Monday, November 5, 2018

It's November

 

 It's gotten cold, and two major holidays are fast approaching! Are you ready for it? I think I'm doing pretty well. Just finished my prototypes for both my Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards and have begun working on them. I am also ready with my new calendar journal for next year! Fingers crossed I stay ahead now:)

 First up, for T Stands for Tuesday I'll share the dinner I had the other weekend when we went to Stefano's Restaurant again and met with my oldest BFF (and I don't mean she's old-we're the same age. I mean that she has been my dearest friend for over 50 years now!!) and her hubby for a great time!


 I had the cheese tortellini with pesto along with the house salad, bread and dipping sauce, water and merlot. Of course I got two meals out of this, and it was a special treat for me! Hubby doesn't like tortellinis so I don't make it at home. Share something beverage related - whether it's a photo, a painting, poem, art project,etc. and join us. It's such a lovely group with many varied and interesting posts. There is a linkup every Tuesday at our wonderful host's blog!

 For the new Simon Monday Challenge (Make Your Own Background) and Tag Tuesday Challenge( Poppies) :


 The tag background: yellow, light green and red acrylic paints. Script stamp (Love To Stamp) stamped repeatedly using Archival Leaf Green ink. Spatter stamp (Inky Antics AOP Long Hair Flair stamp set) repeatedly stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

 Finished tag:

 Larger view:


 To the background I stenciled the flowers (Magenta) using black acrylic paint. The sentiment rubber stamp(Magenta) was stamped on white card stock using the Versafine black ink then edges were sponged. Washi tape at bottom is Dina Wakley. Tag edges were also sponged with the black ink and a fabric bow (Offray) was added at the top.

 And I have a journal page meant for Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Journey hosted this month by the lovely Erika who has chosen the theme of Vintage or Modern.



  I would definitely label this modern. Fun and messy with lots of bits layered over the painted, stenciled background. The image is Dina Wakley as is the little strip of washi tape (blue).Layering stencil(Clocks) is Tim Holtz, circles stencil is TCW. And of course, the sentiment is Small Talk Snarky Stickers from Tim Holtz :) I am having SO much fun with those stickers and have a few more journal pages to show soon using more of them!

 Thanks so much for your comments which are always appreciated. Have a great week. See ya soon!

" In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures."      Cynthia Rylant

42 comments:

  1. Your tag is beautiful. It's wonderful how you were able to incorporate two different challenges using the same background. Of course, I love the poppies. Such a great time to use them, too.

    I am in LOVE with this modern piece you created for Erika's theme at AJJ. I was thrilled to see all those layers, and using fabric and thread added to the uniqueness of the entry. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey, Linda.

    Oh wow. I love tortellini. Cheese and pesto. Two of my favorites. This has me hungry now. I'll join you for water, but I'm NOT a fan of Merlot. It is dry and tastes bad in my opinion. I guess it's an acquired taste.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely art, your meal, and your drinks with us for T this Tuesday, Linda.

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  2. Beautiful journal page with the many layers, and tag. The poppy tag is just gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us again at Tag Tuesday. Glad you were able to meet up with our friend and enjoy tortellini, yummy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Beautiful artwork today! The tag is amazing, I love the brightness of the colours that you used, such a spectacular combination ๐Ÿ˜€. Your cheese tortellini looks delicious - Happy T Day! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

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  4. this time i couldn´t choose which artwork i like best... the dina focussed face with the wonderful variety of scraps around (and the hilarious quote!! went into my collection instantly:))... but the poppies-tag also is fantastic! i´m an addicted background maker myself and i just love this one (and how you worked on it, of course).
    happy t-day!

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  5. Fantastic arty page and a wonderful poppy tag.

    The Italian dish looks very tasty and I bet the wine made it taste even better.

    Have a very Nice T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. It's a wonderful poppy tag and the silhouette image looks lovely.
    You must have had fun creating your awesome journal page, I love the layers and the Dina stamp you used.
    Your meal sounds and looks delicious, its good to meet up and see old friends.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. That pasta sure looks delicious. It is only morning but it is making me hungry. I've got my journals ready for next year, but so far no Christmas cards. Thanks so much for joining in over at AJJ too. I love that page. Dina Wakely is one of my favorite artists and I noticed you used one of her stamps. You suree made a great page with it. Have a wonderful T day. Hugs-erika

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  8. Wonderful tag and the page is so pretty ! And those tortellinis look so yummie! You are a busy girl to prepaire your art so well! I am way too lazy to be so well organized!
    Happy T-Day wishes dear Linda!
    Wishing you a fantastic week!
    Hugs Susi

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  9. Good morning, I loved your new art pieces-especially the one where you created the background first-I always enjoy seeing your latest art.
    I am ahead on my christmas cards this year-they will be ready to mail out after Thanksgiving.
    Your lunch looked delicious-Happy T Kathy

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  10. I love your journal page Linda! Such a lovely mix of bright colors with black & white. Great job!! Plus it had me smiling. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Love your tag and your food looks great. I don't know as if I will be able to squeeze in making cards this year. Hopefully!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog I've missed visiting with everyone!

