Sunday, 24 June 2012

Summer of Color - Baseball Nut

The ice cream flavour chosen by 
for this week's Summer of Color challenge is
Baseball Nut
which is 
"smooth vanilla flavored ice cream,
swirled with a black raspberry ribbon
and loaded with cashews." (Baskin Robbins)



Not knowing what I was going to do with this one
I started by prepping my moleskine journal
with vintage papers and gesso.
I still had my Frankenstein film/play experience 
fresh in my mind and thought the colours lent 
themselves to vintage anatomical images.  
Of course, I went with the heart!  
Thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the vintage 
heart image, which I printed onto tissue paper.  
The background is water soluble wax crayons.

The quote, taken from the book
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley,
is said by the poor doomed creature 
and is, in full,

"I have a love in me the likes of which you can
scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you
would not believe.  If I cannot satisfy the one, I will
indulge the other."

I have tried to visit most of the other
people taking part in this fun
challenge, but as there are over
100 I haven't quite managed all.
If I haven't dropped by and
commented on yours, many
apologies.

XXX


42 comments:

Sabrina said...

Great quote and certainly an interesting spin on a "love" message — I like how you think. The colors came out great and I think using the tissue paper gave the heart the perfect opacity!

Anns Art said...

I really like the layers in your page and the colour was so well chosen.

SusieJ said...

Great take on the colour combo (that ice cream sounds yummy!!) - fabulous image of the heart too.
Hugs xx

Terri Neggers said...

Ooohh, I love it! I adore vintage anatomical drawings. I love the color you achieved as well, and the transparency of the heart. And that quote is heartbreaking...

sugar Creek said...

Love this! Ilove that quote and heart is so cool. You reminded me that I need to play with my crayons too. I sometimes forget what I've got! Maybe that should tell me something!

BadPenny said...

It would be challenging to get round 100 especially with all the other challenges you tape part in !
Super inventive drawing x

Carmen said...

That is an amazing quote and the page is frigging awwwwesome! (OK am watching to may American shows with Devvie!) But it is! Stunning, if an anatomical heart can be beautiful... and I'm sure my zombie from last week would think so :P

Am still playing catch up with my commenting on last week too - who put the week on fast forward?

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Jo...Your 'heart' work is amazing ..very clever!!.....you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Journal page is excellent ~ very creative and expressive ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Susan T said...

What a touching quote to go with your artwork today, and the source quote so sad. Helena loves drawing anatomical bits and bobs, the intricacy absorbs her I think and stills her busy busy mind. I will show her this WHEN she gets back from her travels.

Netty said...

Terrific take on the challenge, love this page. Happy SOC, Annette x

Kristin said...

xo!

Sam said...

Great page Jo, love the heart and the quote goes so well with it. Have just caught up on all your posts I have missed over the last few weeks, and I am lovin all your index cards, what a great challenge to take part in and a perfect record of your days. x

sandee said...

great quote, love your journal page! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

missy k said...

Hi Jo

We both went with the heart!

I love your pages... you captured the colours brilliantly. I found them really tough this week.

Karenx

Giggles said...

Such a good quote!! Very unique page full of yummy color!!

Hugs Giggles

Karen Isaacson said...

wonderful heart graphic. I much prefer anatomy to valentines.

Carolyn Dube said...

Fantastic journal!! Love the quote with the heart!!

Lesley said...

wow how very creative this is. Love the quote as well.
Lesley♥

Katie said...

What up page goddess!! Love what you have been doing! :0)

craftattack said...

I had to look twice to see if that was really a heart or if I was imagining it - great pages. Looks like the film really gave you something! Valerie

Ritu Dua said...

Great page to match a beautiful quote!

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful pages - I just love the colours and the heart image is fab - the words go with it perfectly.

denthe said...

Love your page and the lettering is awesome! Great quote too!

Shahrul Niza said...

Great anatomy page! Lovin the overcast red background :)

Margaret said...

Fab pages, the colours are wonderful and I love those old images too, that heart is a particularly nice one! Mx

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE your Frankenstein take on the Baseball Nut ice cream colors!! How fun! Awesome journaling... Have a happy rest of the week!

Jo Murray said...

Clever work. Good for you.

peggy gatto said...

Love your design and your words!

Christine said...

great quote, is that a heart? lol. Nice take on the theme!

Denise said...

Great art and such a imaginative idea.I think it's wonderful.

lydiapuenteharris said...

This is beyond awesome, I love it to absolute pieces! And you have me wanting to start my own journal soon!

Sharon Wunder said...

Love your work!

Piarom said...

fantastic qwote combined with that heart...cool idea ;)

NatashaMay said...

Awesome! It's certainly something you wouldn't expect to get out of an ice-cream flavor. :)

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Such a brilliant piece of art! That really is a frankenstein heart. Love it!

Elisabeth R said...

I love your page, and that quote is great! :)

Caz said...

Oh that is really interesting :-)

BJ said...

Love the love, great pages and the colours lend themselves perfectly. Thanks for stopping by my SOC ATC - BJ

Kathy said...

Great quote.. love the colors on your page too.. that heart is awesome...
xx

Melinda said...

LOVE THIS! The color choices...the background...the images..the quote..ALL of it is sensational!

Dina said...

Very cool page. I love Mary Shelley's Frankenstein...great book!