Monday, July 05, 2010

strip ease crusade no 42

I tried to make this one cohesive- with blues and summer colours



this one was my sister and her friends, and about how when you were a kid how much you looked forward to summer.  I used the ripped paper a different way in this one, but truthfully it would have looked better if I had written the words instead of using the computer.  I had fun doing it.

36 comments:

  1. love all the bright colours..have a great summer

    ReplyDelete
  2. beautiful pages! i'm ready for some "water time" now

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like both of these. This is one crusade I'll probably do for sure since I like using torn paper.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ditto what Janet said... I like both of these - they are so different!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'll do this for sure! There is something so cathartic about ripping paper and then putting it back together again!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great use of torn paper. I like both pages but I think the second one draws my attention more.
    Sophie

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lee - wow! Great pages! Love the ripping. That first one is so nice - the random bits all really work together. And the second - I like the effect of the deliberate words and positioning. Thanks for sharing with the team. Bravo!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. love your art - so full of insiration and energy Lee, you must be getting good summer vibes and it shows in your art!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lee, isn't tearing papers for collage fun? your pages looks nice!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are great - I especially like to line about not playing with your younger sister. As a younger sister myself, I was lucky to have a sister who *did* play with me. And as for summer? I wish LOL - howling gales outside tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  11. some great summer pages to view Lee, love them both!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hay! Is your banner the result of paper strips, too? Very festive and textural!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cool pages, Lee! I love the graphic feel of page number one and I think the torn text in number 2 is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  14. These are both great! So much energy and subtle layering in the top one, I absolutely LOVE the text in your second one.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love both of these. What a creative way to add text - great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oooh I love this! The newspapery look is awesome. Happy creations from germany, tj

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the summer stripping ! Great job on this challenge. Cheers !

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the summery look of both of them. The first one is really smashing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really like your first collage. The colors are fun and it inspires me to do a colage with stripped background.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like both of these, but the first is my favourite - I love how you've used the colour to meld it all together. Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello Lee,

    I like the busy first page : although it is busy it is a complete composition.

    I like the torn words on the second page, but I understand what you say about looking better when you should have wrote the words.

    Maybe they stand out too much : the contrast between the white strips and the background is big.

    Maybe a tip you can use : color the stripped papers with words with watercolor pencils or a translucent paint in the colors of your background.
    I think this would unify it more and the torn paper will look perfect then.
    Just a thought...

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

    ReplyDelete
  22. great idea! i will have to try that too...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love those pages with a summer feel to them. Words add interest to your page, I think, even if you cover them up a little.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love the summery feeling to these pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  25. you take me back to childhood...
    swimming at the lake with family.
    sweet pages.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful, both of them, but my fav is the first ! Love it !

    ReplyDelete
  27. These are really lovely pages. I love the way you used a particular theme for both. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

Site Meter