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  12. Awesome tag creation and your meal sounds yummy! ~ I always get a 'doggie bag' ~ enjoy it later too!

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

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  13. Good for you for getting your Xmas card design in process ~ not sure I will send any ~ will see ~ another great creative post!

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

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  14. I'm lucky if I get Christmas cards out on time, never mind adding Thanksgiving cards. I'm impressed. Your dinner is making me hungry. Love the remembrance tag. You turned something old into something very modern with that color palette. The teen page is so perfect with that quote. Have a lovely T Day

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  15. Hi Linda,
    I am loving your artsy and messy journal page. That image is the perfect focal point. And your tag is so bright. Love these works of art today.
    Sounds like a wonderful friendship to have lasted 50 years! Your meal looks delicious.
    Thanks for letting me know the photos in my post didn't work. Something must have happened when my website was transferred. It is all fixed now if you care to have a look.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  16. I love tortellini, and merlot sounds perfect with it. It's time to start looking ahead, isn't when, especially when you create your own cards :) Happy T Tuesday

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  17. Love the remembrance tag.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Your tag is lovely, with great colors.

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  19. Great work (and food!) - I especially love the last one - so fresh. The quote made me smile.....

    Do you think you will have a cold/snowy winter this year?

    I'd quite like it if we did!

    Kx

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  20. the tag looks very nice, great colours and a good remembrance piece :)

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  21. I love tortellini! Beautiful tags and journal page. Happy Tea Day.

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  22. Sorry I'm late. Tuesday is my busiest day and I don't get to see my computer until after 10 pm.
    Yep, I love tortellini. And cheese and pesto sounds really nice. %0 years is a long time tobe friends. I have a friend like that. Our friendship dates from 1971 so not quite 50 years yet.
    I love your Remembrance tag. Very beautiful. Goes to show that you don't necessarily have to have red poppies.
    I like your background work. Your second art piece could easily be a scrapbook page (if it had a photo in it). Looks great.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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  23. Good for you for getting ahead of the game, Linda. I had a good start on the upcoming holidays. But then I fell behind. Oh well. I say "What gets done, gets done. What doesn't wasn't important."

    Your Poppies tag and Modern page are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the steps and products.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  24. Love the tag, the poppies look great in silhouette. Thank you for joining us on tag Tuesday.

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  25. Your tag and journal page are both so lovely. The tag is beautiful and the journal page has a wonderful energy. The tortellini looks delicious, I am glad you were able to share the time with your friend.

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  26. I love tortellini - that is a big plateful!!! Your remembrance tag is beautiful and I do love your fun modern page! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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  27. Tortellini always looks so delish! And the modern creation is wonderful! Xox

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

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  28. Would love to be so organized as you are, and we only have the one holiday to come so there are no excuses! Love the look of your art and the tortellini. They look good enough to eat!

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  29. Happy PPF thanks for dropping by my blog today. Always i enjoy your art. Today my fabourite is the tag with that little pearl and ribbon finishing

    Much๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ–คlove

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  30. Have a great weekend Linda, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  31. Creative background for the tag art! ^_^

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

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  32. Creative background for the tag art! ^_^

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

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  33. Wonderful post. You create many kind of lovely art. All they are beautiful, my favourite is fabulous art journal page.
    Happy PPF ๐Ÿงก

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  34. Your poppy tag is really beautiful - the dark silhouettes work so well against the vivid background. And I love your funky, modern, textured page spread, and the words made me laugh.
    Alison x

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  35. Beautiful poppy tag and a wonderful page for PPF!

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  36. I love your creations and that great no nonsense quote in the last piece. Happy PPF from Number 21 :D

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  37. Love those luscious greens on your remembrance tag, works so well with the composition. Those layers are fabulous upon your journal page, she really is a spot on image alongside your chosen words.
    Happy PPF Tracey x
    Have a fabulous week.

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  38. your background and the tag is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  39. Wow what a great post with so much lovely art. My favorite is the modern messy.

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  40. Wow Linda! the tag is fabulous, love the circle in the background... tortellini... I'm italian and I love them so much! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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