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Friday, June 14, 2013

SOC -Week-1

This post is for the first challenge on Summer Of Color hosted by Kristin. The colors that we've to use are Turquoise (one of my fav) and Citron Green.
I created this page in many layers. First I used music sheet, then some masking tape was added. Next came a coat of gesso. I did the border using Adirondack alcohol ink's Citrus color. Then I stenciled the background image using a combination of lime green and turquoise acrylic paints that were mixed with modeling paste. Love the heavy texture that I got from the gesso and the modeling paste.Please click on the picture to see better.
I created some random turquoise dots all over the page, cut out the shape of the bird, painted it in turquoise and added the rusty heart that was painted red for a contrast, and some leaf cutouts were also added to the page.

The quote states, " Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal." Jerome P. Fleishman
As the page was  heavily textured I couldn't use a pen to write the quote. It was done using India ink and a paint brush.Thank you Kristin for hosting this wonderful event. It is not only fun to create something  but also there is lots and lots of praise and encouragement that we all receive here. That means so much to me and I'm sure for many other participants too.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
I'm also linking this page to PPF


  1. Lovely journal pages! I like the stencil patterns and the colors so much. And I also like your older posts. This is such a pretty blog!

  2. Loving all this wonderfully thick textures and layers in these pages!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  3. First off, to do the writing in brush is a phenomenal happening!!! The pages are beautiful and very textural. Love how you used the citron and turquoise.

  4. Great texture and your pages look the bird and the heart. Happy PPF xox

  5. WOW WOW WOW!! Susan, this is gorgeous and so YUMMY!! Love all the layers and fun you had making this! The bird is so pretty and I like the leaves you added in too. So happy we are both in SOC together this year, looking forward to seeing what you make each week.

    Susan, the writing you did is awesome my friend, so pretty and great quote.
    Enjoy your weekend and happy SOC!!

  6. Hello, Susan :). Wonderful pages!. LOVE the texture & the many intricate patterns here. LOVELY quote too. Inspiring!

  7. I do love that pop of pink... it makes the whole thing come alive... great pages...xx

  8. Wow! So many layers! This is a fabulous spread, and the quote is greats as well. Your writing is amazing as well. I need to practice more with a brush. :)

  9. This is a wonderful piece, I love your bluebird (of happiness maybe?)

  10. such luscious texture!!! Love the quote and the touch of added color with that heart.

  11. Love that you wrote with the india ink - this is something I keep meaning to have a try at. The quote is gorgeous and one I may note down. Thank you :)

    Carmen - SoC #110

  12. Loving both your beautiful pages. Happy SOC, Annette x

    Annette No 39

  13. I love the colours and textures of your beautiful pages.

    Great quote and btw I'm totally impressed with your writing in india ink... I tried this for the first time today and it didn't go well! You have inspired me to try again!!!!

    Karen x

  14. I only just found out about this event, so I will try to maybe participate in the next round.. But I LOVE your beautiful journal pages, and love the quote very much too... I remember a teacher I had one year, where I took a course I didn't give a hoot about... But she was so nice to me, and so encouraging, that I wanted to do well, and then i did! I'll never forget her, and what she did for me. I only wished I had her through the remainder of my high school years.. In every class for that matter, but that's not how it works. (0; Well, then recently my father told me he liked some art/craft I was doing, and he NEVER does that, so that was really nice too!... And here your post just makes me smile... Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

  15. I absolutely love how you used the colors and textures here on your stunning art journal pages. That quote is perfect here!

  16. Wonderful page and a really awesome quote...x

  17. Beautiful layers and textures with a great quote...very nicely done!!

    Hugs Giggles

  18. Lovely to read about your process, and the result is great. Love that quote!

  19. Beautiful work, Susan.
    So nice to be visiting you again, been so long!
    Take care!

  20. So happy to have you playing along! Your page is just wonderful, I love the addition of the modeling paste and love the polka dots. Makes me smile, thank you , xoxo

  21. Beautiful journal pages. Love the quote.


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.