Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer of Color Week 3: Mini Album Page

Yikes, the color palette this week for the Summer of Color is tough: two shades of purple plus one shade of yellow.  Well, last weekend a friend gave me a pack of yellow Prima flowers, so I thought I could do something with those.  And then I remembered that I have an unfinished mini album with some floral stamping and yellow paint in the background of one page.  So I decided to finish that page, and this is how it turned out:
 
Supplies: upcycled cardboard, napkin, bubble wrap, & Easter card; lavender paper from Graphic 45; number paper from My Mind's Eye; alphabet stickers from Basic Grey; flower from Prima; enamel dot from October Afternoon; stamping ink from Hero Arts; assorted acrylic paints.

This mini album documents a trip that my family and I took to Silverwood Park in 2013.  Silverwood Park is dedicated to celebrating the arts, so there is poetry posted on signs along the walking trails there.  There are also signs with phone numbers to call (and QR codes to snap) in order to hear poetry read aloud.  I just checked, and you can still hear a poem if you call the number on the sign in my photo.  Or, for a shorter poem, you can read the posted piece in the photo below.


This arts-centered park was fun to visit, and I took a lot of photos there.  I really had too many photos for a scrapbook page, so I decided to make a mini album.  I started this mini album last year.  I had gotten as far as doing the mixed media backgrounds for the pages, but then I ran out of steam.  It turns out that this Summer of Color palette was just the push that I needed to get back to the album.  In addition to completing this page, I went ahead and finshed the rest of the album, too.  This blog entry focuses on the one page that is my Summer of Color project, but I'll show the completed album in another post at another time.  Bye for now!  

11 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! So happy that the SOC gave you inspiration to start working on your mini-album again! Your trip to the arts-centered park sounds amazing and something that is definitely worth scrapping! I love that you can call to hear poetry read out loud! Amazing! Oh, and I love the page you created with this week's SOC colors!

Rolina said...

The poetry walk sounds great - love that you are all inspired to do more in this lovely album!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

SOC seems to have motivated you beyond cards, hasn't it? Your mini album page looks wonderful, and I was super impressed to read about the park where the focus is on the arts. I look forward to seeing even more pages from this album soon. And of course, you can now pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Kristin said...

xo

johanna said...

a good idea to work with the Colors of SOC in your Little Album - it turned out awesome!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful art work. Have a great weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Linda Kunsman said...

love how you got a few older things together to make such a wonderful page, and now you're getting more done in your book too! This was a tough combination for pretty many of us it seems.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It looks very good.. a fab take on this week's colors!
Happy new week to you!
oxo
Susi

Halle said...

Nice! I haven't made it over to that park yet. I heard they have art there too?! Or perhaps that was just when it opened.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun idea!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really nice page and what a good idea, combining nature and technology to get more people interested in the arts :)