Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer of Colour - Charcoal Grey and Pale Pink

Ah dear, Felicity is having one of THOSE summers. 
Here it is the beginning of July and there has already been at least one failed romance. What is it about the warmer temperatures that brings out the love bug?
But don't worry, Felicity is not overly concerned. Heck she still has July and August for another fling (or two)! So she has put on her prettiest frock and got out in front of the flowers...
She's the kind of gal who tells it like is "I beg your pardon...". Now get that song out of your head LOL...
What a hoot - another Girls of Summer postcard to add to my collection. Was not sure how this was going to turn out at first but I actually quite like it. The Pale Pink is not as subtle in real life. I did not think about it until afterwards how much the picture contributed to the Charcoal Grey. The background is gesso on watercolour paper that I layered and played with to get a nice effect (took a night to dry). Acrylic paints - I used sequin waste to get my "dots". Little inking around the edge. The roses are tissue gift wrap (again already didn't I use that last time? but I love that technique).
Be sure to check out the rest of the Summer of Colour entries. Enjoy. Jewels

By the way - did you know:
grAy is how it's spelled in America 
grEy is how it's spelled in England

20 comments:

  1. Another neat postcard. (is it a postcard?) Those old B/W photos are perfect for what you're doing with them, and I like the background a lot.

    I love the color combo this week but haven't done anything yet.

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  2. oops, forgot to say the A/E thing is cool. I've never heard that one before.

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  3. Felicity looks like a lassie who won't have to wait too long before another beau is on the scene ;) I'm refusing to think about the song, so it doesn't implant itself, lol
    The roses are so pretty and I love using tissue images too :0)
    ps - I knew about A/E and then there's colOR & coloUr too - weird isn't it - Mo x

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  4. Bet Felicity's pretty pose by the posies was in the late 40's or early 50's! She is probably about my age now. That is so cool, Julie, I love it!!!!! Carol

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  5. P.S. Love her peasant blouse and skirt with a ruffle! She could have worn that square dancing! Carol

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  6. I love this postcard, Jewels! Felicity looks very pretty in her garden! I always have to google the gray/grey thing every time I want to use it because I always forget which to use.

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  7. This is my favorite one, so far, Jewels!!!

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  8. No, didn't know that, I thought it was grey everywhere. Love your girls of summer postcard.
    xx

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  9. Ahh, another sweet creation. I LOVE how playful (flirty?) she is :).

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  10. Lovely card! And of course NOW we can't get that song out of our head!!
    I knew of the grey/gray thing and still use grey in the US just cause I want to! LOL (And it drives my step-mom and sister nuts!)

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  11. Oh I love this had me smiling. I didnt know there was a difference, We use grey in NZ.

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  12. Song is in my head now, thank you!! Haha! LOVE this piece! Wonderfully creative with the pinks on a grey B&W photo.

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  13. The grey / gray thing is one of my bug bears... in Australia it is grey as well but we see gray more and more... like colour without the u... I love the postcard... they are a fun series... happy week 4

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  14. I absolutely love this post! Felicity is so petty, and I love the story you wrote for her, too! You used the SOC colors beautifully!

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  15. Love the postcard, gorgeous images and perfect use of this week's colours. Loved the story as well. :)

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