Monday, April 2, 2018

April (Snow) Showers



 Hi! How is everyone?  Thought I'd start you off with a smile. The above is in my calendar journal. The colorful background is a recycled candy bar wrapper from Wegmans. Other images are from ARTchix Studio. I simply mounted the card to black cardstock before gluing it onto the page. Joining Try It On Tuesday for the new theme of " Recycle Something".

 Ah, and although we are now in April the weather continues to say otherwise:


this is what we awakened to today (Monday morning)! Really??? And we only the day before put out some patio furniture and planters and had a lovely warm and sunny day. Good thing is that this should melt quickly. My poor trying to bloom forsythia bushes on the left :(

 To cheer myself up I am using my gorgeous new poppy mug (y'all know how much I love red poppies:)



 Sharing my cuppa with the gang over at T Stands For Tuesday hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth. Speaking of, one of the regular gals Chris has been playing with her gel plate and sharing her marvelous prints. It inspired me to have a play day and make more deli paper prints since my supply of those has diminished significantly. It's my very favorite paper to print on! These are what I made so far- and these are just the base layers. I'm sure to add more stamping and stencilling over top:)


 I am not concerned about the creases because once the paper is glued onto a page the crease disappears.

 This tag is meant for Tag Tuesday (Diamonds Are Forever), a A Vintage Journey's Tag Friday, and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (anything goes)::





 There is a new theme for April over at Art Journal Journey! The new theme is "recycle and collage" hosted by Alison. Thanks to Eileen I will also link this page to Simply Neutrals :)  I have this journal page to share:


paper pieces from my stash along with hand printed tissue paper and washi tapes.

 Joining the party over at Paint Party Friday too! I always look forward to visiting and seeing what everyone's doing. Have a super week!

 "Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the pupil are located in the same individual."            Arthur Koestler

57 comments:

  1. Good evening, bummer we have winter here too-and the cold is to remain with us for awhile. a very different April for this area.
    Lots of great art projects here. I love your recycled piece, and those gel plates must have been lots of fun-I need to check into that and see what it involves. Love your tag and journal page too-especially the last piece.
    I really love your colorful poppy cup too. fingers crossed we both get some warmer weather soon.
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

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  2. You have made some amazing backgrounds with your gelli plate. I can't wait to see what they become.
    Love your poppy mug. Beautiful to drink warm drinks in.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  3. So much wonderful art Linda! I am in awe of your creativity and talent always! Such beuatiful pieces! A very beautiful poppy-cup! WOW!I wish you a Happy T-Day and say thank you for your sharing of an amazing calendar page for TioT and this wonderful page for Alisons new AJJ theme!
    Send you sunshine !
    oxo Susi

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  4. Oodles of wonderful art today, you have been busy. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday and at TIOT with those two special pieces. It still looks very wintry. Here it has been mixed, but more spring than winter. Lovely gelli prints, too, and your poppy cups are wonderful, any drink would taste better in them. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Dear Linda your work is so inspiring!!
    I love your prints so much and most of all the "recycle and collage" page! ♥ Thank you for sharing.
    And your header is beautiful!!
    Happy days for you.
    Love ♥ Kinga

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  6. Wow! A wonderful collection of art and photos Linda! I love that Chris inspired you to get out your Gelli Plate for a play, great prints. And, you made a beautiful collage for my challenge at AJJ, thanks so much for joining in.
    Have a great week,
    Alison xx

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  7. wow, your "closest confidant" piece is such a fantastic journal page, i totally love the texture on it. and these gelli printed deli papers! what a gorgeous stash for new journaling adventures...
    your poppies mug is so beautiful - poppies are among my very favorite flowers, reminding me of my dating days with my husband 40 years ago(!!).
    have a great week, linda - happy t-day!

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  8. A fantastic selection of art projects Linda, lots of interesting images to see on your recycled pages. Thank you for joining us all over at try it on Tuesdays.
    Your new poppy mug looks lovely, poppies are a favourite of mine as well.
    Happy T day wishes
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Oh I heard your area was getting snow Linda. Ugh. We only had flurries but that was bad enough-so I can imagine your sadness/disgust/tears when you saw all that snow. Luckily it dos melt quickly. Loving your journal page and that nice tea mug. The poppies are really beautiful on it and poppies are really beautiful. happy T day. hugs-Erika

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  10. I've enjoyed seeing Chris' prints on Instagram and just love yours too! Awesome and that tag is amazing, so vintage and utterly gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely Easter. Hugs, Autumn

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  11. What can I say, Linda. You must spend day and night making art. Everything is so lovely. I was of course, especially impressed with this first entry you shared with us at Art Journal Journey, It's a beauty. I was most impressed with the composition.

