Monday, 27 June 2011

Summer of Colour - Pink


Kristin's Summer of Colour 
(see flashing badge on right hand sidebar for information) 
is now in it's third week and this week it's the turn of
PINK.
I read somewhere that it is 'freeing' to do the background without a preconceived idea 
of how the pages are going to look, 
so this time that is what I did.
I did a strip paper background, gessoed and 
then I used water soluble wax crayons 
to colour the spread.  Having done that the colour 
said Ice Cream Soda to me 
(strawberry flavour, of course!).
I wasn't brave enough to do the ice cream soda straight 
onto the background so
I drew the glass with the ice cream and sauce 
on watercolour paper,
 and then coloured it with the water 
soluble wax crayons again.  
The ice cream was made yummier with 
a subtle smear of glitter glue.

The Ice Cream Soda wording is a gel transfer.  
The coloured dots were done with 2 different 
sized lids dipped in red paint 
which I then coloured with the crayons.

I really enjoyed this challenge, which was totally different to anything I've done before.

32 comments:

sugar Creek said...

I absolutley love love this!! It is so yummy and summery and I want an ice cream soda right now!!!Good work!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Well this definitely says summer to me! Really awesome, makes me want ice cream now LOL!
Hugs and many blessings
Kelly

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Absolutley Pinky Gorgeous Jo! I love how you got to the finished piece..and I adore the distressed look...Oh and I NEED your ice cream...It's been a scorcher here in Essex today!!
Jan x

SusieJ said...

This looks good enough to eat Joanna- very yummy. I too could do with an ice cream - it's soooo hot here - poor Max has been panting all day and wandering like a little lost soul trying to get comfortable.
Hugs xx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh my dream to be able to eat some sundae like that one day, but I can't eat too much diary products so I ADORE your creation, I could look at it and taste and smell the ice cream without being uncomfortable ;-) see you next week with your yellow one.xx

NatashaMay said...

Oh, yumm! :) I so want some ice-cream now. :) This is awesome!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I love your pink ice cream sundae!

missy k said...

Yummy scrummy...... I love the ice cream font, great distressed feel.

I am going to have to stop myself going to the freezer now!

JessiVille said...

Oh YUM! Fabulous journal spread! So beautifully done and the fact that it looks so delish is a bonus!
Jessi xox

Ann's Art said...

Since so many have said Yummy and I tried to think of something different but failed....I join in and have to say YUMMY!! Very good challenge Joanna.

NaNa said...

Oh yes! Love that spread!

Kristin said...

You have no idea how much I love this! It is so perfectly fabulous - and is such an inspiration to me! Love everything about it! xo

Nan said...

This is so pretty..and I'm on a fruit and veggie diet right now! ACK...Seriously it's such a great piece! :) Nan

linda said...

This is so yummy! I love the boldness of thie piece, it is perfect.

Sabrina said...

THis does look different than your normal pieces, and I love it just as much! So versatile. You are so good to keep up with the prompts. My good intentions have just flittered away. At least I have the joy of seeing what colorful delights you concoct along the way.

craftattack said...

Lovely work, Jo! And now I could do with an ice cream....Hugs, Valerie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, this is so perfect for Summer!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

PINK is my FAVORITE summer color for clothing, so I would LOVE to wear this page!

Privet and Holly said...

That looks SO
professional, Joanna!
You should hang it
somewhere special.
Love that you are
challenging yourself!
xx Suzanne

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

So good that I am craving for ice cream soda with strawberry sauce! I love the background paper stressed look! Really, you did a great job, Joanna.
xxxxxxxx

Georgie Horn said...

Lovely! I just sent my hubby to get some ice cream! Thanks for the inspiration!

creatingme said...

oh man, i want ice cream!

Irish3 said...

When I saw this I thought pink.. and old school.. like a day at the fair years and years ago.. very cool!!

joanna said...

I love your stawberry sunday!brings back childhood memories! so summery!! great pages Joanna!

Kathy said...

Beautiful pages.. love your strawberry sundae... looks so yummy... love the background too.. Thanks too for stopping by and the lovely comment..

Netty said...

Oh wow, so totally yummy. Annette x

Melinda said...

This looks so good. I think I need to go any buy some ice cream right now.

Terry said...

Love the ice cream shimmer! Sure looks delicious!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a fun, "summery" page!

The Altered Paper said...

So Fun & Creative! Tee

Sharon said...

Your "PINK" has made me hungry! I love it. So well done. I love your mail art too and the cute story about it. Our mail lady just glares at me when I bring some to be mailed.I always wish her a nice day. Wish I had her address I'd mail her some so she wouldn't feel left out.LOL And last but not least love your dog and cat!

Janelle said...

This is really cool looking. I love the gel transfer and all the great texture. It certainly makes me want strawberry ice cream.