Thursday, June 26, 2014

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  So how's everyone's summer (in the Northern hemisphere that is) going? Too fast for me! Trying to soak up as much as I can whilst it's here that's for sure. More time is being spent outdoors and making lots of good, healthy summer salads. I'm spending less time in the art room but am managing to get some creativity in:

  Background painted with my own mix of paints to achieve the lavender color. Some Folk Art Light Gray was added on top. House shape and torn paper layers are from old scrapbook papers. Door image is from Paper Whimsy. Other products used are- paper flowers (Recollections); cardboard dove (Michael's); tiny lavender buttons (Gary Burlin & Co.); Silver Stickles glitter glue (Ranger); printed sentiment (ARTchix Studio). I used a regular pencil to doodle and outline.

  It's Week 3 for Kristin's Summer Of Color Challenge. These are the colors she chose:

                                                       
Lavender & Grey
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum

 These are definitely NOT colors I like to use but I DO love a challenge:) The inspiration for my journal page also came from this link on Susi's blog ( thank you!).

  Linking my journal page to SOC, Mix It Monthly ( theme is "home"), Art Journal Journey (theme is "houses"), Simon Monday Challenge Blog (theme is "I Ought To Use This More")-I used some very old scrapbook papers, Art Journal Every Day, and of course- Paint Party Friday!

  I also created a card inspired by this new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches :

 On the 4th of July America will be celebrating Independence Day so I had to make something patriotic:)





 Products: red note card (Halcraft USA); white, red, navy card stock (the Paper Studio); patterned paper (DCWV); silver paper (Canson); clear stamp (Think Big Favorites#4-Papertrey Ink); Le Plume marker no. 3 blue,  corner rounder, lg. star punch (Marvy Uchida); small star punch; tiny star gems (Nail jewels-Dollar Store).

 I'm also linking my card to the Simon Wednesday Challenge (theme is "anything goes"). Thanks to all the awesome hosts and DT members of the challenges! See you soon...

   " Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action."
                                                                                                            Mother Teresa




55 comments:

  1. You made a super job on your journal page, they were difficult colours for me too, I like them but I wouldn't choose to use them or wear them. Well done

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  2. Lovely use of the colours this week-what a gorgeous scene. Your 4 th July card is lovely-who knows maybe after September this year Scotland will be able to celebrate its own independence day!

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  3. Wonderful taje on the SOC week 3 colors Linda... I specially love thos marbled paper... a heartful composition this HOME/ HOUSE piece.... thank you for sharing it with us at AJJ ...
    ♥♥♥
    the little celebrate card is lovely too!

    Happy weekend!
    Susi

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  4. A gorgeous house...enjoy the sun. It's the middle of winter here, but days are so warm I'm still swimming.

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  5. HI Linda...what a gorgeous, decorative and artistic piece...spectacular for soc colors...and it is enchanting and magical..LOVE that deep rich purply door..like a fairy door or some magical fairytale house! Shine on!
    Victoria

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  6. You did a great job with the colors, and I fell in love with the door. It's just so beautiful. Well done.

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  7. Your little house is darling. I can imagine opening the door and smelling fresh bread baking. Very nice use of the colors.

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  8. I adore the house that you made and even though you say this is not a color palette you often use, you definitely nailed it! I thought the colors were whimsical and vibrant and I love the flowers you added to the front. I also thought it was so clever to use up some scrapbook paper scraps to create your house. You added so many unique and eclectic elements, yet they all work perfectly together. The door is fabulous and it's a very happy and sophisticated piece. I'm so glad that you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  9. Nice - I LOVE the door - great pop of plum!!!!

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  10. This is very nice. I like that you mixed your own paint to get the colors.

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  11. sweet lavender and grey composition. Lovely combination of colours. Thank you for sharing
    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Your SOC-piece looks great! That door and those flowers really makes it much more vibrant than you would expect with those colours ...

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  13. awesome soc page! the colors didn't seem to give you any trouble...

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  14. Linda this is a gorgeous piece of work, such a sweet and peaceful place!

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  15. I love your use of various papers to make your little house.... :)

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  16. You really stepped up to the challenge using that color palette Linda...
    your house page turned out beautifully with such a 'lovely' quote too!
    These summer days really do melt into one another...
    being barefoot and playing in the garden are such a delight!
    Enjoy ♥ Enjoy and Happy Weekend to you and yours...
    oxo

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  17. I like the way you used this colors of the SOC challenge, Linda. And the Mother Teresa quote is wonderful.

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  18. Fabulous colour matching for your challenge. Lovely subject too interpreted beautifully.

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  19. I share your obsession of making the most of the sun. Our weather has turned a bit cooler so so e work id being done here too. Love your little house. Those colours must have been so difficult to work with but you did a magnificent job with them.

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  20. I love both your pieces very much, especially that sweet little house. I've been trying to spend some time outside everyday this Summer too, so I either take laps in our pool or go for walks sometimes. Blessings, my friend!

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  21. Loving the way you used the SOC colours, so fab as is your card, hugs Annette x

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  22. This may not have been your favorite color challenge, but you did a wonderful job using it. I really like the house and flowers.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & for your nice comment. Had I thought of making a flower each week, I would have. Oh well, there is always next year!

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  23. So pretty, and love how you used that color palette. Looks lovely!

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  24. Such a charming, fairytale life painting, I feel like Hansel and Gretel are lurking behind that door.Happy PPF

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  25. Yes, this house is really beautiful, wonderful colors! Excellent designs!

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  26. Your art page with the SOC challenge colors looks wonderful. That door looks so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend Linda
    Susan

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  27. Lovely use of the SOC colours and happy Independence Day, coming right up!

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  28. Love what you did with the challenge colors. Those pattern papers are wonderful! :)

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  29. Summer is going too fast for me too. I enjoy the flowers in my garden so much! They look like your sweet flowers in front of your lovely little house you have created. I love it!

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  30. Oh i love the splash of plum it really pops

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  31. Really love your sweet house here, which is surrounded by this flowerfull garden!! I would feel at home there immediatelly :) Thank you for painting with us Linda on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  32. Your page for SOC is absolutely adorable and sweet! I love the pretty way you used these colors. And Happy 4th of July to you, too!

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  33. Your plum flowers certainly POP on you SOC piece - super. BJ

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  34. Great house! I like all the little details, especially the marbled roof.

    I also like your card. I can't believe that the 4th of July is coming so soon. I feel like summer just started, so how are we already at the end of June? :)

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  35. Love your take on this week's challenge Linda!

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  36. I agree not my favorite colors either. However you created a wonderful piece of art with them
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  37. Your journal page is beautiful! :D

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  38. Such an adorable little house!

    x

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  39. Oh my gosh! Your journal page is amazing! Love your patriotic card, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  40. such an inviting house - I'd love to walk up to it for a visit

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  41. So pretty. I love the colour of the door.

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  42. I absolutely love this! The flowers add some lovely texture!

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  43. The card is lovely - the SOC page is just fabulous!!!

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  44. Beautiful work....happy 4th of July.... we have Canada day on the 1st!! Enjoy the celebration!

    Hugs Giggles

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  45. Not my favourite colours either .... but I do love what you have done with them.

    Karen x

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  46. Beautiful whimsical house! I love little houses and these colours are delicious! :)

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  47. I like the little house, it looks cute! I also like the color palette, even though I don't create with it very often.
    Yes, summer goes way too fast.

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  48. I love your art journalling page and your card, Linda! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

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  49. Ohh such lovely 'home' page, Linda!!

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  50. Hi Linda, love your little house. Nice work. Thx for stopping by my PPF post.

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