Friday, 24 June 2011

Paint Party Friday again!

Today is Friday - big surprise! - which means it is Paint Party Friday , hosted by Eva & Kristin.
The weather looks cool and grey outside, so good weather to stay home and paint. Actually, all weather is good to paint. If it's hot I can paint on my balcony, if it's cold I sit next to the radiator in the kitchen - so there's no time that's a bad time. Just for H*******k! Ssssssssssssssh! I said it very quietly!
At the moment I am doing a lot of painting, thanks to different groups and challenges - Blue Chair Diary, Summer of Colour, PPF, the Sketchbook Project, Postcard Art, Mail art and all the little challenges and actions which take place every day. The days do not have enough hours to do all the things I would like to, but I manage to spend a lot of time painting and crafting, and it does me good.
Today I want to show you one of the pink paintings which I have prepared for *Summer of Colour* on Monday. Together they build a tryptich. Today I am just showing one of the three, the rest will be saved for Monday.

The paintings have all been based on a stylised self portrait, perhaps the *wish-me*. Although I must admit to having a wild main with streaks of pink hair in the 70s and 80s! I have used a mixture of tempera and metallic acrylic paints, so was able to bubble and burn some texture into it- The background has been stamped with *love* in different languages with silver ink, but it does not show up so well on the photos. But it is a picture I like, I think she looks like someone who is having fun!

And I also made 2 pieces for challenges, a metal tag for *Simon says stamp and show*
and an altered canvas for *Just for Fun* who want to see something with steampunk.


The metal tag has been made from cardboard from a cereal box, covered with aluminium tape, embossed and distressed with Stazon in olive green. The TH tree has been made from the same materials, embossed with a wood pattern and distressed with Stazon in green and brown. The metal flowers have been cut with TH tattered florals, using the aluminium seal from a biscuite tin. The owl and the frog are scrap images.



The canvas has been coasted with white structure paste, and then coloured with Inka Gold in gun-metal grey. I cut a gear out of a piece of brass foil, and used different images from my stash, from CI and from Dezina World. The pocket watches were stamped with a freebie from Craft Stamper, and the other bits and bobs are from an old alarm clock which I recently found in a skip on the street, along with several other interesting finds!

OK, that was all for today. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

  1. Love the pink picture, and the other things! Miss Pinky is really gorgeous, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing all three of them together. :)

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  3. there's definitely a sense of 'hippy' coming out in your self portraits! Love it. I really like that aluminum tag. I have to miss out on the steam punk challenge, I didn't have anything at all I could use :-( I'm going to have to go shopping!

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  4. Love the pink hair, they are fantastic paintings. The steampunk and tags are fab. as well. Yvonne xx

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  5. Love your hippie girl painting, and the other peices are fab too. Happy weekend, Hugs, Barb

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  6. Fabulous work on all of these my friend you are such a diverse artist, i love your inspiring work.thanks for joining in Dezinaworld fun friday xxxxxxx

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  7. What treasure there is to be found in skips fits the theme so well, love your Steampunk piece.

    It does not seem to matter what colours you use for your glorious portraits the style is so clever they always look fab.

    thank you for the link as well all done now.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun this week. XOXO Zoe

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  8. Wow thats a lot of challenges Valerie.... you must be up all night...lol
    Loving the Pink Hair self portrait, mine is also pink hair for Monday... great minds and all that......
    Love the tag and the fab canvas. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  9. Your Pink Portrait is great. Fancy a room full of all these portraits .. they would make quite a visual statement. Love your tags as always .. steampunk is great. Have a great day, Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  10. dear Valerie,
    you look so lovely in pink! wish I could have seen yr pink hair too.Love your steampunk pieces, fabulous.take care, gerri

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  11. Fabulous steampunk piece, love all the different elements you've used, they all came together perfectly.

    Thanks for playing with JFF this week.

    Sam xxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love all the pink, Valerie! Also how you have created the steampunk piece, brilliant!

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  13. Hi Valerie! GREAT pink textured hair and enjoying all the details you've added. Profiles are NOT easy for me. Your other challenges have yielded some cool pieces too. Love the steampunk style and how you've created all your gadgets. Happy PPF!

