Monday, April 17, 2017

The Colors of Spring


 Hi there! Happy new week to all. What have you been up to lately-new art materials or projects? travel plans? new recipes? All of the above for me :) And I will start with a new recipe that is absolutely delicious and good for you ( I also had a bit of photoshop play (like the photo above) with the original image:

                                  Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine  (recipe at end of post)
 A few more photoshop images:



                                                   Food IS art!

 On a rainy afternoon recently I spent time making lots of die cuts to use in future projects:

 for my T Stands for Tuesday gals-that huge pink container on the right is my water bottle :)


Some cards and envies:


 Inspiration from a color challenge at the Simon Wed. Challenge Blog:



 and also these challenges: Altenew; the Simon Monday Challenge (Splash It On); and Work It Wednesday (Spring).

 Card details:


Products: white card stock, Simon Says Stamp Dot Scallop Border Die, Altenew Painted Flowers Set, Our Daily Bread Designs Wishing Words stamps and die, assorted Archival inkpads, Dylusions Black Marble Spray Ink.


Products: white card stock, Altenew Floral Shadow stamp set, Distress Oxide inks in Broken China and Worn Lipstick (also on the envies), Archival inks in Buttercup, Leaf Green, Jet Black, Simon Says Stamp assorted Moonshine Sequins.

For Art Journal Journey (theme this month is Magical Mystery Tour), and Paint Party Friday I have my May calendar spreads completed.



  Have a super week! I will be unplugged and at the beach with my friends over the weekend but will get back to visiting anyone I missed during that time once I'm back.

      " The less judgement the more curiosity, and the more curiosity the more creativity." 
                                                                           Michael Ray


                                     Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine 

1 Tbsp. olive oil       1 tsp. ground coriander        1/2 tsp. ground turmeric

1 c. chopped onion    1/2 tsp. kosher salt      1 tsp. ground cumin 

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon      1/4 tsp. ground pepper    4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained        1/2-1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved

1 medium zucchini halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

 Add oil to large heated pan. Add onion, saut√© 4 min. Add cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric and garlic. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and cook 4 minutes. Add chickpeas and zucchini. Cover, reduce heat and cook on med. to low heat 20 min. Stir in 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Serves 4 -6. This is also great in a wrap!


                                              

41 comments:

  1. You have really proven that food is art. And beautiful art, too. I was so inspired by this food and the various ways you changed it in PS.

    I need to also take a day to create a few tags. Your die cuts are incredible. And your cards are always out of this world. I often wish I made cards, but all mine just look like a child made them. Yours are not just beautiful, but colorful, as well.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, your journal calendar that puts mine to shame, your cards, your die cuts, and your BIG bottle of water with us for T this soon to be Tuesday.

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  2. Your card creations are stunning and filled with lovely color and love the colorful journal pages ~ neat recipe too ~ the wonderful photo collage with an adorable kitty ~ thanks, xox

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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  3. You didn't mention what your travel plans were all about- just teasing us, eh? :) Your meal looks just delicious and I think your calendar pages and your cards came out just amazing. Those colors are something you know how to work with. Hope is a fantastic T day Linda. Hugs-Erika

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  4. Wow lots of great creativity here-thanks for sharing with us-your recipe looks delicious-thanks
    Happy T Day
    Kathy

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  5. Love the way you turned the food into art and the real dish is a work of art as well and I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Lots of other beautiful projects to enjoy as well in your post

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Love the sound of that tagine, and the art you made with it. Beautiful cards and envies, too. looks like you had fun. Beautiful journal pages / calendar pages, too. Happy T day and have a good week. hugs, Valerie

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  7. I always love the variety and inspiration over here Linda.... :)

    I love that colour combination on your cards .... it is so pretty and fresh.

    Going to try that recipe too.... it sounds delicious.

    Hope you enjoyed your unplugged time.

    Love Karen x

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  8. Wonderful art and photos and I love your digital playing with the yummie looking food! Thank you for the fabulous recipe - wilkl try it out- and for being with us at Art Journal Journey again - your calender pages are just SUPERB!
    Happy T-Day dear Linda!
    oxo Susi

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  9. Yes food is art on a plate. The meal looks delicious.
    A good idea to have a die cutting session as well.
    The cards and pages all lookded fantstic
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  10. i love how you treated this Food photos digitally! awesome post and wishing you a wonderful time at the beach!!
    happy t-day!

