We present a method of three-dimensional particle velocimetry with a single digital colour camera using multiple colour illumination to encode image depth over a large volume. A copper vapour laser operating at 511 nm is used to pump an optical fibre producing a multiple-wavelength beam via multiple order stimulated Raman scattering. The beam is dispersed and formed into a stack of thin sheets to illuminate a volume of space. The spatial co-ordinates of particles imaged within the illuminated volume are obtained from their imaged x,y positions with depth discerned from particle hue (set by the wavelength of illumination). The method exhibits an RMS depth error of 3% in relation to the thickness of the illuminated region. This paper reports a proof-of-principle of three-dimensional particle imaging using a multi-wavelength laser source with a view to 3D-3C particle velocimetry.