The colors this week for the Summer of Color threw me for a loop. I don’t use browns very often so baseball nut colors of raspberry and brown stumped me.
To get moving on it I decided to stop thinking and just do. I wish I could tell you that I carefully planned out using my daughter’s homework, the butterflies, and the word stamps but no. The truth is I just bought the word stamps from Donna Downey and I wanted to play with them. I had the butterfly stencil and coordinating stamps from Julie Balzer still on my counter from when I was playing with them on another journal page. It was serendipity and I even managed to make brown a bit more my style by using golds for the cashew color!
My world is so full of wonderful art right now! There are great posts over at Creative Every Day, Inspire Me Monday, Art Journal Every Day, and the Summer of Color! When you have a moment, stop on by!
Ooooh! So beautiful!
I am visiting your blog for the first time. :o) I found you through a comment you left on my blog earlier today. So happy that you stopped by and commented because now I have found YOU and I can’t wait to explore your blog! It looks so fun and visually-inspiring! I wish I was artisitic like you…
I hope you are enjoying your Monday!
~K @ Storytime Fun ~
I love everything about this page…stamping, lettering, colors, background. It amazes me how certain elements come together to make something so pleasing as a whole. Beautiful.
This is so beautiful. Lovely colors and details.
Love the background.
This season does seem to give creativity a boost, doesn’t it? I loved watching your fastmo how-to video! Well done!
Wonderful page! Love that butterfly. 🙂
Cute video of your creation, loving the torn home work as your base, and I’ve not heard of silk ink, will have to look into it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂
Love the text under the images.
Wonderful page!! I don’t do brown much either!! It always throw me off!! For the chocolate mint I used purple instead of brown….I just couldn’t do it!! lol Well done!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Raspberry pink popsicle gorgeous. I love this page, wahoo! xox
Such a pretty page…. great sentiment
Wow ~ lush colors and design on journal page is marvelous creation ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)
Love your piece – the colours and the message and the design! Gorgeous!
Your world is definitely filled with fabulous colour… so beautiful.
This is so pretty and feminine!! Lovely!
Enjoyed the video, too. I love when you show how you have created your pages. 🙂
Yum! LOVE these colors and the butterflies are perfect on the pages 🙂
such a pretty page that fits the theme so nicely!
Very pretty – I love the golds!
This is just beautiful Carolyn. It’s a gorgeous color combo (the gold is a great touch!). Thank you so much for sharing your process with us. xx
I love the comment you left Me .Made Me laugh,thank you.I also love your art page in your journal.So much fun ! Nice meeting you.Denise
Love this page – the colors, the stamping, the stencils! Great music too.
The page has turned out really well, the butterflies are great! Valerie
wonderful page so full of life. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x
beautiful, the gold gives a lovely extra zing
So lively and cheerful…love it!
An interesting composition. I like the butterfly, beautiful stationery.
What a lovely page you’ve made – I love the colours – they have a real zing! And the background is fab.
Lovely pages ..beautiful sentiment ..you did a fab job with this weeks colours!! Jan x
I adore your butterflies and the colours are perfect. BJ
Beautiful page Carolyn… so pretty and sweet… love the butterflies..
I love this page. The colors, the butterfly, and the message are all so uplifting. It is always so much fun to come and visit you and to see what you are creating.
Love these bright colors as just a splash on the lighter background. That’s what summer is all about.
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GORGEOUS pages!. I love the deep raspberry colors & gold together. I especially loving the swirly butterfly. LOVE love it.
Lovely colors Carolyn, and i always love how you combine text and texture in your artwork. Beautiful. xoxo
This is so lovely! I love the use of gold to make it spakle and really stand out!
Fab-u-lous page! I love the colors and thanks for the video…..always interesting to see how layers develop.
“I decided to stop thinking and just do.” I think that this is the key for a lot of us and I love what resulted when you did this. This page is so fun and happy. I love your video too , thanks for sharing your process!
this really is a lovely and joyful page!
Gorgeous! I love your soft color use, and those butterflies, wow!
Absolutely gorgeous work hun, loving the butterflies
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. LOVE those butterflies :o)
your really know how to journal!!!!!
I am just beginning to journal!
I love how loose and free and sponaneous it turned out. And I love how you use your daughters homework!
Your pages are beautiful!
This is gorgeous. I’m really, really impressed with how you worked these colors. So much better than my butterfly. Love it.
LOVE LOVE THIS, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND PAGE!! THANKS FOR THE VIDEO, LOVE WATCHING YOU PUT IT TOGETHER!!
Your pages are great! And I loved watching your video! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Oh wow those butterflies are amazing!!
The journal is BEAUTIFUL – and another wonderful video to boot? My heart cannot take the excitement! 🙂
It’s my pleasure to feature you once more at Inspire Me Monday – please, keep sharing your gifts! 🙂
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so pretty! fun & inspiring!