Posts Tagged ‘yellow’

Deck the Falls!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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It’s time to bring the fall colors out and celebrate the season of apple cider and caramel apples.

Here’s a few close ups of what I’ve been doing around the living room to welcome the cool air with warm colors.

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Such a beautiful hot fiery orange to see the season in with. Tomorrow is grocery day so I’ll be checking out their pumpkins both produce and canned… oh yes, and pumpkin coffee creamer too! It’s time for pumpkin bars and hot desserts. I’ll also be looking into their decorative gourds. Can’t let fall pass us by without an awesome burst of color splashed across the living room.

My work in progress is…

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More on this tomorrow!

InterTwined

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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These two 5×5’” panels are an eye-catching set of paintings. These were very therapeutic to create. I didn’t plan a thing while starting this artistic journey. I just let the substrate speak to me.

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I started with vintage text pages circa 1946. I layered some crumpled tissue paper over the top and use a matte medium to set them in place. I then brayed some blue paint over the tops and after it was dry I stippled on the green. I sponged on some white and added opaque flakes. Next came the flowers. Using a rubber stamp and some orange acrylic paint I loosely dabbed the flowers on. I then used yellow acrylic and added pastels and mini rhinestones and gold paint to add depth and emphasis. I outlined with chalk and black lava medium. To tie the flowers together I used black hemp that I separated which added the curliness.

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I added picture corners and used a sharpie to connect the corners to give these a completed look.

What an adorable duo to hang on any wall!

And the tips this Tuesday…

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This is Rimmel London 60 seconds nail polish in Cupcake Pink. Yes… it dries FAST! I would recommend this for a fast manicure. It goes on great with the wide brush and dries quickly

If You Like Pina Coladas…

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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I finally finished this piece yesterday.  After a heat wave and a Lupus wave, I’m back in my studio and attempting to get caught up on my creative self. I love how this turned out with the hat and the chains… Here’s some close ups shots.

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Feathers, bling, and gears… oh my!

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Texture paste, foils, lava medium and gorgeous layers of paints.

All that I have left to do is a add a hanger on the back and it’s good to go. Whatcha think? This is my first true Steampunk art piece and I had a blast creating it.

As it happens lately the creative juices flow up into my fingertips and I can’t resist the urge to paint my nails…. So here’s a tiny cocktail of Covergirl Outlast Nail Polish in Pina Colada… SO Summery!

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Steampunk Sparrow

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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This lil’ fella speaks for himself. He pretty much dictated himself into creation. I was just his vessel.

I used everything from vintage sheet music to feathers on this piece. Stencils, pearls, precut trim, hemp cord, watch parts, decorative tape, gold foil, stickers, paints galore, and beeswax.

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Here you can see the textures of the wax, foil, gears, and watch parts. This turned out deliciously and smell oh so sweetly of honey with the beeswax on it. Good enough to tweet!

Bachelorette Buttons

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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I was partially finished with my buttons collage when I thought the flowers would need to pop more from a distance so I added some black lava, some of Martha Stewarts beadz, and some gold foiling.

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Now I’m much happier with it. I’m loving the colors and the shabbiness. It’s the perfect girly accents to add to my gallery wall.

Today I’m playing with a board I’ve had stashed in my art supply closet for years…

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My background so far consists of vintage text pages, glimmer mist in Viva Pink, and torn and crumpled decorative paper napkins in pale turquoise print. LOVE this! I’m going circles on this piece. More tomorrow on the progress of this super fun painting.

Crayzee Colorful!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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I love crayons… that’s simply the only reason for this ATC. The color, the smell, the memories, and oh the possibilities… Like everything in life. It’s all about attitude, ideas, and what we put our mind to! Like finding a cure for breast cancer… and making childlike posters in support of the effort. Amen sisters!

I did my shopping today and again hit Walmart… nothing exciting to report this week, unless you count L’OREAL BB Cream. I bought my first one after several months of struggling with a foundation as thick as plaster. Even though I managed to figure out a few techniques to work with the foundation… I truly think it’s application success depends on the humidity in the air. Bleh…. so tomorrow I’m going to try this new beauty product and I’ll give you my feedback.

Also… I picked up a few things in the sample isle… one of my favorite places for a chance to try new products for a largely reduced price. Today’s find is St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub. I used this stuff epochs and eons ago and thought… why not. I’ll try it again.. especially when it’s practically free.

The rest is super boring and mundane but very needed… I will tell you that there truly is NO substitute for THIS product though…

That’s it for today… Tomorrow starts the countdown on ONE hand of how many days are left in my BCA Month series… so remember to check it out.

Have a great Friday night and have one for me!

Bunny Hop

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

♥ Bunny Hop ♥
This is a bunny with attitude. She’s just daring you to even think of taking her carrot. I did the off-centered head on purpose just to see what it would look like and I think it’s rather cute. She’s got the cutest droopiest ears and a love for hopping around her garden. This journal entry is layers of love and fun. I started this by taking some bright pink tissue paper, wadding it up into a ball and then semi smoothing it out. I then adhered it with Mod Podge. I toned down the pink with a water/gesso wash and used a paper towel to pick up the extra unwanted medium. Then it was time for fun! I started the sketch and as always what comes from my pencil is almost always spontaneous. Using acrylic paints with glaze and finishing off the shading with watercolor pencils I had the base of her face done. I added micron pen and charcoal to complete it. She’s suited up in her daily hopping attire which is simply washed on layers of white paint. She stands in a garden of tulips which came from a decorative paper napkin. Extra flowers and leaves were stamped around to give extra garden detail. She’s got a mound of dirt with a carrot nearly ready for pulling and she holds her lunch in her hand. I have to say I really like the whimsical feel of this journal entry. I like her attitude and I really liked trying something different with her. Let me know what you think. Today is grocery day and it’s going to be hot out so I want to get going before it’s too hot! I’ll be back tomorrow for a TGIF show-and-tell!

Shelix the Cat

Friday, July 30th, 2010

♥ Shelix the Cat ♥
This was awesome! I had the best time with this she-cat. The first thing I did was choose her “attire” … and then I was stumped. When I get that way the first thing to do is SOMETHING! I started by adding turquoise. I used a circular patterned piece of “plastic” I have and stamped through it with a very small sponge. It overwhelmed me. To toned it down I added white tissue paper… and did a turquoise wash over it. Much better…But it still needs more, so black lava texture gel! Oh yes! Now I’m thinking of something to add to make it more interesting. Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, through drawers, boxes, more boxes, more drawers… ah ha! I found the perfect ORANGE flowers… with yellow flowers along side. Hold the phone, the yellow brings far more punch to the party. (learned something about color.!) The flowers have a pop-dot on the back and I decide to leave it so the painting has more dimension. I like. Now for leaves, I collaged on some leaves cut from decorative napkins. (truly the only reason I bought 2 packages of these napkins.) I wanted a tad more yellow so I used a hard bodied yellow acrylic paint and stamped a few flowers around. It still needs something… While all this was going on and I was waiting for paint to dry I was also working on some gift tags… I was using green fabric for a flower for them (I’ll share them over the weekend) I had a messy pile of tiny tugged threads from said fabric “right” in front of me and I’m one to never let a medium go to waste… so grabbing my brush and gel medium on they go… all over this piece. And as each hat needs a ribbon and a flower or a feather, I chose a feather. Seriously, what cat wouldn’t be proud to display a birds feather in her cap! And she’s done. I hope you enjoyed the story of Shelix the Cat and how she came to be. I hope your TGIF is Fantastic and that all of your creative dreams come true!