Purple + Purple + Yellow – Summer of Color Week #3

I’m continuing on with the Summer of Color challenge and we’re already at week #3!  This week we’re going with a royal, or perhaps Mardi Gras look, with…

Purple + Purple + Yellow

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I used the purple watercolor pencil to draw the face and then activated the color with a water brush.  The rest of the page (140 lb. watercolor paper) was created with a mix of watercolor mediums.  I really love the drip effect, it seems like she is behind a veil of tears.

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Hope you enjoyed the page and I’m linking this to the Summer of Color challenge, and the Art Journal Journey.  So stop by those blogs to check out some incredible talent.



Summer of Color – Week #2

On to week #2 of the Summer of Color challenge!  I think we’re in for some vibrant color combinations this year and it’s going to make for lots of creativity.  If you missed my post from last week, you can check it out here.

This week’s colors are 1 pink + 1 pink + 1 orange.

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I used a combination of watercolor crayons, ink sprays and acrylic paint in my altered book art journal.  The pattern in the background was created with spray ink and The Crafters Workshop stencil Rock Crystals TCW 522.  The word Create is a pocket stencil from ArtistCellar, Creative Words, I mixed some modeling paste and acrylic paint to use.

summer of color week 2

I’m linking this post up to our host’s site over at Twinkle, Twinkle Like a Star.  Stop on over and check out all of the other creations.

Thanks as always for visiting!



Also sharing inspiration at…

Paint Party Friday

Summer of Color 2015

Last summer I participated in a wonderful weekly challenge called Summer of Color.  It lasts for only 6 weeks and every week our hostess Kristin from Twinkle, Twinkle Like a Star, gives us a color palette to work with and you take it from there.  You can see all of my creations from last Summer here.


Create whatever medium you want to use, art journal page, canvas, tag, ATC; and then share it on your blog or on Flickr.  At the end of the week she’ll have a link up to share your creation.  Oh, did I mention she also has weekly giveaways?  Better yet, hop on over to her blog and check out all the details.

Join me in this weekly creative fun!