Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Summer of Color: Week 6!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Summer of Color: Week 6!  It's the 6th and final challenge for this summer.  Wow!  I cannot believe how fast that went.  It has been an amazing and colorful ride.  I have really enjoyed visiting everyone's blogs, Flickr pages, and Facebook pages, etc,  these past 5 weeks, and look forward to week 6.


Our last color challenge colors are amazing and perfect for summer as follows:
Raspberry & Tangerine
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Lemon

I decided that I wanted to use one of the pictures that I took for a photography class.  I converted them to black and white and want to share some with you.  Although I know they are not perfect, I think I like them anyway!  These were all taken at the Steel Stacks center in Bethlehem, PA. If you want to learn more about this center, you can go here.

 The steel stacks:

Here's Katie:

 And Anne:

And of course, I have to include Kita, even though she was back at home resting in her favorite spot: 


 Here is the layout that I made using the photo of Anne:

And some different views:



Well, I guess that's it!  The last color challenge for this summer.  Kristin, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed playing along with this year's Summer of Color challenges!  Thank you so much for hosting such a fun and inspiring party!!!!  Goodbye for now!  See you all next year!!!

And thank YOU so much for stopping by my blog today.  I love your visits! 

53 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a fun and interesting outing.Great photo'sand wonderful use of the colors for Your layout.Turned out pretty-of course Anne is so pretty and a great photo of Her.

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  2. Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous!!! I love love love the colors and the photos!!!!!

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  3. Your photography is gorgeous! The layout is so pretty - great use of a wonderful color palette.

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  4. Love those rugged photos especially the first one.. what great textures! and love your layout.. the colors softened like that work well with the black and white photos.. and yes the weeks are going by so fast.. please slow down!!hehe!

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  5. Beautiful photos and LO, and yes, the colours this week are good. My piece is finished, too, I will blog it this evening. Valerie

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  6. Your photos are wonderful. I especially like kita but then I'm a huge dog lover! The collage looks great.

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  7. Beautiful photos, wonderful B & W, beautiful outlook in the second!

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  8. Always fun to see what you do with your photos.

    Thanks for visiting my SOC post for wk 6.

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  9. Wow, your photography is amazing! And the layout is so lovely, I love these colors.

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  10. Ooooh! I'm sooo glad you chose that one to scrap - they're all brill, but that one is stand out delish! LOOOVE your bright pops of colour behind it all, too:):)

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  11. Your photos are fab full of depth and interest. Your final layout is lovely and the black and white of the photo just make the colours pop more.

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  12. Great photos. And what a perfect SOC layout for that lovely photo of Anne. Wishing you lots of continued lovely colorful expressions.

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  13. The photos are great, Sharon! I love your photography. The one of the stacks is fantastic! I love your layout. I haven't done my tag yet but I love this color combination and you used it so well. I love all your layouts and the pictures of the girls are so wonderful. Have a great week!

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  14. great photos and scrapbooking page.....thanks for visiting my blog and hope to 'see" you for SOC 2015

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  15. Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment. It brought me here, and I am glad it did. LOVE black and white photos, and how you used them with the SOC colors. I have been feeling the pull to get back to scrapbooking, and get caught up. THAT will be quite a job as I'm so far behind.....LOL

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  16. Wonderful scrappage, yes it has been fun this year hasn't it. BJ

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  17. Sweet! The colors remind me of popsicles, and your page has them running through the summer like a heat wave...

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  18. I've loved seeing your page layouts with your personal photographs combined with art, and I've also loved your enthusiasm.

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  19. So very moody and beautiful scrap page. The word sunshine underlines it so well. Lovely use of this weeks challenge.

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  20. Love, love all your wonderful photos and gorgeous layout, Sharon! Love the soft, summery colors and black accents!

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  21. Stunning images...

    Beautiful scrapbook page, you have used this weeks colours really well :-) xxx

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  22. A very pretty looking layout Sharon, I love this week's colors and can't wait to find time to play along.

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  23. Love your page and have enjoyed your contributions to SOC. It's always fun meeting new people. Thanks Sharon for your comment on my blog.:)

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  24. Gorgeous layout Sharon, the colours you achieved are so pretty.
    What a fascinating place the steel stacks seems to be. You must live in an interesting area.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my Dala horse, and likewise, I have enjoyed visiting you each week :o)

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  25. Had to catch my breath-these steel stacks are practically in my back yard!!!! We go there quite often and my hubby has also taken B &W photos of the whole area. To see a show when the lights come on at night is really something to see! Beautiful layout and shots Sharon!

