Thursday, February 16, 2017

India


Today I'm joining Art Journal Journey where Linda of heARTfuly Inspired has chosen 50 Shades of Red to inspire us through the month of February.

For this entry, I chose to work in my 7 Continent altered book.

I apologize for the glare, but I was using two all-spectrum lights to show this latest entry.

I originally was going to color the stenciled letters with different colors of red, then realized I have enough trouble just staying within the lines when I used a black Sakura pen.

That's when I decided to doodle little dots inside the letters.  You can see I also outlined the torn edges of the central image in red ink.











For this entry in my 7 Continents altered book, my substrate, as usual, was a used file folder.  I colored the background using a dark red paint pen.  The central image was from a high end catalog on India, the stenciled letters were outlined using a black ink pen, and the pink dots were made using a pink paint pen.  The central image was outlined using red pigment ink.

Thanks for visiting today.  It means the world to me.  And please don't forget to visit Art Journal Journey where more inspiring art journal shades of red can be found.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page in your altered book. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is a fantastic mix of beautiful colours and images Elizabeth.

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

Love this page Elizabeth. This is a cool image. You picked a good one. I like the stenciled letters with the dots. The white dots mimics the fact there are some white dots and outlining in the image so it really looks nice! Hope you have a great day. Hugs-Erika

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a gorgeous creation you made for the AJJ challenge. Your 7 continents altered book is an amazing idea, I love what you made here!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous page Elizabeth! Love these different reds and the way you added the white dots! This page makes me feel happy! Hugs, Chrisx

Birgit said...

I like be the richness of this journal page. You have evoked the colours and spice of India with the reds, oranges and yellows. Love it!

Sami said...

Love the colours and the elephants! Have a great weekend Elizabeth.

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page really captures the spirit of the subcontinent. I especially love the lotus blossom as its curled petals remind me of acanthus leaves, a motif found in Medieval manuscripts. Enjoy the weekend!

Caterina Giglio said...

wow, E, that lotus in the middle is stunning, just love the image you chose and those auspicious Elephants!! lovely! x

Krisha said...

Wonderful page E! I have always admired the rich colors and shapes that come out of India.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. a perfect INDIA page in your 7 Continent altered book Elizabeth!
The bright colors and the lovely catalogue image are super for INDIA ... I am thinking of saffron and curry!
Great for Linda's 50 Shades of RED!
Thank you so much for joining in at AJJ again - you made me happy!
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Love the colours and imagery on your beautiful page Elizabeth. :)
I've just noticed Susi mentioned saffron and curry and I'm now feeling very hungry and wishing there wasn't just a baked potato in the oven for tea now. :(
Wishing you a lovely weekend... Gill x

Jeanie said...

I love those vibrant yellows and oranges. They really capture my concept of India. Nice indeed. (And thanks for your visits! I'm so glad when you come by!)

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a lovely page, you have captured India in all it's colourful and vibrant opulance :-). The image of the elephants you have used is so beautiful. Happy Friday and wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Oh Wow, love this Indian page. Rich, vibrant warming colours and fabulous elephants. What an exotic place to visit.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely and vibrant pages Elizabeth!

Jeannette said...

wow,love your india pages,love the red orange colors and the images,is perfect for india,remind me of spice tea and curry,love this.
wishing you a nice weekend.


hugs jenny

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous India page, Elizabeth! Perfect for the 50 shades of red challenge!

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Gaby

Sandra Cox said...

This is so neat. Love this piece!
Everything okay?

Dianne said...

Beautiful page...I love red! 💜

Halle said...

Love this....simple but perfect for your 7 continents AB!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

What could be better than the reds of India and the ornate elephant piece, love it. xox

Sandy said...

Such beautiful colors - your page really feels like India!!
sandy xx