Thursday, 11 July 2013

Paint Party Friday, Summer of Colour and more....

Hi you all!
Another week has gone, and it's party time again. I don't really feel much like partying, this has been a very hard week for many reasons, but perhaps the party will do me good!
For PPF, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin,  I have re-purposed an old 6x6" canvas.  I treated it to a portion of moulding paste slapped on here and there, some metallic colours, and some home made sprays. When it was dry I gave it a coat of cheap, clear glue and threw on lots of little beads and stars. Then I used the hot glue gun to fix an old Venetian glass necklace that belonged to my Mum, and have a canvas full of texture and sparkle.











The challenge at Journal journeys is to use hats. I have made a page for my calendar journal - an old calendar that I am re-using as a journal . I have used my steampunk lady again, and one of the lovely birds from Paper Artsy, to whom I gave a new hat. The 'sun' has been stamped with a clock and hands, and I added a clock and rusty key as embellishments. I am also entering this into the Steampunk challenge at ABAC and the Architecture Challenge at Art Journal Journey





SOC  was very difficult for me this week, I just did not want to work with yellow and red, and ended up making another calendar page using various stencils.   Not exciting, but all I could manage!



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

65 comments:

  1. You have been busy Valerie! Just gorgeous and I really love the steampunk one.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. I love all your makes, but the canvas is just fantastic, wonderful colours and textures! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I am sorry you had a not nice week. I love the funky hats and that canvas is beautiful. I think the stenciling is just perfect and looks like a hot day in the plains. Hope the next few days are better.

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  4. Valerie these are all stunning, but your canvas is breathtaking. The colours are wonderful, just like molten metal and your mums necklace fits in so well. I hope you week picks up soon. Hugs Sue xx

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  5. You are such a busy bee! Do you sleep at all Valerie?! This is all so beautiful :0)

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  6. I love the intensity of the necklace canvas and all the detail shots, it is so powerful and luscious.
    Your Steampunk page gives me such a smile, and I'm full of admiration for your African dreams, the strong colours make me feel the heat and the graphic quality of the whole piece is so striking. Love them all.

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  7. what fabulous projects!! I love the first for all its textures and depth, the second one - a wonderful steampunk theme, and I love the stencils for your SOC challenge!

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  8. This week did seem to go by fast for me, too! Your artwork is all lovely--I just love all the wonderful texture on that canvas!

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  9. Absolutely Love this canvas, and what a great way to keep the necklace that was your mum's.

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  10. Beautiful canvas for PPF. Wonderful pages and I quite like your SOC piece.

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  11. I love all the texture and colour in your top image!

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  12. Great art. Love all the beady texture on the first piece.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  13. Sorry about your not having a good week. Don't feel bad, me too. Wow, that is some work. Love those beads and texture you have going there. I also like that you used your mom's necklace. This is very nice. I think you SOC piece is just awesome. I love the elephants and a reminder of hot temps in Africa. Great job, as always. :) Happy PPF!
    gloria

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  14. ps...thx for following me on my new blog. I appreciate it.
    http://shininglife1.blogspot.com/

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  15. oooh das tut mir leid das deine woche nicht so schön war,ich hoffe es wird alles wieder besser,mir geht es zur zeit auch nicht sehr gut,die gesundheit klagt andauernd und immer kommt was neues hinzu.
    dafür sind deine creationen wieder mal seeehr genial,mir gefällt alles allesamt gut,besonders der tolle canvas mit den tollen texturen und der kette gefällt mir besonders.

    alles liebe jeannette

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  16. Loads of great stuff going on here!! The first textured piece is my favourite, love the addition of your mums necklace!! :)

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  17. Gerate jedes Mal beim Hingucken ins Träumen, sind wundervolle Werke, die du gezaubert hast. Grossartig und absolut genial.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  18. Sounds like you needed a hug and I wish I had been there to deliver one.

    Your artwork certainly hasn't suffered at all it has everything wonderful with great vibrancy of colour and images.

    The textures and ideas on the first piece are stunning.

    Have a better-'next week'

    Love and a hug Chrissie xx

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  19. I absolutely adore the canvas with beads & necklace just amazing. And I am so pleased you have joined in with Journal Journey's again what an amazing journal page love the whole thing Dxx

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  20. All terrific projects Valerie, but the canvas is oh so special and beautiful.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Wow, you have done a lot of amazing art this week. Love the details and strong exibition. Happy PPF
    Erika

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  22. Wow that first piece is amazing so much to look and feel.

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  23. Gosh, Valerie, your artwork is so vibrant and varied and I hope making it all helped you to feel happier. The first piece with the necklace is really unusual, and your hat/architecture artwork is just so interesting to look at, I love the way you have made the building into a hat, very clever. I agree with you about red and yellow not being very sympathetic colours together but I do like your elephant picture, it's very nicely done.

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  24. Meine Güte! Valerie.. was war dir die Muse wieder hold! GENAIL all das ... ich hab auch die Streichholzschachtlen noch gar nicht gesehen gehabt.. DU bist schneller als die Kreativpolizei es erlaubt!

    ABSOLUT FANTATSISCHE WERKE und lieben dDank auch für die neuen AJJ Seite ...

    perfekt!

    Knuddle Dich..
    nach dem Stress der letzten Woche hoffe ich am Wochenende einfach mal alle fünfe grade sein lasesen zu können und vielleicht ist mir ja die Muse auch hold zum Werkeln!

