20 June 2011

THE SUMMER OF COLOUR CHALLENGE - WEEK #2 GREEN

What fun I have had this past week in visiting the different submissions for Kristin's "Summer of Colour Challenge".   Click on the title of this post or the badge at the right to have a look!  Inspiration abounds!

My loose plan is to find a Caribbean version of each colour and create  basic backgrounds for my Cuba journal pages.   I'm quite pleased so far and this is leading my thoughts for next steps in quite a different direction than I might have thought.

As soon as the colour green was announced I knew that it was the green of the jungle and the palm leaves in Cuba that would be the influence for my background.

I gathered all of my green inks and sorted out a progression of the right tones.  Everything has been built upon the background paper which is Panama Jack, Rusty Pickle.   Some paint splatters to start, a favorite cheesecloth background stamp, the building up of the stamped leaves and then some jungle leaf patterned paper torn into bits here and there on several edges. 


And here is a sample of what inspired the background.


41 comments:

  1. Great background! Love that you're using a map as a base. :)

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  2. Fabulous inspiration once again! Love the shades of green of your stamped leaves :)
    Jan x

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  3. oooh, love it Sandi! Clever idea, awesome variety of greens!

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  4. I love the layers and textures you have created on this piece. Love the greens you used too.
    xx

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  5. oh...this is fabulous...love the stamping and the vintage treasure map quality it has...xxx

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  6. Wow! Cuba looks amazing!

    I love how you have used the photo for your inspiration for your journal page.

    The greens are gorgeous!

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  7. Ah... I feel relazed just looking at the picture.

    You have a really pretty blog by the way. Love all the fairies and glitter.

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  8. Terrific green collage, you can definitely feel the jungle with this fab piece.

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  9. Love it, it is really fab.

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  10. Hi Sandi :) I love how you incorporated the map with the leaves. great layering!

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  11. Beautiful.. love how you took inspiration from your photograph :D

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  12. Great idea to make your backgrounds. This one is lovely! Valerie

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  13. Great jungle paper! The dark gray parts of the map over nicaragua, costa rica. ect. even looks like an elephant peeking out of the trees.

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  14. what a good idea to use a card paper...like it so much...and you have the perfect colors for your background...famous!!! look for your other projet..xx

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  15. Love how you incorporated a map into the background, cartography is one of my favourite things.

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  16. Clever idea to use a map in the background. Wonderful!

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  17. Oh I love this piece! So many layers! The more I look at it, the more interesting it becomes :D Can't wait to see what you create next week :)

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  18. I love this idea! You were clever to add the depth to this, great use of texture! Nice inspiration, I might add~ :D

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  19. Very clever. You really captured the jungle vibe. I love the inspiration photo too! Hugs, Jessi

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  20. Wonderful interpretation on Green this week Sandi.
    This is so much fun and I love visiting all the blogs.
    Lesley

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  21. What a wonderful page - I too love all the depth here - what a beautiful journal this will be! xo

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  22. Ohh thats so gorgeous I really love how you created this one using the photo as inspiration.
    Hugs June

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  23. Hi Sandi!
    I really need to get on with my green project. whoot!Whoot!

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  24. Absolutely tropical...bravo!

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  25. Incredible love all the greens.....thank you for all sweet comments about my sea themed matchbox. take care, gerri

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  26. Sandi--I love what you've done here!! BEAUTIFUL!!

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  27. Great page.. love the map as a background and all the layers.. the greens are perfect... just perfect...

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  28. Lovely background... and I LOVE the tropical inspiration.

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  29. I really love the way you are doing this journal. And what a great way to use older scrapbook or even newer! I have tons and never thought to paint on it. TFS! :) Nan

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  30. Fascinating work. I really like this and that cheesecloth stamp.

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  31. Can totally see the inspiration photo in your journal page !

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  32. I see an elephant on the side! Very cool!

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  33. Sandy, what a great page! I love the leaf stamp, very simple and fantastic. Thank you for dropping by my blog. Julie

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  34. How cool is that! I love ..LOVE the idea. Just beautiful.

    Hey..Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind words!

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  35. love it Sandi... gorgeous background layers...

    Jenny x

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