Monday, February 19, 2018

A Mixed Bag



   of  weather and art this week. The crazy weather continues- we had 6" of snow which came down quickly and caused some hazardous road conditions Saturday evening. And now it is warming up and expected to reach 72 F by Wednesday! Keeping the flipflops next to the boots :)



  Grab a cuppa and snack, enjoy the art, and join in on the challenge blogs won't you?  For T Stands for Tuesday hubby is having Turkish coffee and baklava at the middle Eastern restaurant we ate at recently ( more pics to come).

 I'll start with some tags:


Products: hand marbled manila tag; white card stock; gesso; Archival Jet Black ink; dry chalks; gel plate deli paper print; sentiment stamp (Inkadinkado); face stamp (Dina wakley); Americana Indian Turquoise acrylic paint; Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers; paper flower; brad; Moonshine sequins(Simon Says Stamp).  Joining Tag Tuesday (theme is "use a quote"). 

 My next tag is also for Tag Tuesday along with the Simon Monday Challenge ("Grunge it Up"), and Try It On Tuesday ("vintage"):



 Products: hand marbled manila tag; black card stock; Versafine Onyx Black ink; washi tape (Recollections); Tim Holtz Paper dolls, mini stapler, Distress tool, Thinlits Scribbles and Splats die set; quote sticker (Cosmo Cricket); ephemera from my stash- ribbon, twine, rusty heart.

 Next up a card:



  Products: white, grey/green card stocks; Simon Says Stamp Dot Scallop Border Die; Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set; tiny dot outline stamp - Altenew Floral Frame stamp set; 3 dots stamp - Magenta; Anita's Art Stamps pigment ink (Mint); Colorbox pigment ink (Pink); Distress ink (Worn Lipstick); Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink (Gray Whale); Archival Jet Black ink; Moonshine sequins - Simon Says Stamp. 
 Joining the Altenew February Inspiration Challenge; and the Simon Wednesday Challenge ("Add a Diecut").

 Finally, a journal page:


 Products: Tim Holtz stencils (Mosaic, Honeycomb); Basically Bricks stencil,  Circle Collage stamp (Stampers Anonymous); bird stamp (Dina Wakley); Wall Art Stamp (Wow!) Distress inks- Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; Distress Oxide inks-  Pistachio, Broken China; Archival inks- Buttercup, Jet Black; charcoal pencil.

 Joining Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Animals A-Z" hosted by Rike this month, and 
                                    PAINPARTY FRIDAY!

 Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I'll be visiting you too!

              " I would like to paint the way a bird sings."     Claude Monet

64 comments:

  1. Hi our weather is crazy up and down too this week rain storms-then ice then flooding craziness haha I have my flip flops next to my winter boots too haha
    Loving your tags and your card-all very pretty.
    Have a good week Happy T Day Kathy

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  2. oh and I really love your journal page too-the bird is too sweet-hugs

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  3. Love the journal page, tags and card. I love how each one is a different style.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  4. these are fabulous pieces! that quite about laughing at yourself is the story of my life -- i am always AMUSED! thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces. xo

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  5. It's been a crazy awesome week in your world, and your art is as diverse as the weather. It's been cold and a bit warm, but no moisture here. Looks like we might get a bit of rain for the first time this year, which will help the cracks in the ground.

    Those tags are both so different, yet so lovely. Both are gems. I'm in awe of the birthday card and see how much I need a die cutter and dies. You make wonderful art.

    Of course, I'm genuinely impressed with your beautiful bird you created for Art Journal Journey. The quote is wonderful and seems really appropriate, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    That leads to your middle eastern restaurant visit with your husband and his Turkish coffee and baklava. They both sound wonderful and I'm sure he enjoyed the coffee. I actually found Turkish coffee to be a bit strong even for ME, the girl who likes coffee that curls your hair. Thanks for sharing your art, your AJJ entry, and your Turkish coffee and baklava with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. Beautiful art Linda..... I especially love the journal page and the sweet bird.

    What strange weather.... such contrasts ....

