Friday 23 August 2013

Crafts-Too Summer Days 4

The fourth (but not final) week for the challenge at Crafts-too Challenge You where the theme is summer days with beach colours. I rarely use my lovely Dyan Reaveley creative journal so I decided to have fun creating a page for it. However I ended up not being happy with it and going for a smaller journal. You can see I am still in summer mode and I think Mr Mojo must be on his way home now.
This second piece I worked on used Dylusions sprays – pure sunshine, lemon zest, squeezed orange, white linen and Perfect Pearls mists – Cappuccino and Blue Patina.
The same colours were used with masks …….
…… then I stamped with coffee and blue cobalt archival ink.
I just love how the white linen picks up the other colours it lays on top of.
The flowers are from a Tim Holtz die and the spray of ivy is from a Marianne frame die, cut into pieces.
I used other Tim Holtz dies for the birdcage and for the lettering.
My yellow and blue colours are representative of the sand and sea.
Have you joined us yet? If you have or you haven’t we would still love to see your beach coloured projects for our Summer Days theme. Pop over to Crafts-Too Challenge You to see the DTs inspiration pieces and to find the link in the sidebar to be transported to this month’s challenge.
Happy Friday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Out of a Hat Creations - Masks/Stencils
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Your choice


Gram's Treasures said...

Oh, I really like the colour combination for this one! Nice and bright like a summer's day.
Joyce xx

Amanda said...

Colours capture the theme brilliantly!
Amanda x

SD pooja said...

I loved this cool journal pages..the colors are fantastic and the misting/masking looks fab !

chrissie said...

Wonderful pages Brenda and great use of the masks.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Out of a Hat

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love, love, love this Brenda!! Wow, the background is amazing with all its layers, (great seeing the step by step photos) and I totally adore how you finished it with the dies, stamping and those letters!! I think you must have shaded around them, whatever, it looks great and Mr M is definitely back!!!

Redanne said...

I agree with Astrid, he is definitely back home now! I was transported back to a wonderful Fijian island with the gorgeous page you created.... The blues are fabulous and I love the bird and flowers..... totally gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

Glennis F said...

I love this colour combo, Brenda, it always looks so summery!

Anneke said...

Woaw Brenda this is simply gorgeous. Such lovely blue colours you have used. Love your design. Anneke.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous journal pages Brenda, love the colours they blend so beautifully. Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful journal pages, Love the beautiful colours
Avril xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous pages, my favourite colours! XXX

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist so wundervoll, so schöne verschiedene Hintergründe.
Und die Farben sind ein Traum.
Ich liebe alle Details.

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

Karin said...

Great journalspread and the colors are gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Groetjes karin

Kathyk said...

Just DELISH, Brenda.

Thanks for your comment on my blog this morning - been to Snazzys before? It's a little tricky to find but .... your workshop sounds great - I hear that two people are flying in from India!!!


Terry said...

Pretty journal pages, Brenda! Love the little birdie and cage! I always enjoy seeing the process and one day, I may just attempt this again! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful pages! Love the color and the birdcage and bird!

Sandra's Spot said...

Wonderful colour combo and so summery love the texture you have created. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs SandraX

Rossella said...

Such wonderful pages, you are so talented
Rosie x

PetraB said...

I love you pages, they are so cheerful with the bright colours! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Marjie Kemper said...

How fun and totally fabulous, Brenda! Love the bird outside the cage. Today I was working on a spread with Dylusions as well, and I feel we could've easily flipped books and kept on working!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Brenda - the colors look soft and the bird cage looks perfect with the bird and the background.

Jenny Marples said...

Such gorgeous pages. Love the colours you have layered and the effects they have created. Also love that ivy die. Works beautifully with the flowers. Hugs, Jenny x

Juls said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colours hugs Juls xxx

Janet said...

Oh!!! Brenda, I love your journal pages & the colours are fab
Thanks for joining us at OOAH
Janet x

Annie said...

An amazing colourful journal page with wonderful layers


Hugs Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

Luscious colours, and the White Linen gives it such a dreamy, ethereal look... beautiful pages.
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's gorgeous, love the fresh colors.

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning pages, Brenda... love your colors and the sweet dies!