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November Colour in the Sandbox

Belacamba chinensis seed in Colourblock

Colour block Primula with brushes

Rita at the Coffeeshop Blog is a whiz at making templates for collages or storyboards and lots of actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. If you haven’t visited her website please go and visit.   I shamelessly download just about everyone she comes up with.   This morning I was out in the Sandbox trying to find something for my Mosaic Monday post and as I went around the side of the house I spotted a spot of pink peeking out of the leaves.   Glory be it was a primula in bloom. That brought a big smile to my face.  Who would have thought in November this little spring bloomer would send up a bloom.   The Belacamba chinensis has a lovely orange spotted bloom in the summer but in fall it produces these almost black seed heads.   The templates I used was a colourblock one and I used some brushes to illustrate the colours in the picture.  I just could not get the true colour as I was putting them on a too saturated colourboard.   Have to practice with that some more.

Monday is Mosaic Monday at Mary’s.   Come over and visit or join in.   Have a great week.  Valerie


Jenni said…
What a lovely surprise you found in the garden.thanks for the link. I love color palettes and templates...just starting to explore them a little to check now. Thanks.
eileeninmd said…
The templates look like fun to play with. How nice to see the oretty pink peeking out. Lovely mosaic.
Great shots and good template to use. Happy Thanksgiving!
What pretty surprises! Beautiful mosaics, too! ♥
Snap said…
I love surprises in the garden! You found a lovely one. The templates look like fun. Thanks for the link. Have a great week!
Hi Val
Unique collages this week. That hint of pink would have brought a smile to my face too.
Terri said…
Lovely mosaic with a lovely topic! Visiting from Mary's tonight!
Lorrie said…
Sounds like you are having fun playing with your photos. Love the tiny primrose blooming in November!
Teagarden said…
A wonderful surprise! I found one too!
Have a nice week,
Pondside said…
The templates are so contemporary-looking. It looks like you're having fun with them.
GrandmaK said…
Beautiful war colors! It's rainy an gray here today and waking to your page warms me all over! Wishing you well! Cathy
Ingmarie We said…
Lovely mosaics! Thank you for the link to Rita at the Coffeeshop Blog! PS! Also found a primula in bloom in my garden today, a yellow/whitish. Have a nice week.
Valerie, I love what you have done with these ideas. I shamelessly jotted down in my notebook the technique. I also love to find a little bloom out among the leaves and other dark looking signs of winter coming. Found two Clematis last week. Blessing and Happy Thanksgiving.
Pam said…
The touch of pink is a perfect contrast to the withering leaves.
Both are lovely collages, Val.
Thanks for the link.
dharma owl said…
oh so lovely...i really adore them. thanks for sharing. happy thanksgiving!
Jill Harrison said…
I really like how you have done the colourboards for the mosaic.
Thanks for stopping by on my blog to say hi - and thanks for the link to Coffeeshop Blog - I will be back to check it out when I have time......
have a great week.

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