Sunday, 22 July 2012

Watermelon Ice

It's Week Six of the Summer of Colour challenge over at Twinkle,Twinkle and I can't believe it's nearly over - it's been so much fun and so inspiring to see the amazing pieces of art that everyone has come up with. This week's colour prompt was Watermelon Ice - gorgeous mouthwatering red with little chips of dark chocolate for the seeds
And this is my effort
Summer of Colour is all about "celebrating art in all its hues", so I decided to make a series of 6 ATCs, each one a reflection on what art means to me and why my arty-farty endeavours are such an important part of my life.
Then I made a little fold-up book to put them all in - one side is a rainbow spelling out Summer of Colour and the other side was given 3 coats of gesso and then painted, inked and distressed to make a background that would set off all six ATCs with their very different colour combinations. It didn't really come out quite as I'd hoped, but I had SUCH a lot of fun playing with it and it made me try a few new techniques, so I'm really glad I gave it a go (and sorry it's all over...)
Here are some pictures of the little book (apologies for the rubbish photography!)
It's just occurred to me that it might be an idea to print off all the gorgeous ice cream pictures as well and incorporate them into the book somehow...hmmmmm...
Anyway, I'm off to Kristin's blog now to link this post and check out what everyone else has been up to - I'm always bowled over by the quality and variety of artwork people have created for this challenge - truly inspirational! Annie x

6 comments:

Treenie said...

This is lovely Annie, you are so clever x

Treenie said...

This is lovely Annie. You are so clever x

Treenie said...

Guess who can't work her google account olo x

AnnieC said...

hehehe - 3 comments for the price of one!!!

Tori Beveridge said...

Adorable ATC.

BJ said...

Love your little book to hold all your gorgeous ATCs, what a great way to store them. This weeks ATC is beautiful and rich in colour. BJ