Monday, March 29, 2021

This Week's Meanderings

 


 Hello Peeps! Hope you all have had a good weekend. We had a gorgeous day on Saturday and rain all day into the eve on Sunday. Things are finally blooming and budding! Our forsythia bushes have finally blossomed and oh how nice to see all those glorious yellow flowers!

 And speaking of flowers I have one last journal page for Art Journal Journey for the theme of "A Single Flower" with guest host Sheila.  It's no secret that my favorite flower is the red poppy, and I've painted poppies numerous times (in various colors). I chose to keep this one simple and with a grungy feel. The journal  page was inspired by one of Nicole Watson's 30 Minute Art Exercise You Tube Videos:


 This began as a mop up page (the turquoise). I added the stenciling (an old Dina Wakley script stencil) then drew in my poppy with a Stabilo All pencil. A dark red, bright red, and touch of orange paint was used to paint the poppy. The red spatters were then added along with the quote from a Dina Wakley stamp set. This photo is much truer to the vibrant color of the flower than the cropped photo above it. I never said I was a photographer;)

 And another flower themed project:


 This 5" x 7" card was made for another Darkroom Door IG challenge. The theme for March was to use a resist technique. I started by swiping Versamark ink through the DDcircles stencil in several places on the card. I then heat embossed it with clear powder. Then I used the new dome shaped foam tips (Ranger Ink) to apply several colors of Distress Oxide inks over the card. The Darkroom Door Fine flowers stamps were heat embossed on black card stock and white embossing powder then fussy cut and glued to the card. lastly I did some mark making with Posca pens. Fingers crossed I win the challenge for some new Darkroom Door supplies 🤞.The winner is randomly chosen.

For T Stands For Tuesday I'll share a special muffin I indulged in recently to enjoy with my morning coffee:


 I absolutely LOVE pistachio muffins - and pistachio ice cream for that matter (THE best in France!!) I haven't had one of these in ages and it was worth every single calorie😉 Cheers to the T gang!

 Another journal page:


 The background had been done awhile ago using a gesso resist technique and Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays. The large fern leaf is a stencil. The colored leaf is one I drew with a Posca pen onto Dina Wakley Collage Collective Paper then fussy cut. I stamped  the image from a new stamp set of hers also onto a piece of Collage Collective paper. Some doodling and mark making and I called it done!

 And to end this post I have a tag to share with Tag Tuesday (theme is Mostly Monochrome) hosted by Michele, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for the theme of Easter/Spring:


 Products: Tim Holtz Collage Paper- Floral, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo; #8 Manila tag (Ranger). Other: vintage clip art, ribbon, scrap of corrugated cardboard, twine, paper flower, and brad from my stash.

Off to Paint Party Friday the end of the week:)


 Wishing those who celebrate, a blessed Passover or Easter. 💟

"Whether you've found your calling, or if you're still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life's work."    Michael Dell



41 comments:

  1. Beautiful poppy! I wonder if they are blooming in California yet.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your poppy piece and the card is stunning. All your artwork is beautiful. And I am thinking I have to look up the pistachio muffin recipe. It looks scrumptious. Happy T Day!

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  3. It's nice to see your art this week Linda, and thanks for sharing the big flower piece for Sheila's challenge at AJJ. I like that big flower. It's nice has arrive, isn't it/ We are a bit behind you but still spring. And nice muffin. I haven't had a muffin for a long time. Not that I need the calories, but yummy. Hope you have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

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  4. Poppies are such beautiful flowers. Love that pop of read!
    That pistachio muffin sounds delicious. I have never tried this flavor in a dessert but I love them in the shells so I am guessing I would love them in sweet treats.
    Lovely art this week but the poppy journal page is my favorite.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  5. Poppies are my favs, also! I have a pic right here :-)
    Fingers crossed for winning!
    LOL " it was worth every single calorie" - GOOD ON YOU!!
    Love your page and quote. And tag!
    Still searching here... Have a gappy T-Day

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  6. Linda, your red poppy is glorious. It stands out so well against that equally wonderful splash of diagonal turquoise and the lettering. Thanks so much for another Single Flower for our AJJ theme this month. I got distracted (easily done) by jumping over to the youtube link; it looks interesting so thanks for that too.
    The Darkroom door piece is magnificent too and I must check out that challenge on Instagram. I love everything you have done here. The second journal page has another amazing background which shows off the leaves and has a great quote. Have a great week.

