Hi everyone. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
And thanks everyone for your thoughts on modern art yesterday. Your comments were fun to read and very insightful too.
Today I have a short post with a couple of pieces of art. Firstly, I wanted to squeeze in a tag for Pinky's Christmas in July challenge over at Tag Tuesday. I believe this challenge ends tomorrow.
It's been hot enough that Christmas seems like something that only happens in dreams, but luckily I had a few holiday stamps tucked in with some other stamps as I pack up a bin with my Christmas stamps, papers, stickers etc. and put it all in the attic to save on space once October or November comes around. I won't pull out that Christmas box until at least October.
The background is painted with a dab of green gouache paint that I then spread out with a damp towel. I stamped the background with a single background holiday stamp. After that I stamped the big holiday works in red and stamped the holly clusters on white paper. They are one of those TH "architecture" style stamps, so after stamping I cut them out and left off all the lines and other details. After coloring them I added them to the tag.
And while I'm posting I also want to share another page for Wendy's Doors and/or Arches challenge at Art Journal Journey.
The big circles are made with my Gelli plate, and I added the dotted lines and the little dots. I drew in all the doors, and then I was stuck with where to go with this. Then I found and added the entry denied quote stamped on white tissue paper. I think that the quote looks a little messy because the tissue paper didn't dissolve into the background like much of it does or like I wanted it to.
I was now stuck again, until I saw the quote. I grabbed a couple of TH people and finished it off. You can interpret this page as you like, as I can think of lots of stories that work with it.
That's enough said for one day. Enjoy your weekend and stay cool!
Too early to be thinking about Christmas. The heat won't last forever and Winter is always so long. Though the tag will give you a jump on package ties for presents. Himself and I have been researching genealogy. So your door page reminds me the discrimination many ethnic groups encounter. Stay cool!
Beautiful art. At times like this, I enjoy seeing "snow" themes. (Then in the Winter, I enjoy seeing "warm" themes.)
Thinking about X'mas in this HOT July is for sure a good thing. Both pages are beautiful, Erika.
Christmas in July is something I could definitely get into. Wish I had known sooner. Sadly, I'm not feeling any cooler, though. It was 80 F at 6 a.m. Not a good start to the day.
Your journal page is very cleverly created. I am truly impressed. You sure get a lot out of your gel plate. I like how you used the two TH dolls, too. Thanks for this really neat entry using Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey.
Both of these are brilliant. Uhh yeah Christmas seems like a long way off. LOL Have a great day today.
Your Art Questions In The Park Post Were Unreal - Talk About Mesmerizing - Dig The Big Circles Concept Here Today - Always Been A Circle Fan - Yahooo000
I follow a page on FB where they're already starting the Christmas countdown lol
Sorry I have been missing, just been so busy some things had to wait. Now playing catch up and what a surprise to find Christmas staring me in the face. Lovely to see though, I so enjoyed it.
That is a great page for Wendy's theme, love doors and arches in particular but have found this difficult to incorporate in with her quotes she sets for us on a Thursday. You have certainly nailed it with this one of yours. Love the quotes and the guys.
Hugs, Neet xx
It's amazing how many people are starting to talk about Christmas ...
Still it's the 25th tomorrow so five months to go :)
All the best Jan
PS I like your art pieces.
i love your brightly colored holiday tag, thanks for linking to tag tuesday! i adore your gorgeous journal page also! xo
Well, since I do Christmas all year long, I'm happy to see your tag, nicely done. Your door page is as well. I think it was good that the tissue didn't dissolve into the background...it makes it easier for old eyes to see the words plus...texture! Love the doors in the circles, xoxo
Oh, I loved the Christmasses in December in Perth. 40C and Santa still wears his suit - in airconditioned places 🎅
Love the second!!!
An important one. A strong one.
To a great new week - summer is back :-) Hugs.
A fabulous page for my theme Erika, great tag as well. Thank you so much for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday. I think you and I are keeping AJJ on a role, it seems very quiet at the moment in Blogland. Hugs Wendy
I am so glad some stamps got to hide in your craft room instead of the attic Erika so now we all get to enjoy them!! I absolutely love your tag and want to thank you so so much for joining in! I know it's a hard subject for some people to tackle in July but it's all about the challenge lol. I do love your brilliant page too. You are such a talent! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday. Hugs
I love it.
A wonderful page, I love the circles and quote Erika!
A gorgeous festive tag too.
Lovey tag and thoughtful page. I think
of going through customs and immigration at the airport.
Fun art today! I'm not ready to think Christmas, although I should be making feltie ornaments like a crazy woman as for me, it begins in November when we have our sale! Better get painting and poking!
This is a wonderful journal with the many doors and also the Christmas spirit!
I love the doors in the circles and the colorful dots. It's a great piece.
Having a catch up Erika, a great selection of doors and a couple od handsome chaps as well.
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