Friday, November 13, 2015

Journal 52, Week 46: Color Me (along with AJJ and MM&M) Crazy

I'd like to begin by saying my heart goes out to the people of Paris, France tonight.  These vicious attacks that killed at least 150 innocent people are horrendous and unforgivable. Let's also keep those who have lost loved ones, family, and friends to these attackers in our thoughts.

At Journal 52 Chelle had some exciting news for Week 46. It is a new Art Journalist community where we can join and upload our art.  I have decided I won't join, because this will be the final year I play.  I took a look around and it looked overwhelming already.  I'll finish the year, then say good bye to this fun experience I had for two years, especially since I'm not a much of a journaler. 

But let's get to this week's prompt which is "Color Me Crazy."  According to Chelle:
for this week’s prompt, break out all of your favorite colors to make a page in your journal that is bright and bold!
Along with Journal 52, or Art Journalist,

I'm also joining Moo-Mania and More with a crown, as well as Art Journal Journey where I'm honoring their autumn theme.

I began by spritzing some of my handmade shimmering mists to the background.  While I was spritzing, I did the same to a strip of card stock, then wrote the title, which is Autumn's Crowning Glory.

I got a bit of the spritzed mists on the leaves,

and saturated the once neon yellow crown with autumn inspired colors.


One final look at this entry shows I once again forgot the week number before I scanned this piece that started with my used file folder.  I added silk leaves, handmade shimmering mists, my title using a brown Micron pen, and a felt crown.

Don't forget to visit Art Journal Journey to be inspired by their autumn theme, and Moo-Mania and More, whose theme is a crown.  And we can't forget Journal 52 or whatever name it will go by in the future.

It goes without saying this is Day 14 of Art Every Day month or AEDM and I created a page for Journal 52, and included Art Journal Journey's and Moo-Mania and More's challenges, too.

Thank you as always for visiting.  It means the world to me.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Jennifer McLean said...

Ahh, you're always a flatterer with your comments on my blog Elizabeth. Let me get ya back. I love the color of this, great choice. I think I may have said that Fall is my very favorite time of year. I don't like it hot and although Spring is great, it rains A LOT and gets muddy. Fall with all it's leaves just rocks. The temp is perfect for walking around with a little sweater and no need for galoshes (usually, lol). Talk soon, eh?

Jennifer McLean said...

Thanks Elizabeth, I really needed to hear that. You're a good friend. Hugs.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the beautiful autumn colours you have used, and the lovely splattered background for the crown and leaves. Autumn deserves a crown, for me it is the queen of seasons.Thanks so much for another lovely entry to Moo Mania and More and Art Journal Journey, Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Susan Carol said...

What a wonderful autumn page. Love the rich colours and the spritzed effect behind the leaves. Thank you for all your encouraging comments.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is a wonderful page Elizabeth! You captured autumn's beauty just perfect and you deserve a crown as well queen Altered Book Lover Elizabeth for doing this challenge 2 years long so consequently! Bravo! And a special crown from me today from MOO MANIA & MORE and Art Journal Journey for combining so well and making such a wonderful piece of art with our prompts!
Happy weekend dear Elizabeth!
oxo
Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Horrible news - I am really sad -- so many people - unbelievable!

Viktoria Berg said...

Those autumn colours are gorgeous. Our own autumn is much bleaker this year, but in light of what is happening right now, it feels like nature is in sync with the mood of the world.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful colourful page for the Journal 52 prompt. I managed the first year, but this year am well behind.
So sad the new from Paris.
Yvonne xx

Krisha said...

This is just stunning E!

I did join the new journal group, but don't know how much I will participate, since I didn't make it through this year.

The news about Paris broke my heart, as we watched the news last night. So much evil in the world today. So glad I have my art and blogland to escape to.

Stacie said...

So sad about Paris....

I do love your journal page you created. Autumn is my favorite season, and I love the colors!

I'm curious how you made your handmade shimmering mists....?

Divers and Sundry said...

I like the look you achieved in that background. Now that the wedding is over I'm looking forward to getting back into ATCs, and backgrounds are a challenge :)

My heart goes out to Paris. I've read the ISIS statement and grow more convinced that we aren't speaking the same language in more ways than one :(

TammyV said...

I'm happy to almost stay up with one thing....you are inspiring!

ImagesByCW | C. Willison said...

You created a beautiful page, so seasonal in the beautiful autumn colors.

p.s. I got your comment on hubby's blog and have been trying to figure out why you are getting the 'loading/pause' screen that then apparently gets hung up. But I honestly do not know and I am really sorry about it.

Nigel Roberts said...

Autumn, my favourite season, and favourite colours.

Love this page, I haven't used my sprays for a long time now. I wouldn't be surprised if they've evaporated!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a wonderful page to celebrate Autumn! The colours, especially on the crown, are brilliant! We only found out about the horrible events in Paris this morning -difficult to take in and makes me feel so sad for all who are affected by them in any way! We live in a strange World! Hugs Chrisx

Stacie said...

Thank you for the link to how you make your sprays!

NatureFootstep said...

when I first saw this piece of art I thought "ginger"!. There is ginger all over the art. What a great effect. :) I love it but it gave me feeling of christmas :)

Michele said...

lovely autumn piece! xo

Kelly Deal said...

This is so pretty Elizabeth. I love the warm, autumn vibe!