Monday, 18 July 2011

Summer of Color ~ Red

If you want to know more about the Summer of Color you need to go here.

This week's colour is red and I immediately thought of poppies, especially as Pippa had given me a paper napkin with poppies on.  I cut out the poppies and glued them on.  But first I layered the page with torn pages of music and print.  However because I gessoed them on rather than use Matte Medium, once I put the paint on, the underlying print has mostly disappeared.  I sprayed 3 colours of green dylusions paint and wiped them with a baby wipe.  Then I sprayed through a butterfly stencil. I decided to write the words of the famous poem In Flanders Field and realised that really the butterfly image wasn't relevant to larks.  So I stamped the birds on the wire across the top.  I stamped various plant images at the bottom of the page before apply the poppies with glue.

21 comments:

  1. I love poppies and your page is beautiful. Really lovely that you have added the poem.

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  2. Oh my, this is just beautiful

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  3. Woe...this is fantastic...love those poppies and love just everything about this really...xxx

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  4. beautiful pages! Love the shades of red and blue greens! Very nice!

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  5. Just beautiful. Thanks for explaining your technique. I am learning a lot doing this color challenge.

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  6. Looks amazing, I love the vibrant colours! PS. these poppies were part of the ephemera packs that I was trying to sell LOL!

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  7. That is a beautiful poem and your poppy pages fit with it so well. Lovely !

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  8. Love what you've done with the poppies - great 'take' on the 'red' theme. Really lovely pages.

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  9. I love these pages with the poppies! :-)

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  10. Oh wow this is such a wonderful spread and so loving your poppies. Have a great week, Annette x

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  11. One of my favorite flowers and yours is wonderful. So cheerful.

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  12. Brilliant Show of Poppies! Lovely! Hugs,Tee

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  13. So creative - your page really works!

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  14. It's beautiful! I love your paper poppies against such a bold, colorful background - the results are really stunning. Thanks for sharing this great page, xo

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  15. Such pretty pages! I think the flowers look fantastic against the background blues. That is such a vibrant color combination!

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  16. What a great way to use a gift - love your color choices and the field of poppies is so vibrant and fab!

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  17. Beautiful pages! I simply love poppies, & what wonderful colours you choose to go with the red!
    xo Joanna

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  18. It all works very nicely. The poppies with the green background and a bonus, a poem! I love poetry!

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  19. oh this is pretty. I love using napkins too!

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