Thursday, 13 June 2013

Summer of Colour and Paint Party Friday

Hi you all, hope you are having a good week. My painting today is for the Summer of Colour - hosted by  the sweet Kristin and for Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin. The colours for SOC this week are citron green and turquoise, and I made an African landscape with unusual colours.

I painted the background with thinned down acrylics to make the colours more transparent, sprayed with some watered down green, and then stamped and stenciled with DI peeled paint. I went round the outlines of my African scene with a felt tip pen, and used the same colour for the text, although it looks blue here, as the pens are rather transparent and show the colours underneath. The quote is from Nelson Mandela.








This journal spread was made over pages which had been used to take the remainder of my colours from last week, livened up with half a cup of coffee (ooooops!) and a bit of yellow. I had no theme or challenge in mind, and just let it run.  I stamped, stenciled, collaged, doodled and had fun; this is the result:








This was fun to make, and thanks to Eva, Kristin and Kristin for organising these events.
Have a good week you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!

65 comments:

  1. Love the colors of your pages, they are so vibrant. Your little monkeys hanging around made me laugh, they are so cute!
    xx

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    1. Yeah, they remind me somehow of the kids I used to teach - in a positive sense!

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  2. Wow, what a lot of wonderful colour, shapes and excitement! The Africa pages are wonderful, and your journal spread is so vibrant with colour and energy and fun! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful pages, really with Africa feeling. I hope also the wish of a peaceful Africa becomes true.

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    1. Yes, a peaceful Africa and a peaceful world....

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  4. Both of your pages are beautiful. Love those monkeys!

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  5. Love your African landscape, you have outdone yourself. Beautiful playful pages too!

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  6. Valerie my email is cmlk79@yahoo.com. Can you send me your email address and I can then reply with my mailing address! Thanks.

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  7. These are so beautiful, I love all the different patterns in the background of the first one and the deep purple on the second is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

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  8. You have a wonderful sense of color and both projects are just beautiful. I always love your work Valerie - you are always trying something new!

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  9. Great landscape and Mandela's quote is spot on. Love your "hanging around" page as well. I agree with bellefrogworks. Have a wonderful day.

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  10. You have some wonderful art work there - I love the turquoise and green African landscape - so beautiful and serene, but I also love the vibrancy of the red and the little monkeys - so lively and cute, and the figures have such movement in them!

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  11. I love the fun colors and themes of your two pieces. I found it interesting that you have all these wild animals appearing in your artwork in the last two posts. Blessings!

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  12. boah das find ich beides grandios gelungen .. so himmlische Farben..ein Farbrausch zum drin verweilen und genießen!
    Danke Valerie, dass Du immer so schöne Sachen machst....
    ich genieße das!

    sei lieb gegrüßt!
    Susi

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  13. love both of your terrific journal pages. Happy SOC, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Gorgeous use of the theme colors.

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  15. Hi Valerie, super African pages, I wonder if I'll ever visit there, it would be wonderful to see those animals in the wild. Love the cheeky monkeys too! Xx

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  16. WOW Valerie, these are two very wonderful spreads. The colours, the layouts, the words - FABulous!! :0)) Mo

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  17. These are absolutely wonderful Valerie. Nicola x

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  18. Love the Africa as I have always been a fan of wildlife and peace. The monkeys are just plain fun!

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  19. Fantastic colours and designs Valerie and wonderful sentiment as well.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Beautiful page to put the beautiful quote on, the colors are gorgeous! Love your playful 70's inspired monkeys hangin around too! ~Diane

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  21. Herrlich, Valerie!

    Die Afrika-Szene im ersten Bild unterscheidet sich wohltuend von den ansonsten üblichen Farben. Und das sage ich, obwohl mir im Grunde genommen die sonst benutzten warmen Farben sehr liegen. Das Zitat ist absolut passend. Die ganze Komposition würde ich als melancholisch und wundervoll bezeichnen.

    Das zweite Werk ist, trotz der ebenfalls afrikanisch anmutenden Affen, stimmungsmäßig ganz anders. Heiter, witzig, beschwingt.
    Du zeigst mit den beiden Werken, dass du sehr, sehr vielseitig bist. Bewundernswert!!!

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    1. Danke! Mir hat es Spaß gemacht einfach was anderes zu machen!

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  22. Great painted background! You make me want to pull out my paints again! Love both and that quote is so heartfelt! Enjoy the evening! Hugs!

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  23. WOW!! Both pieces are amazing and gorgeous!! I love that first one and hope for that too. The second piece makes me want to dance and sing out loud. LOVE THISE BOTH SO MUCH!! HAPPY SOC!!

