Monday, October 22, 2012

Fearless Shades of Brown

Here is a most recent mixed-media art journal spread I made, focusing on a color I reach for the least.  I don't know why, but brown just doesn't seem as bright, or pretty, or girly, as other colors I choose, I don't suppose;  but having worked with it, I find it an absolutely rich and gorgeous color when it depicts the colors of Autumn!  Here, I loved working with various shades of brown!


I used shades of orange for the first background layer, then I painted and scrapped various browns I could think of, such as coffee and coffee beans, the earth's soil, the autumn leaves...   and of course, I couldn't forget my all time favorite, CHOCOLATE!  I saved the candy bar wrapper to use as a pocket for tags I am journaling on for the week.  I added a quote by Rumi, and one by The Mamas and The Papas, California Dreaming.  Then I added some homemade paper flowers, inspired by Jennibellie, and a couple of Martha Stewart butterflies.....   I just plain had fun with this!

Oh, and here's one more art spread I had fun putting together, as a facebook art challenge from Tee Thompson!  The prompt was to make a foot, any foot, any way we wanted.  So I actually traced my own foot, and added it to a leg, and then a quote which I thought was perfect!...   Anyone up for a game of kickball?!
 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!


26 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

What a tasty way to use brown! That tag holder is brilliant! So glad you shared with Fall Fearless and Fly!

artistamyjo said...

Love the browns and especailly the candy wrapper idea.
Hugs

Happy Crocheter said...

Tina,

I love your browns and your scrapbooking techniques. You do an amazing job, thanks for sharing.

Love and Hugs,
Tamara

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

The browns are warm & lovely!I love the use of the Chocolate wrapper,it was perfect!

myletterstoemily said...

your browns made me crave a hersheys
like crazy!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and love love love love that you included the candy wrapper!!!!!

Leann said...

Oh using the candy wrapper as a pocket is wonderful. I love the look of that brown - it's a color that I reach for when I do masculine things.

Hope that you are well!
Leann

Jessica Sporn said...

I'm so glad you were able to find joy in a color you previously weren't drawn to. What a brilliant idea to use your Hershey package to not just illuminate the brown on your page but also to hold your tags. Thanks for joining FF&F!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your brown layer is yummy! I love the pinkish tones in it.
Rinda

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Visiting via FFF. Love all of your shades of brown. So delicious and cozy! Great spread!

Kristina said...

Very nice.

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

That footy page is fantastic and the quote is perfect.

RenJac1301 said...

HELP :( I clicked on site for the crochet Hot Pad Roundup and it is no longer there, do you happen to have the pattern?

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Renee! I DO have the pattern, but I'm afraid I couldn't find a way to respond/comment on your blog, seeing only the three options... Nor could I find a way to email you. I do have MY email on the right side bar, so you could email me, then I'll email you back, just to get the ball rolling, o.k.? ~tina

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful journal pages. Love the foot. :)

clare said...

such a great page and those chocolate brown tones work so well. x

Molly said...

you definitely made brown look warm and inviting-- and delicious! :-)

Abby Raines said...

Wow, what a lovely blog! Thanks for connecting with us in Manila Spoon! New follower here - Abby.

RenJac said...

I fixed the comment thingy on my blog

RenJac said...

I tried clicking to e-mail you but it did not work lol

Beansieleigh said...

Renee, when you click the mouse over my email button on the right side bar, (which is at the moment a turkey, and at least on MY computer) it automatically takes me to "outlook", but if you just hold your mouse over the button/turkey, then you should look to the bottom-left of your screen, and it SHOULD show my email address. Try that, and let me know if you got it.... Thanks for visiting! (0:

RenJac said...

lol I think i got it, I sent you an e-mail from my embarqmail lol

Sandy said...

Interesting the way your idea spread. I don't, or didn't work much with brown yarn until recently. Funny how are color choices change with age.

http://4ccccs.blogspot.com/2012/11/columbus-aruba-cleveland-and-back.html

adding the link, cause you don't have choices in your signature area, not even a drop down box?

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm so glad if you were inspired in any way.. But I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by "choices in my signature area"??? Is there some updated feature I have not heard about yet? If you or anyone think I should fix this, let me know, and perhaps let me know HOW? (0; Thanks! ~tina (aka, beansie)

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful use of brown! ;-)

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Clever use of the candy bar wrapper and eating the chocolate before is always good!! Love the journal spread. I just listened to the Mamas and the Papas a couple do days ago myself. :))