Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Orange,Orange,Blue!




 It's week six, the last week for Kistin's Summer Of Color Challenge and it has been a blast!! I have loved it all, from the color challenges, to her videos (I was so excited to see what color her nails were going to be each week as much as the art she created:), and to all the very clever, creative and amazing entries! THANK YOU Kristin for  a most artful 6 weeks-you ROCK girlfriend!!

 My completed journal page:

"She Practices Joy"
 
 I used Grumbacher Academy acrylic paint-Cadmium Orange Hue; Apple Barrel acrylic paint-Pumpkin Orange; Americana acrylic paint-Turquoise Blue
 
 Other products used: Stabilo All pencil, gesso, rubber stamp swirls and splatter, bird glitter sticker, collage sheet sentiment, flora poste (ARTchix Studio).
 
 And here are all six week's worth of my portraits. These are only partial images but you can see the complete portraits in previous posts.
 
                                                      Week 1                             Week 2

                                                      Week 3                            Week 4

                                                      Week 5                           Week 6

 Linking to Art Journal Journey (for this week's portrait-theme is postage), Art Journal Every Day, Art It Friday-Show Your Face, Paint Party Friday, and of course the Summer Of Color Challenge!

 In going through things in my art room and purging clothing and books too I came across a stamp pad I hadn't used in a long time. I decided to revisit an old technique and share it with this card:


 I used this inkpad:

 
 It is still available along with reinkers:)
 
 How to: All you need is a stamp image, glossy card stock, and a few dye ink pads! Ink up your image(s) using the resist ink pad and stamp onto the glossy card stock. Allow it to completely dry-very important!! It will be a bit difficult to see the image as the resist ink has no color. Once it's dry sponge some dye inks over the whole card. The stamped areas will stay clean and white. I think this is a simple but lovely effect! I do hope you'll give it a try.
 
 Linking this to the Simon Monday Challenge Blog (theme is - "anything goes").
 
I'll be visiting you over the next few days to see what you've been up to. Thanks so much for all the comments you have been leaving-I so appreciate it!
 
 
" Orange is fun, flamboyant, dynamic and radiates warmth. A close relative to red, the energy of orange is gentler and more restrained. Orange uplifts, gives confidence and always injects fun."




 
 
 


67 comments:

  1. Lovely journal page for SOC, and thanks for linking to us at Art journal Journey, Valerie

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  2. She precious, and looks just like a little doll my SIL brought me from Russia.

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  3. All your contributions were awesome Linda. Great job. Enjoyed much.

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  4. It is always so great to see what other artists are up to. Your girls for all the SOC weeks are darling and the resist stamp pad is very cool too - so much fun!

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  5. Hi Linda! I can't believe you live so close to Steel Stacks! I took the photos when my husband and daughter ran a 5k there!! And I live your final portrait for the SOC! She is amazing!! And I love your resist technique stamped card, too!!! It has been a pleasure folly get you throughout these past 6 weeks!!! Hugs, Sharon

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  6. How sweet is this lady. I think she is my favorite of all your gals. I love those big blue eyes and that braid.

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  7. I love your Joy girl, and what a delight to see all your SOC creations together.

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  8. she completes your Group of Girls perfectly!

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  9. Another fantastic portrait Linda! They get better and better each time. You are so talented
    with this faces! Great to see you at AJJ as well with it! The card is beautiful too.
    Hugs from Susi

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  10. aww, this is a lovely piece for SOC Linda! And wonderful collage for all the entries.

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  11. Cute portrait and the collage off portraits makes a lovely portfolio. The card is lovely also. Must try the technique. The quote on orange is very apt. I love orange.

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  12. Oh, I see, you combinded 2 challenges too - so we meet again.
    You painted a pretty bird-girl No 6! Ulrike

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  13. I like it when people include any materials that they've used. Also, I have never tried clear resist pad, and wonder how it might work when using watercolor. You have gotten me interested now by making this fun and pretty post full of art and art products! Thanks!

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  14. oooh beautiful card and that is a great technique I haven't tried in awhile...your lighthouse by the sea is calling me dear Linda!
    Your "ginger" haired girl is precious and I like what she practices.
    Lovely seeing the sampler of what you created for SOC this year...they look lovely all together!
    oxo

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  15. All your colourful girls are gorgeous.

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  16. Oh she's so sweet and lovely, one of my favourites of all your great art contributions for SOC!

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  17. Nice portrait again! Fun to see all of your SOC-entries together!

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  18. Your faces are charming. I love seeing them grouped together. Thank you for sharing the clear resist pad. I have never heard of it and like the effect it leaves.

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  19. I have really enjoyed seeing your portraits - they are all lovely! Thanks for sharing the card technique too - that is definitely an added bonus :) Hope to see you next year!

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  20. Hi Linda, All your girls are beautiful and so different in their facial expressions. It had been great six weeks and I already look forward to next year.

