Friday, March 15, 2013

Top O' The Morn' to You!

   Happy Ides of March! Today (the 15th) is the last day to enter my giveaway. I'll draw 5 winners sometime in the next few days so be sure to check back.

  First up today is a journal page I did around the "Color This Quote" challenge hosted by Jessica Sporn over at Artists in Blogland. Each month Jessica gives us a quote as a prompt, and you have the month to create something.Anyone can join in at anytime so do check it out!

 
  I placed a Tim Holtz Flourish mask over the page and spritzed with homemade spray inks made with a light yellow and pink acrylic diluted with some water. A bird and heart shape were pencilled on the page, then filled in with layers of oil pastels and watercolor crayons. I outlined both with a black oil pastel and smudged the edges with my finger. Our quote prompt by Ralph Waldo Emerson was stamped on using two alphabet sets and VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

  Inspiration Avenue's challenge this week is all about tags so I decided to make a tag in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

 
   There are several Celtic inspired activities hubby and I will be going to starting this evening with a St. Patrick's Day buffet dinner then a solo acoustic performance by Keith Harkin (of Celtic Thunder) who I absolutely ADORE! Hubby really likes him too, just not to the extent I do :) Pray for me that I keep myself composed. Check him out (if I did this right) This is the first single from his debut solo album:
 

 
  
   Saturday's festivities will include a St. Patrick's Day parade, a Best Legs in a Kilt Contest... and perhaps even a Guinness or two :).
 
   Have a great weekend, and Slainte !! (Irish/Gaelic for "cheers")
 
                                                 "May your troubles be less
                                                  And your blessings be more
                                                  And nothing but happiness
                                                  Come through your door."  Irish Blessing
 
 

 Linking to Art Journal Everyday, Color This QuoteInspiration AvenuePaint Party Friday, and Creative Every Day.

38 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful page for your journal. I love the quotes and I love your work.
    Xxx

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  2. Love that journal page, Linda! Cute little bird and hearts are my fave anytime of the year.

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  3. Awesome Irishness - and thanks for sharing the celtic music. Love the birdie too - one of my favorite subjects. Happy St. Patties - and Happy PPF>

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  4. Hi Linda

    Sounds like a great weekend! Have fun!!!

    Love your sweet quote piece.... whats not to like about Keith Harkin!!! Thank you for the introduction!!!!

    Karen x

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  5. Your journal and tag artwork are so creative with wonderful messages ~ Great post ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  6. You've coloured the quote beautifully and that's a wonderful Tag to commemorate St Patrick's Day!

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  7. Deliciously loving these compositions. Greetings.

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  8. Linda, I love the journal page and have spent several minutes trying to absorb how you made it. What a beautiful design! I love the flourish. I love the bird and heart. I love the quote. It all works so wonderfully together. The colors are great.

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  9. Nice post. Your work is beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful tag Linda and journal page, such a cute bird, so lovely!

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  11. Very nice journal pages and tag, as well as the music.:) Enjoyed that.

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  12. Beautiful journal page and tag! Valerie

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  13. I adore your tag Linda!! Happy St Patty's day! xo

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  14. Gorgeous pieces, Linda!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. A post with everything! Art, blessings, AND music. Well done.

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  16. a very nice tag.. and the page ist fantastic.. love all on ot!
    Happy PPF and happy weekend Linda!

    xxx Susi
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  17. Lovely work and nice to know how you went about them. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  18. Loving your terrific page and pretty tag Linda. Enjoy the weekend and happy PPF, hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Dear Linda, Happy Ides of March! Beautiful journal page. Big hugs and have a great weekend.

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  20. Linda I love your page sooo much I think it should be made into prints or posters!! So inspirational....I could see reading it everyday!!So pretty too...probably a favorite for me!! Love St.Pattys day too!! Enjoy all the celebrations and the concert...cutie patootie with a very nice voice!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. your jornal page is beautiful and i love your st.patrick's day tag!

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  22. such a pretty journal page, and cute tag! happy PPF!

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  23. Look at your sweet St. Patties girl! LOVE the tag - and your journal page is beautiful! xo

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  24. Love your page, and your tag is very cute!!!

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  25. Wonderful page, so soft and full of love! The tag is a lovely design with pretty and imaginative details! <3 Thanks for the beautiful music! :)

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  26. Love your artwork this week! Lovely bird and heart in the first one and great composition, and that tag looks wonderful. Best legs in a kilt contest eh!? Should be fun ;-)

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  27. Your video worked perfectly and I enjoyed listening very much!
    You make me smile thinking about all the fun you are planned and are already having...
    Enjoy*Enjoy Birthday Girl!

    You make me want to spray some book pages...your stencils turned out beautifully as well!

    Happy Birthday AND St Paddy's Day Weekend to you dear Linda!
    oxo

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  28. Love the simplicity of the design. Beautiful.

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  29. I love the tags and the Emerson quote! The music was delightful too. He's not very hard on the eyes, is he? I trust the concert was awesome.

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  30. Both your art pieces are awesome. I especially love the masked background and the deep red heart you have created on it.

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  31. Your stencil is gorgeous and so is your painting. Loved the way you sprayed the background. The bird is cute!Nice work! Tag is beautiful too...and yes, waiting for the result :)

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  32. Wow - I love your journal page so beautiful. And your tag is totally cute! x

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  33. Great post, I love the work you have done for the two challenges!

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  34. So sweet the lil bird on the heart!! ...and the tag also is a cutie too :)

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  35. So cute! I love the birdie and the swirl. :)

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  36. really great project. love the softness of the spritzing and cute bird too. x

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