Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, Red, Metallic!

 

  That is this week's color combination for the Summer Of Color challenge (week 4 of 6). I have loved the color red and it has been my all around favorite and go-to color since I was a toddler! My motto-when in doubt-or not feeling so great-wear something RED. My challenge was coordinating two reds and a metallic into a portrait (it was my choice to do a portrait each week using the given colors).

 I began my journal page this way:



And this is how it was completed:


Colors used: American Primary Red acrylic paint, Accent Burgundy Deep acrylic paint, Anita's Metallic Classic Gold paint. Other products: gesso, Stabilo All pencil, stamp - Tim Holtz,  scrapbook papers, washi tape, ARTchix Studio collage sheet and star charm, Stickles gold glitter glue.

 Metallics and glitter are so hard to capture so here is another view:


 Linking also to Art Journal Every Day, Art It Friday-Show Your Face, and Paint Party Friday.

 Saturday in the U.S. we are celebrating the holiday of Independence Day so here is a card I made:


 Linking to the Simon Wednesday Challenge (this week's theme is "going dotty"). To those of you who will be celebrating, I hope the weather cooperates with the picnics and fireworks, safe travels, and a happy 4th of July!!

                        " There is a shade of red for every woman."     Audrey Hepburn



56 comments:

  1. Red has always been my favorite color too, Linda!!! WOOHOO! Yes, when in doubt, wear red! And I love your quote by Audrey Hepburn, too. Your gorgeous work of art is totally cool and beautiful. I absolutely LOVE her hair with the gold hues! And her "she rocks" adornment, too. Enjoy your 4th of July - the card you made is awesome!

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  2. lovely to see how this came out. wonderful how you did the back ground.

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  3. Love your girl she came out perfect.

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  4. looks good. I like the touches of swirly golds on her hair and the star is just perfect for this piece.

    visiting from SOC, have a lovely day.

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  5. Glad you took that second picture, not that the first one wasn't good, just that the gold shows so much prettier. Great job. And.... I love your card.

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  6. Lovely piece for Soc! Love the connection to independence day! Valerie

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  7. awesome Portrait of the woman - and i like the Hepburn Quote, which was new to me!

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  8. Great Linda! Super to see how you made this beautiful page!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. What a beautiful page and I love the star on her cheek :D

    ps - many thanks for your lovely comments on my posts :D

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  10. Your portrait is beautiful and I love the background you have created for her.

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  11. Yes, she rocks in these colors! Ulrike

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  12. Oh yes, she rocks, Linda! It's a beautiful page!

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  13. Love Her!!!! Red is my go to color also :) I even have a red living room that I absolutely LOVE ♥ You did a great job getting the metallic to show as metallic in the photos :)

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  14. She rocks is right! The gold star is a perfect touch to your lovely red haired lady dear Linda!
    Red is a beautiful and very passionate color.
    Fun and new to me quote from AHepburn too.
    Have a lovely long weekend!
    oxo

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  15. Love your piece for SOC Linda!

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  16. She is gorgeous . Love the gold through her hair and the star near her eye. Yes she rocks !
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment
    Mary

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  17. Wonderful page, Linda! This is the perfect painting for the Fourth of July!

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  18. Knockout hair and a lovely page- love the metallics you've added!

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  19. What fun! She's lovely and fun to view. Happy PPF

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  20. Love how you've used the reds and gold. Like the backround too and I love how you added swirly gold to her hair.

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  21. Fabulous Linda, I love the touches of gold and seeing how you started her too. Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face this week and for the shout out too. Kx

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  22. Yes, she does rock. Great page Linda.

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  23. Loved seeing how she started ... yes she rocks for sure!!!xxxx

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  24. She really is a rocker! Great!

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  25. Great use of the colours in this piece! Love how you did that background... Happy 4th of July to you!

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  26. I love your red-haired girl!

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  27. Great journal page, Linda. I love how bold and beautiful she is and the use of red is spectacular. Audrey Hepburn is one of my favourite movie stars - this is the perfect quote! xxx

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  28. Wonderful piece and so fitting for the fourth!! Thanks for sharing your process!! Happy 4th to you as well!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  29. She rocks, my dear friend! Have a blessed 4th of July!

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  30. Sometimes the smallest detail can make the piece ---love the little star on her cheek.

    Thanks for visiting my SOC this week.

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  31. Super SOC girl with her funky hair - and yes, she DOES rock!!

    Happy 4th July!

    xx

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  32. Linda, she is great. She definitely rocks!

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  33. Such a gorgeous and vibrant portrait Linda. That is so true what Hepburn says - I love wearing red. Happy PPF

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  34. Fantastic page Linda!! Oh yes, red is a top color in y pallet too...just like Audrey says....there is a shade of red is all of us.

    Thanks for joining me and the GDs for SOC this week. They are going to LOVE your comments you left for each of them...THANK YOU

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  35. Not only does the girl rock, but so do you! These were challenging colors to use in a portrait. Happy weekend!

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  36. You patriotic card is wonderful, Linda! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Going Dotty Challenge.

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  37. Nice art journal page! She rocks indeed ;-)

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  38. Red woman or woman in red :)
    Have a good week ahead!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful page! What wonderful hair your lady has!

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  40. I love your final page, but am amazed as to where it started with the plaid bits of paper around the outer edges! I still cannot figure out this putting something down on the page and then covering it up! Are they just ideas or suggestions to yourself to get you going? I do love red also! Especially when it is damp and cold, I feel warmed by the color. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a wonderful week.

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  41. she does rock! great job with the colors and I lopve your blog header!

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  42. good motto to have :D and very nice work for this week :)

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  43. Oh she is a sweetie Linda... beautiful art...

    Jenny X

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  44. Nicely done! IBeautiful journal page!
    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  45. Love how you incorporated the gold on her face and her hair, fabulous background. Great SOC take. Ruth x

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  46. So cool to see how you began the gorgeous journal page.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  47. This is totally fabulous!! Oh my, love the hair... and yes red was my go to colour too! Loved reading though your process... fabulous!

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  48. Super page, sorry I am a week behind... BJ

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