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  7. A wonderful selection of beautiful art, one lovelier than the other! Thanks for linking to Sheila's theme at AJJ and for the gorgeous tag for Michele's theme at TT, much appreciated. And Pistachio muffins sound sooooo good! Enjoy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  8. Linda your artwork is beautiful, I love Poppies too, reminds me of my Mum who was born on Poppy Day so her Dad called her Poppy or Pop as a nickname.
    Your muffin looks lovely, I love Pistachio ice cream too, I have to resist buying a bag of them as I can't stop eating them.
    Happy T Day
    Jan S

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  9. Your art is beautiful! You’ve been very busy and very creative, that muffin sounds delicious , I’ve never had a pistachio muffin!

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  10. Wow! What gorgeous artwork! The poppy piece is stunning!
    Happy T day

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  11. Your poppy is lovely, and I agree that flowers are always a good idea :) Your plate is a lovely setting for the muffin, though pistachio isn't something I care for.

    Happy T Tuesday!

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  12. Your journal page is awesome ~ always love your poppies ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Your 5x7 card is wonderful and photo doesn't show all the effects well but it is delightful ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    PS. I too like Pistachio muffins and ice cream ~ delish!

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  14. Beautiful bold tags HappyTuesday

    my Week 2 is HERE

    Much💜love

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  15. What a fabulous poppy - great background too! I love the one for Darkroomdoor too! Thanks for the reminder for Tag Tuesday - that image is brilliant! Love Pistachio Ice-cream and think a muffin would be delicious too! Happy T day, Chrisx

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  16. What a lot of beautiful art! I love your poppy.
    I have never had a pistachio muffin, but it looks delicious. I'm sure well worth the calories as you say.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  17. Lovely flowers and I like the quote Flowers are always a good idea. Mmm, pistachio muffin. Now, I'm hungry. Happy T Day

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  18. so much beautiful art in your post! thanks for linking to tag tuesday! xo

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  19. What beautiful art! Loving all those flowers and your page with the red poppy and turquoise background looks so amazing 😁. Your muffin must be delicious, my favourite is lemon and poppy seed; me and my sister always treat ourselves if we go to Costa Coffee but we haven't had one for well over a year with all the restrictions. Wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  20. Happy PPF and have a wonderful weekend, happy Easter! Hugs, Valerie

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  21. Your poppy is wonderful, but I adore your journal page. Stay Safe.

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  22. Awesome journal page ~ you are soooo creative ~ Xo

    Living Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Very elegant and creative tag creation ~ Xo ~ Happy Easter to You.

    Living Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. Beautiful flower art and the pistachio muffin looks good!

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  25. Happy Easter Linda! I love your flower art! :) Oh...pistachio muffin??? Why was I not made aware of this sooner????? :)

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  26. Wonderful Posting with creative, various Journal page and Tag! i love it!
    Happy PPF, Elke

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  27. Wow, you have been busy. I love the first journal page, so beautiful. Happy Easter. Anesha x

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  28. Lovely lovely art. Happy PPF. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    much love...

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  29. You are always engaged in so many lovely works , Linda! It's a treat. Love it all! The first bloom reminds me of my own Day 2 post (A to Z Challenge) today.

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  30. Just love your poppy, one f my favourite flower. Great art once again. Have a super Easter.

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  31. love your flowers and the beautiful tag at the end. Made think of old cards my grandmother had saved from her childhood.

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  32. Oh your pieces are stunning. What lovely makes. Ohhh I have never had a pistachio muffin, it looks lovely. Happy PPf, Hazel(Didos) x

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  33. The red poppy is simply elegant. I love everything about this piece. Oh Forsythias, is one of my faves. It grows wild here. I should get some form my yard. The muffin looks so good. Enjoy your day.

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  34. I agree with others, poppy is beautiful.
    Happy PPF on Sunday too :)

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  35. I enjoyed your meanderings!! Your tag is totally beautiful too! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday.

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  36. Hope you had a great Easter ~ Xo ~ Today we took a walk in the rain and it is very windy and cool ~ quite a change from yesterday ~ Be safe ~ be well ~

    Living moment by moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka(A Creative Harbor)

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  37. Enjoyed checking in and seeing your pieces, always interesting and fun. xoxo

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  38. Wow - all your makes are wonderful and super cool! I love them all and they make me want to stay hoe today and make something! Love your pistachio muffin too - I love pistachio and eat way too many of them.... I need to get a recipe for muffins for sure. The card is wonderful by the way. Lovely post full of beauty. Hugz

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