Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Of Color...He Lives Behind The Green Door



In A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) Christopher Robin lives
"behind a green door in another part of the Forest" (the 100 Acre Wood).

This week's color on The Summer Of Color challenge is green and the above verse was my inspiration for this green fairy door.

Boy did I have a mental block today!!! I woke up thinking about green things but just couldn't see the end creation. Finally just sat down with some green stash and started cutting up dictionary paper and finally got moving toward a finished project. I used some of my favorite supplies like Lily Pond glimmer mist, non smear pastels (the absolute best), tissue paper,and my new favorite spray paint for chipboard and paper. It's called Design Master from Michaels. I think it was intended for silk flowers but it is wonderful on chipboard. The chipboard really looks like it came from the factory in whatever color you use. The doorknob is an old old screw back earring. It is hard to see but it is iridescent & pearly. All the things a fairy doorknob should be. I used a butterfly barrette for my pop of citron. Had to look that color up! "Citron is lemon coloured ~yellow with a slight tint of green"
I also included a picture of some of the supplies I used on this project just in case you wanted to see. Hope everyone had a great weekend and I can't wait to see all your green creations! :) Nan


22 comments:

Meggymay said...

Beautiful collage, you just want to reach and open the door. Yvonne x

sugar Creek said...

This is beautiful! I love the face in the middle of the door! THank you for your comment on mine!
xx

NatashaMay said...

It really did pay off to just go at it. :) Gorgeous piece!

toadinaboat.com said...

It all came together so well. Doesn't look like you started with a mental block at all!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I love your green fairy door...so enchanting :)

Melinda said...

What a lovely collage

Zoechaos said...

The Green Man! this is cool! XOXO Zoe

joanna said...

This is beautiful Nan!

Joanna said...

I love your fairy door, it's so sweet! The Green Man looks great.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Green makes me think of fairies...so a little fairy door is perfect. So creative!

Netty said...

Fabulous project and great collage. Its a very magical door Nan.

Christine said...

Very Beautiful piece. Can't wait to see what you do for Pink this week. I'm blocked that one!

Mandy said...

this is fantastic...so delish...the lion is so narnia like too loving your green...xxx

JessiVille said...

I love your green man on the door! This was a wonderful idea for our green week! Beautifully done. Jessi xox

Kristin said...

NAN! This is Fabulous! I absolutely adore everything about it - the quote, the door itself - and the fact that it came from just sitting down to create with the stash you had on hand - I love it. And I will totally get that spray from Michaels - sounds so cool - thanks for the tip. Can't wait to see your pink ;) xo

Trece said...

How marvelous - Christpher Robin! Love this, and thanks for the head's up about the Design Master at Michael's. I'll have to look for that, next time I go.

Where in Florida are you? I'm kinda making a map of bloggy buddies, since we hope to move to FL in a few years.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

Chris said...

Just beautiful...love everything about your gorgeous piece.

Georgie Horn said...

Love it!

Georgie Horn said...

This is a wonderful Green piece.

Sandi said...

Beautiful...I want to live behind the green door too!

Sharon said...

Hi Nan, I really really love this one.The leaf man is a favorite of mine. I used design master sprays when I did dried flower arrangements, never thought about using them like this. So thanks I shall haul out all my spray cans (I have MANY).

creatingme said...

This is fab!