Thursday, 12 August 2010

Raspberry Red

This weeks colour challenge is Raspberry Red which immediately brings Prince's "Raspberry Beret" to mind...brilliant song! So it seemed fitting to use my found treasure from the beach- a tattered old lid. (Prince's "beret looks like it comes from the second hand store....can you see the connection?!!)
I did struggle this week for inspiration even once my starting object was found...but this accordion book kind of metamorphosized as I went step by step with what I felt the urge to do! Surprisingly enough I ended up using water colours over a glaze sakuri pen, which i have never experimented with before but always fancied. Water colours are my least favourite medium probably because I have no idea how to use them and therefore they scare me! So I give a pat on my back for trying something new out and a thanks to this Creative Colour Challenge for not only urging me to create when i don't feel inspired but for facilitating the use of new things/techniques/experiments!
for other raspberry creations X


  1. I have to say that I absolutely adore this. Such a lovely use of the colour with subtle tones. And the design is so eyecatching and unique.

    A truly beautiful piece of work. Thanks so much for sharing.

    (giving her own challenge piece the evil eye)

  2. Thankyou! I have to say this got the evil eye several times too...was NOT feeling raspberry red at all! I look forward to seeing your finished piece :0)

  3. This is beautiful! It reminds me of some incredible crochet that an American scientist did of a coral reef, can you believe? She found that crochet somehow let her reproduce the natural laws that created the reef or something - got a picture of it here to show you but I'm not sure I can post a picture into a comment... I'll see if I can put it on my blog (you're a follower, so you should be able to find it easily!)

  4. I loved this when I saw it in the flickr pool and I love it even more now that I know the story behind it! Great use of a song as inspiration!!!