13 June 2011

THE SUMMER OF COLOUR CHALLENGE - WEEK #1 BLUE

Click on the title of this post or the badge at the right to check out the details of this challenge and to see what everyone is up to!

I have decided to focus on creating journal pages for a recent trip to Cuba, at least this week that is what I decided!  I am going to start with creating the basic background pages, looking for "Caribbean" versions of each weeks' colour assignment and see where that leads.  I am hoping the "plan" will flow from there!

Except for the bottom right corner, I used VersaMagic inks.  I love the chalky smooth finish and the colours I had fit.  I pulled out all the blues.  I had to start with the colour of the water!  I really was enchanted with the architecture in Cuba, that dominated my pictures and  brought me to the next decision.  I built up the ink with several background stamps;  a weathered look, a gauze and a crumbling rosette.  Much of Cuba is under repair and the rest awaits it.  I found some Spanish text about Cuba, printed it out on organza and adhered bits of this to my background.  All of this got a coat of "Tide Pool" glitter paint from Tattered Angels. 


Just one picture which to me evokes the same mood.



I can hardly wait to see what everyone is doing and this next weeks' colour choice!  Kristin, thank you again for a fabulous challenge!

40 comments:

  1. Love the blue over the black stamping. Looks lush x

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  2. Amazing texture. Love it! :)

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  3. Wonderful effect! Love your piece.

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  4. Beautiful...great texture...xxx

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  5. Hi, Sandi...This is my first visit to your blog. I look forward to visiting again, and seeing how your journal comes along. :-)

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  6. Totally adorable, great work on the color challange!

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  7. Printed on organza! That is so cool! What a wonderful piece and photo - I can't wait to see how your book grows - thank you for sharing, xoxo

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  8. What a fun idea.

    I love your first background, great colours and textures.

    ps love the photo too :)

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  9. Great start to the summer of colour! Lovely texture!

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  10. I think both are awesome. Love the photo, it has such an amazing feel.
    AJ :)

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  11. Wow, what an interesting blue textured journal piece, loving your inspiration behind your lovely art page.
    Jan x

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  12. oh wouaw....printed on organza..you impress me...I adore the color and your background is so nice...

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  13. Love the blue! Can't wait to see the finished page! It is already awesome! Hugs!

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  14. What a lovely piece! I love you photo as well, what a wonderful feel I get from it :)

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  15. So gorgeous Sandi!!!! This is ganna be a beautiful book!

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  16. Wow Cuba, sounds intriguing~
    What an amazing texture printed on organza..fun!
    It is fun to experiment...

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  17. Sandi, I like how you've taken your inspiration and transformed it into art. Well done! Love the carribean theme for this challenge (love your photo too!) This is my first time to your blog and It is beautiful. I agree that you should never skimp on the magic! Jessi xox

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  18. This is gorgeous! Love the fabric, amazed that you printed on it!

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  19. Wow Sandi! you did this on fabric! the texture is beautiful and the colour gorgeous!!

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  20. I love your choices for the color blue!

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  21. This is beautiful and impressive. Love the blue over the black.

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  22. A Beautiful Blue Journal Background Page! Cant wait to see the rest! Hugs,Tee

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  23. wow! this is fantabulous. I must check out this challenge!

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  24. Lovely blue background. Should be great for your Cuba journal!

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  25. The texture and color is fantastic! Plus I also like the photo of the shuttered window.

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  26. Hi Sandi..This is a beautiful piece. Your technique is so creative. Look forward to seeing more as well! :) Nan

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  27. The texture is wonderful. Love the window!

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  28. Such a pretty blue...and adding organza - fabulous! So creative. :)

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  29. Great art!!! Love the colors.

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  30. Oooh! I love it! Wish I could reach out and touch it.
    xx

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  31. Beautiful background.. love the layering and texture... beautiful blues... thanks for stopping by mine and commenting.. so lovely to meet you..

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  32. Love your thoughtful Cuban background.

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  33. Wonderful texture... love your pretty background :D

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  34. Terrific texture and loving your design and great colours. Annette x

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  35. It looks digital it's so crisp! Lovely work and texture! xo!

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  36. Great texture and on organza no less. Your trip sounds like it was very interesting. Enjoyed the photo with the blues.

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  37. Love how this looks!! Great patterns! I'm a bit behind and still haven't done my green piece, but I wanted to come by and say hi and thanks for stopping by and looking at my blue cards from last week!

    xoEsther

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