Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Orange, orange and blue

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week started off well. It was cool and rainy here, and I enjoyed walking in the rain and getting wet. After all the heat we had last week it was really pleasant to be back to normal, although the next heat wave is on its way.

At SOC the colours this week are orange, orange and blue. This is the last of the colour challenges for this summer. I have once again used an A3 page. I drew a paper doll-face, already stamped and ready to post, as  she is also meant for the post-postage challenge at Art Journal Journey. She was drawn with charcoal pencils (thanks Chrissie!) and coloured with pastel chalks. I found some postage stamps in my stash in fitting colours, and added some postal stamping. And the blue and orange butterfly!
I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge, anything goes and to
Kim Dellow's Friday show your face.









At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is splashes, drips and dribbles. I used a background which was painted, sprayed and dribbled. I went over some of the little splashes with DecoArt liquid glass, which I outlined with a dark blue fine liner. Looks a bit like apples on the trees! I added some embellishments to give it all a bit more volume.





I just got 2 photos taken today, it started raining so much that it was not possible any more.



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

63 comments:

  1. Both makes are wonderful Valerie, love the fun expression on the lady's face and those little pastage additions. The background to the tag looks great!

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  2. She's quite beautiful. Love that butterfly in her hair.You really got the skin color spot on too. And even if you didn't get a lot of photos, the two you snapped before the rain are quite lovely. Love the rain drops on those flowers.

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  3. Love your post. Awesome use of the colors. I really like the idea of the stamps. I've never really used stamps on paintings, etc. I'll have to try that. Great tags.:)

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  4. This is such a cute piece for SOC and for AJJ. The drippy tag goes with the rain you've been having too. Pretty photos.

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  5. Gorgeius pieces. Love her puzzled expressions.Awesome art!

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  6. Your paper doll is fantastic, so pretty, and love the expression on her face. Great tag, too. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  7. Gorgeous makes Valerie! Love your paper doll- really fragile!

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  8. gro0ßartige seite,die bilder sind auch toll.
    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

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  9. Orange and blue is such a great combination for people.... And you've proven it so well. She is stunning.

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  10. Was für ein wunderschönes Gesicht Valerie und das Tag gefällt mir super gut.. diese kleinen extra definierten Tröpfchen sehen spitze aus!
    Hab einen wunderschönen Tag und bitte: WENIG H.........

    Bussi
    Susi

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  11. Great art Valerie. I love it and the look on her face is wonderful. Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. What a fabulous expression she has! I love the way you added the postage elements! The tag has such glorious colours - brilliant how they have blended together! Chrisx

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  13. What a wonderful drawing of a face and you find so many amazing ways to use postal images it amazes me every day.

    The tag is gorgeous with the wonderful colours in your own special blend.

    Terrific photograph and the centre of the flower looks like jewels on you picture-love it.

    Have a great day and I hope it is nicer weather than yesterday

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  14. Your drawing made me smile. She's so funny with her stamped face. - eric

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  15. This is so original (again), I do like your fragile paper doll, all ready to post with a butterfly in her hair.
    There is a sweet little postage stamp with a face bottom right, I wonder if you drew it. I like her curly hair, we all used to want curly hair in the "olden" days.
    Walking in the rain is lovely (if you are coming back home to get dry again). Your photo of the hydrangea with the water droplets is superb.
    Have a nice (cool) day. We are having nice cool days all....the....time. Actually it is quite pleasant.

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  16. Love that doll face Valerie and the stamps etc are perfect. Gorgeous tag too. Our weather here in Scotland is just awful.....it's more like October with temperatures of Less than 14 degrees.....brr!!!

    Enjoy your walks x

    Hugs Annie x

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  17. A wonderful page and tag, I love your doll with the butterfly in her curly hair.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Your Fragile First Class girl is really wonderful Valerie!
    Every detail is super and how you've highlighted postage is so cleverly done.
    And that tag ooh la laa gorgeous especially with that color combo.
    Happy day to you oxo

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  19. Super work Valerie and LOVE the tag, I am going to attempt the orange, orange and blue as well just love those colours together.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  20. Wonderful creative work and this weeks colours are so beautiful. Visiting from SoC5

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  21. Love the dace of the doll, she is beautiful, love the butterfly in her hair.
    Super tag and vibrant happy colours.
    Hope its a better day for your walk today.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Your art work is absolutely gorgeous, Valerie! I love your drawing and all of her amazing details. And your tag is simply beautiful! Your two photos are so pretty, too!! It has been a pleasure following you throughout the Summer of Color this year! Thanks for everything! HUGS!!!

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  23. Du bist natürlich schon wieder fertig mit diesem Thema, du Fleißige!
    Passt alles wunderbar zusammen, so schöne blaue Augen! Beste Grüße von Ulrike

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  24. Fabulous tag, love the liquid glass drops, so perfect given your rainy weather! Hope the sun comes out for you. hugs :)

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  25. Very artsy here today! Love your drawing and her fabulous long hair and the tag is wonderful. Love those flowers in the photo! Hugs!

