Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Love

Hi everyone. 
Today I have a Summer Love page for Elizabeth's challenge over at Art Journal Journey.
Summer here where I live in New Hampshire is usually about slightly cooler nights, perfect to enjoy a campfire or fire pit fire.
Sitting outside at night means you get to look at the moon and the stars.
So that's my journal page for today.
I used a Gelli printed page as my background. I picked this one because of the moths and butterflies on it, especially the big lunar moth on the top right.
The evening bugs are often attracted to light of the fire.
The page was a little pink so I used some purple ink to darken it up a bit. When the purple ink was still damp I rubbed a lot of it off to you could still see the background images.
The fire is painted, and the wood is a piece of wood printed paper cut into logs.
We had a fire in our fire pit over the 4th of July weekend. I took this photo early, before it had gotten dark yet. I was warming up my toes.
Its already the middle of the week. Hope everyone's week has been good so far.
Thanks for visiting.


CJ Kennedy said...

Love all the texture on your page. Cool flames. What a beautiful firepit. That must be a really pleasant way to spend an evening.

Blogoratti said...

New Hampshire sounds like the perfect place to be this summer. Lovely journal page, very vibrant indeed. Greetings!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This reminds me of tonight. I entertained in my back yard and cooked in my chiminea. It was fun, but hot as hades. At 5 pm it was 102 F and the "feels like" was 105, so not a whole lot of humidity. So naturally, I fell in love with your journal page. I loved the fire and the moth. I saw lots of flies, but no moths or butterflies. So glad your fire was more civilized. I simply adore this page and thanks for sharing it with Art Journal Journey.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your campfire summer page is ADORABLE!
So clever made! Here we have the same fresh summer nights always - I often use warm socks and a winter pyjama - my family calls me crazy, but what shall I do when I am freezing ?!
Thank you for another fantatic idea linked to Elizabeth's fabulous theme!
Happy Wednesday!

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a lovely idea for a page, it must be lovely sitting round that fire in the evenings. No chance of that on my balcony! Have a great day, and enjoy your fun summer days. Hugs, Valerie

Caty said...

Your art journal page is wonderful Erika !! I love this strong red of the fire, amazing !! contrasting with the delicatesse of the butterflies, stunning !
I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous page Erika - great background and textures.
That must be lovely, sitting around that cozy fire watching the stars.. I can see you were cold as your nails looks blue :)
Gill xx

Jeanie said...

I love this, Erika. It sort of does remind me of your fire pit! And the colors really pop!

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous campfire page Erika. I can picture a warm summer evening, relaxing and watching the creatures of the night fluttering in the light of the flames.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love your fire pit, and it looks like you have it fixed so you can grill over that fire. Looks perfect! :)

Dortesjs said...

ohh lovely fire you made in journal and photo...always so cosy. Thanks for commenting on my blog much appriciated ;O)

nanskidrewski said...

Love the colors you used on journal page, especially the fire. Have never tried a gelli printer. Your comment and pictures brought back memories. Years ago we visited a friend with a fire pit. I struck a pose similar to yours. I kept saying on the way home we had to get a fire pit. It wore off later that night, when I found the soles of my feet were eaten alive by mosquitoes...I cooled to the fire pit idea very quickly. Have a great weekend.

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful idea with fire of Journal and Photo summertime love!!!!
Happy week