    Hope you don't get caught in a snow storm with your flip flops on;)

    Karen x

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  7. I LOVE those wonderful tags, they are both gorgeous, and thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday and TIOT, much appreciated. The weather is crazy all over the world just now, it's very cold here and we are expecting Siberian cold to blow over to us in a few days, brrr! Coffee and baclava look good! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  8. nice to meet you at ajj and t/tuesday with your wonderful tags and your cheering up birdy! i suppose you are still sleeping whils i´m drinking my morning coffee here:)
    have a great week, linda ♥

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  9. Gosh you are having mixed up weather, I had to smile at your comment about the flip flops and the boots.
    The art you shared looks fantastic, I love the sweet birds.
    Thank you for sharing your vintage tag with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Happy T day wishes Linda
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Your tags and cards are wonderful! Your quotes are fantastic, I especially like that from Monet!
    And thank you very much for linking your abslutely beautiful birdy page to Art Journal Journey!
    Wish you a happy day! Rike

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  11. That is some fantastic art Linda. And I know all about the weather too. We had that snow nd today we are suppose to be in the 50's and 60's tomorrow. Go figure. And can't wait to hear about your visit to the Middle Eastern restaurant. Looks like you had a fun time out. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

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  12. - I love the first tag so much with this wise words -. unique- and the vintage tag is so beautiful and again the quote is gorgeous and the textures you used on it - super!!The feminie birthday card is so beautiful and I am thrilled about the beautiful design of your birdie page - white space and soft layers combined to a BEAUTY!
    Thank you for joining Rike's theme with this amazing page Linda!
    Happy T-Day " turhish coffee is the best of all" my friend and happy PPF ahead as well!
    It seems you have really Crazy weather - my gosh! Absolutely crazy!
    Here we got much snow and it's very cold ....
    but I would like to get a bit of your crazy high temperatures just now to melt away the snow and bring maybe spring?!

    oxo Susi

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  13. We got your snow Sat. night into Sunday. :-D Temps have warmed up and most of the snow is gone. I'm looking forward to the high 60s predicted for Wed. but not for more snow on Thurs. Very crazy weather. Your tags and cards are wonderful. I especially love the bird quote on the journal page. Have a great day!

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  14. Gorgeous creations Linda! I love the floral card, it's so pretty and feminine.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  15. Your flipflops and boots weather made me smile ....lol ๐Ÿ˜‰. I'm loving your art today especially your grungy vintage tag! The little bird is so cute too ๐Ÿ˜. Happy T Day and thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. Such beautiful art pieces. And I love those quotes too. Where do you get them!
    Did your hubby enjoy his Turkish coffee? I suppose it is an acquitรงred taste. I have had Turkish coffee (in Turkey of course) and it takes a bit of getting used to leaving the coffee granules to sink to the bottom before you drink. And not to forget to put the sugar in before you do that otherwise you have to stir the sugar in and wait again, by which time the coffee is cold! You can probaly tell I am telling you this from experience...
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  17. Your weather is wilder than ours! We're getting ups and down in temps but no snow and not as cold as you're getting. I love the "laugh at themselves" quote :) I've eaten in a middle eastern restaurant a couple of times and enjoyed it. I'll look forward to more photos. Your husband's coffee cup is lovely. Happy T Tuesday!

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  18. Weather sounds similar to New England ~ Lots of wonderfully creative art here! Favorite is the little bird journal page and sweet hubby enjoying life! xxx
    Love the quote too!

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

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  19. LOVE your journal page Linda! ๐Ÿ’—

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  20. Your tags are so creative! Must try one again when I feel better ~ xxx

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

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  21. love your tag and photos..I love baklava. I was making the most of the sun today as come Thursday we are supposed to be having really bad weather

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  22. The quotes on the tags are great! And love that bird and quote on your journal page. You have a pleasant clean and simple style. Thanks for sharing. Happy T-Day!

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  23. I enjoyed reading your blog post and admiring your art work so much - especially loved the tags with quotes for Tag Tuesday.

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  24. What fabulous art here today! I love the birdie on your journal page and of course your flower card! The tag for Vintage at TIOT is brilliant, so pleased you joined us with gorgeous tag! The weather sounds dreadful - far worse than the 'bad weather on it's way forecast we are getting in Europe' Hubby looks happy with coffee and pastry! Finally I am still smiling at your Dina tag! Love it!!! Belated Happy T Day - we had a busier day than expected yesterday! Hugs, Chrisx

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  25. Linda we've had crazy weather too.. Several warm days and now freezing all day with snow expected... brrr... I was just getting used to warmer.. So nice to walk outside without a jacket.. Now the birdbath is frozen again.. sigh.. Your tags and journal page are beautiful. I especially LOVE that bird quote. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  26. Thank you for linking the beautiful tag to Try It On Tuesday dear Linda - good idea! Always a pleasure to have you with us there!
    oxo Susi

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  27. Love this post, Linda. All your artwork is super. I especially like that little bird. But your tag is so cool. I'm never done laughing at myself; such is life.

