Welcome to Summer of Colors week 4, this week is another favorite color combo for me. Winning the most votes for this week is PINK AND GRAY!! These are such pretty colors, maybe not summer colors but still fun to play with. These colors make me wish I could knit a scarf or sweater. I've played with these colors before and my half bath is gray and one time has splashes of pink all around. I really wanted to show you the bath but can't find the old pictures of it. For a quick inspiration walk thru these colors this week will be of my past art with these colors. Starting with the images above, it was my first time wanting to paint BIG and the colors pink/gray were calling me that day. This was so much fun to do, I just played and kept putting down layers of pinks and then some gray and white. The tissue paper added some texture to it, need to do this more. Now for some sharpie doodles...
My favorite thing to do in 2011/12 was doodling with Sharpies. That middle one shows that Christmas trees can be whatever color you want, lol. The last one is a favorite because it was inspired by my nieces shirt. Next up is some paper scraps inspiration..
These were made when I had some scraps and only a little time to play. Sorry they look dark here, the lighting wasn't good when I took them. I love using up my scraps this way and keep a little 4 drawer holder full of them. Thanks for letting me walk you down memory lane, next up is what I did make for the week.
I jumped right in with the sketch idea from last weeks card. This shows again how to use up your scraps or strips of washi tape is fun too. At first I didn't like these cards but they have grown on me and I like them now. These colors reminded me of Valentines Day so these are my I Love You set of cards. If I had to choose the last one is my favorite, which one is yours?
I LOVE these two, wanted a different look for these. Most of my gray/pink papers were pattern so I decided to go for it and mix them in the first one. This is new for me, PP usually scares me from mixing them. I LOVE the result though. Click on the images to see better. The bottom one came together by using doily which I knew would be pretty with these colors. Like how this one came out too. I have no one to give these too but it's nice just to have them just in case for the future.
This one is inspired by my dear friend Tracey who is a whiz at making cards. I knew one of my cards had to have a banner and I really wanted to use a doily again. The THANK YOU is from a new $1 stamp I bought that morning at Walmart. I love how this one came out. Picking a favorite out of this set is too hard so I choose ALL OF THEM! Can you pick a favorite?
I am so glad to have played along again in SOC, love seeing my card pile getting bigger. At the end of the challenge some of these will be getting mailed out, excited to have my own cards to send for family and friends. Wonder what colors will be voted for next week, soooo fun not knowing!!
Last week's colors as you could see make me very happy!! Finding out that I won the giveaway for that week was SOOOOO EXCITING AND WOW FOR ME!!! Thank you for all the comments on that post and the congrats from the community. I can't wait to play with my new goodies, still can't believe that my name got picked, YIPPEEE!! It's been so fun and inspiring to visit all the blogs thru SOC each week and see all the amazing projects everyone has. If you haven't joined in yet, jump in and play along. Thank you Kristin for being such a great host and making our summer COLORFUL and INSPIRING and FUN!! Will be sad when this challenge is over, sigh!
For my friends celebrating the 4TH OF JULY TODAY with me, have a fun SAFE day with your loved ones. This is my 2nd favorite holiday and I can't wait to celebrate it today!! Thank you again for all your sweet helpful comments. HUGS!!