Monday, October 2, 2017

Back From The Beach Again

 Hi there! Sorry to have missed the wonderful things you all have been up to the last almost two weeks now-yikes- but hubby and I were able to get another trip in to Cape May, NJ for 5 days to celebrate our 34th anniversary. The weather was perfect-like mid summer rather than the beginning of autumn. And of course I just soaked it all up:) Just a few pics (I'll share more another time) then on to the art.

 The gulls were everywhere and totally unafraid of humans. They were just about on my towel-and I didn't have any food on me!

                   One of several sunsets we enjoyed sitting on the beach near our motel.

 For T Stands For Tuesday (hi guys!) I'm sharing lunch at Delaney's Irish Pub, our first stop after settling in:

      Hubby's choice- a turkey club, fries and a beer.

 and I had a CA grilled chicken wrap and a glass of sauvignon blanc along with lemon water. The food here never disappoints!

 I made this card for our anniversary:


Here's a detail shot so you can better see the gold leaf I used on the feathers:


 Products:
white cardstock, feather stamp (Magenta), black detail embossing powder, Versamark inkpad, Versafine Onyx Black inkpad, stitched rectangles dies (Our Daily Bread Designs), Spellbinders die cut machine, Duo embossing adhesive (US Artquest), patterned gold leaf gilding paper, blue and yellow markers, sentiment stamp (DeNami Design).

 Linking to the Simon Wednesday Blog Challenge (anything goes).

 I may have just missed the cut off but I made this steampunk inspired tag for Tag Tuesday. Also joining Moo Mania and More with the theme of "Up in the air".


     The hot air balloon is from a purchased acetate sheet. I used colored glitter glue behind  the image before adhering it to the tag.

For the Simon Monday challenge  (theme this week is A Walk on the Dark Side) I have this ATC:


Patterned paper, assorted ribbons and fibers, collage sheet image, sentiment clear stamp - studio g, orange marker, yellow glitter glue, Versafine Onyx Black ink.


My September calendar spread (the second part ) was finally completed:


and I have also done the first half of my October spreads:


 Watercolors on the left and an acrylic painting on the right.  I was inspired to create this page watching Angela Anderson's  You Tube video. Edited In: So sorry, this was not from Angela's channel but from Painting With Jane.  I had been watching a variety of videos and got the artists mixed up. My bad. It's the first time I followed and painted along and I loved it! I learned some great tips along the way and love how it turned out. I am planning on doing a few more:) Here are a few  close ups:



 Joining in at Art Journal Journey (Landscapes of the Soul), Mix It Monthly ( theme is "Autumn"), and of course Paint Party Friday!

 It's going to be so much fun catching up with everyone again. Be well, and see you soon.

      " Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."           William Cullent Bryant

49 comments:

  1. Lots of wonderful art today, so much to see and enjoy. Glad you had a great time at the beach, the food and drinks look great, too. Thank, too, for joining us at Tag Tuesday, you just came home in time! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Love your card you made for your husband.

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  3. Oh so much wonderful stuff to watch and read here Linda! Congrats to you both! Love the incredible sunflower! Looks like a cool oilpainting♥ Conny http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.de

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  4. Happy Anniversary ~ you are blessed ~ and how wonderful to enjoy the beach again and to create your beautiful artwork ~ All of which is beautifully done! xox

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. happy anniversary I love the gold on feather card how ornate and your art is lovely too especially the beautiful sunflower

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  6. Wonderful photos from your trip away. Congratulations on your Anniversary , it is a beautiful card you made to celebrate your special occasion.
    Fantastic art projects as well, the sunflower painting in your journal looks great.
    Your food and drinks looked delicious as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xxx

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  7. what wonderful works of art you have painted and I wish you and your husband all the best for the wedding day, a long time already and many years to it!
    The photos of the seagulls and the sunset and the great food are beautiful!
    Have a good week
    Elke

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  8. Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband. That's an impressive number. The card you made him is gorgeous. Really great mixed media card.

