Monday, July 6, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 5!

Can you believe that week FIVE of the Summer of Color is here already?  These weeks have flown by!  I am feeling much better this week and hope everyone participating in the Summer of Color is in good health, too.

This week's colors are green + green + pink:   +   + 

Here is my worksheet:


I chose to use 2 different shades of watercolors for my greens and Lindy's Stamp Gang's Plumeria Pink for my pink. I knew that I wanted to use two photos that I took at a friend's garden at their July 4th picnic on Saturday:



Aren't they perfect for this week's colors?  And what I especially love about these photos is the bee that seemed to be posing for me when I took them!

Here is my completed scrapbook page:


Two different views:



Once again, I encourage all of you to check out the Summer of Color 5 at Kristin's blog here!  Thank you, Kristin, for providing us with so much inspiration!  I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying your blog party!

Have a wonderful rest-of-your week everyone, and thank you all so much for your visits to my blog and your kind comments!  Hugs!!  ♥ ♥ 
 . . . and I will leave you with one last photo of my friend's beautiful garden:


♥ ♥ 

63 comments:

  1. I love your style. Great use of the colors.

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  2. I love the artistry that you put into your pages. Fantastic photographs.

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  3. Wonderful photos and an equally stunning layout

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  4. Fab layout, the composition is wonderful and the colours are subtle, lovely. x

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  5. What beautiful photos....& a STUNNER of a page....those bees....loooove them & the scalloped pink bits look heavenly.....the whole thing just makes me sigh for spring and summer to hit our li'l southern island again:):)

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  6. What a gorgeous page! Love the photos and how light and summery the page looks, simply gorgeous!

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  7. Oh I saw this on facebook and so glad to see the photos up a bit bigger.. love this layout.. I love bees and I love how you have cut out the flower like that too.. I tried to get a photo of a bee on my daisy bush this morning but it did not turn out like your photo!!! such pretty colors together too.. and love your friends garden.. I hope your week is going well!!

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  8. I love cone flowers! They're pretty, and they don't require much specialized care. (Despite the Green Denise moniker, I don't have much of a green thumb.) Also, I love the way that cone flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds. You definitely had a great idea to honor these flowers with a scrapbook page. The way you used the colors is gorgeous, and I especially like the way that you overlapped the two rectangular photos. <3

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  9. I just love your layout, Sharon! I'm so impressed with your photography skills! I know a bit about Photoshop Elements but I don't work at it enough to get really good. I'm sorry to not have taken part in SoC this year but I just didn't want a weekly commitment. I love what you've done with it and I've been keeping up with the weekly colors! Hope you're having a good summer!

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  10. Oh my gosh!! This is soooo delicate and tender... you've really captured the essence of colour and shape... its definitely a stunner!

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  11. Wow - stunning layout. The color scheme is PERFECT for those photos. I love that you layered them.

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  12. Just simply gorgeous! I love the colors you've chosen! So pretty!

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  13. This is beautiful!!! I'm still working on my pink and greens.

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  14. Yes an absolutely fabulous layout, love your repeat of the flower and gorgeous use of the SOC colours. Beautiful! Ruth x

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  15. So soft and serene and utterly gorgeous! What a beautiful palette, and I love what you've done with that photograph and all those little bees! Too fun!

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  16. Very lovely....rather romantic I'd say....I like that....green and pink are romantic colors.

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  17. You scrapbook like I wish I could. LOL Very, very nice photos and layout.

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  18. This is beautiful! Coneflower is one of my favorite flowers.

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  19. Love this pretty page....and boy are You fast.

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  20. Love how you made this. Beautiful work for SOC, Valerie

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  21. This layout is so cool, I just love it. The photo is amazing and perfect for the challenge. Also love the photo at the end of your post. I have to keep going back and looking at the gorgeous layout and every time I do I notice more amazing details
    Mary x

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  22. Beautiful scrapbook page.

    Thanks for visiting my SOC this week.

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  23. Yet another adorable LO, love the photos too, delightful, BJ

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  24. you are a master of scrapbooking (i suppose i already said that before;))

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  25. Oh my goodness, I love this! Beautiful!

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  26. Sharon, this is a masterpiece! It simply takes my breath away. I especially love how you've incorporate the center flower to your page, and all the small bits and pieces make me want to stare at it forever. I can't think of something more summery than this. Bravo!

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  27. Such beautifully delicate colours.

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  28. Flowers and bees - the best of summer don't you think? What a fabulous spread! And it sounds like you had a lovely garden picnic. How fun.

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  29. So very delicate! You are an accomplished watercolorist!!!

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  30. Oh my goodness, Sharon, your scrapbook pages are simply out of this world! I love what you've done here. The softness of the backround with the vibrant colour of the flowers is just lovely. So effective to have cut out the big one too and the way you've picked out the same pink in the embellishments. Lovely.

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  31. Gorgeous layout - love the photos too!

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  32. Very very gorgeous layout. You have such a knack for composition; your work is always a pleasure to see :o))

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  33. Wow, Sharon, I'm so glad you are feeling better. I have cosmos in my yard, but I could NEVER create a layout like yours. You make such beautiful art, and it shows by the way people comment about your lovely scrapbook pages.

    Sounds like you enjoyed your Independence Day, too. The beauty that came from that day has now become a SOC masterpiece!

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  34. Again a wonderful scrapbooking page for this callenge! Ulrike

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  35. This is such a beautiful page. I love the water coloured background and the photos are gorgeous.

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  36. wow Sharon-that is a perfectly executed layout and what a gorgeous subject to showcase the colors this week too!

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  37. Gorgeous page--I love bumblebees and flowers and your photography is excellent! Just a perfect use of the colors!

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  38. Very nice! Love the pictures :-)

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  39. An absolutely gorgeous LO, Sharon!!

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  40. Such Summer breezes here, so great! I feel light and a soft breeze blow over me as I look at your beautiful art. I love this post and the feeling it gives, beautiful!

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  41. This is beautiful... I love how you did that one close-up of the flower with the bee, and the 2 smaller pictures next to it. Great layout!

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  42. Love the colors and layout. Very pretty.

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous page with so many lovely details!

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  44. Oh WOW Sharon I love your page, sooooo pretty and of course flowers win me everytime..gorgeous

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  45. Sharon these are stunning...such a good choice for summer of colour!! Who doesn`t love flowers!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  46. I'm glad you're feeling better, Sharon. Your page is beautiful as always. I love the shades of green and pink you chose and the picture is just perfect.

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  47. Just beautiful, Sharon! I love how you've carried the flower through from the photos to the scrapbook page itself.

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  48. I just adore your beautiful page Sharon... soft... pretty and gorgeous... your work is stunning... and love the magical garden photo...

    Jenny X

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  49. What a beautiful page Sharon!!!! Just so gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you do for the last week!

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  50. Oh my, how beautiful. I love those pink flowers. Mine are lost amongst the weeds in our garden this summer. I'm glad I get to enjoy your pictures. And your page IS truly beautiful.

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  51. such a pretty page! :)really nice colour choices :)

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  52. Gorgeous layout! Very well designed and a great job on the extraction.

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  53. This is beautiful! It's so pretty and the colours are fab!

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