Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Of Color - Purple Queen

I really enjoyed doing the Summer Of Color challenge this week. I have been away from my studio and didn't think I would be able to do this week's color challenge. Which is purple, a color that ranks high in my favorites! Anyway today I was leaving some comments on last weeks challenge and when I went to Lisa's blog at Sugar Creek I was so inspired by her beautiful journal work that I thought I'd get out my dusty journal that I always carry and almost never play with. So I made my first journal page in a long time. I have been singing this song , all week as it is in my car CD player and because I love it. It seemed perfect for purple. I bought some wonderful sheer polka dot tape at JoAnns while traveling and love it. It's very wide unlike washi tape and very sticky! The spirals are clear packaging of something I bought somewhere and the background paints are old tubes of Lil Davis Metallic Shades in Mint and Sweet Pea. Anyway lots of fun ! Thanks Kristin and Lisa!

I'll be visiting everyone whenever I have internet...look forward to seeing everyones as always! :) Nan


EDIT...I added the stars I forgot. Before I glue down 5 gazillion stars tell me better with or with out stars ? Also the song is Going To California by Led Zepplin. It's one of their rare acoustic song and is so pretty!

31 comments:

JessiVille said...

Your journal page is lovely! I really love her crown! Wish I knew who did that song I might remember it...
Jessi xox

Elisabeth R said...

I like your page!! The crepe paper on her shoulders, and that crown - so creative! I love it! :-))

Mandy said...

lovely journal page...love her puffy sleeves and her face is beautiful...writing is gorgeous...well done on a fab purple journalpage...xxx♥

Netty said...

Hi Nan am loving your creative journal page in purple, loving the polka dots and the fabulous crown. Have a great week, Annette x

Lesley said...

Lovely collage and of course you must have zillions of stars.

Sesenarts said...

Love your page! And go the stars! Julie

joanna said...

This is real pretty Nan! love her crown and the lettering! have a great orange week :))

Terrie said...

Fun journal page - I love that you rediscovered the pleasure of working in it - I'm about 2/3 through my first journal and having a blast. Though I don't love every result, I love the chance to play.

Personally, I prefer your page without the stars.....just one humble opinion.

NatashaMay said...

Love the journal page! Beautifuly collaged.

Mandel said...

That's a lovely journal page! I especially enjoyed the little houses on her head!! :)
I think it looks way better with all the stars ;-)

Melodie said...

Love your purple journal page Nan, and the extra stars sure make it sparkle. Are the sleeves and bodice dementional? as in glued on...well it looks like that and I love the texture.M

Martina2801 said...

Love your Purple Queen, dear Nan!
Beautiful artwork!

Kindred Spirit said...

Love the stars! Nice work as always... I love a piece that evokes emotion :) Can't wait to see what you create next week :D
xo Joanna

linda said...

Gorgeous journal page! Love the whoel page but especially the crepe paper dress.

sugar Creek said...

Oh thank you for mentioning me!! I am so glad I inspired you!! Sending you some hugs!!I love her and her crown as well.And the dots, really I just love the whole darn thing!!! Glad you played this week!

Heather said...

oooh - I love her dress! beautiful purple!

Sharon said...

Another fantastic page from you. Extra stars yes! And a gold one for you this week for sure!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun,that is one,super page love it,hugs cherylxxx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love everything about this page!! You are so clever in making that top to her dress and I love the border all around. I have really been inspired by Lisa's journal too. It is such a cool style. I hope you do more! :)

Terry said...

Love this journal page and all the wonderful purple goodness! Really cute dress! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

missy k said...

I love your gorgeous purple page... especially her dress!!!

I think (!) I prefer without the stars. :)

creatingme said...

oh my goodness, seriously. I love this. I just keep staring at her and reading and just totally loving her!

Joanna said...

Wonderful journal page, with or without the stars!

Great purple artwork.

x

Kristin said...

Oh Nan! I love this so so so much! I love that your were inspired by Lisa and had a go at it again - isn' that what this is all about? AND your page is absolutely gorgeous! The lettering, the polka dots, the crepe paper and the HOUSE CROWN is FAbulous! So very cool. And sorry, I vote for the stars ;) xo

Marilyn Rock said...

I am loving this journal page!

scrapwordsmom said...

This page truly is darling. Love all those stars and the title. Nan, you are very inspiring.

Janelle said...

I like it with the stars. You made a very pretty page. I love the background.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Fantastic journal page, lover her little 'houses' crown and the ruffles on her dress. ...and I think it looks fabby with and without the stars :)
Jan x

Sandi said...

Nan - this is a wonderful page! I adore all of the different bits...

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous page ,stars or no stars, either way its awesome!
hugs Lynn

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the lady she is very mysterious. A lovely and stunning piece.