Thursday, January 14, 2016

Summer In Her Heart


  BRRRR!!! Baby it's COLD outside! So I stay in as much as I can and that's perfect for doing more art. Here is a journal page that began like this:



 I painted over the page with Payne's Gray, a deep blue and magenta. I have always had a fear of starting with dark colors but an online class with  Mindy Lacefield that I took last year helped me through. Not just that but it taught me about using paint colors all around a face to bring more harmony. You can see my paintings from that class here, here, and here if you wish.

 This is my finished page:


 Yup, that would be me:) Linking this to Art Journal Every Day; Art It Friday -Show Your Face; Art Journal Journey; and Paint Party Friday.

 And this is a card I made for the Simon Wednesday Challenge whose theme this week is "ombre" :


 Products: lg white notecard; glossy cardstock; patterned cardstock (Glitter Stack-DCWV); Wild Fairy Lily rubber stamp (Hero Arts); sentiment  (Hampton Arts); rubber brayer; Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor, Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko); die cut cardboard bird.

 My word for the year finally came to me and you can see it in my last post.

 Also, did you notice my new blog header??? I managed it all by myself  with much help from my son. And it's for YOU dear Sherrie!! (aka Giggles, and you can find her fabulous art and posts here).

 This Sunday we'll be celebrating hubby's birthday with a spaghetti dinner and chocolate cake and some family so I'll be busy cleaning, cooking and baking. What are you up to this weekend?

 I leave you with this quote which purely states how I feel right now...

" I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That's the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there."       Jack McBrayer




33 comments:

  1. Both quotes certainly ARE you my summer loving friend!
    Brilliant background and wide eyed girl...so expressive dear Linda.
    You always make me want to make cards...I need to just DO IT.
    Thank you for the inspiration and more.
    oxo
    p.s. I am hoping to join in my first PPF this week.

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  2. Wow! Love the new header:) Your big eyed girl is great also ♡♥♡♥ Your quote for today gits me perfectly also. Perhaps we are Spiritual Twins ;)

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  3. Beautiful pieces, and you are right, we need summer in our hearts. Thanks, too, for linking the beautiful journal page to Art Journal Journey. Enjoy your Husband's birthday, a spaghetti dinner sounds great. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Your header is great and I llove the girl with the summer in her heart ;) thank you für your visit, too. Have a wondeful weekend...

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  5. Beautiful projects and a wonderful artwork journal page. The face is so lovely with the big eyes and hint of a smile

    Thank you for joining in again at Art Journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. That girl has some REALLY big eyes- How cute! You really caught the colors of her face with those pink cheeks and shadows. And I agree- this weather is perfect for art- I'm even finding it a little inspiring with the AJJ challenge. Hope you have had a great week Linda and are going to do something good this weekend!

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  7. Great piece, Linda - very original. Enjoy your celebrations. hugs, Donna

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  8. Both is great! The girl is ADORABLE! So expressive!
    Enjoy your Dinner! Happy Birthday to your hubby and thanks a lot for being with us again at Art Journal Joureny dear Linda!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. I love your amazing girl. She is just in the right place on your dark shaded page.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  10. Beautiful painting and gorgeous card!!!
    Even I had this fear of using dark backgrounds...have overcome that!
    Nice quote :)

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  11. Yes, I did notice that gorgeous banner. I absolutely love it. Thanks for the tips about dark backgrounds to highlight the face. This looks great.

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  12. Great summertime quote sigh! Lovely page and card this week and Happy Birthday to your hubby enjoy your dinner Linda!

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  13. Love all the shading in the girls face. Really great!

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  14. Awe...it was so wonderful to be greeted by this lovely new banner...still a stunning piece in my eyes!! Then to see me mentioned...thank you so much dear lady!! Love your Mindy inspired painting...this one really has your imprint on it!! I did a Mindy class and found my character really looked like hers! That little break between classes really seemed to help to bring your style to the forefront. I may have to try again and see what I come up with!! Thanks for the inspiration and the mention!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Your wide eyed girl is so cute. I will be celebrating all weekend as it is my bday.

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  16. I love that final quote. That definitely describes me. Your finished page and card are both wonderful.

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  17. Oh, that quote is very much me .... Lovely journalpage, I think it always gives a special result when you paint on dark backgrounds.

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  18. She's adorable! Love her big eyes. :)

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  19. Awesome journal page, Linda. I am beginning to paint on dark backgrounds as well.

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  20. thank you for your comment on my blog (it is the same linda? I found your link at Julie balzer's)
    love the painting of the girl and I see we both love mindy lacefield's art.
    your card is quite a different style but it must be wonderful to receive a card like that!

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  21. Ohhh I have summer in my heart tooooo! Can't wait until the warm winds blow again. xo Lovely work.

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  22. I love the girl you created with her big dreamy eyes stepping out of the dark background! The quote is lovely too. It's very cold here in the UK now, but I keep looking forward to the spring! xx

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  23. Hello Linda, Your art made me smile to me.... and you found the perfect quote. Have a lovely week.
    ~~ Irene

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  24. Such a sweet painting Linda! What a darling face! Your card is lovely!

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  25. Wonderful pieces Linda! Love the quotes!

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  26. Cute painting!
    Your new header is like our backyard - and it's snowing more...can't wait spring and warmer days...

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  27. This is wonderful. Your header is amazing! We shoveled snow this morning. It was lovely!

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  28. Sweet message and painting to go with it. It would get me through a cold winter as well...just the thought.

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  29. Fabulous journalling page and love the your card too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  30. Great page, I really like the dark background and how you painted her on top of it. We finally had some cold weather and snow last weekend, so it was perfect for staying home and paint! Your birthday feast sounds yummy!

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