Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Complementary Colors

Blue and Orange were the complementary colors I chose for my tag challenge this week.  I found a vintage image of twin girls and colored their respective dresses with blue and orange.  One of my favorite ways to alter photos is with Prismacolor colored pencils--the waxiness of the pencils works great on matte photo paper, and is workable for blending. I gave them each a complementary-colored butterfly to hold, and found the perfect larger butterfly which merged the two colors, to place at the top of the tag.  I bent the wings up for some dimension.

The hardest part of making this tag was carefully cutting around the girls' thumbs with an Xacto knife, so the butterflies could be tucked underneath--definitely a challenge on the thick paper stock!
  

I must apologize that I got very behind in commenting on your posts for 'Weddings' last week, but please know that I thought they were all so beautiful.  This is a very creative bunch of contributors, and it's so much fun to see how differently the themes are interpreted!  Thanks for your gracious comments, and I will be better about adding mine to your posts this week!


18 comments:

  1. Yes, we did chose the same color combo! Yours is wonderful!!

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  2. Beautiful tag and colour combo! Valerie

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  3. Cool! It's got a kind of surreal feel to it. Blessings!

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  4. This is so GORGEOUS! I LOVE everything about this tag. Just WONDERFUL!

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  5. I am not a fan of "orange" however, you made it look amazing!!

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  6. Wowee this is wonderful. You have really made your colours and images "sing" Maggie!

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  7. Such a beautieul tag. I love your colour combo and the wonderful images

    Chrissie x

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  8. Great idea to use twins to show complementary colours, love the colouring of the photo.

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  9. Orange is my least favourite colour, but I really adore this tag, it is gorgeous.

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  10. Lovely! The serious look on their faces reminds me of the twins from The Shining. ;)

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  11. I really love this tag, the image of the girl is stunning! X

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  12. Great tag. I love the contrast between the vivid, pretty color and the droll looks on the faces of your girls!

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  13. I'm impressed with your knife work. I like the colour combo :0)

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  14. this is sheer genius. what an incredibly beautiful tag. xo

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  15. I just love your colour combination, and the girls are great.

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  16. WOW...Gorgeous work, Love the images & butterflies...The colours are perfect... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  17. Fabulous tag - love the images you have chosen - don't those little girls look sombre!! When did photographers begin saying 'cheese'!?
    Carolyn xx

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