Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Woman in Red

Hi everyone. 
Today I have a journal spread for Try It on Tuesday and their new challenge called Woman in Red. My lady is a Dina Wakely stamped image on red paper which I then added to this painted collage background .I actually cut my page down to get rid of all the white edges and then I mounted it onto this inked background. I thought my piece really needed the frame-and it made the perfect area to stamp my phrase.
So yesterday's blizzard went out to sea, and as far as I can tell you got somewhere around 18 inches or 46 centimeters of new snow.  We did have bare ground most places before this storm, but now we are white again.
Oh joy-not.
How about a little distraction from snow chatter?
Here are some photos I took when I went to New Mexico a couple of weeks ago.
 If I had a fence made of adobe I would want a yellow gate like this.

 I love how there are older neighborhoods in Santa Fe that have  gravel roads still. I think it would be interesting to live in a beautiful neighborhood like this one.
 And how a pretty garden set and a formal western style garden like this one.
 And here's a little rust for Elizabeth. :)
 It was a bit chilly to sit outside, but this place is ready for a nice day.
This is a water gate along a little canal that runs through an older residential neighborhood. I think its from back in the day when people got their water from  this canal.

Hope you enjoyed the views.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love the journal page, the background is very striking and your red lady stands out so well. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Lovely photos of New Mexico, that yellow gate is really striking. Hope your snow soon goes away. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. what a fab Lady in Red Erika! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Such wonderful impressions - thank you for sharing!
I hope this last amount of snow will melt down soon and hopefully it was the last snow for you now since you should definitely have spring now - that's it!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness! I just love your stunning photos! And your art journal page is absolutely beautiful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your lady in red is a great journal page. You represented this challenge well. I really like this.

Your lovely photos from NM are wonderful. Those old Santa Fe areas look so charming. And of course, I had to SWOON over the rusty bell. Yes, I saw it immediately.

You asked if I used glossy paper on my project today. From everything I read, you use regular printer/copier paper. I don't know what I did wrong, but I appreciate the insight.

CJ Kennedy said...

Oh, to see a patch of sunny yellow like the gate instead of white, white, and more white. We got a foot of snow from the storm. Might have been a bit more. We ended the storm with rain/sleet mix which packed the snow down and made for very heavy shoveling. I hope this is the last of Winter.

The frame really ties your journal page together. I like the bold colors and the way the Lady in Red really stands out.

Jeanie said...

Where to begin! First, I'm going backwards through your posts as I'm just recently back from the East and have lots to catch up on here! I love the NM views -- it's a place that I would greatly like to visit and your photos only reinforce that. There is a great warmth to them.

And I wanted to thank you for your wonderful comments. Yes, we go there every year (Rick's trade show) and spend time with his brother after. We made it home on Monday late, just before the blizzard. As we were driving through NY, the sky was very dark and heavy but we got out in time. Areas where we were had two and three feet of snow.

Oh, and your piece is great -- it has a lot going on and is rather fascinating!

Divers and Sundry said...

You're making me want to move to Santa Fe lol. I love that yellow gate :)

Meggymay said...

Its an awesome page for our Lady in Red challenge at TioT's, I love how you created this page. Thank you for joining us.
Super photos again from your holiday, much better weather than what you have at the moment with all the snow.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

Wow, wonderful page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like the imagery, balance and bold colors of your Woman in Red composition. Those shots of New Mexico are amazing too, and makes me want to take a trip their soon. Blessings!

sheila 77 said...

18 inches of snow! Gulp!
I really, really like your Lady in Red collage, it's so original and striking.
The yellow gate is fabulous - maybe I'll reconsider the paint colour for our new fence?
Love your other photos too, thanks.

Mrs.B said...

A great journal page Erika, love how your Red Lady stands out against the background.
Lovely sunny photos from your trip, it looks so peaceful there.
Hugs, Avril xx

Jeanie said...

I must sound like a broken record but I can't tell you how much I love your New Mexico photos. Especially that fabulous yellow door. There is something about that environment that really speaks to me.

froebelsternchen said...

Congrats on being at the top five over at Try lt on Tuesday with this wonderful piece!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Erika, Congratulations on your Top 5 place at TioT.
Could you please email me at:
Hus, Avril xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Congratulations on your Top 5 Try it on Tuesday award! Your entry is beautiful, you have created such wonderful textures and layers and I can see how your lady in red would get distracted :-) . Your photos of New Mexico are stunning too from those lovely walls and plaques, yellow door, wrought iron garden seating, rusty bell, pretty veranda to the gravel road and canal - I love it! Wishing you happiness this weekend! J :-)