Thursday, 20 June 2013

Summer of Colour


Hi everybody!

It's really hot here in Germany, we have had temps of  up to 35°, with very high humidity and tendency to storms - but from tomorrow it will start cooling down again, and then we will be back to normal....
This week has flown by. At SOC the colour choice for this week is hot pink and orange - and no, I definitely didn't choose it! But I think it does it good to work with other colour combos from time to time. I made some mixed media journal pages. I used some little images from a magazine, which I scanned, digitally altered, re-sized, printed - luckily BEFORE my printer went on strike - and cut out. For the left image I used some old book paper to print on. I painted the backgrounds of both pages, glued the images down and had fun with paints, transparent pens and felt tips. The background has been stenciled and stamped, too. So I ended up enjoying the colourful pages, and even the white spaces in between!











I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.
Thanks to all the ladies who organise these great events!

Have a great day, take care, and thanks for coming by!

78 comments:

  1. OH MY... "VIBRANT" & "ALIVE" ... love these Valerie!! :]

    ** great images **

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  2. Wowzers - this is totally and completely gorgeous - love it! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful Valerie-great colours and techniques.

    Have great day

    Chrissie xx

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  4. Stunning pages Valerie the colours and images are a great combination :)
    Von ♥

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  5. Fabulous bright pages Valerie and great use of the mag images.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Wow I love these colours Valerie and you've used gorgeous images xx

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  7. Very nice journal pages! Greetings from a Belgian Valerie :-)

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  8. Pink and Orange! what a combo...and you have made a great job with them. Love your pages.

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  9. Your white images stand out so well against the bright Orange/Pink backgrounds. I love your digitally altered magazine pictures, particularly the black emphasis on the lady with the hat. I was so entranced with the strong features that it took me a while to see the camels and tree. Superb - they give the feeling of a hot desert atmosphere. You are so inventive and original, I love your work.
    P.S. What are 'transparent pens'?

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  10. They are calligraphy pens from Lehmann and Weber, and the ink in them is transparent. I didn't know it when I bought them, but they give lovely effects!

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  11. Just adore these pieces, Valerie! These colours are really waking me up! It's 6:45 am - so thank you for that. :o) hugs, Donna

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous pieces, Valerie! I would so love to be able to paint like that. Love how the white images just pop off of those hot, bright colors.

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  13. you did a great job with these pages Valerie, I love the colour combo myself.

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  14. Great SOC contribution Valerie. Love the pen work. I really like the colors.:)

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  15. Wunderschön, liebe Valerie! Ich finde auch, dass orange das neue pink ist.
    Liebe Grüße
    Erika

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  16. you have worked the colours very well and the blue makes a good contrast:)

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  17. Oh, fantasico, Valerie, these colours and all your little and large pictures - I too didn't notice the camels at first. Ladies faces and camels, who would have thought of it ..... you! I also like the stamping, especially the different coloured diamonds for some reason. It sounds as if you had a ball making this, to great effect.

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  18. WOW - your white spaces are so effective and you have worked so well with colours you wouldn't normally choose too. BJ#13 thanks for the visit.

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  19. I had to do the conversion from C to F and that is hot! We get that kind of heat pretty regularly, but without the humidity! Stay cool! Love these pages and the ladies faces! The white space pulls you right in! Hugs!

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  20. WOW, darling pages!!. I LOVE the mag stencil effect from just coloring the sides with felt tips :). I think it's the colors we're playing this week, warmed things up :). Stay cool.

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  21. Love how you use magazine images, these are two fabulous pages.
    Been hot here, but not the temperatures you have had.
    Yvonne x

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  22. Your journal pages are magnificent! Your faces blend so magically into your art journal pages!

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  23. This is stunning! I keep staring at it to see what and how you did it! Totally magnificent piece, so well executed! Too bad we are living with such extremes right now with the weather, too hot or too cold! ~Diane

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  24. Oh I really love these Valerie, they remind me a bit of the eighties when bright neon colours were "in"! Xx

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  25. there is a lovely and beautiful feeling to these~

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  26. Gaaaanz toll!!!Gefällt mir seehr gut.

    GLG Jeannette

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  27. Wonderful pages, Valerie! I really like how you did their eyes ~ each one so dramatically.

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  28. HI Valerie, Great pages, love the images.
    Avril xx

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  29. Love your pages. You draw so beautifully.

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  30. Terrific pages Valerie, Annette x

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  31. Two colors that I normally would not think of pairing together--you made them play very nicely together!

