All good things come to an end and so sadly this is my last post as a Little Darlings Design Team member. I had such a wonderful time that I decided to go all out and created this summer scene! I used several images to create this page in my journal:
I used two images from Love to Stamp, Little Darlings Croquet and Nice to Meet You. In the background I used Across the Bridge plus some chippies from Make it Crafty. The paper is Oliver from Basic Gray and the pearl brads are from Whiff of Joy.
I started coloring in the background then worked on the two kids – and if you can believe it, I picked my paper *after* I colored! I’m usually the other way around so this was a new adventure. However, because it was a scene with lots of natural colors, I figured I was pretty safe in doing so. ;D
Here’s a better view of the background before it started to blend into the background of the project. LOL One of the clouds I had colored in blue but then changed my mind and wanted to go with gray. At that point, everything else was colored so I printed out a second copy and paper pieced in a new cloud colored gray! Works every time!
This is the eight page in my project journal and I’m starting to think I need to make a statement with each page! Ha ha… I’ll save that for the next book. ;D For those who want to start your own book… I found this spiral bound journal with watercolor paper. The paper is thicker and provides a great base to start building on.
This was a fun summer time page and I like cool colors with a splash of yellow. It actually wasn’t planned that way but it turned out great – like a nice cool spring day. Hope you enjoyed this page and that you’re sufficiently inspired … for now! LOL