March at the Just Art site page two

By on 1-19-2015 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, Digital Images + Collage, Journal pages, Mixed Media

This photo was taken by my eldest son. The bright red of the anthuriums was perfect for this challenge.

Anthuriums

Lesson of the birds was a colour palette challenge, suggesting a vintage page. I chose to do a college.

lesson of the birds

K is for Koala, created for the A to Z challenge
K - Koala

Energy … the Energy challenge once again and this time I use the reflection as well to create a page of solar power.

Energy

M is for Maya Angelou, one of my favourite poets. She will live forever in her words.

M . Maya Angelou

At Christmas the cat was sleeping on the dog’s bed and I decided it would make a great subject for March’s progressive scrap.

I was sure it said Meow

Is it spring yet, I am longing for my flower gardens

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Not sure what these are but they were my mother’s day present from my youngest son and his wife last year. So pretty.

flowers

Is there anything better than lilacs … the perfume, the colour and they are one of the longest lasting spring flowers.

lilacs

These are apple blossoms from the crab apple tree at the old country house. Those apples made the best apple jelly in the fall.

apple blossoms

How pretty are these apple blossoms. They grow on an apple tree beside our little rental house. What a beautiful surprise that first spring.

apple blossoms

Black and white plus one colour pop and Autumn Fire

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These two pieces are from September’s challenges at the Just Art site. I love trains, steam trains especially. When the black and white plus one colour pop challenge appeared I knew exactly what subject I would pick. These beauties are sitting at the museum here in Ottawa and they are magnificent work horses.

Black plus one pop

This window is part of the old mill in Almonte. I was up in the second floor when I noticed how dramatic a photo it would make and I love it but never really had a chance to use it and make it shine until now.

Autumn Fire

Progressive Scrap at the Just Art site

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Progressive scrap on the Just Art site gives us a chance to use what we have in our stash, more flexibility and a bit longer time line which creates a fun challenge. Here are the first three months layouts. I have chosen to use my own kits in each of these pages and you can find the kits on my blog here.

apple picking with the family
We had a pair of pretty crab apple trees on the property that we picked almost every year after the first frost. They always made great apple jelly.

Sam and the boys
Sam was a cockatiel with a whole lot of character and grew up with the boys. This page is all about this wonderful bird and his interaction with the family

Fairies are in the glen
I chose these two vintage postcards for this page. The scrap was a bit different this time and we didn’t really know where it would lead but a lot of fun guessing.

Sunset, my geometrical template challenge

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This template tutorial is one more from Chris Spooner. Chris creates his template in Illustrator Abstract Geometric Template and since I have only PSE 11 I made my own to give to those who wanted to play with it. The results from the challenge are spectacular. Sunset is my work up and example. This photo has it’s original colouring, no tweeking needed. The sunsets in the country are spectacular. The poem by Emily Pauline Johnson captures it perfectly.

Sunset

Addition to this challenge, updated October 19 … there were so many beautiful entries into this challenge at the Just Art site that I made another globe for them, this time with horizontal lines

Globe template