I’m on my virtual vacation, lounging by the ocean in the summer sun. I needed a vacation, so I took one! I couldn’t get away to the beach, being in a land locked state so I decided I could at least take one virtually! All my friends, new and old, are welcome to join me on this relaxing adventure.
How can you join me? By linking up your vacation blog posts, ocean and beach inspired art, anything that makes you feel like you have taken a virtual vacation! This way we can all vacation together! You can use posts from previous vacations to relive the memories or you can make new ones – it is up to you.
I have a virtual vacation creativity pack to give away at the end of the vacation to one of my fellow “travelers” who link up and share their virtual vacations. I’ll be “returning” from vacation on Friday, June 15th. After I unpack, I’ll be randomly drawing for the giveaway on Saturday, June 16th! I hope you’ll join me! This is open to everyone (newbies, veterans, my friends at Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, Art Journal Every Day, Inspire Me Monday , Summer of Color, and well, EVERYONE!). I will happily ship internationally.
You must have tasty treats on vacation- namely ICE CREAM! Kristin over at Twinkle Twinkle is hosting The Summer of Color 2 Ice Cream Inspirations. Her photo of a scrumptious rainbow sherbert kicks off the inspiration. You can read all about her event here. This is the art journal page I made inspired by her colors. I used Donna Downey’s poppy stamp to start my and then the paint took over!
Looooooove the colors!!! The textures are awesome!!
Ooh! Love these bright colours! The orange “pompons” are such a great idea! And I am a poppy-lover. Really a great page.
I’m not going on vavation but I ate some scrumptious ice last night to get me in the mood for the ice cream colours over at Kristin’s. Amd my pictures are like being on vacation, so today I’m linking up here, you’ve persuaded me! Valerie
That’s the spirit- vacation spirit! So glad you’re here!
Love this painting Carolyn, beautiful colors! Also your picture is a dream, thanks for sharing, take care and have a super week! xx
This is gorgeous! 🙂 But you can’t really go wrong using these colors. 🙂
Oh Carolyn!–you truly inspire me!!
Wow – love your ice cream art! Of course I love that color combo anyway, but your poppies and paints make a delicious combo. Beautiful work.
I really like the way you used the flowers and shading to fit in with the theme this week.
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oh wow Carolyn…I love what you created!!! amazing work and these colours just make me so happy!!!!
O0000h wonderful! Love the creation with these colors ~ Hope you are having a marvelous vacation ~~ thanks, ^_^
(A Creative Harbor)
I love your sumptious painting….. and the pom pom trim.
Carolyn, you are so clever with the virtual vacation ideas!!. I love your very textural art journal page, especially the orange pompoms!. Such happy paint colors. hugs.
Yes, I like to play in this bright blue photo, pure delight. Greetings.
This is so beautiful, Carolyn! I LOVE how you used a stamp and then painted over, very effective.
love the colors too! Gorgeous! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!
That page is so pretty. Great elements and 3-d on the flowers. xox
I love the poppies with the orange numbers- Beautiful!
Love it…great texture and those little pom poms are adorable…xxx
Oooh – your vacation photos and artwork are wonderful… I am having so much fun looking through your beachy posts!
I think a colour challenge is just a bit easy for such a colour lover as yourself… you must be in your element… still trying to schedule a virtual vacation… which is kind of worrying…have a great week…xx
Gorgeous page! Orange & pink is one of my favorite color combos. I love the vacation theme also, very relaxing!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is so wonderful…love the stems and the pom pom hangings:)
So pretty and bright. It brings lots of cheer for sure. I really like the addition of the pom poms! 🙂
Your ice cream colors inspired flowers are lovely. That pompon ricrac is like sweet little orange showers on their happy face. Lovely
I am considering joining the ice cream/color journey this year. You represented the colors quite well. Love your page, too.
ooohhh! Love your piece! Making me in a vacation mood!
Oh for any type of vacation – virtual or otherwise 😉
I love your creation, the texture and colour is just yum! As it should be for this challenge 🙂
I love your vacation picture. I just realized I am wearing the beautiful colors in your journal page. I think I should get busy using them on canvas. Thank you once again for being such an inspiration.
Loving this fab piece for the SOC. Annette x
Ooh, love it! I’ve been lusting after DD’s multi-set of poppy stamps.
i love your rainbow sherbet poppies. and I will definitely come back and link up some wonderful beach photos later. i was just looking at some of my hawaii photos last night and longing to be there! 🙂
Great piece and what a great idea about your virtual vacation…. I want to play along if i get time, i feel like i need a vacation, real or virtual, either way!
I’m not going on vacation this year either. But…I created a lovely wonderland in my backyard. Come and sit a spell….
I love what you’ve done here. And that vacay pic is gorgeous. I’ll have to see if I can find a post to link up with!!!
Oh WOW! Your rainbow sherbert artwork is fab…love the pom pom trim… looking forward to your week 2 now!!
Lovely poppies and great tassles – BJ
I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself
or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks a lot