    I adore the tag you made for MM&M and Tag Tuesday. It's very, very steampunky. And I'll give you two paws up for that lovely cat inspired dark side ATC.

    You put my monthly calendar to shame. Both pieces of artwork are fabulous. I love the sunflower because I live in the sunflower state. And of course, September at the beach is lovely since I am sure it holds many wonderful memories for you two.

    But then t here is the meal you shared while at the beach. Your husband's a turkey club, fries, and beer look wonderful, and I would probably take that over your chicken wrap and sauvignon blanc, although the wrap does look amazing and filling, too. Thanks for sharing all your art and your water and drinks with us for T this week. Welcome back, too. You have been missed.

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  9. Linda ~ love your shore birds (gulls) and thanks for visiting again ~ Zoe and I got to walk (off leash) at two beaches today ~ we were in heaven ~ no one around ~ grateful ~ Enjoy ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Many congratulations on your anniversary! I'm so pleased you had a lovely time at Cape May and your sandwiches look delicious 😁. The gold leaf on your card is beautiful and it's a lovely design to commemorate your anniversary - I love it! Your steampunk tag is wonderful and that little kitty cat on your ATC is too cute. Welcome back and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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  11. you really were very busy, so much wonderful art. the anniversary Card with the feathers is very Special (good to see Gold when photographed at an angle). seems autumn is a great wedding season (just come over from jo´s site with her 29th; i had my 35th four weeks ago...)
    i wish you all the best ♥♥♥, johanna

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  12. Happy Anniversary Linda! Such a long time of LOVE - magic! You are blessed!
    Wonderful art today, so much to enjoy. I am really glad to hear that you had a great time at Cape May, the food and drinks look absolutely tempting. Thank you very much for joining us at AJJ - you always make me happy with your beautiful pages - your support is much appreciated dear Linda! Happy T Day!
    oxo Susi

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  13. Happy Anniversary Linda! Such a beautifully made card too - I love the gold touches too.
    It's always lovely to have a beachside holiday and, oh that sunset!
    Your creativity abounds... it was great seeing all you'd made. Cheers now :D)

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  14. You certainly had some gorgeous weather for your getaway. Happy 34! It's a big accomplishment for sure. Lunch looks yummy too. Your art is fantastic too but you especially outdid yourself with your sunflower painting. It is gorgeous Linda. Happy T day. Can't wait to see more of your beach photos. Hugs-Erika

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  15. And thank you for joininf Moo Mania & More as well ! You made me happy!!!!

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  16. Wonderful art. I love the anniversary card. Birds of a feather? Made me smile. My favorite is the black cat on the ATC. Your sunflower turned out well. The goldfinches at all the petals off the one in my garden. You certainly had great weather last week for you anniversary. Happy T Day!

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  17. Yes! Love Angela Anderson... I have never followed along but i love to watch and learn.. Yours turned out great!! Your ATC is so tiny and perfect.... wish i could feel comfortable working that small.. Did you draw those feathers for your card or were they a stamp?? Either way they turned out beautifully... And i would have a hard time choosing between your meal and hubbys when deciding what to eat... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  18. Wonderful selection of creations Linda! I love the feathers, they are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  19. Happy Anniversary! That looks like a lovely way to celebrate, and the food! Oh, the food! Nice :) The beach looks lovely. I imagine it's a beautiful picture there any time of the year.

    Happy T Tuesday

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  20. So many beautiful pieces but my favorite is that feather card! I just love the colors and simplistic elegance! And the food from the pub looks amazing!
    Happy T Day,
    Kate

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  21. Happy anniversary, Linda! The feather card is beautiful!! Your creative juices have certainly been flowing. There are so many pretty pieces in today's post. I love the sunflower you painted along and need to check out Angela's videos. Thanks.

