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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer of Colour Week 4, A Tag and a Landscape

The new colour palette for this week on the Summer of Colour challenge blog is Pink & Apple Green with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Dark Green. What a luscious combination! 'Thank you' to our lovely host Kristin :D


 

Now before I show you my submission, I would like to thank everyone for their comments on my page last week, they are all so wonderful and very touching, and more so those about Wee Man's Index Card art. You made us both smile from (o ear to ear o) So, Thank you ((hugs))



I used a large tag which I covered in Apple Green Inktense pencil and then wet it down.  I mixed a nice shade of pink with my luscious Koh-I-Noor paints and drew some balloons on top of the green but it didn't show up very well so I drew some on card, painted them and then cut them out to layer onto the tag instead.  I painted on the strings with a darker green.  I stamped some bunting to the top of the tag with pink Pixie Dust ink from Memento, (what a lovely name ~ Pixie Dust). Unfortunately tho', that didn't show up very well either, so I painted over it with the dark green. I used my pink Wink of Stella brush to add some sparkle to the balloons, a ribbon tie, and to add some details on the bunting. I also used it to stamp some tulip heads and then painted some dark green stems onto them. 

I am also linking this to Tag Tuesday, as the theme there this week is Garden Party and I think this fits quite well into that.

I hope you aren't bored yet, because I have been a very busy crafter the past couple of days and been very fortunate that what I wanted to acheive has gone to plan.  That being said, I would also like to share my submission for the Craft Barn's 13th Q & L Challenge with you, where the words this week are Path and or Horizon. We have to use one or both and use a quote and or a lyric in our work, whatever that may be. I am using a quote that has both words in it, and I'm quite chuffed about it, as it is the first time that has happened for me. (I think)


I did a very light sketch in pencil which I erased as I went along with my chalk pastels.  A lovely selection from Pebbles, called Basic Bright Shades. I applied and blended with cotton buds.  I drew the fence and sheep with a fine micron pen, which I also used for the lettering.  I 'fixed' it with cheap hairspray.

That's it, you can relax now, and if you stayed this long, ((extra hugs)) and thank you all very much for looking, and until next time..................
............thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' *hugs*

ps - If you have the time, maybe you could click on the links above and see what other people have been doing, spread some love, and perhaps think about joining in yourself. Thanks again, *hugs*



86 comments:

  1. Love your pink tag with the tulips and the banner.
    Path and horizon are terrific, I like the little sheep and the fence.

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    1. Many thanks Sheila, you are very kind. The path was the devil to get as right as I could. But I thoroughly enjoyed creating this. :D

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  2. Your tag is awesome and the depth of your path picture is fabulous.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole :D The path gave me the most trouble, haha :D
      Your beaded necklace is gorgeous and the colours fit so well for this week :D

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  3. I love how your balloons now sit above the tag, creating a bit of dimension. Wise rework!

    And talk about impressed! I was very much so when I saw you had used both CB words in a single quote. Good for you. Of course, the path reminded me of a real road I sometimes travel. It's been dubbed the "Ribbon Road," and meanders in the same way as yours. Brought back some fond memories.

    BTW, after I spent a LOT of time visiting British friends, I finally learned (or perhaps deduced) what "chuffed" meant. Had to laugh, because I hope all us colonists who live across the pond, get the true meaning.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth for your lovely comment. Can you tell my confidence is growing? I hope so.
      'Ribbon Road' sounds like a lovely name for a place to trvel along. I hope it has an equally lovely destination.
      I giggled at any deducing over 'chuffed' :D What did you think it was before hand? We all forget about the differnt meanings and/or possible conotations some words may have and has lead to some raised eyebrows or blushes I'm sure. ;)

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  4. Your tag would make a great birthday card. Love your landscape. You inspire me to want to draw.

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    1. Aww, thanks Boo :D I hope you do some drawing :D

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  5. Your tag and landscape are beautiful, you really have been a very busy bee lately, helped, of course, by your little Sweetie. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie, I get so much inspiration from the blogs I visit and my little sweetie is always on hand for advice ;)

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  6. Both of these are beautiful, TwinkleToes! I already squeeled when I saw those bitty, bitty sheep. I called them "Wee Sheep", because it just sounds like something you would say. Hugs!!!

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    1. Haha - ahh, bless you Pam, you made me laugh out loud. Thank you so much for being a great cheerleader :D

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  7. Your apple green Inktense Tag is a wow, very cute bunting and balloons.

    Am so chuffed you found a quote with both words, well done lol. Gorgeous touches with the hand drawn fence and sheep.

    Hope you well, thank you for lovely comment last week, was kind of you to visit:-) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much MoH, I'm so happy that you like what I did. It was all a lot of fun to do and I feel I accomplished some good stuff. Not, I have to say, as lush as your pages from your Dyan R's class. You lucky lady :D xox

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  8. I think we can safely say 'you're on a roll girl' ;)
    How brilliant to cover all the different challenges and so well too.
    I'm seriously impressed with all the artwork....they're fantastic.
    The countryside is like looking out of my window except we haven't got those adorable sheep. Love the quote too.
    Great SOC4 entry. I'll try to get there this week...in the meantime I'll enjoy the garden party!
    Have a great day xoxo

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    1. Thank you very much Neesie, I know you have 'the real thing' to look at where you are, but I'm so glad you like what I did.
      Don't forget to bring a brolly, you know what our weather can be like, ;) lol xox

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  9. Such a pretty tag and lovely, peaceful hills!

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  10. Love the cute sheep grazing on the hillside. Well done for drawing all this yourself.

