RED!! Creative Color Challenge for June & Anatomy of a Page

The Creative Color Challenge this month was RED! Not a usual colour for me to create with, but always up for a challenge I started with some junk mail journalling - creating journal pages with hidden message from a stationery catalogue:

This type of journaling (which I love!) also fitted in nicely with the short online course I have been doing with the Art Journaler  It's called 'Anatomy of a Page' and has been fun to follow. The girls over at The Art Journaler (StarGardener and MessyCanvas) shared their own journal pages and the history of the page.  Fascinating and inspiring!! I tried out some different techniques including 'altered book' work, but more of that next time...

So, back to my usual pages which are paint, stencil, journal and collage

Surpisingly, the red colour DID inspire me and it WAS a JOY to create with it.  I was initially scared to use it - it's so strong and its associations of danger, passion, fire and basic survival kicked off some deep felt issues for me - it was very useful to work through some of them when I was working on the journal pages - writing and painting always helps!!

If you feel inspired to join the Creative Color Challenge head over here - there's a different colour palette to work with every month.

And if you want some art journal inspiration or prompts, the Art Jounaler is here...

Happy journalling!!

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Reader Comments (4)

Oh my heavens what gorgeous pages! For not liking to work with red you really nailed it! LOVE the colors and textures! I might have to check out these challenges looks fun!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK Hutchinson

Thanks Kim - yes, the creative color challenge makes you look at using colors you wouldn't normally use and stretches you a little bit - plus it's fun to see what other people are doing - you post to a Flickr group.
Hope to see you on the next one!
And thanks so much for stopping by xx

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Such beautiful vibrant shades of red!! I am not a journaler, but seeing your work here inspires me to perhaps have a go... another exciting challenge to add to the list :-) Looking forward to seeing what next months colour challenge brings! Mandy

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandy Kopelke

Hi Mandy
I just started journaling last year as a way back into my creative self. It has brought great rewards!! I have started painting again this year - marvellous!!
See you soon

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

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