Monday, 18 July 2011

Summer of Color and this time it's red....

Good morning you all, hope you all have a good week. Monday is here again, and that means it's Kristin's *Summer of Color* challenge again. Our theme for this week is red. I painted 2 pictures, both very different.
The first one I have called *red sky at night*:



The background has been drawn with water soluble wax crayons in several layers. Each layer was painted over separately, and the next layer drawn onto the still damp color of the layer before. The houses were painted with black tempera onto a separate sheet, then cut out and glued on, as were the creatures with wings! I like the feeling of movement that the background gives.

The second picture is one of my wild ladies again. The roses have been stamped with a stamp from LaBlanche. I have written different rose quotes round the contours of the head.


And I made tags for 2 different challenges. The first one is for *Just for fun* where they want to see cardboard this week. As this is one of my fave materials, this was not a problem.


And the next tag is for Gingersnap Creations for the GC109 *On the Road* challenge. The lovely punky tea-pot lady stamp is from Character Constructions.


So, I think that was enough again! Have a nice day, take care and thanks for looking in!

49 comments:

  1. Wow, look at that red sky - really turbulent and eerie. 'Wild Rose' is funky too!

    Great tags.

    x

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  2. Lovely work, they are all great, but I like the red sky best! We are off out with the kids today, what a thought! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Great work!

    I especially love the swirly sky... it looks amazing.

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  4. Wow, Valerie! This is stunning! Love the red skies.

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  5. Wonderful red sky at night Valerie! just love bats and it's got so much energy :)
    Your tags are fabby as always :)
    Thank you once again for playing along at Just for Fun
    Von x

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  6. You red night has a bit of the 'starry night' feel about it with all the movement. I like it! And I like how you use all of your materials! I have soluble crayons sitting out there that have not seen the light of day for ages!x Julie

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  7. Then get them out Julie, it is fun working with them!

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  8. Loving your red skies and the red lady is wonderful. Great tags too.
    Hugs xx

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  9. Wow! I really love your "spooky" red and black pic. The red sky is such a great idea, and looks amazing! :-)

    (And your tags are just so lovely!)

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  10. Wow I love that red sky and your wild lady. Those roses are gorgeous!
    x

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  11. Loving your Summer of Red pieces and great tags as well. I forgot about the wings, darn it..... x

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  12. Wow!Someone have been busy...
    They are all great!But the red sky city is my favourite!

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  13. Love it all, as usual, Valerie, however, Red Sky at Night is quite spectacular. Has a Van Gough sky, amazing . . and well done. Your wild woman is wildly fabulous and your tags ... again ... fabulous. Loaded to the hilt, wild and wonderful! Rock on and have a wonderful day. big hugs, Donna

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  14. love the scene and love your red portrait...xxx

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  15. WOW your stormy red sky is fabulous, your lady in red! well red suits you madam gorgeous.

    On the Road Steampunk perfection.

    Love your Just for Fun tag am assuming that the Umbrella man is cut out of corrugated card? not easy to tell in a photo. Thank you for sharing it with us at Just for fun XOXO Zoe

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  16. Love your red sky at night. Thanks for sharing how you did that. When I was scrolling down I thought your lovely lady was on glass. Another fab project. Loving the tags.
    Have a great day.
    Florence x

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  17. all brilliant but am so loving that background on the first one, immense x

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  18. Each of these pieces is wonderful--such creativity here. I love the bold pink of the water color crayons with the black. The writing around the rose lady is awesome. The tags are fantastic. It's great to see the Gingersnap Creations challenge tag! Helene

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  19. Love your projects! That red sky is awesome. Kind of eerie and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the detail in red sky at night with the black silhouetted buildings. Also love the lady with the words around her.

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  21. I love that 'red sky at night', just beautiful.

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  22. Those sky's are gorgeous and your lady is quite clever. Love the pretty tags too.

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  23. Gorgeous red sky. Amazing talent my friend...Have a great day. Hugs, Kim

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  24. I love that red sky!! so dramatic with all the swirls! the tags too! so many details to look at.
    xoxo

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  25. That red sky is amazing. It has such movement! I really enjoyed looking at it today! gerri

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  26. I love that red swirly background!
    Your lady is lovely in red roses! Love that stamp!

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  27. Wow, it's all fabulous!! I adore those tags!!!

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  28. I love the tesxtured look of your sky and how the black bats are accentuated by the reds. :-)

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  29. I love the Red Sky piece!!! Your tags are fabulous, too!!!! Wow!

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  30. Your lady in red is my favorite. Great job. I also like your red backgrounds, Valerie.

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  31. Valerie, you are such an inspiration! Love your sky, crazy about the bats! Wild Rose - indeed! All of your pieces are as usual fantastic!

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  32. I really like your sky piece; your tags are intriguing! Nice to meet you~

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  33. WOW! Love your red paintings with the black silouhette! Very cool! Happy Creating!

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  34. Wow! Valerie I love your summer of color RED Pieces!
    I love the houses in the first one! Neat.
    Wild Lady is Fantastic! I love the way you hand writ around the outside! Hugs,Tee

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  35. That sky is very special - something magic going on there :)

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  36. Your red sky at night is just stunning! I love all of your red pieces :) Have a great week!

    xo Joanna

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  37. Oooh, they are all so beautiful! I absolutely adore your background with the crayons - it is SUCH a cool idea and I hope to replicate it one day ;) and your lady with her rose quotes is really delicate and pretty - I love the metallics here. Thank you for playing again this week, it is a pleasure to have you, xo

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  38. Great paintings, really like the "red' sky!
    Reminds me of Starry Night by Van Gogh... love it :]

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  39. lovely work again val, I love the top one, with the black building, lovely...

    maria xx

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  40. Wow look at you go girl.
    I love all of your pieces. The bats I am not fond of but they do make interesting creatures in that red sky.
    The ladies hair looks like stained glass the way you have painted it in sections.
    And......do I see umbrella man in that tag? Wow your tags are awesome Valerie.
    Have a super week, can't believe it is Monday again, where does the time go?
    Lesley xo

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  41. I love all these projects! Today our heat index is 115! HOLY MOLY! I should get out and weed before the heat arrives!

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  42. Your red pieces are stunning...especially the wild girl;) And those tags are true works of art. Love the birdies and words.

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  43. This made me laugh as I have a tag sitting here with your name on for ages now ( post office here on strike constantly things getting lost all the time ) anyway it has bats on it !! and then I saw this !! Fabulous skyline. Your wild lady is just that amazing colours. and as for the tags !!! you are indeed the queen of them, too fab for words.

    Marie

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  44. Great group of projects. I love the sky you ended up with and the black silhouette is perfect.

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  45. Nice tags but I could not see the corrugated card we have for our challenge - you just mention cardboard in your write up too.
    Neet - JFF

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  46. That red sky looks amazing, I like how the background is detailed while the rest remains simple.

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  47. oooooooo - love that red sky!.....and the bats too! *smiles* ~Jen

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  48. That red sky is wonderful and it really shows off the buildings and bats (although I am not too keen on bats).

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  49. This made me laugh as I have a tag sitting here with your name on for ages now ( post office here on strike constantly things getting lost all the time ) anyway it has bats on it !! and then I saw this !! Fabulous skyline. Your wild lady is just that amazing colours. and as for the tags !!! you are indeed the queen of them, too fab for words. Marie

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