Apr 3 2012

Colour combo and tagged

Last week, while visiting friend’s blogs, I saw this image on Julie’s blog.

Now I don’t have much with Easter Bunnies, but I DO love that
colour combo the picture shows.

This image appeared to be a colour challenge from a challenge blog
I’d never heard of: The Play Date Cafe but since these are the colours
I work a lot with lately, I decided to make my weekly page with this combo.

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The Chronicles of Marit – Week 13

(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm – 9.65 x 14.86 inch)

The technique I used is worthwhile explaining because some of you
might be wondering how I got the effect. (You can click on the photo
to enlarge for a better view.)

The photo is cut out from a magazine ad – that’s the easiest part – but then…

I own an old 12 x 12 template that shows big and smaller circles.
(I bought it years ago to cut out photos for scrapbook layouts.)
I positioned it on this page and on top of that, I placed sequin waste
(the small circles inside the big ones.)

I covered the photo to protect it from the ink, and sprayed with Color
Wash Adirondack (espresso.)

It came out a little too dark though, so when the ink was dry,
I used the sequin waste again to smear gesso on some of the circles.
The gesso mixed with the ink, which gave a light brown effect.
I painted some of the dots a little lighter with white acrylic paint, and that’s it.

I love how this turned out: a lot of texture! I doodled with a black Sharpie,
wrote the week-title and some journaling in the circles (not too much, as
that would disturb the look, but there wasn’t much to tell last week either
so that’s OK) and called it finished.

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On to something else that’s fun:

I got tagged by my friend Kim Mailhot from ‘Queen of Arts
She came up with a lot (eleven, to be precise) questions to answer.
I don’t do these ‘games’ often, but the questions Kim asked were
so much fun that this time I decided to do it and pass it on.

The Rules

  • you must post the rules.
  • answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you
  • create 11 questions to ask the people you tag
  • tag 11 people (OK, I changed that. 11 is too much… I made it 6)
  • let them know you’ve tagged them

Kim had eleven questions for me and I thought I would give this
a fun twist by answering in pictures… (I got this idea from Jenneke,
she did something similar once.)

1. What color do you imagine is inside your head ?

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2. What artist would you most like to spend the day with ?

Slinkachu

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3. Cupcake, apple pie or chocolate éclair ?

(I’m not a sweet-tooth but here’s my famous homebaked ‘Elvis pie’.
I love that one!)

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4. If you were to suddenly get wings, where would you fly to first ?

(First… and next, and next, and next… click to enlarge)

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5. What superpower would you most like to have ?

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6. Watercolor, acrylic, pastel, or finger paint ?

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7. What song most reminds you of your mother ?

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8. Luxury cruise or canoe/backpacking ?

(I rather stay at home!)

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9. Do you have a tidy organized workspace or messy, chaotic workspace ?
Which works best for your creative process ?

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10.What was your favorite candy as a child ?

(I told you: no sweet-tooth)

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11. What is the one thing you love most about yourself ?

(I am good at writing)

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Now I have to tag other people but first: my questions.

  1. If you could be whatever you want to be, what would you be?
  2. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?
  3. Create for fun or pour your emotions out on paper?
  4. What is your ultimate ‘Summer Song?’
  5. Walk, ride a bike, drive a car, hop on the bus or fly a plane?
  6. What is the best thing your parents taught you?
  7. Breakfast, lunch or diner?
  8. Which celebrity (musician/actor) did you like/had a crush on
    when you were 13?
  9. Do you have a strange habit or tic?
  10. What is your first memory?
  11. Introvert or extrovert?

and here are the six people I tag
(If you don’t feel like doing it, that is fine, but if you do, have fun and play!)

Alison, Alison’s Art and Soul

Lisa, Lisa Hoffman

Deb, Dye~ing to be yours

Nigel, Freebird’s flights of fancy

Robin, Life in Color

Jill, JazWorks

(Oh, and to all the others: check out these artists blogs, they are fantastic!)

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That’s it for today folks.
Thanks for visiting and see you again on Friday.

15 Responses to “Colour combo and tagged”

  • Jette Gad Says:

    I so love your style… Excellent work…

  • Kim Mailhot Says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it !!!!! You did am amazing job answering these questions in a wonderful Marit style ! So good ! My favorite response have to be your favorite candy as a kid (pickle with meat is a very dffierent kind of candy ! ;0) and your flight plan if you were to grow wings. So awesome ! Thanks so much for playing a long and making it so fun, Marit ! I love that creative spirit and life-loving heart of yours !

  • Arnoldo L. Romero Says:

    I love your mixed media art journal page. It has a unique style. Blessings!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek Says:

    What a fun post! I loveeeeeee your page for Play Date Cafe… loving the textures on there! And loved reading more about you and what you like!! Very fun!

  • Robin Says:

    Hi Marit Thanks so much..I love your piece and the circles are so awesome…I love circles..!! Ill do this game ..I havent done one in so long..Ill post tomorrow…Thanks for thinking of me..!

  • Robin Says:

    heres my link and questions if youd like to see..Thanks..!

  • Lisa Hoffman Says:

    Sweet Marit!….fun questions. I’ve got a stack of posts lined up for the next few weeks, but I’m keeping THIS tag in mind and will get back to you when I can. Big Thanks for looking my way!

  • Teka Cochonneau Says:

    Adore that page you made. So beautiful! Those questions are super fun!

  • Annemarie Says:

    That was fun. I am glad to see I would be a stop on your flight. I look forward to the day you suddenly grow wings.

  • Jinny Newlin Says:

    What a unique take on our color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  • Mirjamc Says:

    prachtige art journal!!!
    erg leuk de manier waarop je de vragen hebt beantwoordt!

  • jill zaheer Says:

    Dearest Wonderful Marit- What a fun post- and your artwork with the color combo is just super. Of course, excited to answer your questions. Finishing up a conference in washington dc. Get back very late tonight and will answer the questions for the weekend when my brain is clear and receiving all my art signals to play with!! You are so creative! And thank you so much for referring to my blog. You are the kindest and very best!! hugs, Jill

  • Ruby 2 Shoes Says:

    What an unusual entry for our colour story this week, I love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  • Daniella Says:

    Am I the “Danielle” from NY that you would visit? I am so honored!!
    You know, since knowing you I am infatuated with the Netherlands? Yes, I LOVE watching shows about it, especially House Hunters International. I am looking for my next house there!!!!!
    I love all of your answers!!!
    xxD

  • sandra Says:

    i loved reading that interview! clever questions, witty answers!