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  25. Great canvas, the color and the texture are just yummy! Love your steampunk piece, too - really nicely strange! :) Yes, the Soc colors were kind of difficult, but you came up with a wonderful piece with very hot feeling! :)

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  26. Wow Valerie, what a post. Your work is stunning my lovely, I particularly love your canvas, soooooooo beautiful with oodles of texture and gorgeous bright colour. Thank-you so much for your sweet visit too, much appreciated.
    Huge hugs x

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  27. I'm always in awe of your textured works of art Valerie just wonderful !
    Von ♥

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  28. Great work on the canvas love the glitzy look to it.. I think the elephants are wonderful and the steampunk piece is fab..
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  29. Beautiful and creative work I love all the textures and colours you have used. Your mums necklace makes the piece special and unique. Fab take on this weeks SoC challenge. The theme is perfect for the colour combination

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  30. I like all three pieces, but my absolute favorite one is your mixed media piece with your Mum's necklace. It reminds me of a cool and clear night sky filled with stars… it will also make a fabulous family heirloom. Blessings, my friend!

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    1. I just love your description of my canvas!

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  31. Valerie, your post is wonderful. I enjoyed seeing all the things you have made this week. I think the mixed media art at the top is really gorgeous. The vivid colors are superb. Adding the stars and beads and the necklace are ingenious. Gorgeous piece.

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  32. I know you have had a hard week, I am amazed that you have been able to make so many beautiful things. I love that Steam-punk page, so awesome, I want that stamp! Your painting with your Mothers beads is gorgeous and a great way to recycle and still keep it close. I love your red and yellow Africa, stunning piece also. You are always so creative, you always amaze me! ~Diane

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  33. Wow you've been busy! Love all the texture in the first piece a nd love how striking the colors and design are in African Dreams. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope your week improves!

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  34. Oh wow!The canvas is fantastic! All those little treasures to see!
    I love the bird with hat too, just as the clip from the image as you have it, could be like a book mark or something, I love it!
    Even the yellow and red is good, you selected a good theme ♥

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  35. Lots of wonderful Art here. I love that wonderful canvas.. Lots of great texture going on..

    Hugs~

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  36. Your work is gorgeous this week...I love the textured piece with your moms necklace...great idea!! Love steam punk it's always fun...and your soc even though you don't like it, it's really really pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  37. So rich! Love that canvas and all it's scrumptious texture.

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  38. Wow- so much to see here- all kinds of wonderful mixed media art- love your steampunk!

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  39. Oh I loved all the texture in your first piece, Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  40. Wonderful makes, the textures and colours on the canvas are awesome.
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Yvonne x

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  41. Hi Valerie, Even a challenge for you in colors your not crazy about, turns out wonderful. Love this painting and the colors with the textures used. You are an amazing artist.
    I hope your hard week is past and the next will be much better.
    Thank you for stopping by my studio and your kind comment. Wishing you a nice weekend and better days ahead.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  42. Sorry to read it has been a tough week, here's to the weekend improving for you.
    The inclusion of the beads is a wonderful idea Valerie and I absolutely love the Steampunk themed page.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  43. These are all wonderful! love the texture and colors on the first one, the second has some really fun whimsical aspects and the third is very peaceful. All different but great! I hope things get better for you. hugs!

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  44. African dreams are great, Valerie. Wishing you restful, peaceful and creative week.

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  45. Wow what a rich post. That canvas is amazing...something about it feels like the terrain of another world. And your hats-brilliant! Love the house hat especially! I think your African SOC scene is just lovely too. Happy PPF!

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  46. Love all of it!Full of talent and cheer :)

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  47. Sorry to hear you've had a tough week. I adore your canvas! Beautiful colors and the addition of the necklace was genius. It all came together perfectly. The calendar journal is a great idea and I love your design with the embellishments. And for SOC, red and yellow would have me stumped. An African theme works just fine! Big hug to you! I hope your next week is a much better one.

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  48. So much texture in your beaded piece and what an unusual way to use your beads. Summer of Color is fantastic, love the elephants and your steampunk tag is great. xox

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  49. Love your canvas cosmos and steampunk page and your SOC page is so warm and vibrant--fantastic!

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  50. wow beautiful creations, love them all!
    have a great weekend!
    Groetjes karin

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  51. Wow, love all the texture and the metallic colours. And I think your SOC-piece looks fantastic, even though you don't like the colourcombination.

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  52. Fantastic textures and colours in your first piece Valerie and great calendar pages too.

    Hope this week is a better week for you :)

    Karen x

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  53. Wow, such beautiful texture on your first piece. Gorgeous calender pages and a brave use of color for SOC =)
    Happy PPF and SOC, have a great weekend.
    xx

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  54. Your work astounds me! I just love everything that you posted here - so much! and wow! What you created for this week's SOC challenge is absolutely amazing! So serene and beautiful!

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  55. I love all your art. That heavy textured canvas is spectacular! Love the old timey look on the calendar page!
    And the red and yellow stencil page came out well. It tells a story to me!

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  56. Oh WOWW!! Glorious texture!. I can almost touch it, so rich with all the little embedded beautiful detail :). LOVE the steampunk piece too!. And the African art is too cute!

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  57. Wow, love it all but especially love the Steampunk piece. HPPF!

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  58. Beautiful work! I agree with you - the summer of color choices this week were hard to wrap my head around! I finally posted something today - after much trial and tribulation! Yours is lovely!

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  59. Such wonderful projects! I love the 'liquid metal' background on your canvas! Your steampunk piece is fabulous! The images are terrific and I love the metal embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  60. I love the texture and depth on the canvas. Gorgeous work. Love!

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  61. Your steampower page is fabulous
    what a perfect hat for your lovely bird!

    I finally got a chance to play along with Dawn's Journal Journey's challenge too
    oxo

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  62. Wow! That texture is gorgeous, and when you add the beads and the shimmering colors--amazing!

    Happy PPF!

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