Ruby Red Page

Ruby Red Spread

Isn’t red a beauuuuutiful colour?
And the different names are so beautiful and magic, like Carmine, cherry, crimson, ruby red, cadmium, quinacridone, blood red, maroon, cardinal red, scarlet, magenta… It is the colour of our heart and the blood it pumps out every second, and the symbol of strong emotions like passionated love… Mmm!

One of my favorite Art Journaler is Paula Bogdan who shares her rich and colourful pages (almost always full of her yummy handwriting) both on flickr and at her blog with the beautiful name Little Scraps of Magic. I ♥ that blog name! She is playing with Ruby Red Light in her journal as well as some Serendiptious Red, and ended her post with:

    Go ahead… play with red. I dare ya!

It’s a dare?! I’m in, yeah baby. See my ruby red page above. I am in love with my art journal. I sit and paint and glue for hours, and then when one spread is finished I just want to continue. The word disipears and I don’t see why I should stop to sleep, eat or make money? I’m sorry friends, family and rest of the world, I know you need me to do other things too, like laundry and put new collages and more zines in the shop – but I’m busy with my Art Journal this week/month/year…

I did try most of my red paints on this one page, and I really enjoyed it. I will do more spreads with a single colour (monochrome) and all its shades, testing the paints against each other.

Want to join in?
Make a page in any one colour and join in, play with it… Why not play with red? Go ahead! I dare you!

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20 Responses to Ruby Red Page

  1. lisa says:

    Just starting my art journal and loving it! One of my favorite books is “Carmine: A Little More Red” by Melissa Sweet. Lots of yummy red!

  2. dawn says:

    oh so lovely :) I love red too!!!

  3. Kimberly says:

    I LOVE red. It’s my favorite color. Your journal is beautiful.

  4. Tally says:

    great, great page!
    I can feel the fun.

  5. Jeannie says:

    You have such an excellent blog! I’ve been browsing new and older entries for a week or so. I have always loved collage work and have done alot of my own over the years. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melissa says:

    oh my… gorgeous!

  7. Ami Mattison says:

    How delightful! Your Ruby Red Page makes me want to start an art journal. Like, right now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Paula says:

    Oh, gorgeous, Hanna! I love it…hopefully lots of folks will be playing with red! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments…you made my day!

  9. cyndee says:

    red is so exciting, love your journal page.

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  12. Cori says:

    I agree.. the names are glorious! I’ve always wanted to have the job of naming lipstick colors! :)

  13. Joanna says:

    VERY red journal pages! Brilliant!

  14. Wonderful, I love your page!

  15. Janelle Marks says:

    I love your page. Great use of red.

  16. Sandi says:

    Great fun! So bright and cheery!

  17. WOW! What a fabulous Red page! I love your Santa, the butterflies, the superman shot and that blue chair. Such a wonderful representation of the color – thank you for taking the time to share it with us here, xo

  18. Kathy says:

    Great RED pages! I like your style. I too LOVE journaling and wish I could do it all day every day. Nice to meet you! Looking forward to your purple page(s) now!!

  19. mandy at eight is enough says:

    I adore your journal! And will go check out this girls work…thanks for the great inspiraTion..and did I say I want that blue chair…lol…xxx

  20. Noemi says:

    That page journal is so powerful!! And I don’t mean it because Superman is on it!!
    It really is great!
    I have started a mini art journal but it is so not saying much. I need to be bold as this one!
    I you dare me to anything, I go for it!! So journal, here I come!

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