Monday, June 11, 2012

The Summer Of Color 2012!

Dear friends,
I came across a very interesting, six-week-long-challenge called The Summer Of Color 2012 while reading Sandi's blog post recently. The blog's author of Twinkle Twinkle, Kristin chooses six different ice-cream flavors/colors as the themes to go by each week for the next six weeks. Already SO delicious!. The ice cream flavor for this week is 'Rainbow Sherbet'. Look at those colors!!. So Yummy, I can't help it but I just have to create something with bold oranges, pinks, yellow and a touch of white.

The Inspiration: 'Rainbow Sherbet;

The finished project: My new art journal
I even 'iced' it up with some texture paste tinted in orange!


The timing could'nt be more perfect, as I just filled up my first art journal. I need a second art journal and this challenge has inspired me to create one with vivid delicious colors!

I LOVE that there are gazzilion projects you could create to link up to this challenge. Read more about this here. I hope to try make six projects; art journal, art jewelry, altered book, ATC, inchies and canvas art (by no means in chronological order).


I made my journal kind of looking like Donna Downey's 'Inspirational Journal' because of it is simple & practical. This journal is made of fabric covers, 10 blank pages, paper (library cards) & envelope inclusions, cotton & leather strings and a very large button. This time I'm using thick acrylic papers (350 sgm) and so not to ruin it like the last time :)). 

I can't wait to splash paint on the pages already. And don't forget to hop over to LESSology's Bookend Challenge. Just include one old/recycled item in your creations!. See you soon.

Hugs,
Shahrul

65 comments:

  1. What a great journal - the cover is so pretty and I love your trimmings. You sound extremely organised, and I'm looking forward to your next creation.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Diana :). It's so exciting isn't it, to wait for another ice cream flavor?.

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  2. I love making things that are pretty and useful/practicle. As much as I love art and paintings I only have so much room for them.
    x x x

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    1. Hi, welcome to my blog. I can relate to that :). Soon, my art stuff is going to creep over to the dining room.

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  3. I love this journal cover! :) FAntastic!

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  4. rainbow sherbet! wonder which door within Hogwarts that will open..hehe...
    awesome journal! I love it. u so rajin!!

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    1. Hehe..there is ice cream doors @ Hogwart??. The orange sherbet looks so yummy, I have to play :P. Come on join me ...

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  5. What a great idea! I like how colorful the book is, and how it includes recycled elements in it.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Ann. I love recycling and alter old things :). To be able to use little trinkets or tags into my art project gives me joy.

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  6. This is lovely what a great idea, very inspiring!
    ManonX

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  7. Wonderful creation and colorful and functional as well ~ You get to create more on those pages! ~ ~ enjoy the day ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. The journal is just small enough that I could bring along to the park and sketch :). Just can't wait to start :). thank you so much.

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  8. Very very pretty and vibrant :)

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  9. OH...HOW WONDERFUL AND SUCH A USEFUL THING TO CREATE...XXX

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  10. It is perfect! Love the textured paste touch on the cover!

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    1. I got too excited looking at the ice-cream, and then decided to icing the journal too. :)). Thanks so much Carolyn.

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  11. Gorgeous journal- what cool way to interpret the challenge!

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  12. Oh wow i deffo need to take inspiration from this for my new sketchbook when i start it! Soooooo pretty!!

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    1. Hi Caz, I'm so glad you like it :)). Thanks so much.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, I'm glad you'd enjoyed visiting. Hugs.

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  14. Oh, this is sooo nice! I want to make one too. Maybe I will! Thank's for the lovely inspiration! Looking forward to see what you will do for next week! :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Elisabeth. Hugs.

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    1. Thank so much Kristin, for hosting such a great challenge!.

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  16. I love your journal and I now follow you!

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    1. Thank so much Lisa, for following me :). Hugs.

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  17. LOVE Rainbow Sherbet but this art journal is way more yummier!!!

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    1. Love you Lalo!!. These journals are so easy to make, no sew at all ... perfect for your little ones!.

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  18. I am thrilled to have found you through the SoC and that journal is just gorgeous... I am going to go back and check out some of the links you were so generous in sharing... looking forward to seeing what you do next.... this is such a great start...xx

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    1. Hi Tracey, welcome to my blog. I'm happiest when I could inspire friends and learn from them too. :)

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  19. Your journal is beautiful Shahrul... I love the mix of paper, cards and envelopes... and the fabric is so vibrant and happy...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Jenny. It is more interesting to add quirky flat things into our journals, the possibility is endless :).

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  20. Gorgeous journal, loving that big button and am really looking forward to what else you create over the next few weeks :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Carmen. I'm so excited about this challenge too :).

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  21. Shahrul your journal is lovely! Oh the paper mistakes we beginners make, I totally have experienced that! LOL

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  22. Love your journal cover, so beautiful! Is that your cat on the avatar? Looks like mine! All the best from Germany, Valerie

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Valerie. Yup, that is my cat Arthur :)).

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  23. Wonderful journal. Looks like a fun place to play in too! I think it is such a wonderful idea to do 6 different projects. So creative!! (I love Donna!)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen. Totally agree with you on the challenge ideas and Donna! :)

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  24. Terrific design for the SOC, x

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  25. i love the whimsical print. i'm also obsessed with learning how to make my own journals. you've inspired me to get going on that! thanks!

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    1. Hi Molly, you make me smile :)). Thanks.

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  26. Your Rainbow sherbert journal is gorgeous! Love the fabric and button... looking forward to your week 2 now!!
    Jan x

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  27. Love those art journals and your pages are FAB too. BJ

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  28. Wow that's fantastic! How awesome a new journal out of the challenge the fabric goes so well with it too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Virginia!. Have fun with Week 2! :)

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  29. Lovely journal, beautiful flower material.

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  30. Just getting a chance to drop by now Shahrul to see your first week of SOC. Lovely journal cover.
    You do beautiful work.
    See you again soon.
    PS love your kitty, I have an orange tabby too.
    Lesley♥

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  31. I love your journal.... what wonderful fabric.

    Not something I've tried.... yet.....

    Karen

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