Thursday, July 9, 2015

Green, Green, Pink


 Hard to believe there is only one week left of the six weeks of the Summer Of Color Challenge!! Kristin has done an absolutely amazing job of posting, participating and visiting each and every link-over 100 every week !!!

 Before I share my completed piece I want to show  you a photo of two art postcards I received from a SOC participant:

 
 Miriam graciously offers a few copies of her art to the first few who ask-and she sends anywhere! Well, I love her abstract pieces (this photo just doesn't do justice) and I boldly asked not once but twice -and she sweetly obliged! Thank you Miriam- I love these cards!!

 Here is my entry for this week:


 My color choices: Americana Baby Pink and Yellow Green acrylic paints and Folk Art Kelly green acrylic paint.
 Other products-black, white gesso, Stabilo All pencil, graphite pencil, script stamp, Staz-On Jet Black ink, Caran D'Ache watersoluble crayon in Emerald Green, ARTchix Studio collage sheet sentiment.

 I thought I was doing OK -and then I gave her eyelashes-and was NOT happy. I debated a do over of the eyes and set it aside. And then I went in search of one of the sentiments I've been using from the same collage sheet each week. My eyes rested on this one and I knew it was the one. I also knew I wasn't going to redo her eyes to try to make them "better" or more "perfect".

 Today is my mother's 73rd birthday so I made her this card:


                                                  Bonne fête MéMé-je t'aime beaucoup!!

 Since she will be away all day with friends I will host a dinner for her this Sunday and am surprising her with her very favorite French dessert- a homemade baba au rhum! I'm safe to share because she does not own  a computer:)

 Linking to Summer Of Color, Art It Friday-Show Your Face, and Paint Party Friday.

"Anyone can be pretty in pink but you can only be beautiful if you add a little green."   Unknown



54 comments:

  1. Really great effort indeed. Happy Birthday to your mom. Best wishes!

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  2. Thank you for your comments on my blog, yes my girls and I do craft together especially over the holidays but somehow it's different and not the same as me time crafting.
    Your project this week is lovely I wouldn't change a thing, as for getting two lovely postcards you are a very lucky lady. Your mum is also lucky to have a lovely card, Have a wonderful day on Sunday. x

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  3. Very nice. Wonder what she thinking? Maybe "What's the colors next week". I like to paint people too. She is very sweet.

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  4. such a charming gal
    happy birthday to your mom!

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  5. Ooh, Rum Baba *Drool*, I have not had one of those for many years. - note I went to the food portion of your post first, lol.
    Your SOC piece is wonderful and her eyelashes are fab, imo.
    I wish your mother a very happy birthday full of fun, love and laughter.
    Many thanks for your comment on Wee Man's T post {{Hugs}}

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  6. Happy birthday mom!!!!!!!
    Love your faces!

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  7. Love your work That quote about adding green is cool, too. And those thoughtful art gifts - what delights!

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  8. Awwww! Happy birthday to your mom! I bet she loved the beautiful card you made her! And yes, Miriam also sent me a card - she's the GREATEST!!! And speaking of great, I absolutely love what you did with this week's colors. Yes, she is perfectly imperfect and I am happy that you did not re-do her eyes! She gorgeous just the way she is! Thanks also for your visit to my blog!

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  9. Beautiful work Linda, love that girl, we all have to embrace our imperfections! Happy birthday to your Mom! Hugs, Valerie

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  10. I really like how your girl came out this week--You did a nice job using these unusual colors for a figure. Happy Birthday to your Mom and hope she enjoys the Rum Cake!

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  11. Your perfectly imperfect girl looks wonderful. I'm sure your mum loved her card......it's beautiful.

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  12. Happy birthday to Mom! I love your girl. She is fab, eyelashes and all.

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  13. But I think she is perfectly perfect!

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  14. I think imperfectly perfect is perfect . She looks like she is happy with who she is.Happy Birthday to your Mum and thank you for calling by my blog
    Mary

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  15. she´s so charming. and the bd-card for your mum is awesome - wish you will celebrate a beautiful day (rum cake sounds yummy!).

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  16. Happy birthday to you mum!! What a lovely card you've created. Love your girl... her hair is awesome!! And I love the quote too!

