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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mixed Media Fun

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! 
Hope everyone has lots of hearts in their day.

I was up a little early this morning, and the view out the living room window looked like this:
A golden glimmer just easing into the sky
The mist rising from the lake ice?


Snow whipping across the lake's surface?
an hour later the sun was out creating shadows on Turtle Island
I signed up for a free workshop with Carolyn Dube  and the workshop is called Use Your Words, so I had a little playtime last night.

a border made by some overspray on another project
green glimmer mist over a ratty onion bag and a bit of stamping ink in a golden brown pounced through the bag
 stamping borders
adding sunflowers  and then colouring them in with watercolour crayons, and sharpies

using my words : BLOOM
more colouring and ink, then I added some iridescent gold acrylic paint for some sparkle here and there, and some stickles glue drops in the flower centers
taking a photo of the page on an angle, really shows the gold glimmer.
 I added a little wash of purple

I had lots of fun playing, but this is why my TAST is not yet done......lol!

now it's time for some dark chocolate!


Hope you have fun playing today.

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs from Suz

 

31 comments:

  1. Dear Suz,
    Happy Valentines day to you, too-
    I so enjoyed seing your nature photoes, as well as your wonderful and happy piece with sunflowers. I love your colouring, it is gorgeous.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  2. Lovely to see the appearance of those vibrant sunflowers! We had a taste of spring today! Happy Valentines day!

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  3. Happy Valentines Day! Your project is very pretty. And I love the view from your window this morning! Such a fabulous view to wake up to each day.

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  4. Vibrant colors! Where is summer?

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  5. Suz this is beautiful. Your layers and layers have each added such beauty and detail to this. You have earned your dark chocolate dear. Happy Valentine Hearts...

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  6. Thank you, Dorthe! The fun thing about a journal is that you can play without worrying about ruining the painting. I think it gives me a sense of freedom to try different things.
    Hugs

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  7. Puppet Lady, I’m sure those sunflowers popped up because I’ve been dreaming (and thinking, and hoping!) of spring, and warm, sunny weather. Glad you had a taste of it today.
    Hugs

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  8. It is Wendy, and it changes by the moment. I’ve spent many hours with my nose to the window watching nature unfold. I caould do it all day.....
    Hugs

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  9. I don’t know, Marjolein. It’s probably tagging after spring, and who knows when that will show itself!!..lol.... I’m still hoping it’s soon!
    Hugs

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  10. Oh, and I sure enjoyed my chocolate--2 cherry crèmes with a dark chocolate coating.....mmmmmmmm. yummy! Thanks Createology! Are you chocolate dipping today, too? I hope so.
    Hugs

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  11. Oh your snowy scene made me feel cold, we have had some snow showers this week but it did not settle,
    Lovely sun flowers picture well done.
    Margaret

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day to you.. Your project is looking great.. Hugs Judy

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  13. I LOVE your artwork. That is just gorgeous. The photos of outside early in the morning look terrific.

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  14. I admit I’m getting a little tired of all the snow, and I’m hoping for spring’s arrival. Thanks, Margaret!
    Hugs

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  15. Thanks Judy! Hope you had a good day with lots of hearts and chocolate!
    Hugs

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  16. Thanks CQ4fun! Happy you came by to visit. Mixed media is so much fun!
    Hugs

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  17. Nice snow scenery, Suz. Enjoy.

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  18. Nice snow scenery, Suz. Enjoy.

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  19. such talent Suz, you have a great eye for colour and all the other processes you have used here, sunflowers are wonderful.

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  20. thanks so much, Val. I'm getting a little tired of the snow, though......waiting for spring.

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  21. Thank you, Margaret. I do love to play with all sorts. I love sunflowers, but haven’t a garden where I live now....too many critters about, I’m afraid. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs

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  22. Hi Val, Thanks for the nice comments. I enjoyed the snow in November for it’s newness, and embraced it in December because snow at Christmastime is magical, tolerated it in January as I kept inside more during the bitter cold, and now that it’s February, I’m starting to really dislike it! lol
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs

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  23. As beautiful as ever xx hope all well in your most beautiful spot in the world

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  24. As beautiful as ever xx hope all well in your most beautiful spot in the world

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  25. All is well, thank you, Linda! Hope you get some more spring!
    Hugs

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  26. I Love what you did with this card, makes me think of Spring :)

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  27. Your sunflowers are beautiful. I LOVE it when you show the process of how you create your beautiful artworks. I learn so much from it. Thank you!

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  28. Thanks Lynn! I’m thinking and dreaming and hoping for Spring. C’mon spring-Get here now!
    Enjoyed your winter wonderland photos of Niagara Falls!
    Hugs

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  29. I'm glad you enjoy it, Starr. I like seeing how artists create their work, too.
    Hugs

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  30. Lovely pictures out your window. We are so blessed to enjoy a lakeside view. Your bloom playing, spritzing, stamping and painting looks terrific. Sounds like a very fun class.

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  31. We are, JPP, and I know I’ll miss it once we move, so I’m taking lots of pics for later. The mixed media class, called Use Your Words, is fun and free. Not too late if you want to join in. Have a great week.
    Hugs

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