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  26. Hehehhehe - love that your girl has Fragile First Class on her neck... so PERFECT!!! And she is SUPER for the orange, orange, blue SOC. Love orange so can't wait to do mine! Really FAB girl! And the tag is just so BRIGHT and COLORFUL which always makes me happy. You are really putting out the art Valerie.... and I soooooooooo love seeing it. j.

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  27. You should draw faces more often, Valerie. This is lovely. I love the butterfly in her hair.
    Your tag is absolutely scrumptious. I might have to join in on that challenge. It looks like fun.
    More gorgeous photos. I plan to come back this week and choose one of your flower photos to paint.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  28. What a great post! LOVE the colors and the photos are great!

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  29. Love the sassy lady!!! beautiful tags and rich colors! And more pretty pics, thanks!

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  30. Hi Valerie, your doll face is beautiful, love the butterfly and the postage stamps as well. Gorgeous tag, beautiful drips and colour. And also the flower photos are amazing... so much to see here ! Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  31. You always amaze me with your creative projects ♥ Both are amazing again today and those wet flower photos are priceless. Enjoy your cooler weather while you have it.

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  32. Wunderbare Seite! Was für leuchtende, blaue Augen! Sehr schön!!!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  33. Ooooh, Ahhhh, I lo-ove this page the bestest of your SOC pages. Love it muuchly!! :D {{Hugs}}

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  34. Marvelous fragile lady today and the postage stamps positioned so well, Valerie. You are a pro at dripping paint and the tag is proof. Love both of your creations today. The flower is gorgeous with the rain drops on the petals.

    Hugs,
    C

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  35. The girl made me smile. I wish I had her long neck! The rain drops on the flowers are beautiful. You have captured them perfectly.

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  36. Your postal girl is so adorable as is the birdie with all the drips! Gorgeous hydrangea!

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  37. Oooh, I really love the tag you made. So bold, and pretty!

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  38. Beautiful page with a fantastic drawing and postage stamps. The tag is so lovely too.
    Love the wonderful photo!
    Hugs, Mar

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  39. A feast for the eyes- stellar work Valerie!

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  40. Just fabulous Valerie. Another work of art and the tag is so pretty. Great flower photo too.
    We are having that heat wave now!! It's really HOT here near 100 degrees with a heat index of 105 of so.
    Happy Summer! cm

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  41. such lovely pieces, both arts and also the photos
    summer is ticking on with heat, ran and things in between
    wishing you a lovely week

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  42. Wie genial, sowohl das Gesicht als auch das Tag - ich bin begeistert. Ich denke ich sollte wirklich mal versuchen auch Gesichter zu zeichnen.

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  43. She is beautiful!! Those eyes.... and Valerie your tag is quite pretty as well! You really made good with that color scheme!! xo
    ps. Hopefully it has cooled of a bit for you now?

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  44. A great piece for this week SOC challenge and for AJJ. Love your little tag too.

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  45. Love the butterfly in her hair and the Fragile First class stamp. Your tag is beautiful also, love the colours , trips and the texture you have gained with the dots of paint.
    Mary

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  46. Lovely work, and such a thrill if she turned up in someones mailbox. Lovely photos as well.

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  47. Fabulous take on the colours, she's so pretty and the stamp fragile is perfect. The tag is wonderful too with the intense colours and design.

    Love photos in the rain, enjoy the coolness.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  48. Gorgeous tag art Valerie and I love your fun portrait and how you incorporated the postage:)

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  49. What wonderful pieces Valerie. I love your postal girl. And you've given me an entirely new way to think about wrinkles - what if we all thought of them as postal cancellation marks simply documenting our life journey.

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  50. Gorgeous! Love your projects and photos Valerie. Your postal girl is beautiful, I love the balance of the postal cluster with the butterfly. Another great share for #ShowYourFace and thanks for the shout out too. Kx

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  51. Super! Such original works here, really great art! What a beautiful picture too, so refreshing!

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous Valerie! I love the stamps and post marks all over her sweet face :) Hope you will come and play with us again next year!

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  53. Beautiful Valerie! I just love the face and all the super touches. Loved your other project too with its lovely colours.

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  54. Super projects this week. x

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  55. I had intended to visit sooner, because I always, ALWAYS love your art. These two pieces are extraordinary. I like how you combined your SOC entry with the postage at AJJ, too.Your lady is perfect for that, too. Of course, I was in AWE of your tag, so it was a big hit for me. You always put so much thought and attention to detail in your art, and these two entries are no different. Lovely pieces, both!

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  56. Beautiful art! The face is striking and the tag is wonderful. Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  57. I love the intensity of her eyes. And the cancellations and postage made me smile. Your tag took my breath away - so beautiful.

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  58. She is lovely Valerie... the postage theme is wonderful... and I just love your tag.... beautiful art...

    Jenny X

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