April 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Mustard Yellow

This month's Creative Color Challenge is Mustard Yellow:

I decided to create a new dress and patterns in Photoshop, so again this is all digital…I used the color picker to select the colors, and then creating the patterns in layers allowed me to incorporate all the colors in Louise's suggested color palette.  Again, I don't know that these would be colors I'd normally choose (except maybe for the bright yellow) but these challenges are so much fun and allow me to step outside my creative comfort zone a bit…I really did find the colors worked well together and gave me a fun palette to work with…but then I do like "real" mustard…especially on corn dogs!  The light gray was a great neutral to use too!

Oh…lest I forget, here is my challenge!

Check out more participants in the challenge here, and don't forget, it's not too late to participate yourself!

April 2012 Color Challenge by Louise Gale

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and Toodles!



  1. Such a cute interpretation of this challenge! When I was looking for inspiration, I saw lots of different clothing items in these colors but it never occurred to me to do something like what you’ve done. Very creative!

  2. Thank you Michele! I had a lot of fun making it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. As always I LOVE your color challenge piece!! The grey balances out the bright yellows just beautifully. xx

  4. Oh my goodness! I am so lost with anything digital, this is really beautiful! LOVE the color and all the layers you were able to create. AND Yay! So looking forward to the next Summer of Color. Glad you’ll be playing along! xoxo

  5. Thanks Kristin! I LOVED playing Summer of Color last year! I can’t believe I actually kept up (for the most part) and finished! I’m so looking forward to this summer’s color challenge! Love and hugs!

  6. Thanks Lorinda! I almost forgot about this month’s challenge! Got in done at the last minute! Thanks for stopping by! Love and hugs!

  7. This is a WONDERFUL piece and so great that you used all the colors. I am inspired by you to try and create one digitally soon as I am currently learning CS6! Maybe I’ll give it a go for our May challenge. Now that will be an extra challenge for me!
    Thanks again for joining in.
    Louise xx

  8. Thank you Louise! I don’t have CS6 (yet) but have CS5…are you going to be learning Illustrator too? That’s my big goal…as a designer, I think it will offer a lot more options and possibilities…I’ve used it a bit but it’s quite different than Photoshop. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for May…I LOVE pink so the next challenge is going to be fun! Love and hugs!

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