Monday, November 13, 2017

Comfort And Warmth- and Giveaway Winner!


 What a difference a week has made here. From record highs to now record lows:(  No more outdoor flowers, gloves are out, and flannel sheets are on the beds! Besides the weather change, I have taken on some care giving duties along with cat sitting and tending to an elderly relative's home whilst she is recuperating. The days are really flying by now. I have never had a cat but thankfully she has completely warmed up to me and looks for me every day (it couldn't be because I am feeding her could it?? :):)

 And before the art part- I have the reveal of the bird book/napkin stash giveaway winner....

 Congrats Nan!!!  Please email me with your snail mail addy and I will get it out to you as soon as I can. Thank you to all who entered. I wish I had one to give to each of you.

  For the Simon Wednesday Challenge ( theme is Snow White) and the Simon Monday Challenge (It's a Stitch Up) I made this CAS card:


 Products; small white notecard; white cardstock; Distress Ink- Antique Linen; Versafine ink- Onyx Black; Basically Bricks Stencil (490); sentiment (Papertrey Ink- Sending You set); stitched rectangles dies (Our Daily Bread Designs); Wildflowers dies (Sizzix); Spellbinders Die Cut Machine; foam tape.

 I got some happy mail:


This map art calendar created by Denthe (Denise)! I ordered it as soon as it was available. And let me tell you , not only is the quality of color and cardstock excellent, Denise's amazing art is FABULOUS!!! Very thoughtful imagery and sentiments for each month. I love it!! You can click on this link to take you to the calendar and pages included.

 It's about time I show you my first half of November calendar spread:


The individual art page:




 and a detail shot:


 This is from a You Tube session with" Painting With Jane". Birch trees using a palette knife. As I was moving along, in the beginning I kept thinking how awful it was looking  but I persevered and by the end I was so happy with the results, I learned a LOT, and I love palette knife painting!!

 My last journal page is meant for Art Journal Journey (theme is 101 Ways To Keep Warm); Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #32; Paint  Party Friday; and T Stands for Tuesday.


 Products: spray inks; gesso; modeling paste; Archival Sepia ink; colored pencil; Darkroom Door Coffee Time stamp set; Cubist stencil(TCW); paper flower; paper doily.

  Wishing you all comfort and warmth.

        " Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness. "
                                                                      Anthony Douglas Williams

42 comments:

  1. Some lovely makes! That birch tree bark looks so authentic and I Love the tea cup! We have certainly felt the cool weather here as well.
    Happy tea day!
    Kate

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  2. Your art is wonderful, those birch trees are fabulous. Thanks for linking the journal page to TIOT, too. Congrats to Nan! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. i never tried Palette knife painting, but your resulting birches are fabulous! you are so versatile... the "White" Piece is so delicate and the coffee/cocoa Cup with the colorful splatters is wonderful, too! happy b-day:)

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  4. Congratulations to Nan. I know she will love this bird book.

    That's a lovely card, and the calendar is great. Congrats on getting happy mail and making happy mail (grin).

    I am just learning to use a palette knife. The texture you got was wonderful. I've been told they come together quickly, but I think I overwork what I make.

    I am in love with your combined AJJ and T Tuesday post. What fun. I really like how you treated the doily. It's a great entry for both. Thanks for sharing your card, your happy mail and your lovely journal entry with us for T this Tuesday.

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  5. Fabulous art pieces Linda, I have enjoyed reading your post today.
    The white card looks so elegant and wow the tree bark looks amazing.
    It is a wonderful tea cup project as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Wow, your painting of the birch trees is so amazing! I love all the fabulous texture you achieve with the paint - beautiful 😁. Your T Day art is so warm and cheery too, the paint spatters and drips looks wonderful and the pretty flower was a fun addition. Sounds like you're busy looking after everyone, that's very kind of you and I'm sure they (and their lovely cat) appreciate it 😀. Take care and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  7. Gorgeous art today Linda. I LOVE the birches. Wow. And I know about the cold. We had our first little snow yesterday and got about an inch. Argh. But I love the flannel sheets being on the bed, even if it does mean winter is really on its way. I guess we can't complain after such a gorgeous fall. Hope its a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  8. I love painting with Jane! Nicely done. Your card is lovely as well. The softness of the ink with the crisp overlay is wonderful.
    Happy T day!

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  9. Oh wow--- AMAZING art this week dear Linda! You are such a fantastic artist and never cease to amaze with your posts! Thank you very much for this precious page for AJJ and I am really happy to see you at Try It On Tuesday as well my friend - much appreciated!

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  10. congrats to the winner, Loving your art post-I especially love the trees with the pallet knife technique-very cool and looks very realistic.
    the cat must be lonely too-they are social animals and love to be with others-Happy T Day Kathy

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  11. Your painting looks great. Palette knife painting is really meditative and texture makes the result lively...

