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Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer of Color Week 1

I love this stamp. It's made by ERA and was given to me by a friend.  There is just something about that happy girl dancing that makes me smile.  

The Summer of Color Project begins this week. The first set of colors are Yellow, Aqua and a touch of hot pink. Those are happy colors to me and that's why I chose the dancing girl.

The background is yellow craft paint. The girl is embossed with aqua embossing powder.  The pink accents are a pink glitter sharpie.

Link:  Summer of Color 4, Artist Play Room

31 comments:

  1. that truly is a cute stamp, as is what you did with it!

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  2. What a great creation. Love that stamp!


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    1. Thanks! I joined the Art Journal Challenge.

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  4. Hi Boo,

    I like the stamp, too. Looks like that girl is having great fun. Great image to use on Summer of Color.

    Thanks for stopping by to see my SOC image. You said you wanted to learn Photoshop. For beginners, I recommend a book that I use. (I've been using PS for over 25 years, but I still learn things about it.) It's called "Photoshop ______ Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks" ---fill in the blank with your version of Photoshop (Elements 8, Elements 11, CS5, CC, etc.)

    Each tip is labeled by difficulty level. It's easy to follow.
    It shows images of the screen and places a number where you can find the tool you need to do a particular step. (If I don't use a tool often, sometimes I spend 5 minutes looking for it ---but with this book, you can see right where it is.) The actual book is less than $20 at amazon.com, Kindle version about $14 ---depending on which version you need.

    The beginning gives hints on setting up the desktop, tools, etc. the way you like them.

    There are lots of tutorials online, too ---so you can type what you are looking for, plus "Photoshop tutorial." Some are written steps and some on YouTube. (Although I'm a visual learner, I prefer the written steps so I don't have to keep stopping the video or starting over.)

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    1. Thank you so much for the info. I will look for the book. I definitely need the PS for dummies version.

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  5. What a super fun image, just the ticket to start off SOC. Fab.

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  6. Ahh...I get it now! What a fabulous Smudge, Splash or Pop Boo ;D
    This is just what I need to get me creating. There's no excuse now and my tummy has just done a flip so I know it's right!
    Happy SOC4 to you x

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  7. This is so much fun! I love what you did using the SOC colors! Your work is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! I like that happy girl stamp.

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  8. Such a happy happy image Boo. I love that you embossed the dancer and I love her starry bubbles :D x

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  9. The stamp was a good choice. It says it all. We are having fun.

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  10. Very impressive beginning. What got me was the embossing. I can't get a good embossed image for anything. I seem to leave little bits around that don't belong, even though I try to use an anti static bag. Really enjoyed this one.

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    1. I did use the static bag and it worked better than it ever has before. Not sure why. With Art Journals I don't care if I get speckles... It adds to the distressed look. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  11. Thank is a cool stamp and I need some embossing powder!

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  12. Eat, drink, laugh and blow bubbles. That's what I always say -- wonderfully happy and you are ALWAYS so original!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. Oh great fun, a very active piece. I like the way you have used the pink. Woo hoo!

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  14. Super fun!! What a great way to start SOC4...

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  15. and I say woohoo too-to dancing in the sun, blowing bubbles and your painting of it!

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  16. Ahhh, love love love this! WHAT a happy image!
    HuGGs!
    Debi

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  17. i love the hint of pink - fab

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    1. Thanks, Virginia. I really like that stamp.

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