    I have fond memories of Cape May. We lived in NJ for 25 years. Glad you had such a great getaway.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  22. wow, you've been busy...I just adore beach sunsets! your art projects turned out beautifully...love your sunflower painting, card and tag! happy T day!

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  23. I fear I shall be catching up for a while but it is so good to see you art! I love the Anniversary card you made! Your food looks delicious! Belated Happy T Day - still trying to get my photos off my phone camera! Chrisx

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  24. Lots of congratulations to you both on your anniversary and that was a great way to celebrate. And still time to make gorgeous art too. Love the card!

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  25. Your card is beautiful. Congratulations on your anniversary, and on taking the time to make it special. Your page was delightful and that sunflower is just gorgeous. Must find that video. Happy PPF

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  26. All of your work is lovely, but my favourite is those feathers. I love all the colour and the detail. Oh, my word, I envy your trips to beach. It looks just lovely. We're stuck with rain, wind and cold. Typical for Ireland this time of year.

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  27. The feather anniversary is just darling. Happy PPF

    much love...

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  28. Jealous of the beach! Never been to the Cape, but one day!

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  29. Beautiful art ❤
    Happy PPF and weekend 😃

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  30. Gorgeous photos! Looks like a great time away! Love the gold leaf used on that feather, and the sunflower is amazing! All your work is very nice!

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  31. Can't complain about a trip to the beach! I love all your pieces, but the gold foil on your card really makes it pop..so gorgeous! Happy PPF!

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  32. Happy 34th, love your card. Beautiful work this week as well, those seagulls sound scary.

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  33. Holy cow! You have been one busy little bee and I am in love with the results! Wow! This shows such a wide range of artistic skill and I love how each card and page and project was original and striking in its own way. I also admire the heck out of your photography skills, too, and got a kick out of seeing the hubs' meal versus your meal! Looks like a lovely adventure indeed. As for your clever creations, I can't pick a fave but I do adore the feather card both for its representation of love and for its fabulous metallic touches. You are so very talented in so many ways and I always look forward to your entries here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! And I always smile at the kind comments you leave on my own blog. Much appreciated!!

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  34. Great photos and art, my favourite is the leaf.

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  35. Great art and photos. My favourite is the feather.

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  36. I am always so impressed by the amount of detailed work and steps involved with your greeting cards and ATCs. I love the Halloween cat ATC and I is interesting to see the different layers and values on the petals. I notice several artists are doing feathers now, but what a lucky bird to have yours! And your vacation card is wonderful, too.

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  37. Happy Belated Anniversary and Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  38. how wonderful would be married that many years. what a beautiful place to go celebrate at. your art is amazing as always! big hugs and happy anniversary!

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  39. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. How lovely to have a taste of summer when it's autumn :-) I love that picture of the seagulls, so cute! Beautiful art as well! I especially like the feathers for your anniversary (congratulations btw!) and that painting of the sunflower. Beautifully done....

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  40. Happy Anniversary Linda I love the card you made! You should have a set printed....it would be wonderful for any occasion!! Gorgeous artwork and that sunflower is fabulous as is the sunset!! Glad you had a bit more beach in your Autumn!

    Peace Giggles

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  41. Fantastic post Linda! Such beautiful photos for such a wonderful celebration! Congrats! Love all your creative projects! Great variety and inspiration! Happy PPF :)

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  42. Oh that feather card is so stylish, really beautiful!
    Have a good week ahead!

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  43. Beautiful work. I love the little cat on the ATC!

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  44. Happy Anniversary! I adore your golden feather. Your artwork fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  45. So glad you are getting in the last bit of sun at the beach and to celebrate 34 years! Love the photos and the feather.

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  46. Absolutely love the feathers and the flower. Blessings, Janet

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  47. Belated Anniversary wishes dear Linda!!! The anniversary card is SUPERB!!!! Also "Up in the air" is so Fab! Your pics are beautiful too particularly the sky with a pink wave there!!! <3

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