Make a Rainbow

Our new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for the next 2 weeks is Make a Rainbow.

For my art journal page, I created a rainbow coloured background of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet with matching die cut flowers. I hope that you are inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!

For the rainbow background, I painted Kuretake Watercolour paints in the vertical panels onto the page. I did this by applying water to the page first and then adding Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green Light, Ultramarine, Indigo and Cobalt Violet watercolour paint over the top. Then I splattered the page using white and also black acrylic paint and when dry, I applied some Pébéo white gesso using a brayer to push back the bright rainbow colours into the background more. The different flowers were die cut using three sets of Wildflower Thinlits from Tim Holtz; they were cut from coloured papers and also white cardstock. I layered the coloured and white flower die cuts together so they were slightly off centre and then I arranged them onto the page using a Zig glue pen. The letters for the “rainbow” wording were created the same way using a Docrafts Alphabet die cut set which finished the page.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful Make a Rainbow creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).

It’s always magical seeing rainbows and whilst creating this page it reminded me of this one; taken through my craft room window last year.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big welcome to the T Gang and sharing my cuppa with one of my yummy birthday cupcakes that I made (it’s a sponge cake filled with vanilla buttercream and jam then topped with the icing) – wishing you a very Happy T Day!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:

  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint set (Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green Light, Ultramarine, Indigo, Cobalt Violet)
  • Art Discount Acrylic Paint (White)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Brayer (Small Roller)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Wildflowers #1 66190, Wildflower # 2 661808, Wildflower Stems #3 665221)
  • Leon X-Large Coloured Paper Pad
  • White Cardstock
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue Pen – Chisel Tip
  • Docrafts X-Cut A5 Die Cut Set (Folk Alphabet)

As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:

Art Journal Journey where the theme is Inspired By in honour of Eileen from The Artful Crafter’s Blog who picked the theme and was supposed to host this month but sadly passed away shortly after her heart surgery last month – she is greatly missed! I’m so pleased to be able to remember her by joining AJJ with my pages this month which was inspired by rainbow wishes (grin!).

MIUCB#48 – Anything Goes + optional No Stamping challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my rainbow page which contains no stamping.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and their Not a Card challenge with my rainbow art journal page.

34 thoughts on “Make a Rainbow

  1. I love that take on a rainbow Jo. All the colors this challenge is so exciting. And your cupcake looks quite yummy. I love the idea of jam and then a dollop of frosting. I haven’t seen that before, but I bet the jam cuts through the sweetness of the buttercream. Have a wonderful T day and hope your wrist is back 100% soon. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Jo, what a fun rainbow page! How versatile the many flower dies are for art creations. And rainbows make everyone smile when they see them. They are like watching magic happen. Even in art.

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  3. You created a beautiful rainbow page. I especially like the letters and flowers together. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a photo of a rainbow that brilliant. Beautiful shot from your craft room window. Happy Birthday and T Day. Awesome treats.

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  4. What a fabulous way to depict a rainbow, Jo. It’s quite lovely and actually looks like a meadow that is covered by a rainbow. It’s beautiful, but so is the lovely rainbow you captured from your window, too. Thanks for also sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey honoring Eileen’s theme.

    I’m glad it’s too early for me to be hungry, because I absolutely love the look of that cupcake. I’m sure it paired nicely with your tea, too. Thanks for sharing your journal entry, your birthday cupcake, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. The rainbow you saw outside your house is beautiful. A very clear color division. It reflects in your journal page, which is equally beautiful. What an inspiration!
    Your little cupcake looks delicious. Yumm!
    Happy T-Day,
    Stay healthy,

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  6. I love your rainbow background Jo and the wildflowers in the same colours, and it’s a lovely tribute to your friend Eileen. The photo is beautiful – it’s always magical to see a rainbow isn’t it and I’m amazed at how well the photo came out. Hope you enjoyed your cuppa and that gorgeous looking cake! Vicky x

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  7. A beautiful rainbow page Jo, I used to have a story book about finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when I was a child, I still love to see them. Tasty looking cupcake and tea, happy t day to you
    Jan x

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  8. I love the straight watercolour rainbow and all the flower cut-outs differently coloured too.
    Thinlits always sound like something out of an Enid Blyton book. Thinlits would be friendly creatures of course.
    That cupcake looks and sounds so delicious and I rather like your unusual black and white mug.

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  9. I love how you designed and created this beautiful page Jo, great inspiration for our TioT’s theme. Thank you for linking up to AJJ as well.
    The cup cake Birthday cake looked delicious.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Rainbows make me SO happy! Not only are they the beautiful reminder of a promise but they are colorful and sparkly. Who wouldn’t love that? Your rainbow colored page is lovely, Jo!
    Yum to that cupcake. You always have yummy looking tea treats!
    Happy Belated Tea Day,

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  11. Your cupcake reminds me of the fairy buns I used to make but they had sponge on top – now I want to try some like you have done them – am always a sucker for icing. Should I be wishing you a belated Happy Birthday then?
    Love your page – so beautiful with that delicate background. I like how you knock back the colour a bit with the Gesso. I always forget about that – maybe I should have done it myself with my latest journal page. Anyway, you page is gorgeous with the thinlets against those strips.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  12. Hello! I love your art journaling page and thanks for sharing; it is so colorful and a wonderful tribute to Eileen. This is my first visit to your blog and it’s been delightful. I shall return, frequently!

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  13. Love how you represented the rainbow on your page! Those TH silhouettes always make me smile, and it’s so pleasing the way you arranged them over your painted background. And that cupcake—yum! I gain a pound every time I visit your blog! I’m happy to hear your wrist is better. There are so many tendons, joints and nerves there that I know that must have been painful.

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