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  28. I love your little chickadee, Linda, as well as the quote you added on the journal page. The image of flip flops next to winter boots made me smile. At least that 6" of snow won't hang around for long. Both tags are wonderful!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  29. Love your new blog banner Linda and that adorable bird...so inspirational!! I am always laughing at myself Linda, that is such a true statement!! Beautiful post as always!!

    Peace Giggles

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  30. Lovely Birthday card ~ you are so versatile and creative!

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

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  31. Love the quote about 'laughing at oneself' ~ good reminder for me and great tag ~

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

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  32. " I would like to paint the way a bird sings." Claude Monet
    What a fabulous quote and fantastic artwork Linda.
    We are currently looking like we're heading into spring, but the forecast for the next week or so is for snow and minus temperatures once again.
    The poor birds and wildlife will be so confused.
    Happy PPF to you :D

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  33. Happy PPF Linda. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  34. Love your journal page of the little birdie. Feel so sorry for them, it was boiling hot here Tuesday and Wednesday and they were tweeting away. Now it is freezing.
    Happy PPF

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  35. Lovely post, Linda!
    Happy PPF and weekend ๐Ÿ’•

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  36. So gorgeous! I seriously love the messy art tag! It looks amazing and I really love the style. Your cute birdie card is adorable too!

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  37. Linda, you art and creations are all super gorgeous! I am so enchanted by the sweet bird chirping and the words to match are wonderful! The color palettes are also amazing! Absolutely love the inspiring Monet quote at the end!! Wishing you a magical wkd !!
    Victoria

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  38. Oh, I love all the variety from the whimsical tags to that gorgeous flowered card (and everything in between including the baklava).

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  39. Luv them all but the final piece is just fabulous. Thanks for dropping by my blog today Happy PPF

    much love...

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  40. I'm so ready for spring to arrive but it is already here on your post. So heart warming.

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  41. Love the tag created and the words 'art is messy' ~ delightful creation ~

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

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  42. Wonderful art Linda...great tags!!!

    Happy PPF~

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  43. Such variety in your artwork this week Linda! Love your tags, and the elegant card, but my favorite this week is the journal page. Love the "tweet chirp" and the composition :-) It is unusually cold here too, next week they predict even colder weather. I've had it with winter this year, spring cannot come soon enough!

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  44. Love especially the journal page!! Happy PPF!

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  45. Great tags and journal page. Really loved the beautiful card!

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  46. Really beautiful. Each one very special. Have a nice weekend.

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  47. Sweet cards...you are lucky to have Snow...it’s reaching 40c her in Australia today....we have had hotter but I’m over this heat....bring on winter I say...lol....happy ppf (#35)...x

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  48. Everything so lovely, Linda. I want to choose a favorite but I cannot. xoxo

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  49. Love your little birdie :) I saw a similar one yesterday sitting on a roof :) A great page.

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  50. I feel in love when you said "keeping the flip flops next to the boots"...I need to do an art journal page and use that sentiment! Perfect!

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  51. Fabulous projects, the scribbly bird is so fun and love the gorgeous grungy tag, and the sentiment is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  52. I love the versatility you have, Linda. The quotes are such fun and add to your beautiful art pieces. So interesting all the different supplies that you use. It really shows that the finished products took a lot of work, thought...and the original purchases of supplies can be costly. It also helps to know how these wonderful cards and tags are made.

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  53. All are so pretty and charming! Great compositions!

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  54. I enjoyed your post. I came for the little boy on the SSSmchallenge. I am thinking I am going to get some of those paper dolls and use on my genealogy projects in the future. One would have been perfect on my challenge project. Next time!

    Diana @ Playing
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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  55. Love love love your gorgeous tags, the beautiful card and the delightful journal page, Linda. You are so talented. :)

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  56. What wonderful pieces! How sweet your bird is and the quote is also so lovely.

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  57. Love the little birdie the best but all are very creative and lovely!

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

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  58. All your creations are sooo... beautiful, Linda..and all are so unique in style..Thank you for inspirations!!

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  59. What an incredibly stunning design! The colors - those flowers - everything is just perfect. Thank you for joining the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew!

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  60. Thanks for visiting ~ Zoe sending you lots of hugs ~ XXXXXXX

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

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  61. Hi Linda, Congrats on your Top 5 Pick at TioT.
    Could you please contact me at - avril_branthwaite@hotmail.com
    Thanks, Avril xx

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