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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Craft Barn's Q & L Challenge #12 Proud & Vintage ~ Also ~ Summer of Colour 2014 ~ Week 2

I've done a 'Twofer' page this time ~ that is, one page for two challenges.  Gives more time to play dontchya think?! ;)

First up, it's time for The Craft Barn's 12th Q & L challenge, for which they gave us the words Proud and/or Vintage.  I chose the word, Proud.  Also, we are to use a Quote and/or, a Lyric in our work.   My quote cannot be attributed to any one person, but is often used as inspiration in sports.  Today is another chance to make yourself proud.  I think it could be applied equally to almost any activity.

The second part of my 'twofer', is from the Summer Of Colour challenge, where this week, Kristin has given us Coral, Teal and a smudge, splash or pop, of Bright White to use.  I had problems at first, getting my head around what the colour coral was and how I could make it.  But with lots of input from the fabulous people doing the challenge and others on Facebook, I got there, (I think).  Not sure I could get the same again mind you, lol.



I had lots of fun stamping the flowers & leaves, and then coloring the flowers with my coral watercolour paint and the leaves with my teal inktense pencil, using my water brush.  I went over some of the outlines with a pen, to sharpen them up a bit.

Please click on the links if you would like to find out more about the challenges, and if you have time, it would be awesome if you could visit some of the other blogs and leave some love.

Thanks for looking;

and until next time...............
.............thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' *hugs*




87 comments:

  1. Yes Kristin has set us real challenge in our colour mixing skills Lol! a great SOC piece.

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    1. So glad I rose to the challenge Carol ;) Thank you x

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  2. Oh, this is a lovely page, lots of different flowers and leaves. I was intrigued how you made it with inktense pencils using a brush - must try it, it's very effective.

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    1. Thank you Sheila, I hope you share if you do try them. So much fun :D

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  3. A lot of detailed stamping and colouring here. I would say you nailed the coral colour.

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    1. Thank you so much, it was a lot of fun to play once I had an idea what I was aiming for :D

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  4. This is so filled with summer. I really like how you managed to bring it all together. Very nice indeed
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thank you for your very kind comment on my jurnal page :D
      Your jewellery is fantastic :D

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  5. I love how busy this is! Very cool :-)

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  6. that was a lot of stamping and coloring for sure-nice work!

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  7. Beautiful work Mo, love how you have made your page looks like a lot of hard work! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie, it was so much fun tho' :o)

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  8. Love how you've managed to combine two challenges in one, it's fab.

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    1. It was quite handy to be able to work that in Sue :o)

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  9. Lovely piece and a clever task to combine the two challenges. I do far too little stamping, perhaps I should start playing with stamps a little more.

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    1. Ooh, I would love to see what you do with some stamping Laila :D
      Thank you so much for coming by :D

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  10. Love you have managed to combine the two challenges, i have just completed my but not the CB, need to get my skates on!

    Gorgeous colours and a wonderful quote :-0 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much MoH, I can't wait to see what you've created this time around.
      I haven't started the Iris yet - too much on, but I hope I can get on with it soon. Well try anyway, lol :o))

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  11. I'm so impressed Mo...your coral mix is gorgeous. Great quote too. You've been very switched on with your twofer!
    I've yet to venture even with one challenge as my guests are still with me until tomorrow morning, but then I'm FREE! I hope to have a dabble then.
    Enjoy your day xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Neesie :D I was lucky they came together. I'm usually the one that says afterwards - Doh! - lol.
      I hope you've had a lovely time with your guests and they enjoyed the beautiful countryside.
      Looking forward to seeing what your 'play' produces :o) x

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  12. Great colours and quote. Clever to combine 2 challenges. I'm only doing the CB one, but that is enough for me!!!

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    1. Thank you Kaybee. I think you are very wise. Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing, haha :o)

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  13. Wonderful take on the challenge. :) Love it!

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    1. Many thanks Natasha. Your poppies are gorgeous! :D

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  14. I really like that inspiring upbeat quote! And, I really, really like what you did with the stamps and colors. It looks very intense and detailed! I have one down and one to go!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness Debbie.
      I loved your weaving. Cool idea :o)

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  15. LOVE all of the stamps you used with the colors for this week. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you Joy :D Your white embossing is gorgeous :D

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    1. Many thanks Peggy :D
      How lovely that we both have a page full of flowers :o)

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  17. Wow this must have taken a wee while to stamp and colour. worth it though its lovely. And yes the quote rings a few bells, used to coach athletics and swimming in an earlier life

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    1. Thank you so much Julie, your Winnie the Pooh tag is sooo cute! :o)

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  18. What a fantastic quote! I hope you are proud because this is a lovely piece of sweetness. :)

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    1. Many thanks Morag. I am quite proud of it, you are very kind.
      Your Poppy is as stunning as your blue one last week. Very Wow! :o))

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  19. This looks gorgeous! I love all of these thousands of little flowers!

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    1. Thank you Stefanie, it was fun to do :o)
      Your drawn flowers are very beautiful Big and Bold and beautifully coloured too :o)

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  20. That was some play time you had there but so worth it. The coral is spot on! Love the quote too.

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn, it was a lot of fun and I was happy with the coral in the end :o)

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  21. Well, I feel lucky, because I got a two-fer, too. I got to see your CB AND your SOC in one click of the mouse. Yes, that is definitely coral. Far better than the coral I made, I feel. You did a fantastic job. Now didn't you tell me you felt intimidated last week? You have no right to feel that way, because you make FANTASTIC art with a great quote.