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  14. So beautiful...I love her powerful pink essence...she is very explorative..makes me want to know more about her...i love her sideway gaze and her hair revealing secrets and unfolding..hair is such a power symbol!! Beautiful work...and Wow..i love all your other creations as wel..shine on..fabulous!
    Victoria

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  15. I agree, there isn't enough time in the day for all of the things i would love to draw and paint! hee!!
    I love the colors of her hair! Pretty pose, too....and I love the details of the butterfly! have a great friday

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  16. Thanks for the instructional post! I often wonder about the process of some of the posts I see and you did a good job of explaining. Thanks!
    All your artwork is very creative and looks great!

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  17. Hi
    Oh I love her or is that your, hair.
    Incredible as always.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. What can I say Valerie, But You Are Amazing!! And Your Pieces Show It! Hugs,Tee

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  19. Hi Valerie. Happy PPF and happy weekend to you. I love your pink lady. She looks really intense. Great work!

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  20. Lovely pink piece...I can't wait to see the other two! :-)

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  21. Oh wow, Valerie, I love it all! And the steampunk is amazing! And of course, I adore the pink!! Wishing you a happy weekend! And also the book in your slide show is gorgeous!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  22. Your pink portrait is fab! ;) I can visualize you in some pink locks in earlier days! How fun! And wow on those tags. That steampunk tag is very cool. Love those little clock bits. Great work, Valerie! :)

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  23. Great artwork and I love your Steampunk entry for JFF. Great colour you have used and I love how your elements overlap the edges of the canvas. Had to smile when I read you had found the alarm clock in a skip along the road - can just imagine you rummaging with legs dangling and shouting "Eureka" when you got a clock.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF this week - Hugs, Neet x

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  24. You do fit a lot into a day :) the painting is a fab colour very 70s.
    Your steam punk piece is wonderful all those collaged images work so well. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von x

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  25. Neet, you are soooo right. There was an old chair next to which I stood in to dangle far enough in. The workmen there were very helpfil, and offered to carry an old bath tub home for me if I wanted it!!

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  26. All these are great. I really love the steam punk entry. Happy PPF!
    Theresa

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  27. Yippie..Hippie! Love the steampunk tags! Happy Fairy Day...hope you have a weekend of creative fun!

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  28. your choice of colors are lively and look great on her.

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  29. These are SO cool!! I love them all!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  30. wow-za! that pink lady is so fabulous and the bubbling and burning did some neat things w/ the hair. very cool! That would make such a neat print or postcard or something. xo

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  31. Ros hair of the girl is very original .... I like it. Saludos

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  32. your pink self portrait is outstanding! love the metallic accents.

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  33. Pretty in pink, for sure!!!
    I love the movement!!!

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  34. Hip, hip... hooray, another "Friday Paint Party"!
    I love it, the colors work well together.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents, always :]
    Happy Friday *hugs*

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  35. Pinky-you is cool! Lover her/your hair.

    You've been so busy, Valerie. Great tag and canvas too.

    x

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  36. What a wonderful variety of art you have done! Love all the bright colors in the lady with all the pinks! My favorite is the one with the owl, it is so cool!!! Happy PPF!

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  37. Valerie, Fridays come around so quickly. I like your PINK version of Paint Friday.

    Your canvas is spectacular! Have a restful weekend.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn S

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  38. Wonderful artwork again. Love everything.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence.

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  39. Those metal tags are BRILLIANT...HAPPY PPF!

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  40. Happy PPF! I love the first piece her colors are wonderful!!! And those tin tags are awesome!!! You have been busy indeed!!!

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  41. All the artworks are wonderful to show off your creativity. Well Done!

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  42. Fantastic piece of art you have made.

    xxx

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  43. Great tags! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  44. The pink portraits are wonderful! You are doing so well exploring this theme!

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  45. Love the pink lady paintings!! Those steampunk projects are so detailed and awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    Jen :)

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  46. Fabulous steampunk canvas
    Janet x

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  47. The steampunk pieces are stellar--I love the contrasting materials. :)

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  48. Wow, you got busy! Very beautiful. You are quite diverse in your arte!
    Salute,
    Happy belated PPF! I am taking a late tour!

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  49. Wow great work , bet you had fun making these.

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  50. very creative and cool looking art
    KAT

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