The challenge this month at "Mix it Monthly" is to use this necklace, three specified colours and flowers.
The challenge at "Take a Word" this week is to use warm colours in our artwork.
This is Conny's necklace
and these are the three colours.
I wanted to make something different this time, a collage.
I don't have a large supply of collage bits and pieces, but I found this little flower and the circular piece top right which could abstractly represent the necklace (both not my designs). The rest was painted with watercolour inks.
This is approximately 3 x 4 inches, a slightly cautious collage to start with.
I photo-edited it to change to the challenge colours, and replaced the circly thing top left with an oil pastel and dye painting I had made earlier.
Painted a frame
inserted a pink photo-edit frame between the picture and painted frame
finished it off with a maroon frame
decided it needed a bit more depth, so took a painting I had made previously
changed the colours, gave it a swirl, resized it
and gave it a maroon edging.
Finished piece .... at last.
And I couldn't resist showing you what happened when I kaleidoscoped the picture, as I thought it was quite pretty.