Monday, 10 July 2017

Summertime Love 2


The lovely Elizabeth  is hosting this months AJJ Summertime Love theme and this is my second page for that, it's digital but I re-used some of my old art and made new things too.
In the Summer I  love that people always seem to dress in brighter colours and everything else for the summer seems brighter happier colours too.

The background paper started, would you believe, from some messy scrap paper that I get left with after I put a sheet of paper under my pages when working to protect the pages below.
You get left with lots of messy blobs, lines and squares - like the picture below - this one obviously hadn't been used much and had great potential to be used for something else.

I scanned the paper and then in my graphics/photo editing software of choice, duplicated the paper after taking out the white background leaving just the colour.
I layered and rotated my images and then added some digitalised faux writing I had made a while ago. ( I must admit when I look close up there does like an occasional real word but that was not intentional)

For my page I also used some paint drips and inky circles created in the same way.

I love playing with my software and getting as much use from something I have created that can be used over and over again in different ways.
 The flower and scent bottle were from two of my May AJJ  'Elegance and Grunge pages'. I digitally cut them out and then altered the label on bottle and some bits on the flower petals. 
If you can make use of the paper I made (JPG file)  and paint drip (PNG file)  I've added it to the bottom of  my free use images section.
thanks for stopping by,
hope you have a great week.
Gill x


  1. Wonderful page, messy paint mop pages are always a great basis for creating. Have a great week. Off to art group now! Hugs, Valerie

  2. gorgeous page, love your inky drips to

  3. A wonderful summery and happy page Gill.

    Only watched a bit of the Grand Prix qualies as I didn't like the track. Went for a beach walk instead yesterday.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. This is an ADORABLE make Gill - so beautiful - you put all together to a fantastic piece of new art!
    Happy to see this at AJJ!
    Thank you!
    Happy week!
    oxo Susi

  5. I love using messy clean up pages, and you sued this one really well. What a gorgeous page Gill. You are right, summer time is all about great colors. happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  6. I love the digi faux script text!!

  7. Everything about this page makes me happy. In the close-up, I noticed a few real words and laughed when you said it was accidental. You8r background is to die for. I agree that you can't possibly plan anything as beautiful and unique as a backing page. They are all so very different and SO unpredictable. I love everything about this page. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. Gill I love this fantastic summer page and that you used up the papers, that were protecting your journal.
    We crafters never waste anything .
    I think summer is for bright colours as well, makes us feel happy as well.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Beautiful Gill, I always love looking at your digi art as it's always unique
    Donna xx

  10. This is a very special technique with great results! Your Summertime page is really full of happy colors - I like it! Your digital playing with your own art pieces is wonderful!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  11. Your digital piece is fantastic and I enjoyed seeing how you made it too and the lovely backgrounds you created 😀. The flower is so pretty and I wonder if your Summertime Love bottle holds perfume or a secret love potion ... lol 😉. I always keep the papers I put under my pages too, they always have the most wonderful patterns and colours on them! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments, we had sunny weather this weekend for the carnival, and I had so much fun that I created a journal page straight away 😁. We had some rain this morning, although we have sunshine now and I believe the rain is heading your way across the country. Hope you had a great weekend too and you are enjoying your week so far! J 😊

  12. gotta love the scraps....lovely and happy feeling.
    xx Karen

  13. Wow fantastic work Gill, your page is really beautiful, with gorgeous colours and details.
    Hugs Pam x

  14. Your Summer page is gorgeous Gill !! I love the so bright colours, this faux writing, the sun, the flower, the vase.... all details are wonderful!
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

  15. What a wonderful page created for summer, Gill. I love the background and the random beauty of it! Your work of art is absolutely amazing!

  16. A great summer page Gill, love the colorful quote. Great digital additions.
    Avril xx


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