Monday, July 18, 2016

A Twinkling Tuesday

 Oh where is summer going? It's already near the end of July! Good news is that we are beginning to make plans for meals and such with our usual group of friends for our beach vacation the beginning of August-yay! Are you doing anything special in the coming weeks?

 There is a big celebration happening over at Altered Book Lover today...


   Elizabeth is celebrating three years of hosting T Stands For Tuesday on her blog!! Please do come celebrate with Elizabeth and friends and take a few moments to visit everyone as it is always such an interesting and diverse blog hop! Thank you dear Elizabeth (and helpers Bleubeard and Squiggles) for giving us a great spot to sit with a cuppa and enjoy.

 If the page above looks familiar it is because I made a VERY similar one for last year's anniversary. Only thing was-I made this one first because I misread the post and thought it was three years last year! So I was way ahead of the game this time around:):)

 I've been watching some You Tube videos on painting watercolor flowers and it inspired me to get out my Peerless watercolors and  twinkling H2O's and paint in my watercolor journal.


 The sentiment is a stamp. This one was done with the Peerless colors.


  And this page was done using my "twinks". Here is a better shot which shows the lovely shimmers:

 I created the frame of flowers using a technique shared by Tammy Northrup some years ago on her blog. I fell in love with this style but haven't used it in awhile so it was time. Sentiment is a stamp and butterfly is a sticker. I hope you will visit Tammy where there is lots of beautiful watercolor art and techniques to be found!

 Joining in at Art Journal Journey for the lovely theme of "In My Garden There Is...", Moo Mania and More- "anything goes",  and Paint Party Friday.

 Have a wonderful day and week. See you soon!

"Make something every day. Make a song, make a move, make a friend, make a difference." 
                                                                                               Pat Collelo


41 comments:

  1. such beautiful pieces here! planning for your beach vacation sounds lovely! i'll get to a lake vacation by end of August. you are making beautiful art. xo

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  2. This is a fantastic page Linda and how sweet of you to make a celebratory page! Its perfect. You must be excited for your beach vacation. I remember some of your photos from last year. Do you always go to the same beach? Happy T day! Hugs-Erika

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  3. What incredible flowers. I adore both the watercolor flowers and the twinks. It's been awhile since I used mine and I think you did a fantastic job with these.

    I love the ATC. Saving it for an entire year must have been hard. So glad you knew where it was when the time came for sharing it, because it is truly lovely.

    Thank you for sharing this day with AJJ, MM&M, Paint Party Friday, and most of all, our third anniversary at T Stands For Tuesday.

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  4. OH your watercolor flowers are wonderful and perfect stamping too.
    The Live Laugh Love is so fresh and vibrant Linda.
    Your stacked cups are just perfect and certainly do fit the bill again this year. Three years! Time flies doesn't it.
    Excited for you and your beach plans.
    We're having some house repairs and renovations done and I would like to be on vacation right now :-). It will be nice when the dust settles.
    Happy T Day...your post made me happy as does Pat Collelo's quote oxo

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  5. Great card and love the watercolor flowers . We need to start making soem vacation plans before our time runs out but I can't seem to get the husband motivated.

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  6. Thanks for joining us at AJJ and Moo Mania with your beautiful water coloured journal pages, so pretty! Love the cups piece you made for TSFT, too. Have a happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  7. Hello Linda,
    Lovely art work! Your flowers are shimmery and sweet. I hope that your time with your friends away is wonderful summer fun!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  8. wonderful pieces of artwork, i like the three Cups for t-day´s birthday especially. how nice to decorate them with postal stamps. i do not have big, but a few small plans for August and i´m sure i will enjoy them much. have a great summer, linda!

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  9. Wonderful pictures and quotes! My favourite is the watercolor painting of flowers - so fine and delightful!

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  10. Happy T day Linda.
    Your stack of cups look fantastic and I love those water colour flowers, they look so delicate, so pleased you added them to AJJ.
    Have a lovey day
    Yvonne x

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  11. What a lovely ATC! I laughed when I read about your mistake last year. All the better this year when you have one ready.
    I like your little flower surround. I immediately went to the link and read about splatter art. Great! I love it.
    Your watercolor cart is beautiful. Well done you!
    The quote is good too.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  12. I am currently re-discovering watercolors, too. Your flowers are gorgeous.

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  13. Happy T Tuesday! I like the colors of those cups. Sweet.

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  14. Oh wow.. such beautiful watercolor art Linda ! I am thrilled about that and great that you join us at Moo Mania & More and AJJ!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

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  15. I love your post today! You are an amazing painter, the flowers are very beautiful and look so delicate. The ATC is so striking with it's textured background and colourful cups, and the postage stamps add that extra special touch! Not long now until your beach vacation, it's always exciting to spend time away with friends. Happy T Day! J :-)

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  16. Love your watercolors ~ so elegant and delicate ~ Beauty plus!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    ps. Went to London in June ~ Going to enjoy the summer right here ~ ^_^

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  17. You've inspired me to start twinkling too.

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  18. Oh My just love your Tea Cups and your watercoloring! BEAUTIFUL! Happy happy tday! Hugs! deb

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  19. I love the art in your post today! The painted flowers are especially beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  20. The stacking cups are perfect for the Tea anniversary. You are quite accomplished with those water colirs

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  21. Hi Linda! Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! I hope you have as much fun planning for your trip as you do on the trip itself this summer! We are planning a long weekend at the New Jersey shore! I am looking forward to it!!! HUGS!

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  22. Beautiful! Love the softness of watercolor...
    Happy T day!

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  23. Gorgeous artwork, Linda

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

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  24. Have great weekend and happy arting, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  25. Enjoyed your art today, wow on the delicate flowers. Your PPF link did not work for me btw

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  26. Love your Cup Art piece and beautiful flower painting with wise words.
    Great post, Linda.
    Happy PPF and weekend ❤❤

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  27. Pretty watercolor flowers! Very nice! and I love the mixed media tea cups too.

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  28. Your tea cups are gorgeous and such lovely watercolors. Yes the Summer is going to fast!

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  29. Beautiful work...all of the pieces. I love the delicate watercolour flowers especially.

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  30. Beautiful works, Linda. I love the twinkling h2os. And thanks for the link to Tammy's blog. Your flowers are gorgeous.

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  31. luv those stacked cups; Happy PPF, Thanks for dropping in at my blog today

    much love...

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  32. Your link from ppf isn't working you may need to reenter it! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cups so much.. and the watercolours are so beautiful ...Wonderful sentiments in all the words too! Great post..

    Hugs Giggles

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  33. The watercolor is lovely and the anniversary card is perfect for the occasion. Enjoy your beach vacation.

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  34. L♥ve your watercolors and anniversary page!! This week was my week to host family, including grandchildren...all week. Several parties and outings, quite a whirlwind! So I am very late for T Tuesday and trying to catch up...no more vacations for several months. But I will be enjoying the rest of summer as much as possible! Happy Summer!

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  35. no plans :/ broke uni student/starving artist lol

    very colour pieces :)


    Happy PPF!
    Jen #45

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  36. those teacups with a stamp are just adorable.... And how much more impressive is a quote when it is surrounded by such a beautiful border. I'll have to take a look at Tammy's blog. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  37. Wonderful pieces, I love that frame! I can't believe it's already the end of July either! I was looking forward to a couple of long and slow summer months to get lots done. But I am glad when summer, and the hot weather, is over..

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  38. These are all beautiful pieces -- especially enjoy the teacups with stamps -- lovely!

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