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Playing Around for the Summer of Color

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!

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  • K @ Storytime Fun June 25, 2012, 2:39 pm

    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!
    Take care!
    ~K @ Storytime Fun ~

  • Lori - What Remains Now June 25, 2012, 2:53 pm

    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.

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh June 25, 2012, 3:31 pm


  • Marja June 25, 2012, 3:36 pm

    This is so beautiful. Lovely colors and details.
    Love the background.
    Lovely greet

  • Gina June 25, 2012, 3:50 pm

    This season does seem to give creativity a boost, doesn’t it? I loved watching your fastmo how-to video! Well done!

  • NatashaMay June 25, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Wonderful page! Love that butterfly. 🙂

  • sandeeNC June 25, 2012, 4:18 pm

    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 🙂

  • Rinda June 25, 2012, 4:22 pm

    Love the text under the images.

  • giggles June 25, 2012, 5:33 pm

    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!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Corrine June 25, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Raspberry pink popsicle gorgeous. I love this page, wahoo! xox

  • MissyK June 25, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Such a pretty page…. great sentiment

  • Carol June 25, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Wow ~ lush colors and design on journal page is marvelous creation ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  • Bev June 25, 2012, 9:33 pm

    Love your piece – the colours and the message and the design! Gorgeous!

  • Jo Murray June 25, 2012, 9:37 pm

    Your world is definitely filled with fabulous colour… so beautiful.

  • Rita McGregor June 25, 2012, 10:32 pm

    This is so pretty and feminine!! Lovely!
    Enjoyed the video, too. I love when you show how you have created your pages. 🙂

  • jane w. June 25, 2012, 10:47 pm

    Yum! LOVE these colors and the butterflies are perfect on the pages 🙂

  • Christine June 25, 2012, 11:17 pm

    such a pretty page that fits the theme so nicely!

  • Tina W. June 26, 2012, 12:05 am

    Very pretty – I love the golds!

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours June 26, 2012, 12:18 am

    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

  • Denise Adorian June 26, 2012, 12:30 am

    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

  • Susan Tidwell June 26, 2012, 12:34 am

    Love this page – the colors, the stamping, the stencils! Great music too.

  • Valerie-Jael June 26, 2012, 2:56 am

    The page has turned out really well, the butterflies are great! Valerie

  • Annette G June 26, 2012, 3:42 am

    wonderful page so full of life. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

  • helena c June 26, 2012, 4:17 am

    beautiful, the gold gives a lovely extra zing

  • Ritu Dua June 26, 2012, 4:23 am

    So lively and cheerful…love it!

  • Leovi June 26, 2012, 5:03 am

    An interesting composition. I like the butterfly, beautiful stationery.

  • Diana Taylor June 26, 2012, 5:45 am

    What a lovely page you’ve made – I love the colours – they have a real zing! And the background is fab.

  • Jan S June 26, 2012, 6:11 am

    Lovely pages ..beautiful sentiment ..you did a fab job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

  • BJ June 26, 2012, 7:51 am

    I adore your butterflies and the colours are perfect. BJ

  • Jenny June 26, 2012, 8:01 am

    Beautiful page Carolyn… so pretty and sweet… love the butterflies..

    Jenny x

  • Ginny June 26, 2012, 8:03 am

    Hi Carolyn,
    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.

  • Erika N June 26, 2012, 8:57 am

    Love these bright colors as just a splash on the lighter background. That’s what summer is all about.

  • Georgie Horn June 26, 2012, 11:05 am

    Thank you for your comment on my Fairy Myst. Please email me at puddin.n.pie.email@gmail.com with an address, I’d like to send you a little Fairy!

  • Georgie Horn June 26, 2012, 11:06 am

    Thank you for the comment on my Fairy Myst posting, shoot me an email with your address, I’d like to send you Fairy!

  • Shahrul Niza June 26, 2012, 11:08 am

    GORGEOUS pages!. I love the deep raspberry colors & gold together. I especially loving the swirly butterfly. LOVE love it.

  • Pauline Leger June 26, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Lovely colors Carolyn, and i always love how you combine text and texture in your artwork. Beautiful. xoxo

  • Carin June 26, 2012, 1:30 pm

    This is so lovely! I love the use of gold to make it spakle and really stand out!

  • Terrie: Creative Explorer June 27, 2012, 10:17 am

    Fab-u-lous page! I love the colors and thanks for the video…..always interesting to see how layers develop.

  • Lydia June 27, 2012, 11:35 am

    “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!

  • Tammie June 27, 2012, 1:05 pm

    this really is a lovely and joyful page!

  • Kathy June 27, 2012, 9:19 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your soft color use, and those butterflies, wow!

  • Virginia June 28, 2012, 3:37 am

    Absolutely gorgeous work hun, loving the butterflies

  • Jo (fiddlesnips) June 28, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. LOVE those butterflies :o)

  • peggy gatto June 28, 2012, 5:00 pm

    your really know how to journal!!!!!
    Gorgeous pages!!!
    I am just beginning to journal!

    • Terri Neggers June 28, 2012, 8:00 pm

      I love how loose and free and sponaneous it turned out. And I love how you use your daughters homework!

  • Sandi McLean June 28, 2012, 11:41 pm

    Your pages are beautiful!

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth June 29, 2012, 10:56 am

    This is gorgeous. I’m really, really impressed with how you worked these colors. So much better than my butterfly. Love it.

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  • Elisabeth R June 30, 2012, 6:19 am

    Your pages are great! And I loved watching your video! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • Caz July 1, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Oh wow those butterflies are amazing!!

  • Create With Joy July 1, 2012, 8:49 pm

    Oh Carolyn

    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! 🙂

    Create With Joy

  • brianne July 2, 2012, 6:22 am

    so pretty! fun & inspiring!