Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer of Colors - Week 4

It's been four weeks, already??. Time flies when you are having fun :). This week, Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle teased us with another ice-cream color/flavor; Strawberry Lemonade Punch!.

I was inspired by these photos;

Art journal pages I made for this week's inspiration:

I played woith crumpled papers, water-soluble crayons, purple & yellow artist acrylic ink and stamps. I did some collage with fabric tapes & chipboard flourishes and doodling with black india ink. Sprinkled a few drops of purple artist acrylic ink on the yellow pages while spritzing with some water (my strawberry is a little bit purplish here). I let the wet ink dripped across the pages by turning the journal upside down and left to right to create the 'cable wires'. 


I spotted pigeons sitting on cable wire when I took a leisure walkabout downtown earlier this year (see the first photo). I had hoped to use images of birds in my journal one day. I was glad I did it.

So, look around. Spot the little things. They are gifts from nature. Till then, happy journaling!.

Hugs,
Shahrul

30 comments:

  1. How pretty these pages are, love the crumbled up paper. Great job on those stamps, I want those!! You are going to inspire me to try making my own, looks so fun!!

    The birds on a wire are so sweet, it's great you finally did them. You inspire me with the way you use everyday things you see and include them in your journal.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. Oh, the cumpled papers are so fun, you'll love the heavy texture!. It's cool to notice little things and add them in my journals. They teach me a thing or two, but mostly the make me smile. Hugs.

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  2. Great journal pages & the colours are perfect for the Summer of colour!

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  3. Beautiful pages! Wow..wondering where u live since those buildings are so pretty :)

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    1. I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We have old buildings (colonial era) that preserves their beautiful architecture, one of the reasons why I sometimes play tourist, always have a camera handy :).

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  4. Beautiful work - it's great seeing the detail in the close-up photos.

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  5. Great photo firstly...ok...love your journal page...so much texture i just want to reach out and touch...great colours too...xxx

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  6. Love your page. The colors, the texture, and those sweet little birds!! Perfect! :)

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  7. Love the stamps you made - just plain erasers eh? Cool BJ#4

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  8. I love the work on stamps. I think it takes great perseverance to carve these from the eraser and they are perfectly done to me. I love the birds on a wire and how you have included that in your page. The birds are so cute on your page. And next, I'm gonna run to the store and get myself the India ink..lol! Just love the jet black ink..
    You know what, the tile actually fits perfectly to these birds. Like those migration birds and how far they fly from one place to another for breeding grounds...and that's the reward... Kan?

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    1. Hey you! I can't do intricate designs with the erasers stamps yet, just straight ones :). Birds on wire fits well with rewarding journey, you are right. Black india ink is perfect for writing on journals, or if you like colored inks, try artist acrylic inks :). Good luck.

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  9. I love your pages.... love the hand carved stamps:)

    btw thank you so much for your sweet comment.... your 'neighbourhood' looks beautiful.... the colourful houses are so elegant.

    Is that a blue sky (sigh...) not seen one of those all week :(

    Karenx

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    1. I can't have enough of these little houses it seems :). Yup perfect sunny day with blue sky :). Thanks so much. Hugs.

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  10. Wonderful art page and I love the stamps. :)

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  11. Love the little birds and the texture!

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  12. beautiful spread. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

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  13. Beautiful - great texture and movement!

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  14. Very nice, that chevron stamp is really a hot item right now!! Well done...great color!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Beautiful pages..love the touch of lace and what you did with this weeks colour combo :)

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  16. Fab, Shahrul! Loving your own personal stamps. I am in Italy right now and seeing so many strong bold patterns. Your designs would fit here perfectly.

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  17. Pretty pages! There's a nest of baby birds above the back door at my day job that I've been watching very closely to see when they take flight.

    ♥ aquariann
    Art Update: Daffodil Drawing

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  18. what really lovely journal pages :-)

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  19. Mmmmm,, love all the texture and how wonderful to use your own lovely hand carved stamps. Where you live looks so pretty with those ice cream coloured houses :)

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  20. Lovely...so rich in texture!

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  21. Beautiful page.. love the birds.. your hand carved stamps are great...

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  22. I hadn't seen this one yet so had to pop over- it's fantastic! I love your stamps too, very cool.

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