Thursday, 25 July 2013

Paint Party Friday and more....

Hi everybody, another hot week has sizzled by and it's time for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin - thanks girls! Summer of Colour is now over, but it was a fun time, so thanks to Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle, too!

I have repurposed another old canvas this week. I had to add some patches, as it was a bit torn, but that gives a bit more texture. I used a CWS stencil with some structure paste to add the squares and oblongs, and painted it with purple,  turquoise, green and gold metallic paints. I added a layer of cheap glue along the bottom and poured on seed beads and some gold glass glitter. Then I added the 2 little paper houses and varnished them, before adding a few more embellishments in form of stars, dew drops and stickles.  I like how it has turned out, and have it hanging on the wall above my desk.






For the challenge at Simon's Monday Blog  I have made a journal page, 'celebrate'.
I painted and sprayed the background, stenciled the chevrons with a stencil cut for me by friend Diane, and added motives in white ink and the lovely die-cuts, also made by Diane- THANK YOU!!! I enjoyed making this journal page. I was not in a good mood to start with, but working on something happy seems to help!







Have a great weekend, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

46 comments:

  1. Awesome Valerie! I especially love how you added the cut over the E of celebrate too, really gives off the idea of a celebration, this whole piece is awesome, just like you! I am glad you found use for the cuts, looks like you had some fun with them. ~Diane

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    1. Thanks a lot for those wonderful die-cuts, I had real fun playing with them!

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  2. Loving your canvas, with all its great textures and fabulous colours. Great journal page and love all the diecuts, hugs Annette x

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  3. Beautiful textured creations Valerie and stunning use of colour.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  4. Gorgeous canvas, the textures look awesome and the beads look like they are moving to me. Fab journal page as well great colours.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Yes, it's strange, if you look at them for a few moments they do seem to move!

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  5. Valerie, that canvas is stunning and what a great way to decorate a desk area! Love the colors and those seed beads and glitter! The celebration piece is such great fun! Love all those elements! Enjoy the day!

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  6. Awesome canvas Val. The color is just awesome, lots of great textures. Enjoyed your journal page. Very nice work. Thanks. Take care. gloria

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  7. Beautiful work on the canvas and a gorgeous page Valerie!

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  8. Wooow, so wundervoll, ich bin absolut fasziniert davon! Wundervolle Arbeit!
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  9. The canvas is amazing Valerie and the colours are spectacular.

    Love the journal page as well. Sp pleased it lifted your sad mood :)

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  10. Great work Valerie.... I just love those shimmery colours in the first piece.

    Karen x

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  11. I really like the colours and textures in this piece.

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  12. There's certainly a party going on in your journal page Valerie and wonderful rich colours and textures on your canvas. Have a nice day. Xx

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  13. GORGEOUS...I LOVE LOVE LOVE that purple and green piece to the moon and back... wow...love the texture and colors blended...it is my kind of art!! Wow you need to get that on some merchandise...like a purse, a bag, a shirt, a mug, a pillow...oh my!! I could go on...It is such a cool hot piece!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Oops I was so taken with the purple one I forgot to tell you the pink is beautiful too...wonderful work this week!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. That canvas is so fantastic I can't stop looking at it!!! Great-great-great work!

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  16. That first one is delightful, love all the colours too.Happy PPF.

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  17. I love the purples and greens and all that lovely sparkle in the piece with the houses. I bet it looks wonderful hanging on your wall.

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  18. Your canvas rock! I love the bold colors...seems like a colorful night with magic moonlight and all the stars that holds all our wishes :) ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  19. Oh wow, that first piece if gorgeous....LOVE that purple!! I think this is my fav piece of yours. HPPF!

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  20. I love that first canvas--stunning effect and love all the color!

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  21. Gorgeous texture! I love the houses.
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  22. Ow Ow Valerie wow fabulous !!!
    Von ♥

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  23. Lovely art Val, the texture is wonderful! Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  24. your textured canvas is absolutely stunning Valerie-LOVE the colors too! Love your fun "celebrate" page. Happy PPF!

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  25. Fabulous canvas Valerie, love the colours and and textures.
    Great journal pages too.
    Avril xx

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  26. There are lovely, healing colours in your art works. thank you for sharing!

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  27. Lovely rich textures here, Valerie, a treat for the eye, I can imagine it's even better in real life although the close-ups give a good idea. "Celebrate" is very joyful, I can see how it would cheer you up to make it.

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    1. Yes, if you need to show a celebration you have to go along with it!

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  28. Lovely work Val, both pieces are gorgeous, but the canvas is something VERY special! Hugs, Sarah

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  29. Beautiful compositions, beautiful textures with some exquisite shades!

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  30. Wow that canvas is soooo beautiful! Fallen in love with it. Your pink one is great too love the background. Wow again.

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  31. Valerie, your reworked canvas is gorgeous! Love the colours and all of the glitter and bling. Enjoy your weekend.

    Hugs,
    C

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  32. Well you better not repurpose this canvas because it is beautiful! Gorgeous colors, great texture and I love your houses.
    Neat journal pages but I am afraid I am still in awe of your canvas!!
    Sandy

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  33. I agree with Sandy! How fabulous this is... no wonder you put it right up on the wall. I'm sorry we are traveling at the moment and I am lost on blog commenting on your older posts but I am loving seeing them!

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  34. Wonderful work, Valerie!! :]

    It is so much fun & rewarding, to reworking a piece, isn't it?!
    **excellent **
    Thank you for sharing, always ~xx

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  35. Lovely canvas, I just love the colors and textures! Your page is wonderful, too, cheerful and fun! <3

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  36. das ist allessamt einfach NUR: Fantastisch!

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  37. You create some awesome colour combinations and textures!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  38. I particularly enjoyed your purple wonderland:)

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  39. Valerie - you are the queen of texture. What a wonderful canvas with many of my favorite colors! The journal page is lovely - art can make me smile too - it's hard to be in a bad mood when you are smiling!

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  40. Stunning texture indeed! Love the dark colors on the canvas and the journal pages are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  41. You have got so much comments, but I must say I was really impressed by Your painting. Sguares are wonderful and golden light invites to step in.
    Wonderful painting!!!

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  42. Hello there! You have a really great post here with lots of color and movement! I find it super inspirational too!
    Visiting from PPF...
    Have a fabulous week!
    xoxo

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