Monday, 1 August 2011

Monday and Time for Summer of Color

Once again the time has flown, and it's Monday already! I spent quite a lot of time sleeping at the weekend, and must say, I feel better for it. It means less crafting time, but sometimes it is just important to rest, and this was one of those times.
Today it's *Summer of Color* hosted by Kristin. Our colour prompt this time was orange, so I needed to get used to the notion of painting with orange. I started on Thursday, when I painted 2 orange backgrounds, one of which I used on Friday for our PPF event. I was planning on doing something similar with the second one, and then when I sat down yesterday to work on it, it just turned out differently. I sprayed some more layers on it using a flourish template and some letters and numbers, and after drying it, I drew 2 faces on it, and then started with little scraps to make a collage. I used book-scraps, stamps from an old passport, scraps of printed paper and labels, as well as some random stamping using TH rusty hinge distress ink.



And while I was in an orange mood at the weekend, I altered a canvas which fits both *Summer of color* and GC110, *Gears, cogs and watch bits* over at Gingersnap Creations.I have painted the canvas with some orange structure paint, which has been bubbled and burnt, and then distressed with Stazon brown. I mounted the clock (1€ from the Euro shop) onto the centre, and added watches and watch and clock parts round about it. I had to give this one a name. I am sure you can guess it! Clockwork Orange!


And the clock in the middle really works! My journal for August is nearly finished too, but that will be shown tomorrow! Have a nice day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

43 comments:

  1. Clockwork Orange! I remember that movie - living in London at the time. Time flies when you're havin fun. You obviously enjoyed yourself - paintings are great. Love the clock and happy you slept! hugs, Donna

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  2. Two glorious pieces Valerie but esecially love the clock and what a bonus it works :)
    Hope your day goes well
    Von x

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  3. Ha, ha, Clockwork Orange - love it!!
    Great work as always Valerie.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Lovely, cheery colours today! We are off out with the kids again here, how nice (not)! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Oh wow, Val, I love both pieces--and what great challenges!! I adore what you have created for them!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  6. both pieces are wonderful...love the faces looking toward each other...gorgeous work...xxx

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  7. Both pieces are wonderful! I love the two faces, which feels almost intimate. Clockwork Orange, brilliant take on a very emotive film.

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  8. Good morning Valerie have just received from Alex the lovely tags she won a while back the ones she asked if she could send me a couple of . They're gorgeous I love them !Have featured them on my blog please pop over and take a peep ! Loving your orange creations both are hot and spicy ! The second one has amazing texture reminds me of honeycomb. Love the two faces I wonder what they are thinking. Glad you got plenty of sleep.

    Take care

    Marie

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  9. Two fabulous orange pieces! Love the faces you have drawn on the first one..and loving the texture on your 'clockwork orange' :)

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  10. Hope all goes well at the docs today and the package I sent to you last week arrives soon.

    Marie

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  11. Pretty oranges today. :) I'm in love with that clock.

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  12. Two smashing pieces of Art Valerie. Take care, hugs Annette x

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  13. Wowser that steampunk clock is the bees knees x

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  14. Fabulous pieces Valerie. The clock is wonderfull.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Steampunk orange! Great pieces for this week.
    x

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  16. Great orange collage, the ladies have beautiful serene faces and the Clockwork Orange is inspired! The textured background really does look good enough to eat! xx

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  17. Ha Ha, Clockwork orange, brilliant, it had to be done Valerie, love your orange creations today:0) Hope you've caught up on your sleep, hugs Gay xxx

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  18. Great pieces again,the Clockwork Orange clock is brilliant. Yvonne xx

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  19. Love you work!!! I need to get out of the box a little.
    Donna

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  20. Wow, you really embraced orange! Your faces painting is very unusual and intriguing. Great work!

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  21. Terrific projects... really love the canvas on top. And a working clock, to boot!

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  22. I love your orange creations and the clock is definitely a cool tick, tock!

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  23. I really like the canvass working clock This is the reason I first came to your blog from GSC and you were bubbling paint I love how you make this work ;0) Dxx

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  24. Ha! Clockwork Orange! That's just perfect - and makes me want to get out a blow torch and melt some paint ;) These are fabulous and I think your orange piece could be my favorite yet. I'm so looking forward to your "Show and Tell" - thank you for sharing this with us, xo

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  25. Both pieces are just wonderul! I love the faces in the first and the bubbly paint in the second!

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  26. I simply love your work, your use of colours & textures are such a talent! Your first piece is stunning...& love the blues with the oranges in your clock piece :)
    xo
    Joanna

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  27. Hi Valerie. As always great work and lots of inspiring ideas.
    Regards Florence x

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  28. Oh my... such yummy colors!
    Love your painting :]
    Adding the book scraps, clever & creative.
    Happy Monday <3

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  29. Orange has been good to you!
    I love these Val!

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  30. I really like your piece with the faces. I like all the texture and bits of papers that add extra interest. The clock piece is really interesting also. I love all the texture and watch parts.

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  31. Fabulous orange. Always love yr pieces that have human faces, so expressive. take care, gerri

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  32. Yes the weekend is over and so is Monday, how does that happen?
    Your orange art if fab. Love the clockwork orange, what a great working and conversation piece.
    Take care sleeping beauty.
    Les

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  33. The clock piece is ROCK and ROLL! I love all the textures and strange little images--especially that gas mask. :)

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  34. Oh Valerie! I love your collage, as I am just starting to tinker in all kinds of painting, and collages myself (while still crocheting and scrapbooking whenever I can!)... But that clock just took my breath away! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! (Great name too!)... Can't wait to see your journal! ~tina

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  35. Lovely collages!! Clever title for your clockwork piece!

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  36. I love these faces and the mood of the whole piece. Great Clockwork Orange as well. And your August journal above...really cool!

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  37. Great pieces!! clockwork orange, very clever! I love the textures in that one.
    xoxo

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  38. Both pieces are wonderful!! I especially love the clock and the bright orange!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  39. I love your collages, so vibrant and pretty~ Very clever~

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  40. I love both your Clockwork Orange-pieces! Both of them are so fun - I can't choose! :-))

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  41. I like so much the clock for the orange...and your page too...this is nice creations...I can't chooose me too...

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  42. I love both your orange pieces! A clockwork orange is really a smash!
    Jessi xox

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