Monday, February 27, 2017

A Red Rose, Red Wine, and a Redhead

 Well, February is almost over and at least here in NE PA it has been a warm record breaking month-yippee!! It should be like this every year I say.

 All last week it was in the 70's F and I certainly took advantage of it! One of two early evenings was spent this way:

  Feet up and soaking in nature along with a glass of merlot. Even painted my toes a pretty pink for the occasion:) Just listening and watching the birds. Cheers to my T Stands For Tuesday peeps!

 For Tag Tuesday I have created a tag for  the theme of "Spring Flowers". It started like this:

 I used Dreamweaver Embossing Paste through the Tim Holtz Lace stencil.

 The finished tag:

The tag was spritzed with Dylusions Bubble Gum ink spray and Distress Spray Stain in Fossilized Amber. I added a bit of gold rub-on with my finger. Finished tag with a vintage image, ribbon, Paris charm, rhinestone, turquoise metal roses and fibers. These items have been in my stash quite awhile and I don't think they are available any longer.

And alas, my position as host at Art Journal Journey this month  for the "Fifty Shades of Red" theme is about over so I have one more project to add.:

 I had done a similar redhead for one of the Summer Of Color Challenges and decided to paint her again. Here's a closeup of the hair:

 Also linking to Moo Mania and More (theme is hand painted) and Paint Party Friday.

 I want to thank Susi, and ALL (over 140 entries) of the glorious red entries this month at AJJ! The art is truly amazing and uplifting!!  Looking forward to the new host and theme for March.

 Stay tuned for a special series of posts beginning next Monday-another lovely art surprise that has gotten me so inspired to create some special projects and tutorials for YOU!

  " If one says 'red' - the name of color -  and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different." 
                                                                                     Josef Albers


  1. Beautiful creations ~ love them both ~ haven't heard of the embossing paste ~ looks great! And the red head is beautifully done ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^

  2. Ps. ~ Zoe is giving you a big kiss ~ you are so sweet ~ xox

  3. Your lovely RED challenge for AJJ had my wheels really turning.
    Wishing I had been able to play along more.
    Your red creations have all been super dear Linda.
    Fun to see your tag before and after. The colors are brilliant and really look gorgeous.
    Now you'll always know where those special bits and bobs are. I have lots of similar items I need/want to use as well.
    Our spring tease of warm temps sure was nice.
    I think maybe you got it better than we did even.
    It was lovely to have the windows open and see the daffodils opening along with the crocus and forsythia in the garden.
    Have you ever considered being a redhead LOL that just popped into my head.
    Happy last T Day of February oxo

  4. Stopping by from T Day-we have been enjoying lovely spring weather too wondering what March will be like-lol

  5. Glad you enjoyed your red month, you sure made some lovely art. And good that you were able to enjoy good weather, and even be outside with bare feet, wow! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. A fantastic tag Linda and I love that you repainted the red haired girl!Her hair and face is super!
    Thank you for all your art and support and commenting this month!
    You rock!
    Great that you added her to Moo Mania & More too - that is much appreciated!
    You have had great spring/summer like days at it seems - I am longing for this now,but have to wait since there is still frost during the nights.
    Curious about your special projects ! Looking forward to your posts!
    Happy March ahead and happy T-Day!
    And a big hug for all the work you did for Art Journal Journey!
    oxo Susi

  7. Your tag is very beautiful especially with this textured background! The lady with the red hair looks wonderful!
    Red was not a favorite of mine, but at last I enjoyed playing around with this color for AJJ!

  8. Josef Albert's quote is so true. We simply don't know what colours other people see. A fascinating thought.
    Looks like you are well and truly into spring mode. It hasn't quite made it's way here yet.

  9. Wonderful artwork and I love your colourful tag, I was not expecting that when I saw your first photo of the background - lovely! Thanks for hosting AJJ this month, I had loads of fun and learnt a lot along the way. Red is definately a colour I'm more confident in using now and that's thanks to your challenge :-). Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  10. You've had a great theme this month Linda. I loved it. That ending quote is perfect. I partially wish I was home enjoying those temperatures. But glad to be away and must say although cold here, I am really relaxing. Far more than I would at home. Loving your tag and lady. They are beautiful. Let's hope the weather stays warm. Happy t day 🤓 Hugs erika

  11. Thoroughly enjoyed the AJJ theme this month Linda thank you :)
    I overlooked that Feb only has 28 days duh and just managed to get one in on the last day.
    Your tag is fabulous and the texture really cool.
    I love LOVE your lady with her wonderful hair - she's really beautiful.
    Have a great day... Gill x

  12. All wonderful artwork and a beautiful tag for Tag Tuesday-thank you for thinking of us- don't forget to link it here will you:)

    The red head is fantastic.

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. I loved your Red themed challenge Linda and am only sorry I couldn't have entered more, it is a very beautiful lady you painted for today.
    You look like you had a super relaxing time with your wine close by.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Beautiful tag Linda - with fantastic use of embossing paste. I love your red head lady too -- such fun!
    Sandy xx

  15. A wonderful post, Linda.

    Thank you for sharing it with MOO MANIA & MORE

  16. Thank you for linking to Tag Tuesday it is a great tag

    Hope your T day is going well

    Love Chrissie cx

  17. Feet propped up outside and a glass of merlot. Now that's livin' right :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

  18. great use of the embossing paste on this tag! and you hosted the red theme at ajj so wonderfully!
    happy t-day!