    Red poppies are a favorite of mine because I first saw them in CA one year. They don't seem to grow here, but they grow perfectly on your beautiful mug. Thanks for sharing this lovely mug and coffee, as well as your art and your deli gelli prints with us for T this Tuesday, dear Linda.

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  12. We had the same little snowy surprise here, too, Linda; thankfully it melted completely, and it WAS pretty. Rain today, so at least we're heading in the right direction! Your bridal tag is sweet - love that little heart! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  13. I can't get over your snow!!! Forsythia is brave :) I love your poppy mug. Happy T Tuesday

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  14. Despite the 'white stuff' your post is very colorful and creative ~ all of it

    Happy Days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Fun collage in the first photo! love it!

    Happy Days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Linda you got some GREAT results from your Gelli Plate! Love the orange maze looking one and the stone looking one... Today we are pusing 70 F and tonight we are going down to 25F.. what? brrr... windows open today and i'll be huddling under blankets tonight.. brrr... Happy t day!! Hugs! deb

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  17. Your journal page is so bright and cheery, and using the recycled candy bar wrapper is perfect for our Recycle Something challenge too 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Your tag is so pretty, I love the vintage look and feel. What a beautiful poppy mug and I do hope spring arrives for you soon! Wishing you a Happy T Day and thanks so much for your happy birthday wishes! J 😊 x

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  18. So many great things in this post Linda! I love your calendar page, of course! Your gel prints on deli paper are inspirational and I love your quote at the end -- I saved it! Thanks for writing a comment on my blog a few weeks ago, I have had a constant stream of visitors and have been so busy! hugs, lenna

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  19. wow, recycling-repurposing-diamonds...love them all! the snow, not so much. we had some Sunday evening and woke to fluffy white all over the ground on Monday too. Enough already! wishing for Spring, and you gave me a little with your colorful art work! happy T day! ♥

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  20. Wow! What a fabulous post! I love the bright page at the top of your post and so pleased you have joined us at Try It On Tuesday! The 'diamonds' tag looks great and I really love the AJJ page! Now to your wonderful gelli prints - I am happy that seeing my efforts encouraged you to have some fun with your own Gelli plate!Oh and btw - I have mug envy now! Happy T day Chrisx

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  21. I feel your pain with the snow... it's still coming down at our house. Love that mug...the stripes and poppies...gorgeous!
    You geli prints are inspiring...not that I need another obsession.
    Happy T day!

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  22. Ugh, snow. We got a couple of inches of snow yesterday. I cried Uncle all day. I want to come over to your house to play. Your prints and pages are gorgeous. Your lovely poppy mug reminds me of a dress my mother made me. The halter dress was white with black dots and a poppy border. She made a jacket to go with it, too. I loved that dress. Thanks for the happy memory. Happy T Day

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  23. Oh, there too - we had terrible 'snow day' on Monday - and yesterday all that was only a memory. Crazy!
    We have still freezing nights but soon winter will be over - you can feel it...

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  24. More snow? Oh, no, Linda. I wish I could send you some of our weather - mostly 80s already, but we've a couple of 90+ days. By May (our hottest month), I'll be bemoaning the heat - lol.

    Love your poppy cup and your gelli prints. Chris' gelli prints have inspird me too - though I haven't cleared the decks so I could play yet.

    Beautiful collage page. That would have worked for the neutrals challenge too, but I think that's done.

    I'm late to T again. Sorry! I'll catch up one of these days ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  25. P.S. I just visited Susi and see that the Neutrals challenge is ongoing. You really need to enter this lovely page ;-)

    (https://appleapricot.blogspot.co.at/search/label/Simply%20Neutrals%20Tuesday)

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  26. Oh dear, this winter doesn't seem to want to go away.Awful.
    What a beautiful mug. I'd like one too. I haven't seen those around anywhere.
    Your tag looks wonderful and the gelli prints are really great. I love the orange crazy paving one.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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  27. Hello Linda~ I was happy to spot your entry at Wen's Simply Neutral Tuesdays! Your journal page is wonderful and unique! Very cool and I esp. love your butterfly (is that a stamp?) and the pretty heart. Gorgeous layers! TFS~ karen o

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  28. Lovely to see you add another link to A Vintage Journey Tag Friday post Linda. Love the ephera, lace and happy couple on your vintage tag - great job. hugs Brenda xxx

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  29. So creative! I love this kind of art and envy those with the creativity to do it!