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  17. It's nice to make acquintance with your lovely pink&green girl. My girl thanks you for the sweet comment on my blog;)
    Wish a happy birthday party for your mother and you♥

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  18. I like the sentiment on your piece although the eyelashes do look a bit like spiders it is nothing that I don't think when I see women with way too much make-up. Lovely card for your mom

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  19. Love your picture and I love her eyelashes! Love the green eyes. The quote is great too and your mum is going to love the card.

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  20. Your SOC girl is lovely and I like her perfectly imperfect eyelashes (they look perfect to me!).

    Happy Birthday to your Mum!

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  21. Beautiful face...and I didn't notice anything wrong with her eyelashes. The sentiment is perfect. I think we're all perfectly imperfect!!
    Happy Birthday to your mom. I hope she has a wonderful celebration.

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  22. Great green-eyed woman.

    Thanks for stopping to view my SOC for this week.

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  23. Oh wonderful Linda, I think she is totally perfect, and I just love her sentiment. Thank you for another great link to #ShowYourFace and the shout out again too. I hope your mum had a totally wonderful birthday and I'm sure she loved her card. Have a lovely weekend. Kx

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  24. I can't believe I missed last week's entry. But I'm here this week and time is as crunched as ever. Don't see how you do it. I adore the beauty you created for SOC. You are SO good with faces.

    Hope your mom enjoys her birthday and her rum cake on Sunday. Thanks go to Johanna for translating (grin)!

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  25. Great response to the colour challenge and I feel sure your mother will love the card. Congratulations to her.

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  26. I love your SOC-piece, imperfect eyelashes and all! Eyelashes can be trickey, I cannot recount the times that I had to redo the eyes because I was not happy. A trick I often use is to immediately wipe them away with a babywipe, then you don't have to redo the whole eye....

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  27. I really like your girl. Her eyelashes look great to me. She is really pretty and I love her hair! Many Happy Returns to your Mum. I hope she has a lovely day. xxx

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  28. Happy Birthday to your Mum! I think the girl has perfect eyes, but then I'm an embrace imperfection type :) Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  29. Your gal is so lovely the colors are cool and I am loving the journaling :D

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  30. Very nice card for your Mom, Linda. She will love it. Happy Birthday to her and many more. Great use of the colors for SOC, she's lovely. Happy PPF!

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  31. A happy birthday to your mum. Have a nice weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog today

    Much love...

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  32. I like the eyelashes! I'm pleased you left them in! I love the sentiment on the page too, there's too much media pressure to seek perfection nowadays. Have a lovely meal with your mum.

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  33. a pretty green-eyed lady! Ulrike

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  34. Happy Birthday to you mum :)

    Love your perfectly imperfect girl!

    Karen x

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  35. Very lovely girl! Great use of the colours!

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  36. I think she is more imperfectly perfect. Nice girl this week.I love her striped hair. Hope your Mom had a nice birthday and enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Your girl is a charmer and Her lashes help Her charm.Now You have Me wondering what that dessert is, I've never heard of it. Have a wonderful week,See You next week-Denise

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  38. Your girl is very lovely, Linda!
    Happy Birthday to your Mom!

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  39. Happy Birthday to your mom I bets she's just as lovely as you!! Your girl and her wonderful quote is so special...I love her, eyelashes and all... Perfection is way overrated anyway!! Love the card you made your mom and I think I owned a dress with that very same pattern...it looks so familiar to me... I am amazed by it!! Enjoy your moms celebration she will love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  40. She's beautiful!! And thank you for your sweet comment! xoxo

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  41. Your girl is beautiful, and I love that quote! A very happy birthday to your Mum!

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  42. Happy Birthday to MOM!!!! Love your SOC girl... and the card for your mom is beautiful.

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  43. Wonderful project with beautiful colours used...hope your weekend was a good one for you....xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  44. I am really loving that hair! And those eyes. She actually reminds me of one of the young teachers that works at our school - the eyes. So beautiful.

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  45. Oh, and happy birthday to your mum!

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  46. Your lovely girl is perfectly beautiful dear Linda!
    Hope your mother had an extra special birthday celebration...how could she not with a sweet and talented daughter like you!
    oxo

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  47. What a beautiful girl Linda! Happy Birthday to your mum!

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  48. Linda ~ all your work is beautiful ~ I love the eyelashes ~ my favorite it the first one ~ a hint of mystery! ~

    Happy week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  49. lovely birthday card :)

    and I like the eyelashes on your girl :) nice quote to go with it tho :)

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