Monday, 6 August 2012

Challenges

Hi you all, it's Monday again! I have had a lazy weekend, spent a lot of time reading with my feet up, and I must confess that I enjoyed it. In between I did do a bit of crafting, and here's what I made. The first one is my DT piece for the new challenge over at 'The Cheerful Stamp Pad', where the theme this week is 'Coming up orange'. The challenge has been sponsored by Lunagirl, who also supplied the DT images.
I have mounted the image onto copper coloured miri-card, which has been mounted onto distressed cardboard, inked with forest moss. gold and rusty something-or-other, and embossed with a mix of copper, pearl and bronze eps.  I added some ribbon, lace, string, beads and an orange flower as embellies.



The second piece is for the challenges at 'Out of a Hat' Creations, where the theme is lines, and for Artful Times, where the theme is Mona Lisa, and for the Renaissance Men challenge at Frilly and Funkie. It was difficult to get the colour of the miri card and ribbon right in the pictures; I think the real colour is just about in the middle of the colours shown here! Sorry. I distressed the card with wild plum and silver, and embossed with silver, pearl and lavender.



Hope you all have a good day and a great week. Take care, have fun, and thanks for visiting!

35 comments:

  1. All wonderful pieces Valerie and the Mona Lisa/Lines artwork is wonderful.The string and beads are terrific :)

    So pleased that you joined in with the challenge at Out of a Hat Creations this week.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Gorgeous work here, I love both of them! Mona Lisa is really funny, too! Love your humour. Have a good week, hugs, Sarah

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  3. 2 smashing hangings Valerie :) love your sence of humour with Mona lol
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times again this week
    Von ♥

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  4. Wonderful work Valerie and I love the Mona Lisa. Beautiful.
    Lovely greet
    MARJA

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  5. Hi Valerie loving these two creations. I love the colours in the first one and the layering makes it pop. Love the way you have cut the second piece and the humour of the sentiment, though I don't think Mona will be smiling !!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Crafty hugs from your newest follower, Annie x

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  6. Ha, love what you've done with Mona and your DT piece is fabulous. Orange is a colour I never use but that's a stunning image. Both pieces are beautifully embellished. xx

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  7. Suze, I know what you mean, It's not my colour either....

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  8. beautiful, love the texture added by the beads, poor Mona Lisa,

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  9. Love the string and bead touch, Valerie. Both are beautiful pieces.
    Hope you're having a great summer :)
    xoxo

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  10. Great pieces... but I especially love the orange ones. Love the lace and beads.

    Karenx

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  11. Lovely colours and textures today Valerie!

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  12. Two fabulous pieces of Art. Had a smile about Mona losing her true love.
    Yvonne

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  13. These are great Valerie! Love the beads in her headband in the first one and love Mona's sentiment, you are so witty! Looks great with the window effect.

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  14. Fabulous art! Love these both and glad you had a relaxful weekend! Why don't you link up the Mona Lisa with Frilly and Funkie?? Go take a look! http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2012/07/renaissance-men.html

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  15. These are fabulous projects! Love all the add-ons to Monda and how you've glammed up the gal on top!

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  16. Lovely as always i love your beads ;0) on monas card xx

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  17. They are both fabulous Valerie, x

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  18. Ooooo Valerie these are all fabulous makes. I love the Mona / lines hanging, those beads are scrummy and the sentiment made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra X

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  19. Both creations are really marvellous!

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  20. Beautiful job on both of these! Poor Mona, but she made me smile!

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  21. Not even poor Mona is safe with you ! Both pieces fabulous, love, lov love the image on the first and the fantastic colour and texture Ms Mona looks splendiferous even in her cut up state. You are a brilliant and wicked artist Ms Valerie !!

    Marie.

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  22. Lighting always plays havoc with me while I take photos as well. Your Mona looks so sad and words are so befitting for her! Love her eyes! Beautiful job! Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  23. Love both of your pieces but my favourite is the second one! Really like what you did with the image including keeping it black and using the bright pink to lift everything. Lots of lovely embellishments too.
    Juliaxx

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  24. Beautiful pieces. Love Mona all cut up! x

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  25. Hi Valerie. Wonderful makes. Inspiring as always. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again this week.
    Regards Florence xx

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  26. Thanks for playing along with us again this week over at Artful Times with your fabulous Mona hanging.

    Sam xxx

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  27. Hi Valerie. Love the humor ... cards are lovely too. xxx

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  28. Hi Valerie,Fabulous cards,love your lines.Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  29. These are both fabulous Valerie, we're all being a little cruel to Mona this week poor love lol x

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  30. I think your Mona is my favorite- I love the way you cut her up and then made a joke out of it!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    P.S. Isn't is frustrating when the camera refuses to capture the colors correctly?
    xx

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  31. WOWZER.. These look fabulous.. Well done my crafty friend..

    Hugs~

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  32. Lovely work Valerie and I do like the way you have used your Mona Lisa - smile time with those words.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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  33. A great take on the Mona theme, love the bright colours.

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