February 20, 2015

My Paradise

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When I was a kid, my family spent every weekend in the summer camping in the mountains of Colorado. But I married a man who doesn't share my love of the outdoors and roughing-it so, that is that.

But when prompted by the Monday blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp to create a piece of paradise, I just couldn't help but paint a journal page about my ideal.

Nothing would make me happier than to pack up a home on wheels and spend the rest of my days traveling round the countryside.

I gessoed a two-page spread in my large Dylusions journal, penciled-in a sketch, went over it with magic marker, and used plain old craft paint for tint.

The only rule I followed regarding color choices is one I always keep in mind--warm colors appear closer than cool colors:

  • The moon is white (cool)
  • The windows in the camper are yellow (warm)
  • The mountains are blue-ish purple (cool)
  • The grass is olive green (warm)

It was more than the usual amount of fun to make because it struck such an emotional chord. I have to thank the Design Team at SSS for a great prompt this week!

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful page and what a beautiful piece of paradise! Brava!!

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  2. I LOVE to see your journal work and this page is fabulous! To this day, we vacation to Colorado at least once a year, so I hear you when you say that paradise would involve a home on wheels! And what an amazing sketch you've done and I was totally impressed with your explanation of your colors. Another masterpiece to be sure!

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