Wednesday, 6 August 2014

It's a Wrap!

Hi Everyone,

Summer of Color 4 was such an inspiration and I had so much fun with it, but all good things must come to an end ... sigh ...


This was the year of "Smudge, Splash & Pop" - every week, the lovely Kristin came up with a delicious combination of two colours plus just a dash of a third and we could use these colours to create any kind of project that took our fancy.

Firstly, I was inspired to invent a new art form - Snail Art!! If you would like to see how I gave six snails a mixed media makeover, click here.

As well as encouraging you to try different colour combinations, Summer of Color is a great opportunity to experiment with different media and techniques, so I thought I would make a journal page for each week and then put them all together to make a little book, using my new toy - the Bind It All.

It took me a couple of weeks to get around to making the covers and conquering the new gadget, but here's how it ended up ...


For the cover, I used the colours from the SOC4 badge and mixed media to create layers of colour and texture, using various stamps and stencils -
  • Gesso 
  • Distress Inks 
  • Distress Paints 
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine 
  • Embossing Paste
  • Distress Crackle Paint
  • Ranger Archival Ink
  • Dylusions inks
  • Matte Medium
  • Paper Napkins
If it looks like I threw everything I have at it - it's because that's exactly what I did! Here's a picture of the book opened out so you can see the front and back covers ...


On the six rings of the binding, I tied scraps of ribbon in the colours we were given to play with for each of the six weeks of SOC4. 

Here's a peek at the pages inside. You'll see that I made coordinating facing pages, so I have some space left to play in ...
Week One - Aqua & Lemon with a pop of Pink

Week Two - Coral & Teal with a pop of White
Week Three - Lavender & Grey with a pop of Plum
Week Four - Pink & Apple with a pop of Dark Green
Week Five - Royal & Red with a pop of Light Blue
Week Six - Raspberry and Tangerine with a pop of Lemon
Inside back cover - watch this space!

So, that's it for another year - but you can still share your work and check out all the amazing art inspired by SOC4 over at Twinkle Twinkle and on the FB group.

And Kristin already has me intrigued about next year's SOC5 - can't wait!


Thanks for visiting my blog today - now I'm off to continue working on my Secret Project ....

See you again soon :o)xxx

4 comments:

Shawna S. said...

Annie how AWESOME is this?! I love it - so creative! The SOC thing you participated in sounds super cool. Definitely inspired!

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! Gobs-mackingly WOW! LOOOVE how you've used those colours & the whole journal looks tremendous....you certainly got a lot outta this years course:):) My fave is the one with the verse in the wavy lines on it - the blue one....if I'm allowed a fave!!!

Pops Origami said...

Annie this is great. it is very warm feeling. I lvoe it much

Val Thorpe said...

THis looks like such fun Annie and this little journal is so you. Love the stamps and I think you have a wonderful keepsake now. Love it