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    1. Bless you Elizabeth :)) You always make me feel good about what I have done. I think last week, I was intimidated, and ended up panicking into creating something. Anything. I'm glad I did, because it was another step forward in accepting whatever I do, but in another way, I really wish I had waited, hahaha. Thank you again for your lovely honesty ((hugs)) :o)
      ps - your coral is beautiful D

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  22. Wow, lovely use of our SOC colours! Love your quote and the detail in this piece is a-maz-ing!

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    1. Thank you kindly Cindy :D I love the story about your prom dress :o)

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  23. Such a great balance of the two colours Mo and the words just compliment the whole piece so well. Really lovely piece of art.

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    1. Thank you Linda, that is very nice of you to say so :o))

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  24. I'm late commenting on the blog posts this week but I've seen this on facebook and I love it.

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    1. Thank you Anita, you're very kind :D I love your cityscape :D

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  25. Gorgeous creation Mo...I struggled with the coral also this week...but yours is perfect!...a wonderful design for this colour combo :) x

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    1. Thank you Jan, you're very kind, but your coral yarn is wonderful and the wee birdie adorable :o)

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  26. Wow so much stamping to create such a fabulous page! Love it:)
    Val x

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    1. Many thanks Valerie, it was a lot of fun, and surprisingly quick to do. In fact it took me much longer to get the coral mixed together.
      Your tag is wonderful and the song a great 'foot tapper' ;)

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  27. Love your page, brilliant shade of coral (I have yet to do week 2....eek!)

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    1. Thank you Helen - I expect you're super busy today then, getting it posted and linked up before end of play tomorrow. It will be as gorgeous as all your work I have no doubt :o)

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  28. WOW - 2 in 1 well done you. Think I am going to give up on the Craft Barn too much phaff to find quotes for me. BJ

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    1. Thank you BJ, I'm glad you like my page.
      I would be sorry of you had to give up CB,but I understand. You are always so busy with many projects and your club, it is just hard to fit everything in all the time :o))

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  29. Looks like you had a marathon of flower stamping and colouring! More patient than me... Reminds me of a printed material, a bit Liberty...

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It was a lot of fun. I love your vintage page :o)

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  30. It sure is pretty and more creatively than mine - Love it!!!

    Mine is at:
    http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=1025

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    1. Thank you very much Marianne. You are too hard on yourself. You put a lot of work into your page and it finished up beautifully :o)

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  31. Bet that took a long time to colour - but so worth it, beautiful piece of work.

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    1. It didn't take too long Christine, but it was most enjoyable. Thank you for your kind words. I love your ATC and the ingenious way you got the colours you wanted :o)

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  32. I love your pretty flowers and wonderful quote! You used this week's SOC colors so beautifully!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon. You are very kind. Your photo's colour manipulation is very clever :o)

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  33. No wonder you've got so many comments on this piece, it's fabulous in every way. The colours are great. I just love the whole thing, everything about it. Well done x x x

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn. I didn't want to leave too much white, seeing as it's only supposed to be a pop, smudge or splash of it, haha. So I got carried away with the stamping. Good fun :o) xx

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  34. Beautiful, I love it :) the combo of the quotes with SOC is a great idea.

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    1. Many thanks Denise, it was quite convenient that I could work the two together.
      I love the cones you make. So pretty and very unusual. :o)

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  35. Great page, quote and challenge combination. I think you meet the colour brief beautifully. Thank you for your lovely comments on my posts. You seem to be thriving on the CB challenge, I think I'm just beginning to get to grips with it. See you at the next word.

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    1. Thank you Carol. I'm really enjoying the challenges. I love your wok very much. Looking forward to seeing your next piece :o)

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  36. I like your little garden of color for week 2's Summer of Color ---I'm just catching up on week 2's comments and it's already weeks 3. (It was an unusually busy week for me.) Thanks for stopping by to seed mine last week.

    You can find my Week 3 post for SOC here:
    http://proartz.blogspot.com/2014/06/abstract-photo-summer-of-color-week-of.html

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    1. Many thanks Cj, I appreciate you taking the time to pop in, very much. There are so many people to visit, haha. I look forward to popping by to see your week three. I don't know what I'm doing yet :o)

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  37. I love this quote and the gorgeous way you have illustrated it. It makes me think of the song my girls sing a lot in school assemblies - it always makes my heart fit to burst when we attend one of the assemblies and they are all proper belting it out. It was a song I loved anyway but I just love the way the school has adopted it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tms-ayMYzb8

    Thanks for the smile today and making me think about that!

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    1. Thank you SO much for sharing that with me and for the link to one of my own all-time favourite songs. It is such an uplifting song and perfect for children to sing in school I think. :o))

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  38. I never would've thought that were stamps. Love your twofer, those flowers look so cute and I love the quote.

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    1. Thank you so much. I think I would still be doing it if I had to draw them all, Lol :o)

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  39. Thank you so much for visiting and pointing the obvious - only I could copy a quote wrong and THEN manage to have to restart the post all over !!! Your page is stunning must have taken ages and I love your Coral colour!! THANK YOU :)

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    1. Thank you Carol, you're very kind :)
      I'm so sorry about your page :/

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  40. Fantastic page, the background is amazing :)

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  41. Sorry I'm so late! Fabulous page, I just love all the flowers! xx

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  42. I see you were up for the challenge once again. I l-o-v-e this one Mo. Bravo!

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