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Monday, July 18, 2011

Red week!

Red, I had alot of fun with this red! This one might just be my favorite one in my journal! I started by painting the background with red acrylics. I then mixed in a little black with the red and used a circle stencil here and there in the corners. I used an old ribbon spool dipped in white to add some more circles and some white splatters of paint.


I then added some stamps with black ink. I used some cut up vintage maps in the borders. I painted the boys shirt pink and added a little more depth to it. The boy and other images I found on Graphics Fairy and a Flicker group, I've had a brain fart and forgot to write down which one and from who!




I added a little dimensional glaze on the eggs, even though you can't see it here. I used a paint pen for the dots around the borders and highlights here and there and in the lettering as well. Then some charcoal around the edges of all the images and border and chalk ink on the edge of the pages. I really love this red! Thank you all for visiting my page and leaving such wonderful comments and thanks to my new followers too! I love seeing every ones art!! Hope everyone has a great day! Looks like we are gonna have a hot one today and the rest of the week here! POOL TIME!!!











32 comments:

Teri C said...

It turned out so neat and colorful. Thanks for explaining how you did everything. I keep learning such interesting techniques.

joanna said...

I can see why it would be your favorite. it's such a fun spread! love the deep red, the images and the lettering! great job Lisa :)

sugar Creek said...

Thank you both Teri and Joanna! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

simplytrece said...

You work is so lovely and creative!! Love how you used the dog during brown week! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!! FYI (snicker, snort) the d*mn people are standing on top of the dam. Gave me a chuckle! Like yur husband doing the crane! Mine would be like a weeble - he'd wobble and roll over.

sugar Creek said...

Simpytrece you are too funny!

sugar Creek said...

I went back and looked and I did spell damn wrong!! Heehee!!

Lesley said...

These are woonderful journal pages, Lisa! Lots of deep red and fun too. Love your dog from last week too!
x

Joanna said...

I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with - and this week is no exception. Wonderful artwork, great details, and I enjoyed reading how you achieved it.

Brain fart, *giggle*

Joanna said...

ps I just cut out the letters I needed, I don't have a stash of cut out letters ready for use. That way would lead to madness, Lisa!

x

craftattack said...

This is a wonderful journal spread, very inspiring! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful spread and adore your imagination. x

WrightStuff said...

Such brilliant detailing on this. Love it!

The Altered Paper said...

Love learning the techniques you used to create your journal page which is Fantastic! Hugs,Tee

Elisabeth R said...

I love, love your journal pages!! And also reading about how you did it, the technics you used etc is very interesting for me! Thanks! :-))

missy k said...

Gorgeous pages..... I love all the details and colours especially the bird nest!

Great sentiment too.

JessiVille said...

I love it all on your red entry! The color, the images the layers - especially the vintage map bits. A wonderful journal spread!
Jessi xox

peggy gatto said...

I love seeing this red!!!!
Also your brown and rocco!

Sandi said...

Love your project and that you share the techniques - a generous spirit!

Kristin said...

This is brilliant! I LOVE your page - the image of the boy, those fabulous wings, the bold red background and the eggs on his head - what a wonderful composition. Love it - and I agree with Sandi, thank you for sharing your techniques here, xo

Mandy said...

i am a huge fan of your work,,,i love this red page...was wondering what you used for your black and then your white highlights in your written part????you say paint pen???but i don't know what this is....xxx

Sesenarts said...

You are sooo clever! Great page. Lots to look at! Julie

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh my gosh.... LOVE! I love that you write about how you make your page because they are so inspiring to me & I love to read about what you do. Your lettering - swoon! :)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, I love this piece. Actually I love all your pieces, fantastic blog. I also thought the wooden spool was a great idea, I'm going to have to try that one, much better than coffee cups.
:) Chris / CS Designs
http://www.cs-designs.blogspot.com/
http://www.doodlepieces.blogspot.com/

helena said...

great piece - love the quote and the look on his face is so funny

Terrie said...

I agree - fun, engaging, and so creative. Thanks for visiting....

Evi said...

this is a wonderful piece. I love it especially since red is my very favorite color.
Lots of details and fun things to look at.
Happy crafting, Evi

Jenny said...

Oh Lisa, this is stunning... LOVE it... so much to look at... love the image you have used too... awesome :))

Jenny x

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

This is so unique and has such depth--the last 2 photos were amazing...to see how much detail there is! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, too! I'm having fun joining in the summer challenge, albeit a bit late :d
~Scarlett

Noemi said...

I don't really know what else I can add that other people didn't say.
Really wonderful. I am impressed!

Nan said...

Wow...this is one of my favorite journal pages I've seen in a long time. You've inspired me to do a journal page for the purple challenge. I've been away from home and wasn't going to do one but my dusty journal is calling now!!

Georgie Horn said...

lovely !!!

creatingme said...

what TOTAL FUN!!!