Monday, July 13, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 6!

I cannot believe that week 6 of the Summer of Color is here already.  It's our final week!


I have gotten to know so many wonderful artists these past weeks and have learned so much from each of them.  Thank you everyone!  And a great big thank you to Kristin for holding the Summer of Color this year.  (If you want to see what all the talented artists are  making, just click on the link!)

Okay, week 6's colors are orange + orange + blue ♥ +   + 
Here's my worksheet:

I used all items from my stash - orange water color paint, orange spray mist (Lindy's Stamp Gang Red Hot Poker Orange) and blue cardstock I had on hand along with Ken Oliver's color burst in Ultramarine Blue.
And my finished layout:


With some different views:




I used Sketchabilities sketch #42 as the basis for my layout:



And I would like to finish by sharing some photos that I took at a recent visit to the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA.  Steel Stacks is a campus that preserved the blast furnaces that were used for iron making at Bethlehem Steel.  They hold concerts and events there now.  My dad worked at Bethlehem Steel for many years, so it is a place that is close to my heart!

Here are the photos:









And this is the photo that I used for my layout:

That's it!  Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and leaving nice comments during the Summer of Color!  I had a wonderful time and so grateful to have met each of you!!!

Hugs to all of you  . . . I cannot wait for next year!

61 comments:

  1. I really love those photos of the steel company. It makes us think of the thousands that have worked there and their lives. Love your piece for SOC. Great job with the colors. Enjoyed your contributions and thoughts.

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  2. Great photos! That picture is perfect for that color scheme. I love rusty orange with light blue. It's a very under-utilitzed combination, but you've shown how well it works!

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  3. love what you did with your SOC piece
    photos are cool too
    fun to see where everyone finds inspiration

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  4. How wonderful to take a photo and make such a meaningful poster. I love use of so many mediums...This is really outstanding. A great final week.

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  5. Love your LO for SOC, and the photos of the industrial works are fab! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Your SOC layout is fabulous. I truly love how you preserve memories in such beautiful ways.
    Your photos of the old steel works are wonderful, tho' images like that kinda make me a little sad too; to think of the lives that once filled the spaces and the noises of industry in the air. History. I'm so glad it's being put to a new use. :D

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  7. The photos of the steel works are amazing, so evocative of a time gone by. Your LO for SoC5 is beautiful.

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  8. Hi! Your layout is amazing! I love your take on the sketch and love those colors together. What a wonderful photo you have used too! And great photos, love the textured rust on the chimneys and buildings look so rustic.. Fabulous creating...

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  9. Loooove the industrial shots....something raw about them.....& your LO...the going home thing works so well....best of all is the scalloped hessian. HOW FABULOUS an idea!!! LOVE:):)

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  10. I love your SOC page! Those shots of Bethlehem Steel are wonderful. I'm glad the place is used for something, but it's sad to see the industry gone.

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  11. The contrast between bright colors and abandoned rusty furnaces is poignant and so real. A true tribute to an industrial past that can only be remembered via photographs. Thanks for your lovely comment on my post. See you next year.

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  12. What a beautiful palette, and I just love all the textures here, Sharon! And that photo... WOW!

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  13. I just love your mixed media style - always brilliant and inspirational to get back to the art table- love these!

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  14. How interesting,what a nice field trip.A sentimental page for You,I can tell,thinking of Your Dad.It made Me think of the old building downtown L.A. that My father worked at for many Years. It's been fun peeking in on Your art these last several weeks.OX Denise

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  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout Sharon. I love the sentiment and the lovely feeling it gives. Really love the punched pieces you have used , and the mesh ? like tracks. A seriously cool layout and fabulous photo's of where your Dad worked
    Mary x

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  16. it was a pleasure to follow your wonderful layouts through SOC (and thanks so much for commenting on my blog). you totally master the Details: on the upper right you put this cut out (a leftover i think) which Looks like teleferic housings... so apt for this theme!
    i wish i would live nearby These steel stacks, a place after my heart! i would bring heaps of Cotton there and vinegar and rust the fabric, oh... swooning...

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  17. Love what you are dooing, great photos and the way you use them in your art :)

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  18. I love your industrial photos and the photo looks great in your SOC piece.

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  19. I LOVE your gorgeous page Sharon... you have such a beautiful style... and the dreamy watercolor effect is stunning.... your photos are wonderful...

    Jenny X

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  20. Yet another beautiful page from you. It's incredible what can be done with small bits and pieces, and you have a very special grip on it all. Lovely!

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  21. Fabulous take on the colours, it's a wonderful layout with great design and textures. Love the photos too :)

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  22. LOVE LOVE this so much!! LOVE these colors together!! Awesome photos as always, you are talented with your camera!!

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  23. OMG- if I had known you were here where I live Sharon!!!! We go there quite often to see bands and music etc. as it's only (I'm no good at this) but about 2 miles or so from us. Gorgeous photos and scrapbook page!! My hubby is the photographer in our house and , funny , he went on that new walkway and I was going to snag some of his photos for my blog:)

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  24. What a lovely piece Sharon. Seeing all your photos is a really powerful experience, and it's wonderful you got to memorialize some precious memories in your page.

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  25. I love your page for this week. The way that you used the colors and the textures really make the photo pop. Your photos this week are wonderful. I love the look of old distressed buildings and I love using that kind of texture in my art. Thank you for visiting my blog this summer and for being such a wonderful supporter.

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  26. Love your page Sharon!Fabulous!

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  27. I really like how you took something that really meant something to you and tied it in for this weeks SOC. The chosen photo goes great with the colors!

