Monday, 25 June 2012

Summer Of Color - Baseball Nut Crocs

...no, not a crocodile, though that might have been more interesting.

The colour prompt over at Kristin's this week is Baseball Nut. This is an ice-cream flavour that consists of  black raspberry ribbons, vanilla and cashew nut.

I decided to play in my journal sketchbook again, it's turning into a record of my pregnancy at the moment - I didn't intend that to happen but it's nice for us to flick through - I never recorded much about my other pregnancies and I so wish I had now.I will try and get some non-bubba related pages in there too.

Apologies for the picture - shaky hands. When I have writing on a page it shows up how bad my photography skills are!

So - the vanilla comes from the gouache I used as a base, I'm finding it's good to mask over where my Copics have bled through the page from previous entries on the other side. The brown (cashew) and raspberry (red) are on the plastic monstrosities. I've used watercolour and fineliner there.

Am really loving how Summer of Colour is getting me working in different colours and styles, making me practise my drawing... it's certainly making for an interesting sketchbook.

This is my Raler Downey sketchbook which I now know is heavy weight cartridge paper. (Thanks JB) Explains why it sooks the ink right up when I do use Copics.

If you get a late comment from me on your Mint Choc Chip entry - I'm not going daft, I'm just playing catch up. I don't know who stole my week last week!

Thanks for stopping by :)

35 comments:

  1. FABULOUS SHOES...EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ARE NOT THE MOST PRETTY SHOES IN THE WORLD...BUT BOY ARE THEY USEFUL...IT IS NICE TO RECORD YOUR THOUGHTS VISUALLY IN YOUR JOURNAL AS YOU TRAVEL THROUGH THIS PREGNANCY...THE TIME WILL FLY AND YOU WILL LOOK BACK AT THIS WITH SUCH JOY...XXX

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  2. OH...PS...I WISH THE GOBLIN KING WOULD COME AND TAKE ME AWAY........RIGHT NOW.....

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  3. Ah Carmen that's gorgeous and I'm loving that you are documenting your pregnancy - fantastic stuff! Hugs

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  4. Oh...Carmen...Love your journal..what a fab and creative way to record your pregnancy..It will be great to look back on, especially when your ankles are back to 'normal' again ;)..You did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

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  5. Love what you've done with this week's colours!
    I think it's a great idea to record your pregnancy too.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Love this weeks journal page - great drawing and lovely use of this week's colours.

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  7. Wonderful idea recording your pregnancy this way!! So creative and special!! I love both your pieces!! My friend who gets swollen feet every work day calls her crocs her best friend!!

    Have a great week!!
    Hugs Giggles

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  8. great job on the pages and I agree with everyone else about what a good idea to journal the pregnancy,lovely bits of art although the crocs remind me of feet and I hate feet ;) lol
    hope the pregers is all going well, mark
    thanks for stopping by mine earlier, have a crack at the tim doll, I never thought I would want to buy them let alone use them and now Im looking for a couple more.
    good luck.

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  9. I love this page! A very original way to interpret the theme (and a flavour I'd never heard of!!) Yes, I was watching the football (obviously) and wasn't surprised we lost. Not sure Craig's "nooooo" got through with the ones coming from me. Oh well there's always Wimbledon....lol!!

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  10. Love it! OK so I know crocs aren't the most elegant thing on this planet, but they are so comfy. I just refuse to chuck mine out much to DD's disgust!

    I think your pregnancy journal is a brilliant idea and will be a lovely thing to look back upon. x

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  11. Ha! say what you will about Crocs - they are comfortable! I resisted them for years until we got a touring caravan last year and suddenly hubs and I realised how handy they are to have for nipping in and out with the dogs!! Great illustration and subject matter for the SOC challenge!

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  12. Wow! those are really cool!

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  13. haha this is amazing!! At least you got your colours right unlike me haha! I love the idea of an art journal (as you know) but they also scare me!!

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  14. Your sketches looks believably CROCS! :). Looks comfy and trendy too.

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  15. It's going to be an amazing record to look back on. Crocs - they are comfy. No doubt about it.

