Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer of Color4: Summer

Hi, everyone!  Welcome, I hope you're enjoying summer and getting time to relax and have some fun.  I'm sad to say that this is the last week for the Summer of Color 4!  I can't believe that we've spent 6 weeks creating from the color prompts that Kristin posts each week.  But, here we are and I have to say that I just love the colors for this week.  Tangerine, raspberry and a pop of lemon!!!  What's not to like?!  Seriously, that combination says summer on so many levels!  Here is what I did with them.


 
 
I couldn't decide what direction I wanted to go in with this color combination.  I love it so there were several directions I could have taken.  But, in the end, I decided to go with my favorite, flowers!  And, I had to throw in another favorite, a flapper bathing beauty!! 
 
I started with a number 10 tag, as usual, and colored the background with Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Paints using the marbling technique.  Once that was dry I sprayed it with some Dylusion sprays in the same colors.  I finished by spraying some of the wonderful new sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang using a glimmery coral pink and an light orange.  Once all of that was dry I used StaysOn ink in Claret and a Wendy Vecchi background stamp to add some texture to the background.  I cut strips of paper from one of the sheets from last year's Graphic45 Bohemian Bazaar collection.  Over the glued down strips I put the word "summer" in grunge board letters that I painted with Mustard Seed Distress Paint and sprayed with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.  I gathered my collection of raspberry, orange and yellow flowers and glued them to the opposite side.  I stamped the flapper in Picked Raspberry DI and colored the parasol with light orange Copic marker.  Once it was all dry I nestled her among the flowers.  Here are some details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, there you have my tags for the Summer of Color.  I want to thank Kristin for all the hard work she does to make this the success that it is every year.  I've decided that next week I'm going to make a box to hold my six tags.  I was going to make an envelope book but they became more dimensional than I had envisioned.  So, a box it is.  Stay tuned for that! 
 
 
Thank you all for visiting me today.  I've so appreciated the wonderful comments you've left on all my tags this summer, as well as on my other posts.  Have a wonderful week.
 



12 comments:

  1. Sizzling hot summer colours and I love that beach belle flapper - gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Oh Maryanne! I absolutely love this vibrant and beautiful tag! You used this week's colors beautifully. And thank you for telling us how you made it, too. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed following you throughout the SOC party! I have loved seeing all of your wonderful tags. And I cannot wait to see your box!!!

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  3. Oh what a blast of summer and colour, this is a fantastic flowery tag. I like the little strips down the side and the flapper just gave the perfect finishing touch. I also really enjoyed your description of how you made it,.

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  4. A beautiful creation, beautiful flowers!

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  5. At my last home, the cushions on my chairs...which only saw the light of day in Summer....were those exact colors of orange and fuschia! Your tag is beautiful and the epitome of this season!

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  6. so fun and festive! definitely says summer!

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  7. Now doesn't this just ooze summer! It is lovely and bright and I love the girl with the parasol in amongst the bright flowers.

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  8. A wonderful tag Maryanne and the colour combination is stunning. Love the flapper girl and your stunning florals too. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  9. Such a beautiful tag - and those colours are so hot and summery - just right for the heatwave we're having! Don't you love the names of inks - Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon - I have been know to buy the inks/paints purely because the name seduces me! So lovely to see you drop by my blog earlier - hope you are having a great week so far.

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  10. This is lovely! I love the 3Dness of the flowers! Very summery!

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