Remember the summer

I’m back from vacation! It was wonderful…mini-me and I had a great time. Now that I’m caught up on laundry and all the other not so fun stuff once you get back home, I wanted to get creative again.remember the summer

I dug into my scrap bucket for inspiration. The background paper started out lavender…some distress paints did the trick on toning that right down.

I’ve been very drawn to blue/orange combo lately. It’s bold and exciting. remember the summer

The tickets attached to the page are from a family road trip in the early 1980’s with my parents. Amazing that mom still had those little bits squirreled away in a box of memories for so many years. The colors fit perfectly and cemented the direction I was headed with this page.remember the summer

The tangible bits of ephemera brought the memories alive within my head. I knew I had to use them and remind myself to remember that summer.

Linking up with Art Journal Journey for Summertime Love

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  1. I’m so glad you and mini-me got away and had a good time together. It’s always fun when you can look back on a trip and find it so enjoyable.

    The spread you created is wonderful. It’s a amazing what other people would throw away out of hand, and we as mixed media artists not only find ways to use it, but enjoy fond memories when we do. This is a beautiful entry for Art Journal Journey today. I really, really love the bold colors.

  2. Im so pleased you had a fab vacation and welcome back! Wow, your pages are so beautiful! The orange and blue are such a lovely colour combination as are the different elements you put together 😀. How wonderful to add those tickets that your mum saved, it’s an amazing reminder of happy summers. As you probably know by now, I love pages that capture memories – perfect! Happy Sunday, have a great day! J 😊

  3. What a beautiful spread to remember this long ago summer- great that your mom had this tickets still in a box —
    Thank you very much for joining Art Journal Journey this month Halle!
    Happy start of the new week ahead!
    oxo Susi

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