  19. Wonderful tag! Thanks for explaining how you made it. The modeling paste through stencil effect is really neat.

    Your redhead is lovely too and a great work to end your month of hosting at AJJ. You deserve that nice glass of merlot ;-)

    Happy T-day, Linda! Hugs, Eileen

  20. Love the pink polish ;)) and the wine is one of my favs. I think we all have a case of Spring Fever. We've had a few of those mid to high 70' days......between rain storms! I'm NOT complaining, better than the drought we just came through. Today is bight and sunny and my toes are already a lovely shade of lavender.......LOL!!!

    Your tag is gorgeous!! Love the redhead painting. Your 50 shades of red was a fun challenge this month..........ahhh.....tomorrow we start a new month and a new AJJ challenge.

    Happy T-day

  21. I could go through Winters with 70 degree days. Boston broke record temps 3 days in a row. Unheard of in Feb! Not complaining. Loved your flip flopped feet up on the lawn chair. Perfect way to enjoy the warm weather. Your colorful tag is giving me Spring fever. I like the texture you got on the red hair gal, too. Here's to more 70 degree days!

  22. Oh how I wish I could remove my socks! Just when we thought Spring was on it way - it has snowed today! I love both your tag and your gorgeous redhead ! I am only sorry I haven't been able to enter at AJJ as much as I would have liked! Looking forward to seeing where you are next Monday!! Chrisx

  23. What a lovely tag! Embossing paste.... how interesting. I have not come across that. I have used gesso in the past.
    Love the red haired lady! And the quote. It's probably where they get the 50 shades of red from.
    Happy T-Day,

  24. LOVE your tag Linda!!! The colors took my breath away...!! Its been warm here too... but i'm not enjoying it quite as much as you... lol The trees have started blooming and i can feel my allergies kicking in....early... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  25. I feel horrible that it has taken me so long to visit. I'm not a very good host this week.

    I couldn't believe that tag. I was so impressed that it started so colorless and turned into a majestic beauty. I was truly impressed.

    I have enjoyed your lovely theme this month and wish I had participated more, but sadly things don't always work out as we would like.

    Yes, I saw the pink toe nails the first thing. Loved the color, too. Thanks for sharing your merlot, your gorgeous tag, and your lovely red haired lady with us for T this Tuesday. Yep, it's still Tuesday in my world.

  26. Oh so pretty toenails Linda! A lovely way to see the day out :D)
    Your tag is wonderful - so rich in texture, which was great to see... and then - wow - the finished piece! Cheers now :D)

  27. Such a great tag and I love that lace stencil ♥ The redhead is adorable and I love the quote. Your theme for the challenge was great and I've seen lots of great red art this month :) MY FAVORITE COLOR!

  28. Hello Linda, I am glad to see you had time to pick up your feet and have a glass of RED wine during your busy week. Your have been productive. I especially love the tag... colors are brilliant! Have a lovely week.
    ~~ Irene

  29. Happy PPF, Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

  30. Gorgeous tag - love how you used the stencil!!

  31. Wow, that tag is gorgeous! I think I need to try this embossing paste. Your flowers look so pretty. And yay for warm weather and pink toes! They definitely go with the wine :)

  32. Love all the reds you've used in this post, Linda. I especially love the red haired girl with that marvelous textured hair. My granddaughter had the most gorgeous red hair. Too bad she has cut it very short so it's not so showy. Red hair should be shown off. It's so beautiful. But mostly I want to say that the tag that started out not so ornate, really ended up as a prize piece. I LOVE it! The techniques you used on it really made it so beautiful.

  33. beautiful tag and page today Linda, I am intrigued by that glimpse of beautiful red hair!

  34. Wonderful tag. I love the stenciled texture. Happy PPF.

  35. Lovely art, especially the tag is fabulous.
    Happy PPF ❤❤

  36. Perfection in that tag. Oh to work you put into it. Wow!

  37. Your red headed lady is just gorgeous and I love the feathers on the tag.
    February was gorgeous but I do wonder if we won't have tons of snow in March!
    Happy PPF

  38. I wouldn't do my toe nails, but I would certainly enjoy sitting out with a glass of merlot to enjoy the weather. LOL! I really like your tag, as well as I enjoyed creating a page for AJJ. Blessings, my friend!

  39. Oh, how I Loved the warm days we had lately. Not so much today, it was cold. And tomorrow it is supposed to be worse, but I'll be gone - flying away to the warm weather... have a wonderful weekend!

  40. Great way to enjoy the nice weather, Linda. The rose and tag are both lovely. I especially love the embossing on the tag. Happy PPF! :)

  41. I adore that photo of your adorable feet up with a merlot!! We might get snow again tomorrow...rare for B.C. Your tag is truly stunning I love it so much. I think you can use gesso to get that texture too if your ever out of the paste!! Lovely face as well with the best quote ever!! So true.. I love how unique we all are! Make like so much more interesting!

    Hugs Giggles

  42. What a great post. I can feel your energy. The sun always does that right? Love love love this tags and your redheaded gal is a beauty. Cute toes too.

  43. You sure look like you're enjoying the good life ;-) I LOVE your tag! The pattern, the colours, the gypsy feel to it. It's gorgeous. It's interesting how you did the hair for your redhead. It looks great!

  44. Wow, what a gorgeous tag and the redhead is lovely! I'm glad you had such a nice day.

  45. Love the tag! And RED is a favorite!!!

  46. A fabulous redhead and a fantastic flaming red tag too - love that texture!
    Alison x

  47. love that red head! A powerful head!

  48. What a gorgeous tag!What is a meriot? I am curious!Happy belated T Day!

  49. What a tag - very creative.
    I can't wait to relax out there and have a glass (or two) - we'll get new snow later today. argh.
    Have a good day!

  50. Great background texture on the Tag and the fresh colours and decoration elements made it perfect. Your read head Lady looks nice too.


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