Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Sunshine

  Good day everyone! I hope wherever you are you are enjoying decent weather. Summer (the temps that is) is upon us here in NE PA and I couldn't be happier. And speaking of sunshine, that is the theme for my June calendar as prompted by JoAnne Sharpe's class. I really am enjoying the drawing lessons and the wonderful variations and themes for each month.

  Sketched in pencil then a black Pitt pen(sorry for the dark photo):


  And finished in watercolors:

   I may add a bit more doodling around as I go. Of course I'm linking to Kate Crane's Calendar Project.

  Next up are two cards I needed to make for upcoming events and what a better way to be inspired than by challenges!

 This is the sketch challenge for this week at Freshly Made Sketches:

 Both cards I made are also for the theme of "Father's Day/ Masculine -make anything for a Man/Boy" over at the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog:

  Products: kraft note card (Canvas Corp.); patterned papers (sources unknown); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); clear stamp (Papertrey Ink); Vintage Photo Distress ink (Ranger); die cut bird (Colorbok); die cut tag (K & Company); metallic dots (Craft Essentials-JoAnne Stores).


  Products: white note card (Canvas Corp); white card stock; papers-Bubbles (American Crafts), Striped (NRN Designs); clear stamps (Papertrey Ink); Versafine Onyx Black ink(Tsukineko); bow-Stylish Accents (Offray); Sky Blue Vivid dye ink ( Clearsnap); die cut machine and Labels 1 dies (Spellbinders).

 My last offering for today is a journal page prompted by the Sunday Mornings online class with Mindy Lacefield. It started with this background which I had painted in my book months ago using texture paste then watered down acrylic paints. I was holding on to the page expecting to do something with an ocean theme. But that didn't happen.








  I had already chosen the psalm I wanted to paint around and knew I wanted a tree. I love how this turned out, how bits of the background color peek through the "leaves" and how it looks like there is light shining down from the upper left corner!

  Linking this to Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, and Paint Party Friday. Why don't you join in sometime? 

 Thanks ever so much for commenting and stopping by. If you ever have any  questions about anything here just ask away :)

                "All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher."  George Whitman







 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! Thanks,for sharing one at FMS!

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  2. what a variety of happy art this week?! Love all the cards and the pages...
    HAPPY FRIDAY - HAPPY PPF!

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  3. Hi Linda

    I enjoyed my 'catch up' visit very much....

    Your calendar pages are beautiful btw - hope we get that much sunshine over here :)

    See you at SOC!

    Karen x

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  4. Fabulous creations, as always, Linda! I love the calendar pages; such a good idea to use the sun for the days. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - I appreciate your encouragement! (And, yes, I was the winner at MMMC last week - yippee!)

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  5. Beautiful work, Linda. Love the journal page. The card and calendar have turned out very well, too. Valerie

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  6. Such lovely art here, those calendar pages are full of summer sunshine, so bright and happy, great work!

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  7. Wonderful projects Linda. The Father's Day card is awesome. Love the shade of brown you have used. Your face has come out so well. I had a hard time blending the different colors on her.
    Have great weekend
    Susan

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  8. I so much enjoyed the variety shown in this post, Linda. Your last piece with the Psalm is so beautifully done.

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  9. Hello Linda
    I always love coming to visit and seeing the beautiful creations you make. You have such a great eye for color. Your June journal page left me smiling - orange and yellow are not my strong suits and you make it all come together PERFECTLY! I also love your little face and girl spread! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. I am all about June sunshine too. That journal spread you did really speaks to me. If we could get 30 days of sunshine it would be fantastic, but as long as there's more sun than rain. Great way to represent the idea on your journal.

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  11. Hi Linda. Your journal pages are inspiring. Happy days here at your blog. :)

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  12. I enjoyed seeing everything here. I especially liked your illustration of the Psalm, the girl has such an intense expression.

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  13. lovely work this week, Linda. I love the vibrant colours for the June calendar. It screams summer.

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  14. great cards, journal page and love the new blog header too

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  15. Oh loving the freshness of all those circles. Beautiful cards. Amazing how one layout compositon can produce such diversity. Lovely work.

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  16. You are busy! Everything is beautiful. I love that June calendar and the cards are fab.

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  17. Beautiful compositions , beautiful colors as the sun for June!

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  18. Lovely variety, and the June calendar captures the warmth and sun of the month so well!

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  19. I love everything you've done, especially your june pages and your 2 card. Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

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  20. I love the glowing sunshine of your gloriously bright pages for June - I just wish we could get more than a few glimpses here in UK. I also like all your other pieces, and the last one with the pre-painted page for the background, and, as you say with the 'sky' showing through the tree.

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  21. Gorgeous creations!! Fab work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  22. Beautiful and vibrant calendar page! I so love your little bird card, just adorable! Lovely pieces all.

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  23. Oh. you have been a busy little bee :) Love the calendar page!!! So bright and cheery. The cards are very nice too but my FAV for the week is the week is hands down the journal page!!!!!! I absolutely love it ....everything about it... ♥♥♥♥

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  24. These are all fabulous! I LOVE your sketch and the colors--gorgeous pages. Your cards are fantastic, and I love how different they look with the same sketch. You art journaling turned out gorgeous....love everything about it.

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  25. Love the beautiful variety of your fab work Linda, hugs Annette x

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

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  26. the joy of summer jumps off your calendar pages .... Love them! That background looks awesome, and I like how you finished it with the tree and the girl.

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  27. Beautiful June and beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  28. Lovely collection and all so varied. My favourite is the happy, sunny pic.

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  29. What a love collection of projects! I love how brightly coloured they all are! So happy! Great verses as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  30. Beautiful artworks Linda! xx

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  31. Super sunny journal page. Fab.

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  32. I seem to be late everywhere this week, and seeing your calendar pages for the first time qualifies for REALLY late. I love the sunny, bright colors of nearly summer. You did a fantastic job. The cards are pretty special, too. Love anything with birds.

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  33. Hi Linda, I love your creations. Nice and bright

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