Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer of Color (Week 1) - Citron Green and Turquoise

The Summer of Color is here!  This is my first summer playing and a favorite color combo is featured this first week - Citron Green and Turquoise.
Kristin of Twinkle, Twinkle sponsors this challenge and there are gobs of people playing along.  You can create whatever you like as long as you feature the weekly color combo.
I tried something new with this page - cut a girl from a advertisement. 
Cut her into three manageable parts and then used spray gesso on all three parts.  Painted each piece with a different color and reassembled and glued into my ledger journal. 
Painted on some long hair, added a headband and then added texture to the underskirt by stamping curving teardrops with a small handcarved stamp.   
Linking to Art Journal Every Day and

37 comments:

Halle said...

Super cool idea! Love it.

Lynn Holland said...

Well done it works really well

Gloria in CA said...

Love it! Great idea, great colors.:)

Terri Corona said...

It turned out great! I want that dress...

Netty said...

She looks great. Happy SOC, Annette

sharon said...

Wonderful idea, she is gorgeous.

Kirstin McCulloch said...

What a clever idea! I love the colours + the detail on the under skirt x

veronica said...

looks like fun. love the colors!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

it came together beautifully... I love this colour combination as well... happy week 1...xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Brilliant idea! looks cool ! thanks for sharing
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Melanie said...

Lovely colour combination. You did a very good make over.
Liefs, Melanie

Shahrul Niza said...

Totally gorgeous journal!!. I LOVE to paint on old book pages and this is another inspiring idea, to paint on ledger :). WOW, the colors alone make me happy :).

Sharon Fritchman said...

AWESOME!! I love how you showed us your inspiration and thought process! This is so, so beautiful!!!!!

helena said...

fabulous - love how you made such a transformation

Mandy said...

She is cool...love that book you did her in too...x

Mary C. Nasser said...

This ledger book has been such a great find for you!! :)
What a great process of simplifying this figure into shapes and beautiful summer colors to make it your own!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lesley said...

I'm gonna have to do something for this Summer of Color party! I found this post at Paint Party Friday, but so many of the participants are doing the Color Party as well! It looks like fun. Love your piece!

Faye said...

What enormous fun you must have had doing this. I love the color combination and you have done a great job with it.

Kim said...

This is wonderful. I love the girl and how she is placed on the text background. HPPF!

Linda said...

such a beautiful page for the SOC colors!!

Juniper Goods said...

Great idea! I like the background as well :) the yellow around her is beautiful!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I like your version much better than the original girl. She is lovely. Nice stamp. Happy PPF xox

alarmcat said...

oh, i want a dress like that :)

Zafaran said...

Not only do I want a dress like that, I want a lovely old ledger journal like yours! It's a beautiful combo!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

She's gorgeous, and I love the way she looks against the page of your ledger. Blessings!

Natasha said...

This is a stunning idea. And you ledger journal looks fabulous! :)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

She's super pretty!!! Love the color combo on that dress...it's perfect!

Yolanda said...

Love it! Thanks so much for telling how you did it.

Cindy D. said...

Amazing color! That is one of my favorite combinations, too. HOLY COW! That Summer of Color post has 124 entries!

Really cool technique you used to get the shapes for this girl. Very pretty and summery!

Kimberly Jones said...

I love it Michelle! Fantastic colors and a really cool technique! You are so inspiring!

aimee said...

Oh Michelle it is fantastic! I want the dress!!

denthe said...

Such a great idea! love her!

Catherine Parkinson said...

I love the effect of layering your woman on the text. It looks fantastic

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Jessica Sporn said...

wow - what an interesting technique - the result is stunning. Thank you!

susanernst said...

good idea! and I love how you are using that old ledger book!

Anne Manda said...

Super creative and original, beautiful result! <3

Giggles said...

Gorgeous, very clever!!

Hugs Giggles