Thursday, 26 June 2014

SOC 4 Week 3 - Snailed It!

Hi Everyone,

What do you reckon the collective noun for a group of snails should be?! A slither of snails? A crowd of snails? A herd? A rampage? A party? No, I have it - a trail of snails!

But anyway, first things first ...

It's already Week Three of Summer of Color 4 and Kristin has cooked up another concoction of colours to inspire our creativity. If you haven't joined in yet, there's still plenty of time - pop over to Twinkle, Twinkle or check out the FaceBook page to see what's going on.

Here's the colour palette for this week - Lavender and Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum


A very elegant, monochromatic combination and not at all what I would usually choose to work with, but that's one of the many good things about SOC - it makes me try new things and even if it doesn't turn out quite as I'd hoped, at least I've learned something and most importantly I've enjoyed the journey and shared it with friends. 


We can use the colours to create anything we like. My plan for this year is to make an art journal page with a matching snail for each week ... no, that isn't a typo, I really mean a snail! The snails are made with real shells from the garden and DAS air-drying clay to form the bodies. This week, the little creature second from the left was chosen to get a makeover ...



... meet Lottie - I never know what their names are until they're finished, and so far they're all girls! The journal page isn't quite what I'd hoped for - after about twenty layers of paint, ink, embossing paste, I decided it was time to stop. I still wasn't happy with it, but I'd had fun and learned a few useful lessons, so that's good. 

Lottie's happy though - she's all dressed up and off to join the party trail with Doris and Coral from weeks one and two ...


Here are the girls with their journal pages ...


Now I need to start thinking of a quote for next week which kind of fits with a snail ... 

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon. Don't forget to visit Kristin at Twinkle,Twinkle to see all the amazing ideas and artwork inspired by SOC

Annie :o)xxx


23 comments:

gma said...

Very cool! You snailed it. LOL!

MeOfCourse said...

Awesome. I agree with Gemma, you snailed it. tee hee.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhh.... beautiful!

Laila said...

Lovely and different. You snailed it for sure.

helena said...

love your snails - such a great idea and vehicle for the colours

sheila 77 said...

What an amazing idea. I do like your page very much and your painted snail is fabulous. Now what if I did that with a live snail? - they say a snail will always come back to his favourite plant, so if I caught him one night on my cabbages and painted him in the SOC colours (just a little) I could take him to the farthest part of the garden and know if he came back.

Kristin said...

xo ;0

Lizzy Hill said...

Absolute pleasure to meet your' girls'! They look really great with the art journal pages...VERY creative! now you really do need a male snail to even those numbers up!!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

More colurful beauty in the form of Lottie the snail and all the journal pages are so bright and cheerful. Now Lucky Lottie, Cute Coral and Delightful Doris will need to find each other male snails to party with :D

brenda lee said...

Those snails are too cute and the journal pages are fantastic!

Anne said...


I love your snails :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW Annie! I can't even tell you how much I love your snails and the beautiful works of art, too. all three of your creations using the SOC colors have turned about absolutely amazing! You are so creative!!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet snail!

sue :) said...

Love your page, full of details and layers. Not to mention the snail. How cute.

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

I LOVE your snails!! What a creative idea!!! I have been working with clay too and loved it so much! Your snails are just so beautiful! Really loved seeing them!

JenHoney said...

I LOVE the snails. So clever!

Caz said...

Your snail made me smile so much :-)

Cindy McMath said...

Wow your pages are amazing! Great use of the colours each week - not sure how I missed you the last two weeks? LOVE your snails!

Pops Origami said...

They are very nice and Beautiful love your work

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your journal pages, but I am absolutely crazy about the snails.
Rinda

Carmen said...

A trail of snails :) Perfect :)

Love Lottie, they all are so different and not just in colours.

Lisa-Jane said...

That's such a great idea! I really love the little journal page in the purples and I liked it even before you said you didn't! Probably my fave of the bunch. I got your parcel by the way - thank you! The children have attacked it so I haven't had time to play yet but I will!

Jimjams said...

These are weird but totally wonderful! Great fun to look at and probaly even more to make!