The spread I’m sharing today is all about the colours! A few months ago I saw a documentary about the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. The exhibition is held every year but I’d never been before. What caught my attention this time was that the curator Michael Craig-Martin had painted a few of the galleries in bright colours instead of opting for the normal white, which sounded like it shouldn’t work and would compete with the paintings.
I finally got to see it in real life at the start of August and it was amazing! The colours in the painted galleries were so rich, you felt like you were saturated in colour. They’d obviously chosen paintings that worked with the colours and in real life the colour of the gallery wall made the colours in the paintings sing! There was so much to see and I spent a happy few hours wondering around, taking it all in.
I took a lot of photos and wanted them to be the focus of the spread, so most of the squares on the left hand page are photos. I did add in four squares that were embellishments. The first was a ‘from where I stand’ project life card that I cut down and added a small triangle of coloured card to. The next is another project life card cut down. On top I added some stamping on a small piece of white card and added a hand drawn border. Finally I added a yellow chipboard piece. Another square is the bright pink card I picked up from the gallery cafe that I cut to size. The final square is a small piece cut from the exhibitions catalogue. I added a chipboard piece plus a pink die cut banner.
On the right hand page I included a photo I took of the view looking from one gallery to the other as it captured the amazing colours. I used a die cut label from a past Messy Box and stamped it with ‘Crazy For’ from Kellie Stamps ‘This is my jam’ stamp set. Next to that I made a project life card using some grid paper and one of the die cuts that came with the Pop Art kit. I think the photos in the spread speak for themselves so I used the ‘I can’t even’ stamp from Kellie Stamps ‘What?’set and wrote a picture speaks a thousand words and called it done. In the 4x6 pocket I used project life card from the Pop Art kit and stapled on my ticket for the exhibition.