7/11/11

journal page & summer of color

Today was tough - apparently my creativity is at an ebb and I just wasn't finding the inspiration for either of these prompts.  Twinkle Twinkle's Color of Summer prompt was brown with a splash of color.  Hmmm - I thought about it all week and was having trouble making brown work with summer.  Then today's prompt from InTheSun was about a summer lemonade stand.  Never had one of those and don't have any memories or inspiration there.

So, I made a generic collage using a kraft paper wrapping paper as my base - I made it larger than my book and folded over a flap that has my journaling under the flap.  I used some of my stash of worldwide postage stamps, some magazine clips, rice paper jigsaw puzzle pieces and screen mesh.  Not terribly inspiring, but I do like my splash of coral color (stamps from Taipei).

My hidden journaling says:  "I never had a lemonade stand but loved drinking koolaid.  My adult summer drink of choice is Long Island Ice Tea."   (yum!)

Next week's Color of Summer is red - I LOVE red so look forward to being creative with that bright color!  See other entries in the Color of Summer or the InTheSun journal pages for lots more creative ideas.

10 comments:

  1. Terrific spread Terrie and so well thought out. Great stuff. xx

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  2. Good post Terrie.... I like your use of postage stamps.

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  3. I like all the patterns and textures. The writing is great too.

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  4. But the funny thing about that is you have SO inspired me!! I LOVE this page - the kraft paper, the folded flap for journaling and the puzzle pieces!! Such wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing - looking forward to your red ;) xo

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  5. i LOVE this journal page...those stamps go down well!!!xxx

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  6. Koolaid makes a lemonade and a pink lemonade so I don't see why those wouldn't count. I think it turned out really interesting and I like the folded flap idea for journaling.

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  7. great layering and I love the splash of green

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  8. love your journal pages and i agree brown was a difficult one but i like how you incorporated the stamps and puzzle pieces

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  9. Interesting page - you turned brown around!

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  10. Your page look great..

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