Sunday, 2 June 2013

A LITTLE ORANGE




The challenge at Take a Word this week is to use the colour Orange in your artwork.  Orange Esmeralda was, of course, ecstatic and I'm afraid she got carried away and tried to fill the whole house with orange coloured designs.

I gave her one of my oil pastel and ink paintings to play with.





This is what she did with it.






She wanted another one.






Orange E. loves making symmetrical patterns.






Finally she calmed down (slightly) and made a card painted with water-colour pens and a little help from her old friend Photo Edit.







I make most of my designs into cards, and Inkspirational challenge this week has as its theme three colours, orange, star fruit and melon, so I am linking to this with the design above the tree.
And when I casually mentioned that there was a weekly challenge site called "Mandarin Orange Monday" we zoomed over there too.

Orange Esmeralda loves Orange!

44 comments:

  1. And I love the kaleidoscope patterns you made! How did you do that? (If you can give away trade secrets that is!)
    Happy MOM even though for me it is still Sunday...maybe I will play with orange too this afternoon!

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  2. Oh wow... after I left my comment above I hurried to my Paint Shop Pro program and found there is a Kaleidoscope feature there too -- never knew! Oh wow, now I am in kaleidoscope heaven!

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  3. More fun work from you, I love your witty take on the challenge! Valerie

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  4. I'm so glad Orange E. had such a wonderful day! Love her art!

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  5. Miss Orange E. is so talented. I love the kaleidoscope designs too! My even-steven brain spins with happiness and color! I really like that first picture bunches!

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  6. Those orange kaleidoscope pieces are vibrantly beautiful!

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  7. Powerful and beautiful!
    I adore the details, I can look at their enlarged size for a long time, so much I like them.

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  8. Well I just knew you'd have this one knocked fabulous Orangeness my dear!

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  9. You really had fun with the color palette. Blessings!

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  10. Fantastic kaleidoscopic patterns, Sheila!

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  11. A perfect challenge for you and what amazing art to see! Mesmerizing!

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  12. Sheila what a sweet story and Orange E. have made some very beautiful creations for her home.
    Anni

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  13. Gorgeous art pieces. Love the caleidoscope design!

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  14. wonderful caleidoscope pattern! love the colors!

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  15. How lucky you are to find YOUR colour to be chosen as weekly cahllenge theme!
    Your art is just wonderful! I like the "simple" pieces as well as the caleidoscope ones!

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  16. Miss E had a real great time. Lots of fun! xx

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  17. These are wonderful orange pieces Sheila, you and Esmeralda had a wonderful time.

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  18. Orange Esmerelda is so talented! I love her orange artwork!

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  19. The caleidoscope pattern so wonderful! I love the colors!

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  20. beautiful caleidoscope creations!!
    Groetjes Karin

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  21. Incredibly creAtive take on the orange theme. Lovely manipulation Sheila, i bet it took you ages!

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  22. Love the Tree. Esmeralda certainly lives up to her name 'Orange'. Awesome !!

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  23. Good to see Orange E had so much fun this week. Tell her her work rocks.

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  24. Hi Sheila

    My igloo has just frozen as we reach double figures in the temperature department.

    Hurrah!
    Jane

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  25. The kaleidoscopes are amazing but I also love your idea of coloured igloos. Very imaginative and inventive seemingly simpler pictures, although I am sure it is there complexity which makes them look simple.

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  26. What fun for OE! Did you do the original paintings on fabrics? Love your patterns.

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  27. Miss Orange Esmeralde realized many wonderful ideas, she created a lot of fabulous art works.
    Hugs Anja

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  28. Oh my goodness, the only word I can use to describe your gorgeous work is WOW! Orange Esmeralda is very talented indeed. Hugs, Anne x

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  29. It is great to be in the company of other orange lovers:)) I like all your pics but my favourite is the second last - so much colour and movement! Thanks for your visit too:)

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  30. Sheila your latest creations are blooming! Each one is special and so creative, it's always such fun visiting over here! xx

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  31. Oh wow, Esmeralda has been busy. Such splendour. I love them all!

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  32. These are all absolutely fabulous! LOVE the variety of color and the wonderful patterns you created! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

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  33. just fab ! I love it all- makes me really happy!

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  34. Hi Sheila,
    please tell orange esmeralda that I love the way she is painting. And how she combines the colors!
    Best, Beate

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  35. Great vibrant colors and patterns for these little pieces of art!

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  36. I feel the joy you had in creating these! What fun! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  37. ooohh,i love miss orange luckys creationen,the colors and the caleidoscope pattern is beautiful.

    greetings jeannette

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  38. How I love your sweet oilpastel paintings :) super cute and innovativ! and so cool when you made this wonderful mandalas out of them...LOOVe ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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