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  11. Hi Mo - I love to see you busy crafting! Love your follow your own path page - I want your handwriting! Hugs Helen x

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    1. Hey Helen, how lovely to see you here :D Thank you very much. I have been practising after seeing Jana Bodin's art in a group I'm in. She has the most beautiful writing ever.
      Congratulations on your Design Team spot for Rubber Dance Stamps, looking forward seeing what you all do :D xx

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  12. The balloons look beautiful and I love the bunting! Your horizon piece is excellent and I love the little sheep (my favourite animal). Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne, I love bunting, I have a few sets at home. I'm happy that you like my horizon and my little baa-lambs. I really enjoyed creating it. I didn't even hesitate. How's that for progress, lol :D xox

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  13. Very nice tag and love those hill. Very nice job with the colors.:)
    glorv1

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    1. Thank you Gloria. I love the colours. And I love your runner doing her best every week to get to the finish. A bit like s all really :D

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  14. Lovely work, and tulips are always beautiful I think.

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  15. FUN tag. Great colors don't you think?

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    1. Thank you Gemma. I certainly do. I think they're perfect for summer and very perfect for your gorgeous Lotus Blossom :o)

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  16. You nailed it! The colors are perfect. Nice job.

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    1. Thank you kindly Penny :D Your rose is gorgeous! :D

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  17. you use the colors just right, I think that's a rather cute tag, good for birthday gifts.

    thanks for stopping by my SOC, have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Lissa - I think I may scan and print copies for cards and tags :D

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  18. beautiful art, thanks for sharing

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  19. Super tag, love the bright colours. BJ

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    1. Thank you so much BJ :D Your under the sea scene is beautiful :D

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  20. Adorable tag...love how you have used this weeks colours...Love the bunting and balloons! x

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    1. Many thanks Jan - Felicity Flamingo is adorable! :D

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  21. Wow, you finished this week's SOC fast! Both it and your index card are very cute.

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    1. Thank you Denise, it's great when inspiration strikes :D

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  22. I love the pink balloons and all - Thank you for sharing :) and Thanks for visiting my blog I am so happy when you visit

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    1. Thank you Marianne for your lovely words. I really enjoed your little piggie story :D

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  23. I just love your amazing tag with the pink balloons! It is so creative and fun. And your landscape and sentiment are simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  24. Love the subtle colous on your page - cute sheep too!

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  25. Lovely SOC piece. Those balloons are so joyful! Pixie dust does sound exciting....and wink of Stella? What a magical world you live in! :) of course being Scottish I have a great affinity with sheep......love your landscape!

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  26. Love the page and quote. So true, you never know what is over the horizon.

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  27. I LOVE the tag! Those shades of green and pink look so fab together!

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  28. Your tag is so bright and summery! What a great way to use this week's SOC colours! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

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  29. Well done on getting 2 in 1 for your quote and lyric challenge :) Love the scene and your hand drawn sheep.

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  30. Very pretty tag would look great on any present/gift. I love this colour combination so bright and summery.

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  31. love the celebration tag for SOC and your landscape and quote go so well together-a lovely, soft illustration.

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  32. Two lovely pieces, Mo. Your sheep are so cute.

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  33. Love your cheerful tag! The dimensional balloons give it a nice pop! (tee hee, couldn't resist!)
    Good for your for finding a quote with both words! I am still waiting for one of the two quotes I found to "speak" to me.

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  34. Really lovely pieces!! Each piece is so unique! Love the intensity of the tap & the subtlety of the landscape! Beautiful work! Xo, Patricia

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  35. I know what you mean when you try something and it doesn't really work (or show up) - this often happens for me, but that's how we learn and develop I guess. And that's also where happy accidents come from! Super little tag for this week's SOC, I bet the shimmer on those balloons is lovely.

    xx

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  36. Mo, I bet the photograph does not do this piece justice after reading all the steps you went through. Lovely bright and cheerful tag.

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  37. That's a great quote and a wonderful page, fabulous painting.

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  38. Hi Mo. Great tag and page. I love what you have done with your sketch. I know how hard it is to get the 'head' ideas onto paper and then achieve them. I love your little sheep and beautiful handwriting. Thanks for sharing my pages with your other group - it sounds like fun.

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  39. shades of the N Y moors with its purple heather and sheep and the windy path only the stone walling is missing lol lovely piece.

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  40. Paper crafting amazes me. First one I seen was from Laurie M.

    Your work is beautiful also.

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  41. Very pretty - your second picture could also pass for SoC as well I reckon - which makes a twofer for this week you busy woman you! :D

    I like that quote!

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    1. Thank you so much Carmen, I appreciate you coming by. I reckon my images are the antitheses to your skull/zombies Lol :o)

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  42. Love how you have drawn your scene and pastels... love them!

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    1. Thank you so much. Your sunset piece is wounderful, the colours fabulous :o)

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  43. Lovely, lovely! Well done getting the 2 words in one go :-) LOVE the sheeps!

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    1. Many thanks Lena :D I love the quote you used this time :D

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  44. Lovely page and well done for getting both quotes in one! I've never managed to find any yet! xx

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    1. Thank you Lesley, I'm enjoying your beer mat series :D

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  45. I'm impressed, both words in one quote! A lovely page. It's time I dusted off my chalks, thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I am impressed in turn, that you always do TWO postcards and both, beautifully ;)
      Was your pun intended, 'Dust off your chalks'? Hehe :o)

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  46. I knew I was going to like this first one even before I saw it, I love green and pink. ;) Beautifully done Mo, on both accounts!

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