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  11. Hi Linda, I really like your food art creations! Also those journal pages, loving the May calendar spreads, they're gorgeous :D)

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  12. Lovely arty post today! The die cuts looks amazing, I can't wait to see what you use them with :-) . Your cards are so elegant and fresh and the calender journal pages made me smile - wonderful! Happy T Day and enjoy your time with friends at the beach! J :-)

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  13. oooh thank you for sharing that recipe...sounds really yummy with those spices ♥♥♥
    Your flower cards are so very pretty and crisp done on the white cards. Die cutting is whole other world I'm thinking with so many possibilities...clearly you are having lots of fun!
    I know the beach is one of your favorite places to be...Enjoy * Enjoy dear Linda!!!
    Happy T Day my friend oxo

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  14. Such pretty cards and envelopes... i must try to remember to continue the decorating onto the envelopes!! Not a fan of chickpeas but you did make it look yummy! :) Happy happy T day! Hugs!deb

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  15. A gorgeous set of stationary! And so springlike, like the entire blog post.

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  16. Love love love your Wishing... and Thank you cards!!
    Beautiful! Altenew floral stamps are on my radar lately too!

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  17. Yay! I have all the ingredients on hand for your tangine, so that's what's for dinner tonight. I love to try new healthy recipes. Thank you. I love your cards, so so pretty. I am inspired to pull out my die cuts. The beach is my happy place too. Hope you had fun. Happy T day!

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  18. Your photoshop images would make wonderful backgrounds. Your cards are so pretty. Love that scallop border. Your calendar pages look so happy. Have a Happy T Day

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  19. You certainly have been heartfully inspired this past week, Linda! I love your cards for the SSS color challenge and that you were able to make them work for several other challenges. My fave is the scalloped edge splattered card. That's really special. I love the Altenew Painted Flowers Set as well as the scallop die so both are on my wish list thanks to you ;-)

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  20. Beautiful cards! Such lovely designs! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  21. Loving your art and I will be back for that recipe! Trying to be brief as the action is hotting up here! Happy T Day, Chrisx

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  22. I am so late in getting around to visit folks this week :( Your dish looks great .. in all of it's colors :) You certainly kept yourself busy with the craft supplies too. It's always great to have things like that made up ahead. Thanks for sharing the recipe I"m sure I"ll be trying it out soon. I'd do it today if I had zucchini here ♥ Thanks for stopping by my blog! The little caterpillars are growing.

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  23. beautiful cards, Linda! The colors are so spring-like . . . . beautiful! I am enjoying my visit here for the first time in a while!

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  24. your cards are so pretty and thanks for the recipe!

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  25. Wonderful art in many style.
    Happy weekend xx

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  26. Happy PPF Sweetie, have a great weekend. Hugs, Valerie

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  27. My word, you have been busy. Love your cards, so bright and fresh, and your journal pages are super.

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  28. I always enjoy my visits!!! Especially love your color style, happy art!!

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  29. You are so right food is art and how gorgeous and yummy that is...digital changes and all!! Love it and your cards and all your cuts!! Great variety!! Great recipe too!! Glad to see there was no cilantro in it...lol Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Your colours and layers and compositions are so pleasing! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. You seem to be a card magician - art made on white paper!
    Happy PPF!

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  32. Lots of fun food play and so artful. Thanks for the recipe and the cards are so pretty. Have fun at the beach.

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  33. Fabulous cards, and amazing art journal spread, Linda. So colorful and fun. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  34. sure, food is art Even cooking can be that. Fun to work with anyway.

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  35. I wanted you to know I got home very late and your card arrived. I have not opened it, yet, but have photographed the envie. Thanks in advance, because you really DID NOT need to do this, but I am most grateful.

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  36. How fun all that preparation for future projects! And I love those flower cards and envelopes. So spring-like :-) The tagine looks yummy, I'll have to try it. Hope you had fun at the beach!

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  37. Love love love your beautiful card and those pretty colors, Linda. :)

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  38. Wonderful work, I love your calendar pages.
    xxx Hazel.

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  39. Please stop by my blog tomorrow when I share your gift with the world.

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  40. You've been busy! That dish sounds delicious, and your cards and calendar pages are gorgeous. Hope you had a great time on the beach!

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Thank you so much for your comments; it's a pleasure to connect with you!