Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week Three – Baseball Nut

Another beautiful Monday and time to post my Summer of Color 2012 challenge for week 3.  I can't believe it's already halfway through…only three more challenges…

So, this week's challenge was Baseball Nut…the inspiration photo from Baskin-Robbins and my color palette, again created in Photoshop with the color picker.

Challenge3 - baseball nut
When I initially examined the challenge photos, I expected the colors to be pink and was surprised to discover that the "pink" colors weren't really "pink" but more mauve and lavender.

And this is my ice cream cone creation (have you ever noticed how literally I take the challenges?  Ice cream flavors is the challenge, so what do I make?  Ice cream cones…)

Challenge3 - baseball nut-sm
Again, this was created in Photoshop using a variety of colors from my palette, a huge variety of brushes, a bit of glitter style, and drop shadows for the cone.  I made a mini flower pattern using some of the colors for the scoops of ice cream, and the drop shadows help define the ice cream and the waffle pattern on the cone.

I'm loving this challenge and can't wait to get started on the one for next week!

Thank you SO much for stopping by…

Hugs and Toodles!



  1. love this cone – makes me very hungry!!

  2. xo!

  3. Literally is good… I really like this one.

  4. You’re right, why stop at one scoop? lol Words to live by! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  5. Wonderful photoshop piece!! I like how your incorporated all the colors!!Really pretty!!
    Hugs Giggles

  6. I really love your take on this challenge

  7. Fantastic layers & a great quote for Summer of Color!

  8. smashing digital painting. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

  9. helena c says

    I was suprised at the mauves rather than pinks too – lvoe the flowers over the ice cream

  10. Love the way all the patterns merge together to give a final shape to your piece!

  11. Beautiful work – just love the background textures, and the colours are fab – I love those plum coloured tones.

  12. Virginia says

    Fantastic, I did wonder how people were picking out the colours in the photos – my hubby said he thought photoshop would be one option and he was right! Love your ice cream picture – absolutely beautiful!

  13. Hi Virginia! First of all, thank you for stopping by! And second, yes, I do find Photoshop very helpful in making a color palette both in creating digitally as I did here, but also for other art projects. I’m also surprised to discover the “hidden” colors that the color picker finds…I initially determined that the photo had a lot of pink, but no matter where I clicked with the color picker, I could find no pink…the next challenge held similar surprises for me. Thank you for your kind comments! Hugs!

  14. Thank you Diana! And thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  15. Thank you Ritu and thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  16. Thank you Helena! The flowers were a bit of artistic license! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  17. Thank you Annette! I can’t believe we’re halfway through! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  18. Thank you Carolyn! And thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  19. Thank you Gina and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  20. Thanks Jo! And thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  21. LOL! Thanks for stopping by Sandee! Hugs!

  22. Thank you Giggles! And thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  23. Thank you Karen and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  24. I love that you get that soft, layered and oh so vintagey look digitally. Great image!

  25. Yummy take on this week’s SOC flavour!
    See you next week at SOC!

  26. oh that is so sweet!!

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