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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Summer of Colour 4 (Week 2)

Hello everyone! Week 2 of Summer of Colour is upon us and this weeks colours were coral, teal and a splash of white! I must admit coral is not one of my fave colours.  I don't mind it on my nails, although it just highlights how pale I am haha.  But in every day life, not so much! Now teal I can deal with.  I love the colour teal, I'd quite like to do my bathroom in teal :-P

So this week I was determined to finish a little earlier as I get very stressed if I leave things until the last minute.  This goes for pretty much every aspect of my life not just the summer of colour!  I wasn't too sure what medium to use this time.  There was no way I could do knitting or crochet as I have NONE of the colours needed...not even the white haha! At first I thought paint, i'd mix my own colours....honestly though I didn't feel I had the time this week.  Then wax crayons came to mind but I couldn't find the right colours.  This left me with pencils.  I was quite happy to work with pencils but as I was looking for my pencil sharpener I came upon my sharpies.......SHARPIES!

I adore sharpies! They come in so may lovely colours and are so bright and just generally make me happy.  So sharpies it is then.


Ta-Da.....looking at it now my coral is a bit orangey and my teal a bit greeny and the white is more than a splash.....ok ok I shall stop focussing on the negatives!! This bad boy comes from a really cool colouring book (yes I did say colouring book and yes I am 30!) I got from Barcelona.  It's full of mandalas designed using the work of Gaudi.  Now I LOVE Gaudi and I LOVE colouring, perfect match!


The book is cool because it has little snippets of information about lots of the buildings Gaudi designed.  Thinking about it I should have taken a photo of what the Mandala looked like before I coloured it in! Ooopps!


I added some highlights and little bits here and there with my Gelly Roll pens.  I've not really had a chance to use them before so this seemed like as good a time as any.

So there you have it! My week 2 colour of summer effort, I hope you like it and come back to see more :-)

34 comments:

  1. Love geometrics and color and design. Your colors are awesome.

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  2. Colouring book and sharpies - I love it, it's something different again.

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  3. This is a very nice piece. The colors and shapes make it look a bit Native American. Well done.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. Great project! I think the coloring book and Sharpies are a nice way to go back to the basics sometimes.

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  5. Super mandala, love your bold colouring, just what the challenge called for.

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  6. such a striking and attractive design!

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  7. Love your mandala, it gives me a feel of football.

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  8. Such a beautiful mandala, the colours look great here!

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  9. Your mandala is wonderful. The colors looks great. Great design.

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  10. Who doesn't love colouring? Nice use of the colours.

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  11. Sharpies do give great colour coverage, love the mandala shape, bet you really enjoyed colouring the shape didn't you :-) xxx

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  12. This is wonderful! I enjoyed reading about your book and inspiration too. And thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  13. Super colouring and such a striking piece too. BJ

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  14. I love it! :) I couldn't figure out how coral's supposed to look like either. :)

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  15. You are way too young to remember this....but the first thing this design reminded me of was the "test image" the tv stations put on when they went off the air! Teal stumps me as it can be more green or more blue. You came up with a really good idea here! Nice work!

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  16. A great idea to use the mandala in the coloring book and the Sharpies! The results are very nice!

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  17. Beautiful work, and I LOVE that little mandala book! Valerie

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  18. Oh what a fun way to play this week!

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  19. I so enjoyed this mandala, and the coloring book, too. You are never too old for sharpies. You did a fantastic job with the coloring and really enjoyed seeing the building this one came from.

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  20. I love colouring in and mandalas so don't blame you for buying it. Also a fun way of gaining knowledge about the artist.

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  21. such a cool and unique creation for this weeks SOC colour combo..I had a little trouble with coral too... but love what you have done this week :) Jan x

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  22. Looks amazing!

    P/s: I love my Sharpies!

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  23. What a cool coloring book! It is definitely a coloring book for grownups. The mandala looks zesty with the coral and teal pen work.

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  24. I love what you came up with!! I love sharpies too, they're so much fun :)

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  25. Very detailed design, love the way you have coloured it.

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  26. I just love your mandala so much! You did a fabulous job with this week's colors!

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  27. I love the idea of that colouring book. If you spy one on Mucha you'll have to tell me. Or Klimt. That would be a fun one to colour :P

    I love the colours you achieved Carol and am loving how varied your projects are!

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  28. Fabulous work, I just love the deep colours, they are so striking!!!!

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  29. I love this pattern, which probably isn't a surprise seeing it's from Gaudi and I'm crazy about Gaudi. The colours work really well in this!

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  30. VERY NICE!!!! . I love the coloring book idea I just may have to check it out . Never too old for a new coloring book ♥

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