Saturday, September 9, 2017

My Heart Belongs To You

I'm once again joining my dear friend Yvonne of Meggy's Way who is hosting Art Journal Journey this month.  She has chosen Colo(u)r in my World as her theme.   I'm also joining Try it on Tuesday with their fortnightly theme of Stitch It (real or faux).

The colors in my world today are shades of pink and orange, with a splash of black and yellow.  Originally, I intended to create an abstract, but after I started adding the black, I realized it was a mistake.

Not to be deterred, mainly because I had spent so much time coloring and blending the pink and orange, I decided to create a heart and sew it in place.

Next I had to come up with some words, and this was my second choice.

What little embellishing I did, was sewing everything in place using my sewing machine.

I began with a used file folder I colored and blended, using my gifted watercolor crayons (thanks yet again, Cindy).  I had some pink copier paper left over from another project, so I simply wrote the words using the above orange crayon.  I cut the words and sewed them, along with the heart, in place using variegated thread.  The heart was painted using yellow and orange acrylic paint.

Thanks for joining me today as I visit

Art Journal Journey


Try it on Tuesday.

I'll be there, I hope you will be, too.

And let's please not forget our blogger friends who might be caught in the throes of this devastating hurricane that should reach land sometime in the next 12 to 18 hours.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal page, love the pink and orange, and thanks a lot for joining us at TIOT. Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this,the colours are wonderful together! I especially love the way you turned to your sewing machine to come to your rescue! So pleased to see you at TIOT again! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this,the colours are wonderful together! I especially love the way you turned to your sewing machine to come to your rescue! So pleased to see you at TIOT again! Hugs, Chrisx

CJ Kennedy said...

The colors go so well together, like sherbert. I love the hand written words and the zigzag stitch from the heart. Not quite a sinus rhythm, but fun.

My name is Erika. said...

I think the black (at least in your final photo of the finished piece) really makes an interesting view. It looks like you have a couple of pieces. I know it's the way the light hit it when photographed, but it gives a really cool effect. Nice sentiment too. And those photos of Irma (yours and the one on the news) look so scary! Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Pink / Orange is one of my favourtite Color combinations - it always makes one happy and this pages makes me happy! Love the zigzag stitch and I think the black makes a very interesting element as well!
Thank you very much for joining Try It On Tuesday once more and always a pleasure for me to see your name linked to AJJ dear Elizabeth!
I am thinking of the people who might be caught in the throes of Irma... oh my gosh .

oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Pink and orange go so well together, I love your colour combination today.
The black looks good on the page it draws the eye to the words of the sentiment.
Thank you for adding this wonderful page to TioT's and to AJJ.
Irma is featuring at the start of our News programs in the UK. Such worrying times for the folk who live in its destructive path.
Yvonne xx

Sandra Cox said...

I love this. It made me smile.
Thanks for remembering our folks in FL.
My brother and sis in law, who just moved there a month or two ago, finally decided to evacuate a few minutes before the cut off time.

Rita said...

Cute! :)

Yes, thinking about everybody who has been and will be touched by Irma.

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth, I haven't been in Blogland for a few weeks and I'm so glad I scrolled down and found this brilliant colourful piece. You are certainly following the theme of AJJ this month. I love the colours and there is something very touching about this piece with the stitched heart.

Jeanie said...

I love this combination of colors and it's perfect with the heart. Boy, that hurricane image is sobering. There are several bloggers (and others) about whom I am quite worried.

Cindy McMath said...

Such pretty colours. The black makes them pop - I don't think it was a mistake.