7 August 2011


Kristin - thank you again for your fabulous Summer of Colour Challenge!  What fun I have had.  I apologize to everyone for not getting around as much last week and hardly at all this week!   I have a whole new set of blogs to follow and be inspired by.  I missed "yellow" and do hope to catch up on that.  While there is a week left of the challenge I am not sure that I will be participating so I want to say thank you to everyone now!  This is the first "real" journal that I have attempted and your feedback has been key to keeping me on track and working on my initial plan of creating backgrounds/pages for my Cuba journal.

This week I've used a small canvass as my focus, I purchased this at a studio in the Callejon de Hamel in Havana.  A project of Salvador Gonzales, sculptor and poet, this  two block area is where Afro-Cuban art, music and dance are given space within the community. This image is a familiar Santeria (the dominant religion) image.  

The background is a piece of Co'ordinations black/orange card stock,  I have sanded around the image to provide a simple frame and in the quiet area above.  The sacred heart is a metal image which I have done using the embossing techniques and supplies from Ten Seconds Studio.  The out most border is Spiced Marmalade Distress Crackle Paint. 


  1. Lovely work and colours! Valerie

  2. Simply stunning !! Love the distressing, the text and the composition its superb !! Also adore your collage piece below
    Did you grab your freebie this weekend from my Dezinaworld blog? if not, please feel free to help yourself.
    hope you have a wonderful week
    hugs June

  3. Oh wow Sandi this is wonderful, love the drama of this great piece. Annette x

  4. Striking color, love the image position! This challenge was perfect for you :)

  5. Awe, thank YOU! This is gorgeous! I love the addition of the crackle paint and the image that you used - It's been such a pleasure getting to know you and do look forward to seeing what you do in the future. Thank you for everything, xo

  6. Wow! I love this, what gorgoues colors. Sandi it's beautiful!

  7. Great COlors Sandi!! Love the cardstock!! Great image too...sounds like fun!


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