Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer of Colors - Week 6

Dear friends,
This is a bittersweet post for me. This week is the final week of Summer of Colors 2: Ice-cream Inspiration Challenge. Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle had revealed our very last ice-cream flavor, Watermelon Ice. I had the most fun participating in the last five weeks with various projects. Thanks Kristin for hosting this lovely challenge!.

Inspiration for Week 6: Watermelon Ice

My finished project: Altered Mini Album.

This was originally a business card holder/album. I took out the plastic sleeves inside, punched the spine with Zutter and added 20 pieces of black, 4" X 3" cardstock papers.  Then I stamped at the front and back covers with black gesso. Lastly, added some chunky charms to the coil binder.


The watermelon ice-cream color is screaming hearts & love! :)). LOVE the red. I have been keeping this business card holder for more than a year and I just thought it would be perfect for a little project, a tribute to love and romance of Paris!. I have never been to Paris, actually. Always been in my 'places-to-go' wish bucket, hopefully I could visit Paris one day and sketch!!. 

I think this little album can also be a mini sketch book or even a tiny art journal :).

So, I'll meet you all again in next year's Summer of Colors Challenge :). It is such a great way to meet, make new friends, share my art and learn from the masters. Thank you for all your kind words and have a great summer!.

Hugs,
Shahrul

33 comments:

  1. this is fabulous and so clever! I think it would be fantastic if you filled it with little mini watercolours (perhaps ACEOs if the wallet is the right size?) love it!

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  2. WOW this is fabulous work. So beautiful, I love it.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  3. Beautiful wallet, this will be something to treasure along your way! Valerie

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  4. Super mini-album amazing what you have done to it, makes me want to go to Paris - LOL BJ

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  5. I love it! What a fab idea and I love the gesso stamping - so effective. I hope you get to Paris one day - it's worth a visit!

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  6. Wow...this is so clever...Love your little album...I hope you get to Paris one day and fill it with sketches!! :)

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  7. What a cute little mini and how fun those black pages will be to fill up!! Hope you can get to Paris one day!!

    I'm taking a little blog break (see my blog) for a couple weeks. Have a fun time creating gorgeous art and I can't wait to come back and catch up on them. I will miss reading your blog!!

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    1. Hi, Dawn!. Thanks. I'm keeping my fingers, toes and my cats' paws crossed, LOL. Have a great blog break, soak up the sun and enjoy those carefree days :). I'll missed talking you :). Hugs.

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  8. That is lovely! And such a great idea! :)

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  9. This is so freaking cute! :) Love it!

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  10. What a wonderful idea and little paintings would look great in it! Gorgeous!

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  11. Oh this is so sweet.... I love the effect of the gesso stamping.

    Do go to Paris! I went when I was a child but would given half a chance go again tomorrow :)

    The charms are a nice addition

    Karenx

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  12. Loving this fab album cover, brill work. x

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  13. Gorgeous mini-album, love it! I LOVE Paris, we went there a couple of years ago (with our 2 teenagers) and it was wonderful :o)

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    1. Awww...must be a wonderful trip!:) Hugs.

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  14. This looks so FAB, love all the details in your mini album!

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  15. This us so beautiful...how did you get that guessoed stamp look...its wonderful...xxx

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    1. Hi Mandy!. I basically stamped using black gesso, not with ink :).

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  16. that black gesso stamp on red looks very sexy..hehe...awesome project!

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    1. Truly, like black lace ... yum. LOL.

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  17. Genius to use the zutter to re-purpose it! The gesso stamping is elegant on the cover! WOW!! What a way to wrap up Summer of Color!

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  18. what a great job on the album!

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  19. This is wonderful! I've been thinking of getting one of those Zutters myself, they look pretty neat.

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  20. Wow that's so pretty! I've not used my BIA for an absolute age - must drag it out again!

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  21. this is gorgeous!!! MATCHES the colors perfectly! Maybe you will help get that trip to Paris now with this little album just screaming to get filled up!

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  22. This is a wonderful idea, to make a little journal out of a business card holder. I love how you stamped with the gesso, I'll have to try that now. I'm loving the red and black.

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  23. Beautiful little album.. love the stamping and the colors are fantastic...
    Kath
    xx

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  24. Wonderful transformation! Love that gesso stamping.

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  25. Omgosh, I love your altered mini! It's stunning.

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