Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Colour is Red

Hi everyone. This is my last post for Yvonne's awesome challenge at Art Journal Journey. The challenge is Colour My World.
I can't believe the month is September is almost over. It flew. I must say we've had a lot of hot and humid weather this month, and humidity is not a favorite of mine, so I am glad we are suppose to get some cooler weather today.
But I'll be complaining about the cold soon I am sure.  Ha-ha!
The end of September means we are already 1/8 of the way through the school year. Holy cow!
I am also going to link this page up to Try It On Tuesday. Their new challenge is clocks or time.
So my page is made on a piece of cardboard. I covered it with this red napkin I had. Then I added some leaves which I stenciled with molding paste. Once dry I painted them with some copper paint.
I also added a bit of gesso to the red napkin to give it a bit more depth, and that allowed me to added the stamped quote. I lightened it up here so you can read it better.
Finally I added the bits of the die cut clocks and the dapper man and his dog!
That's all for me today. I'm off to work!!

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous piece, love the string, warm colours, just perfect. Thanks, too, for linking to TIOT, much appreciated. Time really flies, school has just started and it's already 1/8th over! So, back to reading here! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Yes - time flies - you are so right! Hope you get the weather you long for Erika!
I am in awe of this great Mixed Media page - stunning that you got such a good impression of the quote stamp on the napkin. Clever done! You make me happy with yet another fantastic page linked to Art Journal Journey and we are happy to see you again at Try It On Tusday again.
Yes my muse is back again, but now I have not enough time to play with her.... "complaining on a high comfort level" from me today----grin!

oxo
Susi

chrissie said...

This is wonderful Erika
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a great take on our theme! Love the background, the colour combo and the images. Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT this time. Hugs!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is lovely, Erika. It certain speaks red to me. I really like your use of the clocks and the TH doll you chose. It's a real winner. I'm off, too. Out the door to go to a museum today.

Meggymay said...

There are beautiful shades of deep reds in this fabulous page. I loved the words you added and the found relative looks a handsome chap.
Thank you for sharing the colours in your world with me this month at Art Journal Journey your pages have been inspirational.
Thank you also for joining us over at Try it on Tuesdays it a great page for the new theme over there as well.
Yvonne xx

nanskidrewski said...

cool page...lots of interesting techniques...wishing you a good day.

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page is the perfect color for the end of September. Makes me think of apples. Love the clock parts. Have a great day. The humidity is supposed to break this afternoon. Color me blue. (-;

Dortesjs said...

wow your journal are stunning love the colour

Jeanie said...

I'm reading way too many posts and backwards! Can't keep up with blogging these days!

I love your red post. That's been a fun challenge, hasn't it? And you're right -- September is FLYING!

maj. said...

This page is so beautiful, just love all the details!

Little Artbee said...

Great red background and also the collage elements. Well done.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful red page! very beautiful imaginatively made!
Happy Day
Elke

SLScheibe said...

Lovely steampunk style art spread! I always love a good vintage page. The red and golds are lovely together :)

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Soon everything will be red, now that we've had the cold snap. Fun page. Enjoy your weekend. xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Your steampunk page is wonderful! I love the richness of the colours and all the texture you have created 😁. The dapper man, his dog and quote are perfect. I'm wondering where has this month gone too, it's flown by! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊
p.s. sorry I haven't been around for a while, we've been out and about this week with the nice weather we've been having. Now all I need to do is play catch up on everyone's posts ...lol πŸ˜‰. J

butterfly said...

Wow - that rich red is so opulent, perfect for the dapper gentleman in his smart coat. Great recurring clock images - this is really cool.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

What a fabulous page! I love it Erika!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Alison x

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, love the rich colours with this gent.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

Sandra Wright said...

Wow..I'm loving your journal page..the colour is gorgeous..love the images too...
Sandie

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations for making the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday with your beautiful page! Hugs J 😊 x