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  12. I love your November painting. The stark bare trunk surrounded by that lovely autumn color! Happy T Tuesday

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  13. Your snow white card is so elegant. And I'm loving the birch trees. And your cup on the pretty doily is so inviting.

    the pattern I used for the fingerless gloves can be found here: http://www.hellospeckless.com/peasy-gloves-crochet-pattern/

    Very easy. No increases. Worked in the round so no sewing. the only thing different I did was when working the cuff area (after round 8), I crocheted in the back loops so it gave a sort of horizontal ribbed effect

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  14. GREAT art this week Linda! The birch trees as really beautifully done and your card is amazing.
    Happy T-day

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  15. Your artwork is so versatile and lovely ~ my favorite I think are palette knife painting of the Birches ~ although both cards are wonderful too!

    Hugs and Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Linda i hardly know what to comment on ... so much lovliness... but the birch trees just grabbed me.. so very well done! Congrats to Nan! Drat! :) Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  17. Love your creations, and I am so delighted to have won! Yay! I can't see your email address. Can you email me at nanskidrewski@gmail.com and I will send you my address. Thank you so much!!!

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  18. Lots of lovely things today Linda. I love your White card. It is understatedly elegant, if that makes sense.
    Denthe's calenders are great! I have her 2017 calender hanging in my bedroom and I must treat myself to that new map calender.
    I am totally impressed with your painted birches. Clever girl. You can be proud of yourself.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  19. I wish someone would ask me to cat sit! I love your white card - so elegant! Your happy mail is fabulous - lucky you! It's good to see your calendar pages too - Winter is on it's way! I was especially pleased to see the journal page for both AJJ and TIOT - Thank you so much! I love those colours and the comfort and warmth to be found in your cup! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  20. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your teacup project with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog
    Good luck
    Lynda x

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  21. I love your "comfort and warmth" coffee cup page, Linda. Oh, I just noticed the doily coaster - how cute!

    I had to look up CAS card. Your card does look clean and simply elegant but it doesn't look simple to make; there are so many lovely touches. Beautiful result.

    I looked at the previews of the monthly pages of Denise' map calendar. Gorgeous and thought-provoking uplifting quotes. Wish I'd been following her when it waas 15% off, but the price is still reasonable. I love it!

    You did a terrific job on the birch trees. the painting caught my eye right away.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  22. Such a beautiful card and fabulous art journal page.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Your birch trees using a palette knife are gorgeous! But I also love your comfort and warmth art journal page with these beutiful colors, and your snow white card looks so elegant!
    Rike x

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  24. Wow, that birch tree painting is just awesome. I love the contrast of colors and the wonderful texture.

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  25. love your art, that birch tree, made me sigh so good.

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  26. Oh that cuppa of hot chocolate looks just right for today ~ thanks for commenting and visiting ~ hope to send you something soon ~ slowly mending ^_^

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  27. Warm wishes and thanks for today's art.
    Luv the tea cup pieces

    Much💖love

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  28. Wow, your Autumnal scene of birch trees is exquisite, the texture is amazing and magical!!! birches are one of my favorite trees. Your style with the palette knife brings such realism and beauty to it all, sensory decadence!!!! I love your white botanical card too, ethereal and elegant! Gorgeous cup and quote, I have so enjoyed my visit to your creative world! Congrats to the winner! enjoy!!
    Hapy PPF
    Thanks for your kind visit
    Victoria

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  29. Happy PPF and a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  30. Great projects, really love the birch trees

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  31. Beautiful warm page for PPF! congrats to Nan. Denthe's calendar looks lovely.

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  32. oh Linda, how wonderful to see my calendar here and thanks so much for sharing it. I'm so happy you like it! Yes, winter has started here too, it's time for hot chocolate :-) Love the doily and the little flower. The birch trees are amazing but I'm really taken by your card. So simple yet intricate, it's very elegant. I love how you did that pale yellow background, and then those flowers on top. Well done! Happy PPF!

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  33. Thankful for your art and your friendship!!!

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  34. Congratulations to Nan! Linda there is so much beauty in this post. I love love love that white card. Stunning.

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  35. Still enjoying that lovely cuppa hot chocolate and wishing you,

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  36. The birch tree looks very realistic and the texture is lovely. So is the art journal page. It calls me out to have a sip of that warm drink.

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  37. Linda this is a stunning blog post... I adore your gorgeous comfort and warmth inviting cup..The birch trees are stunning!! Wow on those... I feel like they should be a huge painting!!
    Denise's calendar is also stunning.. I am so happy you got one..Truly a beauty!!Cats know good people!! Wishing your friend a speedy recovery!

    Peace Giggles

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  38. birch is my favorite tree and you did a great job with it´s trunk. Love it!

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  39. Congrats to Nan! What gorgeous birch trees, your painting is lovely.

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  40. I love the card you made for the Simon Says stamp challenge but i also love the other piece of art you shared! Love your style!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again!
    x Zoey

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