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  24. Wow, the African scene is gorgeous, beautiful colours images and quote.
    I hope you made another cup of coffee for yourself , the journal pages look great.
    Yvonne x

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  25. Soooo beautiful! Love that serene and calming Africa page. Soft muted stenciling and beautiful animals and sentiment.

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  26. I just livened up a card with a half a cup of tea so glad to see i am not alone... love the top page especially... but both are quite gorgeous...xx

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  27. I love both of your pages! The first one about Africa is stunning!!

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  28. Love your pages, they are so full of life and energy! I LOVE all the evident layers in your first piece, and the colors are so pretty. They are both lovely, and thank you for the kind works :) xoxo

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  29. Love your pages...... those monkeys are so cute hanging around all over the place!

    Ha I recognise the Fiat 500 - I just love there colours and shape :)

    Karen x

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  30. Love your african inspired work. Those colours really sing!

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  31. Oh, so much fun with both journal pages!!. The one above has beautiful quote, I'm hopeful for it manifesting soon. The one below send me on my toes, what lovely fun monkeys!. Awesome work, Valerie :).

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  32. Fabulous! Love your silhouettes. :)

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  33. Fabulous work again, I love the African scene and your pages are brilliant.
    xxx Hazel.

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  34. These paintings are so different in atmosphere. The African one is very moving and you have made a lovely artwork to give your message. The second one is a lot of fun, you must have enjoyed making it, I think. And a surprise with your telephone box background today!

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  35. Both great, however I do favour the african one - I think because of Nelson Mandela. Have a great day, Valerie. Hugs, Donna

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    1. Hmm, I think I favour the monkey one, perhaps because I am often up to monkey business!

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  36. Beautiful Africa scene - and what a perfect setting for that quote. There is so much subtlety in your work. And so fun, the second one! Love all the movement and the collaged picture is perfect! Happy PPF!

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  37. Valerie, although your art is always exemplary, I think your Africa piece is one of the best pieces you've shown here on PPF. The colors with the stamps - simply gorgeous! And the quote is one all of us have in our hearts, I think.

    I also love your fun art from your journal. The purple against the yellow is quite spectacular. Thank you for visiting my blog this week. I never take visits for granted and appreciate each one.

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  38. Well...lovely journal pages...love the sfrican one...x

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  39. Lots of fun color to your journal page! I especially like the Mandela quote on the Africa piece, and that will happen some day. Happy PPF!

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  40. Yes, That beauty ... I like these creations with an interesting color combination with African flavor. Enchanting!

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  41. Love your summer of color pages!!
    I need to look into this challenge! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  42. Gosh - love these. Your colors are just fabulous! Great work for SoC!!

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  43. your African SOC piece is fabulous!!! And yes, that journal spread is loaded with fun- I love the monkeys and humans hanging out together!

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  44. Hi Valerie, Puppy is sleeping again so I'm back on! Love your art work. The African scene is gorgeous and very serene. Your journal pages are so fun with the bright colours and purple background. x

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  45. Fantastic both but I love the quote and the first one so much, what an influence, he is so wonderful...a real gift to the world. Happy PPF

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  46. Great work as always Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  47. Love these pages, especially the hanging around one. Great work.

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  48. Love both the painting and journal pages!

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  49. Wow! both the pieces look great.I love everything about the first page and the hanging monkeys and people in the second one look awesome.

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  50. These were fun to look at too! Love how you did the trees with the colors blended so beautifully behind them! The people hanging around are so playful!

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  51. Wonderful pages...powerful words and gorgeous blend of color!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  52. A great series - beautiful colour and so much movement they seem to bounce off the page.

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  53. A beautiful background and a lovely quote. I also love the journal page. Stunning composition.

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  54. boah,fantastische seiten valerie,beide seiten gefallen mir seeehr gut,besonders die affen sind lustig,hihi.

    GLg Jeannette

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  55. those journalpages are really fun. But your SOC piece is amazing. I love that quote too.

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  56. Hello Valerie! It's good to see you playing along with SOC again this year :) Super artwork, and I love that you have used a quote of Mr Mandela, especially at this time when he is so ill.

    x

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  57. wow! these are stunning pages!

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  58. These are superb Valerie, the first one is so soothing, while you can feel the life flooding through the second xx

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  59. Your African landscape and the words are really beautiful and I love your journal pages too :o)x

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  60. Beautiful and inspirational. Blessings, Janet PPF

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