Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A Rainbow of Colours - Dragons Dream TIO

Welcome to Magpieheaven. This fortnight our lovely 'teamie', May has chosen such a beautiful recipe: A Rainbow of Colours! It's the perfect choice for April, which I always see as a month of raindrops and sunshine. Please do drop by the Dragons Dream to feast your eyes on the inspiration the DT have come up with. I've tried to keep this post brief so without further ado, here's my rainbow background!



I used only rainbow colours, brayering, stamping and mark-making with PaperArtsy Fresco paints in Cherry Red, Tango, Yellow Submarine, Blue Oyster, Guacamole, Hyde Park, Inky Pool and Wisteria. To remember the colour palette I used the well-known mnemonic 'Richard Of York Battled In Vain'. And, of course, we don't just find rainbows when we look up into the skies, they're so beautiful in bubbles too. That's the effect I was aiming for.



I created some Lynne Perrella rainbow clowns, some tiny shrink plastic birds singing their hearts out as the rain falls upon the sunlight and some rainbow text from a Sara Nauman plate.



It was one of those 'happy accidents' that the text from a Red Lead stamp on this bird reads 'She creates Dreams'. How often the evanescent colours of the Rainbow are associated with dreams, so vivid yet dissolving into the light of day.



I used Glossy Accents to give the girls a rainbow gleam. I always think the arrangement of circles on this image makes her appear to wear a monocle. Perhaps this one has a magic lens that enables her to see the world rainbow-tinted!

Thank You so much for stopping by Magpieheaven today. If you do have some time over the Easter Break, why not play with rainbows and create your own tag of rainbow colours? You simply need to include at least one real stamp to your tag and the colours of the rainbow and link it here. A Happy Easter to my friends and followers.

16 comments:

  1. WOW Julie Ann how fantastic are your rainbow colours, so vibrant and clear. I love April as you never know what weather you will get from one hour to the next. Loving the monocle idea of seeing into other worlds, reminds me of The Spiderwick Chronicles film from 2008 where they use a type of ocular device to see into a different world.

    Fantastic inspiration as always :-) xxx

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  2. Brilliant array of colours on your tag, loving your background.
    Julie x

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  3. An amazing tag! Love it!
    Happy Easter !

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  4. Ooh! Fabulous Julie Ann! Great colours and you KNOW I love these images!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. What a wonderful tag!! You are always so inventive! Happy Easter to you, too.

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  6. Amazing tag Julie Ann! The rainbow colours are very rich and mnemonic 'Richard Of York Battled In Vain' is interesting, we also have a same kind of mnemonics. xx

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  7. One of my favorites Julie Ann! Just gorgeous- I love the circles and yes, monocles for sure. Your colors are just delish!! xx

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  8. A stunning tag! Love all the circles and it's a great theme this time! X

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  9. Wonderful Julie Ann, the LP clown stamps are the perfect addition to your lovely rainbow tag!

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  10. How cool, a wonderful tag, I really love the background.

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  11. What a fabulous explosion of colour! I love it so much! The blue makes those wonderful colours pop!

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  12. Absolutely stunning tag Julie! Love the LP faces and the background is just gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  13. I love that great background you created. Your bubbled clowns are adorable all floating around. And I really love those shrink plastic birds! So, did you make these birds yourself? I would love to know how they are done.

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  14. Fantastic tag, the background is gorgeous.

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  15. Love, love your LP clowns - quirkily brilliant - and that rainbow bubble background is stunning. A truly fabulous tag!
    Alison xx

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