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  16. Love the Crocs creation ~ in your journal ~ very creative ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Loving your croc shoes, such fab colours. Happy SOC, Annette x

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  18. Hi Carmen, I have just caught up on all your blog posts I have missed and am lovin what im seein'! Your mojo seems to be back and in full swing! I have loved seeing all your lovely pages in your sketchbooks, I particularly like the ink drawing of you and the crocs...i love my crocs they are so comfy! Glad all is going well with the bump. Hopefully once next saturday is out the way I will have time to read all my fav blogs again and I wont have so much to catch up on x x x

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  19. We have a variety of crocs outside the back door - they're great for slipping on and kicking off, swollen ankles or not! Have you seen the winter ones with fluffy innards?!

    You know I love this page, great (and unique) interpretation of this colour prompt.

    xx

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  20. What a treasure to have a journal of the pregnancy! I love that it just happened-adds such a magical element for me (at least that is how I feel about journals that just turn out without my conscious mind steering them)!

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  21. Hi Carmen!! These shoes are too cute...what a fun idea to have a journal that goes along with your pregnancy...what a keepsake!! Sometimes our journals turn into exactly what they need to be! :) You did a great job on the shoes. I'm loving Summer of Color, too, and how it is helping me to think of other color combos that I may not otherwise try out. Thanks so much for visiting my blog...I'm doing some "catch up", too!!

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  22. I'm sure you are going to look back on this journal and appreciate how you used it as a way to document your pregnancy while being in this color challenge. What a great way to keep a record. LOVE those crocs!

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  23. Lol love your crocs.. I never wear anything else anymore.. just way too comfy.. I love how your journal is all about your pregnancy.. too cool.. what a treasure it will be in the future.. I am glad your mojo is back.. mine is slower... but loving this summer of color.. have my baseball nut one almost done!! Yay!
    Kath
    xx

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  24. OOh, lots of pro-Croc user comments! If only they weren't THAT shape! Great drawings/paintings. Good to see your mojo returning, hope to see lots more! xx

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  25. Love these pages ...ones you can look back on to really bring back pregnancy memories ...which usually get forgotten. Look after those feet xx

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  26. thanks for popping by earlier, The skull isnt for the workshop but I learnt the rust on the workshop, I did it a couple of months ago. Im signed up for the outcasts, It looks like it will be brilliant, there are also loads of the same people I did the workshop signed up as well so the forum side will be a lot of fun.
    I would recommend giving it ago.
    mark

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  27. I love your drawing and pages, and your shoes! They look super comfy and cozy! My feet would've loved to have them I'm sure! They seem like "heaven for swollen feet"! :)

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  28. Great page! I am falling behind on that challenge and unlikely to get caught up enough to complete it...

    Oh well

    Both of these pages are terrific and it will make for lovely memories.

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  29. Love your drawing of the crocs...no don't like crocs either but your reason for having swollen feet .. well it is worth it!

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  30. Since I am not feeling like a beached whale (or if I am I have a pitiful excuse! :)) I will grab the pom poms. That ice cream flavour sounds like it will lead directly to a beached whale status.

    I wish I had documented my pregnancies, I often think now I should do them both a book, of what I do remember while I still remember anything!

    I love your sketchbook/journal and your drawings. If we hear about you wearing those monstrosities a year from now, that will be inexcusable. I think your current reason is one of the only reasons for wearing them. :D

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  31. whoever stole your week last week has done the same to mine this week... it has been a bit mad, but I did get a laugh from your crocs page... the joys of being pregnant!!! great sketch though and I am enjoying your take on the prompts so much ...so sorry for being so late getting here this week...xx

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  32. What a wonderful take on the theme- I LOVE it! I wish I'd kept a journal of my pregnancies- what a treasure you will have when you're done!
    xx
    Stephanie
    P.S. I have to admit that if I could, I'd wear my crocs every day, they are SO comfortable!

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  33. I love your art journal pages,very cool drawings and love that they showcase your pregnancy too.

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  34. JIm and Maggie live in those things! They sure come in handy on vacation, too :)

    Love seeing your journal entries!

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