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  28. Wonderful page, I love the layers, fabric details, and the white space you left. Great photos too, it's good to see that such a place is being preserved as well as used in new ways. Happy SOC!

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  29. I was happy to see all the faboulous layouts during the past weeks Sharon. This one is stunning again. You have a unique artsy style. Thank you for sharing and visiting me. Your comments are appreciated very much.hugs Susi

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  30. Wonderful page for SOC and thanks for the photos of Steel Town PA!

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  31. thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments! I have enjoyed checking out your posts too even though I always did not make a comment. Sorry about that!

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  32. Gorgeous page and the message, the whole post, speaks to me particularly this week. Even the steel making place turned into social event place. Amazing.

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  33. I love your page, Sharon. The shades you've chosen go together very well and the picture and embellishments are great! What an interesting place with lots of wonderful rusty industrial pieces.

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  34. As usual, I like the layout in this piece. You have a very good eye for design, and this shows with each new work I see here.
    I wish that our SOC could continue for a few more weeks!

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  35. Another great piece, it's been fun sharing in this Summer of Colour challenge with you!
    Blessings
    Kat

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  36. Love this layout Sharon! It has been so much fun playing with you again this year. I appreciate your sweet comments on my blog! These pictures are amazing - wish I lived close enough to visit them with my sketch book and oil paints! Loving that rust!!! Much love Dear - see you next year!

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  37. Wow...love that page...the colour combo is fabulous and the textures are great too! Love the styling...just a little grungy! Love it! Fabulous photo's too....That first one is so amazing...I had to go and look at it twice...at a quick glance it looks like a World War II ship at the harbour....the second take quite different! LOL...Just beautiful! ;-)

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  38. Really love this layout!!! Just this morning I was having a conversation with our contractor about the lost jobs in America and all of the factory close downs across our land. At least this one has been preserved for public use. Thanks for sharing and I have truly enjoyed following you on this challenge ♥

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  39. It was a pleasure to look at your great Soc-Scraps last weeks. I like well, that you process always own photos,
    This old rusty factory gives great photos! ... and thanks for your always nice comments! Ulrike

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  40. Another fab page, Sharon. Your scrapbooks must be gorgeous! Love how you've used fabric for one of your oranges.

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  41. Love your spread!! Your photos are amazing.

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  42. oh I want to visit there - shame it is too far for a day trip!! Love your LO and the sentiment on it - I've enjoyed visiting you for the summer of colour

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  43. It's obvious I'm running late to this final SOC party, but I am so glad to be here to see all this rust. I love RUST. I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see your lovely layout, nor miss the beauty of these photos others might not appreciate as much as I. I was glad to learn about Steel Stacks Campus and think it's such a wonderful way to preserve this bit of our history.

    As for your layout, I know I've said it before, but you make the most incredible layouts I have ever, ever seen. And even though this one is what I would call "simple," and by that I mean you haven't included everything except the kitchen sink, you have layered and layered and created a simply perfect piece. All the details you included, including the staples and what looks like sewing on the burlap, as well as adding a bit of burlap and a piece of the torn paper all make for a simply stunning creation. I look forward to seeing more of your art and I KNOW I'll see you next year at SOC.

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  44. Than YOU so much!! It wouldn't be the same without you! xo

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  45. This is a wonderful layout. Gorgeous use of this week's colours. Fabulous photos too.

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  46. Your artwork for this week and the message is beautiful. Love the color of blue you chose...it adds to the nostalgia of the piece. I hope our journey doesn't end here. I truly enjoy your work and those pics you posted on this post are amazing! My husband would enjoy these. They remind me of a trip I took with my mom to Allentown back in the late 80s. We were there for an "eggers" show...people who decorate the inside and outside of ostrich and emu eggs making beautiful nature scenes. I will share my mother's work on my blog sometime. Have a wonderful weekend, Sharon! PS - Love "That GIrl!" :)

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  47. I am even more impressed with your page after I saw the photos that inspired you! I love the shade of blue you paired with your orange. Thank you for visiting me every week and leaves such encouraging words--looking forward to next year already!

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  48. Your Summer of Color pages are gorgeous!! I LOVE your layers and textures! Happy summertime fun to you! ~kathy

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  49. Your photographs make a wonderful collection as do your scrapbook pages. I admire your talent for bringing all those elements together to make such interesting pages. And thank you also for your visits and kind words during these last few weeks. I will be coming back to see more of what you do.

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  50. Fantastic composition! Wonderful details! Beautiful series of photos!

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  51. Fab layouts - don't those colours work well together? I love your photos of the steelworks - so atmospheric. And SO different to where I live in the UK so fascinating for me to see.

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  52. Great page and use of the SOC coloursand inspiration for your layout

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  53. Hi Sharon, wow I love this, love the layout, love your photos and love your blog...so have joined as a new follower.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  54. Wow, this is terrific and so creative! Amazing piece of art!

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  55. Yet another wonderful LO and the backstory to the photo is awesome. Thanks for all your lovely comments over these past 6 weeks too you have made me want to get back scrapping, not done that is a while. Hugs back at you - BJ

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  56. I love the shades of colour your used in your beautiful soc, and you have captured so much passion in these wonderful photos too! Great post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  57. Fabulous page again, Sharon! I enjoyed your work as well with all SOC5 colors. Thanks for leaving beautiful words on my blog.
    I will be visiting here again to see your interesting LOs!
    Thanks for sharing photos, they are great! :)

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  58. Amazing as always :-) I love the shades you've chosen they work so well together! Funnily enough my living room is orange and blue but it's more of a teal blue!

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