Friday, February 20, 2015

Another Friday...Already?

 That means it's party time - Paint Party Friday, that is! With the winter we've been having I'm glad time is moving quickly, and now we're (in the Northern Hemisphere that is) less than 30 days until Spring-yippee!

 Last week I posted an easy tutorial using vintage images , a mosaic style collage and metallic paints. Go here if you missed it.

 My art for this Friday:


 

   The background is a gelli plate print on deli paper glued to the page. I used a vintage image from my stash. The dress is made of pink patterned fabrics and lace scraps. The bouquet consists of a pink velvet flower along with blue and white paper flowers embellished with rhinestones and an assortment of sparkly fibers.

 In addition to Paint Party Friday I am linking to Art Journal Every Day, Express Your Creativity, Mix It Monthly (use fabric), and Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #9 (think pink). Check them out!

 Besides mixed media I love making cards and so I am entering a set of cards I made using the sketch for this week at Freshly Made Sketches. This is the sketch:


 Here are my cards:


 Products: small white note cards (Canvas Corp); assorted card stocks, washi tapes and flowers; clear stamp sentiments set (Stampabilities); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); tiny buttons (Gary Burlin & Co.).

 When I am making CAS cards I generally like to make several at a time. I am also linking these cards to the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is to "add a little texture".

 Hope to see you in some of these wonderful challenge and link up blogs. I'll be looking for you:)

        " To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow."
                                                                                                              Kurt Vonnegut


34 comments:

  1. Lovely work - the lady reminds me of Princess Diana! Valerie

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  2. Your bridesmaid collage is wonderful, down to the text you've placed on it. Love it. And the lovely cards will be a very welcome greeting in the mail.

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  3. What a pretty bridesmaid you created on your perfect gelli background!
    I really need/want to make more cards...you are a busy bee.
    Stay warm and thank you for sharing a wonderful quote...again.
    oxo

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  4. Love it. She does look like she would have wanted to be the bride.:) Great collage. Have a great day.:)

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  5. Your art has a distinctive spring like feeling about it. Such a joy to see, even though I feel sorry for the bridesmaid!

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  6. Linda,

    Always the bridesmaid but never the bride, that phrase came up in looking at your piece, what fun. Sorry that Mr. Linky was not working when you posted over on my site. Cute cards too.

    Kate

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  7. She is so beautiful. And that saying makes me smile. Thanks for the great comment you left on my blog today- I really appreciate hearing those kind words. And yes, in just a month spring will be here!!! That is really exciting.

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  8. Oooh I love your girl in pink.... shes a beauty!! Love how you did the text too!! We have blossoms...oh yeah we do... the days think it's spring, the nights know it's not!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Beautiful!! I love that background you made for the girl. You know I have a gelli plate I've never used. I might just need to break it out and play with it. You are inspiring me! xoxo Silke

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  10. luv the mixed media, and the cards are pretty also; Happy PPF; and thank you for dropping by to view mine

    much love...

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  11. I really like the way you have made her dress with the lace collar and hem trim, and the words give it that extra oomph.
    Clever how you have interpreted the sketch with this nice batch of cards.

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  12. lovely mixed media and cards today Linda!

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  13. So sweet your little Linda, her dress is just beautiful with the lace on it!! and then the bouquet, you are so creative ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  14. I can tell you're ready for Spring, with all the flowers and the fresh color scheme you used this week. I especially like the collage, with the pretty dress you designed for the vintage lady. Blessings, my friend!

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  15. What a beautiful lady Linda. Kind of makes me think this is how Princess Diana might have looked these days if she were still around. All the lovely shades of pink make me think of spring. Happy PPF

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  16. Your mixed media piece is fabulous! And I love how you've used the sketch to make several cards. Each one is bright and pretty, and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  17. Love your bridesmaid page!

    Your cards are so pretty...... just right for the arrival of spring!

    Karen x

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  18. Wonderful collage! Love the lace and the color. :)

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  19. Thank you for reminding me that spring will arrive in 30 days. After week of snow and ice I needed that reminder. Your lady made with fabric is very nice. I hope you don't mind if I stamp lift your idea for the cards. I'm going to a birthday party tonight and I was fresh out of card Ideas. I'm going to use some of my stash of washi tape... Thanks for the great art.

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  20. Lovely creations and very good quote. Have a good and creative week!

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  21. Beautiful and such lovely cards too!

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  22. Love the collage and those cards are fantastic. The time just seems to zip between Fridays any more. They mus t be moving them closer together :)

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  23. Love the composition of your cards, and all the bright and springlike colours you've used!

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  24. Shes pretty!
    Hot and humid greetings from Fiji!

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  25. She is just BEAUTIFUL Linda..
    great artwork here today!
    Happy Sunday!
    xxx
    Susi

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  26. Love that - it combines 2 of my favorites - painting and paper dolls (yes I am way old enough to remember playing with them! LOL)

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  27. Oh she is lovely ~ always gorgeous creations here ~ and cards are exquisite!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    ps. we got more snow saturday/sun ~ very tired of shoveling!

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  28. These are such fun! Love all the happy colors! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!!

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  29. Love your pretty bridesmaid who wants to be the bride!

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  30. Such a lovely art piece! And colors, I do like it!
    I had to look up what is a gelly plate. No I know!
    oh I would like to try out this! :)

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