Thursday, October 11, 2018

Up For Challenges

 Well hello! Look at me posting twice this week;) I don't know how some of you post several times a week, and some of you daily! This week I just had a lot going on, creating things for many challenges so let's get to more of them shall we?


 First up is a journal page made for the Art Journal Journey challenge which I am hosting this month with the theme of  "Creature Comforts". You can read the description and see lots of inspiration here. And do join us won't you? Nothing brings comfort in the fall like a warm quilt, and fall foods-like pears.  I stitched the pear images to the background page and used a Tim Holtz Occasions sticker.

 For the Simon Monday Challenge (Cityscape) I have this card:


Products: white notecard; patterned paper; Tim Holtz layering stencil- Rays and Small talk Occasions stickers; Hero Arts rubber stamp-International Skyline; postage washi tape (unknown); Versafine Onyx Black ink; Archival Buttercup ink; tiny heart (Doodlebug Design Inc.).

 For Tag Tuesday(Bunting or Flags) and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Anything But a Card) I made this:


 Products: manila tag (Ranger); patterned paper and twine from my stash; garland (Studio Calico); girl and sentiment (Muse News Stamp set(designed by Andrea Ockey Paar for Inky Antics); Peerless watercolors; Versafine Onyx Black ink; Archival Pink Peony ink; gel plate print from my stash; sequin waste; rub on letters (Making memories); Tim Holtz mini stapler.

 And finally I have another journal page meant for Try It On Tuesday (Black, White and 1 Other Color) and Paint  Party Friday:


  I was playing with my black and grey Marabu art sprays thru a stencil on this page and left it a few days- and then the Try it on Tuesday challenge appeared along with my new Andrea Ockey Paar stamps (LOVE!) and I just had to play along:)

 I find that challenges like these keep me fresh, on my toes, and even out of my comfort zone at times, what about you?

 Have a fabulous upcoming weekend! I hope all that were somehow in Hurricane Michael's path have fared well through its destructive path. Thanks for popping in!

" You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things."   
                                                            Nate Berkus

44 comments:

  1. I am in awe of your beautiful autumnal quilt!Fabulous made - I love the sewing ! A pretty page for your theme! Your cityscape-card and the lovely artsy girl tag - both so pretty Linda and the page for Try It On Tuesday is wonderful! Thank you for linking to TioT and posting even twice this week for AJJ!
    Yes it is not easy to post on a daily base! I never manage this, but I have to post for the challenges always when they go online - but I keep my postings short- otherwise I would get crazy...lol.


    Have a great weekend dear Linda
    Hugs,Susi

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  2. The quote at the end is fantastic, as are all of your gorgeous art pieces. The cityscape card and the wonderful tag are my faves today, and thanks for joining us again at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Beautiful artwork! I love your new Andrea Ockey Paar stamps too and your black and white stenciling with the yellow is fabulous and depicts the quote so wonderfully 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

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  4. The autumn quilt page looks fabulous Linda, I love how you stitcked the pieces together.
    Your card and tag look great as well and I love the last page you shared in this post. A super background, and the pop of yellow highlights your stamped, sweet girl so well. Thank you for linking and joining us at try it on Tuesdays.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Oh how sweet, I love your journal page - the quilt is beautiful and the pears fit right in. You've truly captured the colours (and feel) of Autumn.
    We're enjoying Spring over here and I love what every season brings with it.
    Your card and tag are so lovely and the black and grey background in your extra journal page is wonderful.
    I so enjoyed catching up with you again Linda. Cheers :D) xx

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  6. very nice pear page :)

    I don't have time to do that many challenges but if I did, they can sometimes give me good ideas :)

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  7. Love the stitched quilt Linda. And are the pears actual postage stamps? They look fantastic on your page. And the girl on your tag and journal page is great image. I love her and she's really versatile, isn't she? Have a great weekend Linda. Hugs-Erika

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  8. I simply adore your stitched quilt with pears. This is a really gorgeous entry and a wonderful addition to your theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for hosting this month.

    Although I post everyday, I seldom have time to make art for all the challenges like the ones you enter. You have some exceptional art in this post.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous artwork, Linda

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

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  10. What a so gorgeous Art journal page Linda !! It´s really fantastique, I love the so beautiful background, lovely stancil, and fabulous girl stamp!
    Thank you very much for joining Try it on Tuesday and me.
    I wish you a very nice day,
    Big hugs, Caty

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  11. Happy PPF, have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  12. Linda, I'm not sure my 1st comment went through! I too find challenges inspiring.. .I create more often and that makes me happy! You have inspired me with your Marabu Art sprays :0) I have black and grey but never used them together, thank you!

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  13. Beautiful art, especially love the rich collage ❤️
    Happy PPF 🌺

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  14. Love that Artsy Girl, Linda - and seeing each of these special creations - you have been busy! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  15. Luv your tag today Linda HAPPY PPF

    Much💛💙💛love

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  16. Beautiful quilted journal page!

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

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  17. Love the artsy girl tag ~ ^_^

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

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  18. Your art is so fantastic!!!
    These are beautiful Linda!!!

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  19. What wonderful artwork!!! Super cute tag!

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  20. You have been busy! Great card with the sun rays and city!

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  21. Hi, Linda. Wonderful work as always. Your creativity is so inspiring. I used to have three blogs on the go, book reviews, freelance writing and one for rants. I posted on each one two or three times a week. It was extremely hard work along with the other writing I was doing at the time. I take a more relaxed approach these days.

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  22. These are wonderful! How creative you are! :D

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  23. your quilt-like artjournal page is looking terrific. You're right: there's nothing like a challenge to keep you fresh and on your toes ;-) Your tag looks great, but I especially like your black & white journalpage with the touch of yellow, and the perfect quote. Happy PPF!

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  24. I am glad the challenges help you step out of your comfort zone, because these are just lovely. The autumn quilt card exudes warmth. The rays behind the cityscape made me think of morning. I love your artsy girl. The last card is beautiful and a quote I should definitely keep in mind. Happy creating!

    -Soma

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  25. Patchwork perfection Linda, I love the thought of this actually being turned into a real size quilt like an heirloom comfort in itself.
    Your tag and journal page are fabulous, I love the words relating to the light shining through the cracks, seems very apt for the day.
    Creative wishes & Happy PPF Tracey

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  26. A lot of challenges! I especially like the black, white and yellow journal page.

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  27. Lovely city scape card ~ like the yellow with the black contrast ~ ^_^

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

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  28. Wow you are so art busy. Lovely piece. I use to post everyday now I am down to once a week.

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  29. Beautiful projects Linda! You have been busy! I especially love your Autumnal page!
    Alison xx

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  30. What a wonderful collection of projects! Your city card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbara

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  31. A sweet Tag..love how you created the bunting..great background too.
    Thank you so much for joining in with the challenge..and my theme..x

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  32. WOW so much to look on your beautiful quilt... and all the other wonderful projects..well done!! Have a beautiful week xoxo Heike

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  33. Fabulous artwork Linda, and a great take on the theme with the 'comfort of fall foods'
    I love the quote you used on the page for TioT, goes so well with our theme,
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Avril xx

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  34. Just love all the different textures in the pear piece.

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  35. What a fabulous post Linda! Of course I love the pear page and I am especially happy you joined us with your gorgeous girl and quote! Hugs, Chrisx

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  36. lovely work :) Let the light come in!

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  37. Oh I so want these AOP images! You've used them in such a great and inspiring way Linda. I love your new blog header too. <3 Hugs, Autumn

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