Friday, 3 July 2015

Red and Gold

Hi, firstly thanks for all your lovely comments on recent posts, I'm really lucky to have such wonderful visitors :-) ....so what have I been up to now? Well I've been playing with some newly acquired brushos in my journal, and created something for the challenge over at Kristin's blog. It's week 4 of SOC which is 1 Red +1 Red + 1 Metallic challenge. I do like a challenge and red isn't a colour I often use in my creations.


I used some absorbent ground in my journal then added brushos and probably too much water and then hoped for the best! Sorry the photo is a bit blurred.


I've used a stencil with white gelato and stamps, silk glaze in crimson and gold fab foil.


I found and used what I thought was an apt Ernest Hemingway quote 'For her everything was red, orange, gold-red from the sun on the closed eyes, and it all was that color, all of it, the filling, the possessing, the having, all of that color, all in a blindness of that color.'








Hope you get chance to join in. Thanks for visiting and have an enjoyable and hopefully crafty weekend! 

38 comments:

  1. Fantastic pages Ruth! Looks awesome! Fab take on the colors from SOC! Happy weekend!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. the gold looks good against all those reds.

    visiting from SOC, have a lovely day.

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  3. Lovely pages this week. x

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  4. Wow ! I love this Ruth ! The way you add the quote around the circles is inspirational and the gold and red is just gorgeous ! LOVE IT ! Sue C x

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  5. Stunning Ruth! The red in combo with the gold looks fantastic and I love the way you brought your quote around the circles, - stunning spread!!

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  6. A fabulous journal spread Ruth, the Brusho reds look .
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Oh Ruth, this is stunning - I love red, a lot - and I love what you have created with the brushos and the beautiful gold (not normally a colour of choice for me), the combination is just perfection... Anne xx

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  8. This is indeed stunning! I love your use of the Hemingway quote; I am a lover of the literary (former high school English teacher and admitted grammar cop!), and the way those words wrap around the circles is extraordinary.

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  9. Lovely abstract images and I like the text, too.

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  10. Beautiful! Love the soft effect.

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  11. Ruth, it is gorgeous, I love your use of red Brushos, the gold and orange circles, and the qoute is wonderful !!
    I find it difficult to make Brushos soft in the tones, maybe because I use too much...but you ,I think, found the ballance between colour and water, to give it a beautiful soft and see through, look.
    Dorthe, xx

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  12. Ruth, your pages are absolutely beautiful! I love what you did with this week's SOC colors! And thanks for showing us your creative process, too. And the amazing quote - I can't tell you how much I loved seeing it on your page!! FABULOUS!!!

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  13. gorgeous flow to these pages and love the sentiment too!

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  14. I am so in awe of your journal pages Ruth. Stunning.
    Julie x

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  15. Another stunner Ruth,looks like a very intense strawberry purée ;)
    Big weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  16. Beautiful art journal spread!

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  17. Wow, wow, wow!!! Fabulous spread, Ruth! I love those reds together, and (of course!) the gold flake :-) Your stamping of the quote is perfect..... overall stunning piece! xxx Lynn

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  18. Quite simply I LOVE this! You have the most amazing eye for design and I love the touches of gold. Jenny x

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous pages! Wonderful your way of using the three colours! I like it!

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  20. Absolutely adore this work!

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  21. Thus georgious pages and the gold look like real gold! Ulrike

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  22. Love these pages Ruth! The Red with gold foil is scrumptious !

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  23. Beautiful Ruth! I love the warm colours and the splashes of gold work wonders on the warm palette! So dreamy! hugs :)

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  24. Oh wow Ruth, this is amazing xx

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  25. Very pretty! Love the quote and how you incorporated it.

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  26. oooh Ruth, what little gem have you created?! This is simply captivating, I love the colours and the glint of gold! xx

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  27. Stunning pages Ruth. Love the foiling, it really makes the page luxurious.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  28. Ruth, you used these colors perfectly! What an amazing spread!! I do so love it!! xo

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  29. Super page,love the gold, sorry I am a week behind... BJ

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  30. very pretty :) really like how you have the text around the circle :)

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  31. What a wonderful journey into the red zone - the words are magnificent, and I love how you've circled them around. A lovely first play with the powders - looking forward to more.
    Alison xx

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  32. My first reaction when I saw this was to gasp!! It is such a beautiful spread - the background, the colour, the gold, the quote…it really is the best!!! Chrisx

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