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  26. Wow those colors really highlight the black and white photos! Thank you for all your visits and your lovely comments!

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  27. Hello Sharon, I loved the colors for this last week, so pretty!!! What a pretty layout, the background looks amazing and soft. Great b/w photo of Anne, you always get nice pictures of the girls. Looks like a cool place to visit too.

    Hope your week is going well, ours is slow and not much fun. Summer's ankle still healing so we can't do to much. Hard to believe in one month and 2 days they will be back to school. SO NOT READY!!
    Take care my friend, HUGS!

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  28. Sharon, this is a lovely scrapbook page. I really like your photos. Though i was a bit late to notice SOC, i will keep on doing the earlier challenges. It was fun and very inspiring. I will be following along. Thank you:)

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  29. Marvelous water color background. Beautiful page Sharon.

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  30. I'm so glad I found you too Sharon! You are incredibly kind, supportive and a super photographer! I really enjoy visiting you to see your creations.... this lo is awesome, just love that photo....great job! ;)

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  31. For some reason, I thought you lived in Britain. Now I see the steel mills in your photos, and I'm very impressed. I have a thing for old, rusty, buildings like that. I even worked in a foundery for a few months to learn more about the process. I'm enthralled with your photos, and of course, your absolutely GORGEOUS art (page). Beautiful in every sense of the word.

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  32. I really like how you used the picture in different ways. The contrast with the colourful background looks great! Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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  33. beautiful work on the final summer challenge Sharon! I will miss the colours of summer.

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  34. Wow, those photos are really cool. I like the way you layered them on your page, and I love the colorful background.

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  35. Is it just me, or is Anne really tall all of the sudden?
    Thank you for making the SOC so wonderful for me too! xo

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  36. What a beautiful take on this week's palette! I love how you layered the photos and distressed the paper that frames them. The photos look all very good and the place, super exciting! I'll have to check your link, as I'm interested in all kinds of abandoned industrial buildings and such.

    Thanks for your nice comment on my week 5 ATCs! Let's see if have time to join the last challenge tomorrow before closing.

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  37. How gorgeous..beautiful array of photos..and wonderful for SOC colors...serene and magical...shine on..very beautiful work!

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  38. Sharon, LOVE the BG you created with those FAB colors and the photo you chose was Amazing! LOVE the black sentiments! Also your photographs in B&W are super striking!

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  39. Beautiful composition... lovely watercolor background!!

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  40. GORGEOUS!! I love what you did, Sharon!! Really stunning...the B&W photos are amazing on their own but really POP against this week's colors! Love!! Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such a lovely comment! Hugs back at ya! :)

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  41. Wonderful photographs, they look perfect with this week's SOC color combo.

    SOC4 has been such fun, I hope to see you at SOC5!

    x

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  42. So pretty Sharon! I love the soft colours you used and they work so nicely with your lovely B&W photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments!

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  43. You made a beautiful page. I love the photos and the background. Thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog. I enjoy creating and sharing with this wonderful community. Hugs to you too.

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  44. Love this layout Sharon! The photos are amazing and I love the background you created! Thanks for stopping by to visit me :)

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  45. Hello Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Thank you for sharing it with me and I will keep all of you in my prayers. I know that will be tough on all of you my friend. Take it one day at a time and take care of yourself too. Thank you for the sweet comments on my posts. It was so fun to play with colors this summer with you. HUGS AND LOVE, Dawn

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  46. Sharon, your photography is really great. It has been so nice to look at all your entries for this years challenge. Here's to SOC14 it has been fabby.x

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  47. I love the impact of the black and white photo over the colours! Beautiful work! See you next summer!

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  48. Lovely page! The Black and white photos really stand out on the lovely colourful background :-)

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  49. Oooooooh LOVE that beautiful background you've created and the b/w photos look amazing against it, really cool page. I've really enjoyed seeing your work over these six weeks and I'm now following your blog so I can carry on seeing what you get up to! :o)

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  50. beautiful photos, beautiful background.

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  51. Amazing photo's.....so gorgeous! The page so clean and the message so clear! A page of love!

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