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  32. Fabulous page ! So passionate !! Love the way you have interpreted the colour combo ! Ali #79

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  33. WOW WOW WOW!! This is so fun and happy!!! I love these ladies and what you wrote, how cute!!! I think we all enjoyed this week's colors. AWESOME JOB!!

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  34. Really love your style - these are so striking!

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  35. Valerie, the pages are some of your best. I believe using a variety of colour choices which are not your norm produced excellent results. I also like your new blog design with the tele booths.

    Hope tomorrow it is a bit cooler.

    Hugs,
    C

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  36. Oh my goodness! These pages are fabulous, creative, and oh so beautiful! I love how you used the colors here!!!! STUNNING!

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  37. Valerie - I don't know how you did this but I do know how fabulous these pages are. Wow kid - you sure are good. By now you know that I really enjoy following you. Great pages!!!!
    Sandy

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  38. Oh I love love love these pages!!! Wowzer they are so vibrant and beautiful!! Good job!! Try to stay cool....I despise being hot at this age!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  39. These are wonderful! Working in different colour combinations is obviously good for you :)

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  40. Fabulous pages Valerie :-) I love the colours you have used on these stunning journal pages.

    Have a lovely weekend and I hope your weather settles

    Annie x

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  41. WOW! Striking images!
    Great work :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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  42. I just love excitement and the fashion illustration feel of these pages. Blessings!

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  43. Valerie, this is some quite amazing work. Love your bright journal pages.

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  44. Wow, these pages are amazing! I especially like the right page, the figure, and the scene in the background. lovely work!

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  45. Great pages! I love how you allow the text to show in the portrait on the right...playing with the figure-ground relationship!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  46. I love these compositions with exquisite colors. very sensual!

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  47. I love the glam! Beautiful. I think those colors seem to suit you - you used them so well :)

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  48. Oh my-for someone who didn't pick these colors (I did) these pages are utterly fantastic!!! I would have guessed you used these colors often.Great job!

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  49. Valerie, Love the vibrant color combination, looks quite delicious for lack of a better word. I also love the paint overlay and splashes of stenciling. Great pages.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  50. i love everything about these pages!! so nice :)

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  51. Love your ladies Valerie. For this week's challenge even I have done a portrait:).

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  52. I love this! The colors, the detail, and that orange is the new pink!! Fantastic piece:-)

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  53. Beautiful piece for SOC and HPPF!

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  54. Valerie - these pages are just fabulous. You created your own grown up artist coloring book. The images are just wonderful. HPPF

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  55. those faces turned out beautifully.... and hope the weather has cooled for you... that is the sort of weather that we get for months at a time... and I kind of love it, but would be awful if you aren't used to it...xx

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  56. What exciting faces, full of color and energy. You draw SO well. Very impressive.

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  57. Oh, these are wonderful! The colours are so bright and clear, and the faces are beautiful!

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  58. Great pages, truly creative!

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  59. Beautiful pages, love the modern look! <3

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  60. Stunning pages! The background and the ladies are so beautiful. The colors work wonderfully together and with the white. Love it!
    xx

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  61. Valerie you have such a range of styles! You always amaze me as I never know quite what I am going to find over here!!!!!

    I TOTALLY LOVE these pieces they are so vibrant. Such a happy colour combination.

    Karen x

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  62. Wonderful pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. Stunning! That white makes the pages really SING!

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  64. These are gorgeous! I love your design and how you put them together. I never would have thought to put those two colors together either but I really like that combo! Great work! :-)

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  65. I love them all! So spontaneous and absolutely beautiful. I like the close ups best I think:)

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  66. Wow!! Love both of these. Beautiful designs, stunning use of colour and composition. Glorious line work. Love. Love. Love.

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  67. WOW Valerie, ich bin hin und weg. Das sieht einfach grandios aus! Einfach WUNDERVOLL!!!

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  68. Beautiful creations Valerie. Well done. Great compositions and colours. They are Fantastic. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are enjoying summer days!

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  69. We had summer last week - then the big floods, now it's November again!

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  70. I haven't visited in a long time - found your entry on AIB and just had to stop in. Beautiful work as always.

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  71. SO so fabulous! These pages are really bold and poppy and just gorgeous, xoxo

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  72. Sehr schöne Porträts und Farbspiele! Der Effekt von dem blau-violett in dem orange pink ist erstklassig!
    Herzliche Grüsse :-)
    Ilona

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  73. I like your portrets, there is something very attractive in each of them ...

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