Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer of Color - Green

Now green is a hard color for me. Only because I don't typically paint with it as often as other colors. I do really like green though & found it around my house quite a bit. So I apparently like to decorate with it! :) When I do paint with green, I tend to pull out my Americana Hauser Light Green - not to bright...not too dark. When Kristin chose green this week, I thought, "Hmmm, WHAT can I do?" But that is what I will enjoy about this color challenge...it forces me to use a color I may not typically. 

Funny thing is...I decided pretty quickly what to do. Since I like decorating with green...why not combine the two. My son's room has a safari/jungle theme in it & I have been wanting to paint something to hang in his room. The bedding is mainly white, brown & a really nice green. I wanted to pull some more color into his room since it has tons of brown. I used his cute comforter as inspiration & created two animal pieces for his wall above what will soon be his toddler bed. (Thank goodness he has continued to sleep in his crib & has not discovered how to climb out....yet!)

Bedding inspiration
Getting started

I used green mainly in the background. I was basing the color scheme of the animals off the bedding. I think they turned out cute, they were super fun to make, and they look darling hanging in my little LoveBug's room.

The Tiger - WIP

I created the background, then used patterned scrapbook paper (another addiction!) to make the animals as well as the border. Once it was dry I added acrylic paint to the paper to give it a more "painted" look. After that, I just used my black and white pen to add detail. 
Hanging on the wall
I made an elephant too. :)


And there you have it. 
Some much needed color added to my toddler's room.
I am glad the Summer of Color challenge was green this week. Otherwise this project would have sat on my mile long "To Do' list longer! :)

I am looking forward to seeing all the other green creations.
Do you like creating with green?

XOXO,
Jen


30 comments:

  1. Superb backgrounds, and such cute animals!

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  2. Hi Jen! your pieces are amazing!! the design, the colours wow!

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  3. Oh my gosh those are so cute! Love your backgrounds as well! good job!

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  4. How sweet; I love how you did your backgrounds, too~ These would look fab in a children's room!!!

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  5. these are so fresh and charming!!!

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  6. Wow, these are wonderful..I love your backgrounds too, and how cute is that elephant! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness! Charming indeed! You did such a lovely job at capturing the whimsy of the animals :D

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  8. Great idea for brightning up the room and such awesome paintings.

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  9. Aw, these are so cute. Especially the elephant!

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  10. Your creations with green are wonderful!!! I LOVE your backgrounds. I want to do more with my own backgrounds (maybe this summer?)Thank you for this inspiration, and for visiting my blog! Nice to meet you! ~kathy

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  11. Great job Jen! Thank you for visiting my blog today.....you asked me a question about my journal page. Be looking for an answer to your question tomorrow on my blog!!

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  12. Hello Jen! I love the color green. I see it as a very refreshing and calming color.

    Your project is great, I love it especially the elephant, green when combined with blue. The colors you used I must say reflect earth colors that provides a refreshing effect. I'm sure your son would love them. And as always, I will be looking forward on your next project. :)

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  13. So so cute...how creative you are!
    Love the backgrounds you made too.

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  14. these are adorable and just perfect for a little ones room...xxx

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  15. A most excellent idea. I love your creations for your son's room! Just darling! Jessi xox

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  16. Ohhh this is so cute, love how you chose to do your green piece its so original
    have a lovely day
    hugs June x

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  17. Dear Jen-I love your art pieces-especially the elephant! So super cute. I love how challenges force us to step outside of what we normally do:) xxx
    P.S. I wonder who will win the super huge prize at KRR-the trip with her:)

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  18. These are so cute. I should make some art for my boys' room. I love the way you made the animals.

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  19. Love, love, LOVE! Not only that you have some art crossed off you list, but that you created such beautiful, whimsical and sweet pieces - they will always be treasured. Thank you for playing along, xo

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  20. Jen! You are SO creative and never cease to blow my mind with the beautiful pieces you create. When are you going to start doing classes? I would love to be able to do even 1/8th such beautiful work to hang on my walls. Thanks so much for sharing with us all. Very inspiring!
    Big hugs,
    Mere

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  21. Thanks for visiting my "green" and I think you found a perfect way to combine the challenge with something lovely for your child's room. The animals are adorable and so personal - just for him. Very whimsical.

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  22. oh they are super super cool Jen. So cute :D

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  23. Wow, Jen they are darling. Will fit in his room perfectly! Love it!

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  24. How gorgeous Jen... beautiful for your son's room... and that elephant is so cute...

    Jenny x

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  25. Love them!
    I need to redecorate my girls room and what you have done is a great idea!

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  26. What wonderful creations you have produced. Your son is sure to love the hanging for his room.

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  27. These are adorable!!!! I've seen so many blogs lately I can't remember if you've linked into artseebloggers.com yet??!! Hope you'll join us if you haven't!

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