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  21. Hi Linda, I'm not sure how I've missed all these - I visit paint party friday early on Friday mornings so perhaps I missed you there? Anyway, these look great together!

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  22. She is beautiful as are all your girls. I love how you created the background as well, it makes me think she is standing in front of gorgeous wallpaper
    Mary

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  23. Sweet little cutie, love ♥

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  24. She is gorgeous! Your eyes are always wonderful and I love the orange plait. Great quote too. Good to see all your portraits together.

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  25. Gorgeous colours, so warm - and I loved seeing all your art work for the SOC challenge together. I really must have a go at this next year, as it always sounds so much fun. xx

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  26. Linda, what a wonderful array of SOC pieces. So beautiful.

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  27. Hi, I commented on the Summer Color Blog...but now I've joined your :Show Your Face, and I do love all your faces.

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  28. Linda, you did such beautiful faces each and every week. I've enjoyed your pieces very much! I'm a bit sad that it is ending already. This week's by you is sooo sweet!!

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  29. I love the beautiful and colorful collection of portraits you created. I guess great minds do think alike, since I've also been purging my art studio and library, as well as rediscovering stuff I've had. Blessings!

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  30. LINDA SHE IS SO DARN CUTE♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I just want to squeeze her :) Love seeing all of your SOC together I didn't think of doing that. Love that LightHOuse too.

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  31. Love this last little adorable one...so sweet...Love seeing them all together..such a beautiful grouping of wonderful colours Kristin chose this year! Yours really shine...love them all!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. the rose the smile the bluebird all beautiful icons of a happy PPF; thanks for dropping in to view mine today

    much love...

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  33. Loved seeing all the work together. Great portraits.

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  34. Thank you my friend! I LOVE seeing all your little ones all lined up in a row ;) thank you for playing! xo

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  35. Beautiful resist stamping, Linda, and a wonderful take on the SOC. She so pretty and brings a smile of joy. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  36. Your blue and orange girl is really lovely, with her little bird and orange hair. Pretty postage stamp too. That's such a good idea to make portraits in the different colours and have a continuous theme for SOC. I'm now going to have a close look at them all.
    Thanks for the stamping tip, it's always good to learn new techniques, and this one is so effective.

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  37. "She practices Joy" and gives joy to those who see her--really pretty!

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  38. Linda, I think all of your girls are wonderful but I especially like this week's girl. Her sweet face and the color combination are perfect. This is a wonderful collection of portraits. I loved seeing them together.

    Thank you for all of your comments on my posts each week. I was so impressed and inspired by what you have experienced because of your openness to new things. It will be interesting to see what we experience next. Have a great week!

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  39. Your portrait is just gorgeous and this is such a lovely piece of art! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  40. I love all of the girls you have created. You have used each week's colours beautifully.

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  41. Lovely card and that journal page is so adorable!

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  42. Oh she is adorable Linda... what a sweet little face... love seeing a recap of your beautiful art throughout the challenge... and your card is wonderful...

    Jenny X

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  43. Cute little girl! Really beautiful artwork!

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  44. I think that this one may just be my favourite out of all the lovely girls you have painted!

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  45. A fab set of artwork using the SOC colours

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  46. Hi Linda,This little girl is sweet and I also like Her background.All Your girls have inspired Me to keep practicing on My own faces,they were all cute. I have always avoided glossy paper,not knowing what it was for and how to use it.I learned something from You this morning : )......and will continue to learn from You,I just know it.Hugs and blessings to You-Denise

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  47. Your art is always so fun and I love your use of color! I hope you are having a wonderful summer Linda! xoxoxoxo

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  48. What a beautiful collection :)

    Karen x

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  49. Love this week's entry, she is so cute. Great to see all your wonderful creation all together too. BJ

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  50. Love your latest orange orange blue! And that sounds amazing that resist pad! Does it also work with mat card?
    Hugs Linda and thanks for sharing.
    Suzy

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  51. I love your collection of portraits. Each one is so beautiful in their own right. Your card is wonderful too.

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  52. What dear little girl you've created.. .love her little bird and her sweet little plait. Oh my you have created extraordinary works with SOC's this summer!

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  53. Gosh Linda, I’m ONLY a week late visiting. Isn’t it sad about SOC? But the final one was a gem, anyway.

    Your little girl is simply adorable, and I really, really enjoyed seeing all these beauties together. Wouldn't have missed it for the world!

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  54. Love the 'orange theme' of sweet girls! Always very creative with your art expressions!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  55. I'm just getting caught up on PPF! I love your style! I have the grandkids this week. Yawn! Not sleeping through the night, exactly!

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  56. Ooo that is so fab! She is wonderful but I love the look back with the retrospective to the whole challenge. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  57. Linda, they are all so CUTE!!! Lovely portraits dear! And to put it up all together...it looks great!
    The stamp pad one looks awesome too :)
    Hugs
    Deepa

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  58. Wonderful journal page and I love the eyes and orange/blue palette!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  59. I loved seeing all your summer of colour work together, very cute :-)

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