Friday, June 14, 2013

How Could I Resist Something Called "Summer of Color...?"

Hey friends - have you heard about Summer of Color?  It's a six-week long blog party put on by Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle.  Every Monday starting on June 3rd, she is putting up a color prompt, and you can play along by making anything you want in that color scheme!  How fun is that???!!! 

Anyhoo, the first week's colors are Citron Green and Turquoise.  Here's what I did...

This is my MDS (Multi-day Spread) in my road atlas journal, for June 11th through 13th.  I took a few progression photos with my iphone, to give you an idea of how this page came together...


Here's how it looked before I started...

This is my collage ephemera helper.  His name is Willie, and he is not in the mood to have his picture taken right now...

I glued down a layer of collage...


brayered on some gesso...

Sprayed a bunch of different turquoise and green inks and let them drip...

Added some pattern with turquoise and green acrylic, plus a little white with gesso...

Added a sweet puppy (from Best Friends Magazine), traced around my hand, and filled it in with some doodling, and then started my journaling...

and here is the finished spread again...

The orange and pink accents are done with molotow markers.  The image of the boy with his arms out is cut from a coffee table book I found at a thrift store.

If you want to play along with Summer of Color, click here for more info.  I plan to play every week!  Can't wait to see what the colors will be next week!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you are having an awesome week!



20 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh Michelle! Your work is so amazing and I am LOVING your pages so much! Thank you for showing us how you made them, too! I am so happy to be participating in the SOC with you!!!!! WOOHOO!

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Michelle you've outdone yourself again! Love the hand the amazing doodling on it, looks so cool! The sweet puppy makes this page YOU also. LOVE LOVE seeing the process on this page, it looked awesome with all the drips on it.
So happy you are playing along too, will be a fun colorful summer for us!

Happy Weekend!

Monique said...

Wow, amazing, such a wonderful journal spread. Love every little bit of it. Loved seeing how you got there.
xx

Miriam said...

Thanks so much for showing us the process, I love this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous!! I am loving how this all came together and the colors are AMAZING!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh my goodness, this is mind-blowing GORGEOUS!!. So many beautiful things to see, I have so much fun exploring every swirl :). Willie is cute, despite.

Netty said...

wow your spread is wonderful, so many fab layers. Happy SOC, Annette x

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Gloria in CA said...

Love your page. Lots of layers. Love it!

anne g-i said...

i really enjoy seeing your process and the evolution of your pages! great colors!

Tracy said...

Lovely drippy inks and lots of interest to keep the eye moving. Fabulous!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I really enjoyed seeing the stages that you went through to get this wonderful result... so much colour and texture... just fabulous...xx

Natasha said...

A stunning spread, I loved seeing your process and all that layers. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mandy said...

Great page...I love the layers...x

Marit said...

I said it again but I will keep on saying it... I LOVE your style Michelle! Such a great page again! Have a nice weekend. Hug from Holland!

Jessica Sporn said...

Gorgeous page and love the step outs. Xo

sharon said...

Amazing, love the progress shots.

Kristin said...

Love Love Love this page! SO much depth and texture and I really appreciate seeing your process shots. The inky drips are fabulous and your finished page is just beautiful, love the puppy too. Can't wait to see what you do next, thank you, xoxo

denthe said...

Really love this page. Yummy busyness ....

Kelly_Deal said...

Wonderful journal pages! They're awesome!

Terri Corona said...

Such gorgeous eye candy! So much going on, and came together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing the process!