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  30. Hello Linda, how wonderful to see you joining Simply Neutrals too, a big warm welcome :) Your journal page in neutrals is gorgeous! And I love your gel prints, beautiful results. The tag is so sweet with the bride and groom :) It looks cold where you are, brrr! Hopefully the sun will shine again soon! Wishing you a beautiful day, xx

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  31. How good to come here again and see all your marvellous art. I love each of your collages and the first is really fun and truly "recycled". Strange that snow is affecting so many parts some far away from each other. Your gelli prints are all super, lovely designs and a variety of colourings and I seriously love the poppy mug.

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  32. Wow, the gel prints look great. Your tag was sweet with the wedding couple, and I like your journal page with its layers and heart. Hope Spring brings you some sun soon!

    Cheers,
    Jesse XX

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  33. Wonderful gel prints! so colorful and creative!

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

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  34. I love your calendar journal with the candy wrapper. I love making art out of found things!
    Happy PPF

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  35. You've been busy...so much to see in this post. The journal cover is great...love the candy bar wrapper! And your tag, so sweet with that image. Hope you get some warm sun soon!

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  36. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hope your weather is improving. Hugs, Valerie

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  37. Gorgeous work for the challenges Linda, congrats on your PPF feature!

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  38. So happy post, Linda 💖 Love the vintage tags and papers and other art are wonderful. I envy your mugs 😉
    Happy PPF 😃

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  39. Congrats on having your art creation on PPF ~ xxx

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

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  40. What a wonderful array of beautiful art, Linda. I especially love all the gel plate papers. Great backgrounds for future projects.

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  41. Here in Oregon in the Mid-Willamette Valley we didn't see one flake of snow all winter. Well, maybe one and it was in the form of a star. LOL I do miss the snow--but just now it is warming and there are flowers and blossoms everywhere. However, we are expecting a big windstorm tomorrow...that should be fun. Your artwork is lovely, my dear. I enjoyed every piece.

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  42. So sorry about the snow! It really needs to stay in it's own season! Wonderful artwork. Candy wrapper idea is awesome! Congratulations on being featured I love that featured piece! Wonderful prep pages too! Have a great weekend!

    Peace Giggles

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  43. Oh my, snow again ... :-/ Well, that first piece is certainly colourful enough to make up for the lack of sun ;-) Love your gelliprints. Delipaper is also my favorite to print on and to use in collage. Your tag True love is so cute. Hope your weekend will be warmer and sunny!

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  44. Wonderful! Love the backgrounds :)

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  45. Creative collage work on your lovely tag!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  46. Oh my goodness - your prints are amazing!! Happy PPF!

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  47. I enjoyed seeing all your art. Looks like you had some good fun creating it.
    Wishing you a real spring. I have a lot more snow then that......

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  48. Beautiful art Linda. Thanks for sharing your photos too.
    Luv that cheery mug,

    I am also having some tea as I vist. My mug is polka dots

    Much🌼love

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  49. You are busy. Even with the snow you sound happy. Love all of your art.

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  50. Wow!! You've been busy, Linda!! Love what I'm seeing here today. It snowed here last night, and suppose to be 80F on Wednesday. Spring is elusive and weird. :)

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  51. Beautiful artwork and tags. I really love the page backgrounds too. They look really good! I'm sorry about the snow. We have the same problem and I want to scream. So tired of cold. I just want a garden. Hope yours has melted! Our is still here. BOO.

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  52. I think you had a fun week :) Love all the prints :)

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  53. Hi Linda! I know, we have been getting more and more snow than usual at this time of the year. But we didn't get the predicted snow yesterday, so that makes me very happy. Perhaps Spring is right around the corner? I absolutely love the first work the you made with the Wegman's candy wrapper. (And I recognize that wrapper!!!) I also love the prints that you made with your geli plate! they are all so unique and beautiful. And that tag is absolutely amazing. But I especially LOVE the collage you made for this moth's AJJ theme. Spectacular!!!!

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  54. Love the gelli plate printed papers - and all the art you;ve shown ehre is great. Thanks for your tag for Tag Tuesday - such a wonderful image of the bride and groom.

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  55. Beautiful prints you have created ... I am sure they will be great start for your next art creations.
    I loved your Heart journal page so much!! beautiful collage work!

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  56. The printed papers are great but I love the heart theme journal page. Blessings, Janet

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