Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer of Color Wrap Up

When it comes to the Summer of Color, I think of three things, all starting with the letter C--Color, Creativity, and Community.  My son and I have had lots of fun creating colorful art with this community for the last six weeks.

One Summer of Color project that I created, back in June, was DIY "tie-dyed" patterned paper.  I have since used that paper.  Would you like to see what I made?  Here it is, a scrapbook page entitled "Saturday Pancakes."

Supplies: watercolor paint from Angora & Crayola; journaling paper from Crate; cardstock & all other paper from American Crafts; blue alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; all other stickers from Bo Bunny; ink from Hero Arts; pen from Zig; tape from 3M/Scotch; rhinestones from Dee's Place; photo filter from PhotoFunia.

The photos may look a bit strange, but the journaling explains them: "This is a pancake, cooking on the griddle.  Every Saturday morning, S. [my husband] makes pancakes for A [our son].  Most of them are round, as pancakes usually are.  But there's always one Starship Enterprise pancake, too." 

If you think that an Enterprise-shaped pancake is hard to flip, you are right!  Sometimes the Enterprise undergoes Emergency Saucer Section Separation.  But it still tastes good.  :)

I used a lot of paper scraps on this layout, including one star chart piece that I trimmed into a banner shape.

Other paper scraps added layers of interest behind the photos.  The bow tie sticker is more of a Doctor Who motif than a Star Trek one, but who cares, it's all fannish, right?

The pancake photo on the left is the same as the pancake photo on the right; the only difference is that I applied a FotoFunia filter (called "Space Romance") to the left hand photo.  FotoFunia is a site that I learned about from my blogging friend Elizabeth, and it's a free, fun resource for anyone who wants to add interest to photos.

Hope you liked seeing how I used my tie-dyed paper.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Live long and prosper!  :)


IrinaR said...

Привет, Дениз! Спасибо большое! у нас тоже настоящее лето- жара. Вечером, после работы, успеваю полежать на пляже, отдохнуть, позагорать - благо он у нас в пяти шагах от дома, если помнишь, мыживем на берегу Финского залива. А сегодня всей семьей ездили к лесному озеру (20 мин.на машине), купались, жарили мясо (барбекю) и картошку на костре. Вот только почаса назад вернулись, у нас еще белые ночи - светло вечерами.
Hi, Denise! Thank you very much! we also present in summer heat. In the evening, after work, time to lie on the beach, relax, sunbathe - the good we have it in five steps from the house, if you remember, myzhivem the Gulf of Finland. And today, the whole family went to the forest lake (20 min by car), swam, grilled meat (BBQ) and potatoes on the fire.
Here are just pochasa returned back, we still white night - light evenings.
Блины прикольные, Дениз! я вначале не поняла, что это блин оказывается, пока не прочитала объяснения. Фон ты изрядно покляксила акварелью - Прекрасно!!!
Вау! Какой длинющий комент я тебе написала! Пока!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! I love your three c's of SOC and they are all so true! I really enjoyed following you throughout the SOC this year and also seeing what you son made, too! This layout that you made using your tie-dyed patter patter is outstanding! Thank you for sharing how you made it, too!!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Your tie dyed paper is really so cool and the Starship Enterprise pancake a treat! Pancakes are certainly on of my favourite treats too!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Pancakes from Mars i page.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Saucer section separation. Loved it! And I loved the look of the pancakes, too. And yes, I'm a big Star Trek fan. These brought back lots of fun memories, and you paper went to a super cause.

Patricia said...

bravo !

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love your summer creating and you layout! The Starship is so awesome!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Love the tie die...and I love pancakes.

Halle said...

Not sure how I missed this but I LOVE IT!! You are one clever lady. ;)