it a week ago and it is still pliable and I did have to add a drop or two of water but it is just fine. 

And you think this week was fun....I can't wait for next week, I am crazy about this Ice Cream Inspiration for week 5....take a peek, doesn't it scream at you.....I could stare at these colours all day....


Wild and Reckless Sherbet......look at that turqouise, pink and lime colour, I even see bits of purple....

Thank you so much for dropping by and if you have a bit of spare time go take a peek at the links provided over at Kristin, our gracious hostess for this challenge, blog to see some amazing art and crafts inspired by these wonderful Ice Cream colours.
Til next time....have an ice cream and be creative.

28 comments:

  1. love your ice cream girls - love the bold color!

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  2. Your girls are adorable...I love your blog header too!! It gave me great joy being greeted by that sweet face!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. oh your ice cream girls are just beautiful les....loving next weeks color combo too....

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  4. Your ice cream girls are so pretty! Love the brooch in her hair, and the texture on the page too! :)

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  5. Oh Les... your girls are just darling... and so gorgeous in this weeks color combo... their sweet little faces are so beautiful...
    And yes... next weeks colors are divine...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  6. Yummy little ice-cream girls! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. A lovely drawing - your girls are delightful.

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  8. What beautiful art work!! Beautiful in the Colours of Summer!!

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  9. These two are so adorable...what do you use for the faces? i find it really hard to get a smooth skin texture and colour...xxx

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    1. Hi Mandy, well I used acrylics on these faces, and used a large brush to shade, I use a wash brush which is quite a bit larger than a 12 flat shader. I am an acrylic painter from way back. LOL
      Hope this helps.Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. WOOOOW I lvoe this so much. Wonderful art work.
    Lovely greet
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  11. Hello... came by to return the visit... I love your girls.. and yummy colors too!!just adorable!! hugs Patti

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  12. totally loving your icecream girls. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

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  13. Your girls are just darling - beautiful faces! And great blending of the background colors, just so pretty...

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  14. i love your ice cream girls les, they are beautiful.....i thought i had posted here yesterday, dont know where that went..:( i love next weeks color, that will be fun....:)

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  15. Oh your ice cream girls are just divine... I love them <3

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  16. They are beautiful and so sweet!

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  17. Oh Les...you have outdone yourself this week...your ice-cream girls are Delish!!Beautifully painted.....LOVE what you did with this weeks colour combo :)..can't wait to see what you do with the wild and reckless sherbert now!! Jan x

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  18. I love your two girls, they are just fabulous!! The colors look fantastic.


    I didn't participate this week as I had two birthday boys (Big G and Little G) to tend to with each having their own birthday parties this week. Hopefully I'll be back next week for that crazy color combination.

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  19. Les, The Ice Cream Girls are Beautifully Done in Such Gorgeous Colors! You Rocked it! Hugs,Tee

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  20. awwww they are both so cute!

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  21. LOVE those girls and their cute little faces :o)

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  22. Hi Lesley, seems like forever since I've been over. I'm such a bad blogger sometimes!
    Darling little girls and those colors are just topping for the ice cream challenge.
    hugs Lynn

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  23. Aww Les.. these little ladies are too sweet... love the colors.. I know.. am loving the next colors!! can hardly wait to see what you do..
    Kath
    xx

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  24. of these girls are so pretty!. Love the bright colored background :).

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