Monday, 14 July 2014

FLOWERS ON THE WALL



It's week 6 at the "Summer of Colour" challenge and we've been given three lovely colours to finish with.




"Art Journal Journey" has as its theme this month "Flower Power", so I'm combining both challenges with



FLOWERS ON THE WALL






And as, at last, "Summer of Colour" gave us the colour orange, I am linking to "Mandarin Orange Monday".



This was made with my current favourite art materials, oil pastels and textile dyes.





I've enjoyed tremendously visiting the other artists who joined in with "Summer of Colour", met some new blog friends and seen such a variety of wonderful art and craft.


Thanks to friends, old and new, who take the trouble to leave such friendly comments, it is so much appreciated.

64 comments:

  1. Oh Sheila this turned out utterly beautiful!
    I just read your mail and have a smile on my face right now -- because you got your required orange ..Miss Esmeralda! LOL!
    Thank you for thinking of AJJ as well with this artwot!
    Happy new week Sheila!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  2. Yes! You got your wish for orange, and I can tell you enjoyed working with these colors. Your piece has a soft look and is really stunning!

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  3. Wouaouh, they are scrumptious indeed Sheila!
    I adore them and these hot colors.
    You're such a talented lady! :)

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  4. You sure have your own unique and beautiful style of artwork. Love these, the colours are gorgeous as well. Shirleyx

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  5. I've put your link in my blog list! :)

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  6. This is most assuredly a fun color combination. I swear girl, only you can grow lovely flowers in the most unlikely places. LoL I love Flowers On The Wall. And it looks like such a beautiful time of day there too! The vibrant colors are so pretty, and you already know I love when you use those pastels and dyes together. They create such cool blended edges.

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  7. Well, aren't you just the super fast one!!! I haven't even looked yet to see what the colors are and you're already DONE!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done! It makes me want to get out my watercolors and inks and make something right now... but I haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet LOL!!!
    HuGGs!
    Debi

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  8. The 'Summer of Colour' has certainly brought out spectacular results for you. Love the ORANGE in Esmeralda ! Tremendous results with oil pastels and material dyes. Love your use of mixed media, Awesome !!

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  9. Oh I love your take on the colors, so deep and rich. Gorgeosity. xox

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  10. Really, really great pages! I just now saw the post for this week, so it is fun to draw some inspiration so early.

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  11. Thank for posting the materials you used. I am always eager to try new things. These are two I have never used, so you have added to my art arsenal. Thanks. Beautiful flowers.

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  12. That delicious compositions with wonderful colors, I love them, great!

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  13. Delightful. Those are super colors to play with. You are so creative. Keep going!

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  14. I'm in AWE. I love to work with fabric, but have never used the dyes you use, since I have been told they are only available on the internet. Of course, I love oil pastels, and you did a fabulous job using them. I'm super impressed with this piece, and wish it wasn't our final week!

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  15. It is fun to see what you made this with. Such a lovely piece.

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  16. Hello Sheila I think you have mastered the use of oil pastels and dyes to a spectacular level. The effect you have achieved with the flowers on the wall is a delight to the eye. The soft, muted effect is lovely, wish if had flowers like that x

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  17. You've created fabulous flowers in gorgeous colors, love it!
    Groetje Karin

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  18. Sheila your colours are melting here, so juicy and soft too, such a pleasure for the eyes! Those oil pastels look so lovely, wow I love them, so vibrant and such yummy colours, wonderful art here for this last SOC entry!

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  19. These are so lovely - your raspberry is perfect!

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  20. Your two "flowers on the wall" are gorgeous! Wonderful bright colours and I like the effect of the oil pastels here! Wonderful artwork!

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  21. You used the colours to perfection here, warm and cool colours, great combination. I like the results with oil pastel. I really love those fantastic artworks, Sheila!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  22. I love both of your pieces, especially the first one. It reminds me of a caleidoscope or a mosaic, both of which I love! And I can tell you enjoyed using these colours. Glad to have found your blog via SOC!

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  23. Beautiful flowers, you were very quick this time! I'm still thinking....Valerie

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  24. Gorgeous flowers Sheila and they are just perfect sitting on a wall.
    I also love to see wildflowers, planted by wind and birds, growing in the nooks and crannys of walls.
    The first image at the top of the post reminds me of a kaleidescope; really nice :D
    I am grateful to have met you through SoC :o)

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  25. The colors are perfect. Love that raspberry. Very nice.:)

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  26. I love what you have done with these hot, moody colours Sheila! Very much high summer colours, suggesting heat and summer fragrances. I love the textures as one colour blends into the next!

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  27. These are gorgeous! I just love the batik feel you've achieved with your choice of media. Blessings!

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  28. I absolutely love what you have done with these colors!!! My first visit to your blog and I love it here. So very inspiring! Will visit often.

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  29. these projects are positively brilliant Sheila!!! LOVE how you worked this palette into the striking patterns!

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  30. orange + pink = fab, and so is your piece!!

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  31. Seriously fabulous - I love, love, love your art!

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  32. This is fantastic! Your colors look beautiful and I love the artwork :)

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  33. I enjoyed Your art and the way the way You used the colors-Beautiful.I'm now Your newest follower.Please do come back and visit any time.Scotland! How loverly ; )

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  34. Beautiful work and such a wonderful way to use these colors. And thanks for posting the materials you used, too!

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  35. You've made a beautiful piece. It's interesting with the oil pastels, they probably work as a resist to the fabric dye. Lovely work.

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  36. Sheila, I never get disappointed when I visit your blog, always so much new to look at, your flowers on the wall are so beautifully made and the colors so wonderful, well made.
    Anni

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  37. Oil pastels and dye ---great combo.

    Thanks for visiting my SOC post for wk 6.

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  38. beginning with your last art supply photo Sheila...don't they look wonderful just like that!

    then with your magic touches WOW! brilliant use of those colors and perfect for AJJ's Flower Power theme as well...
    oxo

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  39. Your flowers on the wall are really beautiful, the blending of colours and the shading is so fantastic.

    Thank you for showing the materials to create such stunning work. Glad you got to work with orange :-) xxx

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  40. Both beautiful and striking, and both pieces show the intensity of heat of summer. Fab work!

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  41. I really liked your pieces. I am a firm believer in "less is more". Your designs really tell a lot with a few elements.I will be following you. Glad to have discovered your blog.Cheers:)

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  42. Super vibrant colours, this was a super palette. Thanks for visiting mine BJ

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  43. What an amazing art you made ... wow.. I love what you have done.. Thank you so much for sharing

    Kind regards
    Mariane

    http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=1301

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  44. ooo lovely :-) I like the pink of the background!!

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  45. Gorgeous pieces Sheila! I like the first one but I adore your flowers on the wall - so vibrant & perfect representation of this week's colours.

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  46. Sheila, I LOVE your flowers on the wall! So bright and vibrant and just plain Happy! I wish I had found this challenge sooner! Plus I am meeting so many Nice new friends!

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  47. Really unusual art creations for our last SOC color combo, well done. You got your orange at last!!

    xx

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  48. I love both of these pieces and I'm intrigued by the way that you use these supplies. I have never mixed the dye and oil pastels together. Now you have given me a new way of working to think about. Thank you for your comments and support on my blog.

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous, love the vibrant colours and your unique style - I've joined your followers so I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations! :o)

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  50. Truly amazing what you did with these three colors!! Seems like magic :) Love the painting because I can look at it in so many ways...the flowers can be little or biiig...than I can see houses and other buildings too...LOOVE!
    ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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