Monday, July 9, 2012

A Wild 'N Reckless Summer of Color

Yes--that's  the  new  color  this week  for  Kristin's  Summer  of  Color.   According  to  Baskin  Robbins,  it's  a  mixture  of  blue  raspberry,   green  apple  and  fruit  punch  sherbet--how  fun  is  this--who  thinks  of  these  fun  names  I  wonder.......

So  this  week,  I  kept  it  to  a  minimum--


some  colorful  acrylic  paints,  and  matching  inktense  pencils   all  ending  up  on  this  cupboard  door  that  I  just  found  at  a  flea  market  last  week.

I  love  flea  markets,  and  I'm always  looking  for  ones  that  our  closer  to  us.   Our  favorite  one  is  a  good  2 1/2  hour  drive  away  (one  way).   But  recently  I  found  this  one  on  the  internet  (it  had  its  own  website  and  everything),  and  it  was  only  about  1  1/2  hours  away,  so  I  was  looking  forward  to  seeing  what  it  was  like--a  big  disappointment.    The  only  thing  I  found  was  this  cupboard  door--well  actually  there  were  2  of  them.  I  got  them  at  a  good  deal  (2  for  $5.00)---but  it  wasn't  worth  driving  all  that  way  for  just  these  2  items.   If  all  flea  markets  were  like  this,  I  would  never  go  to  them....so  I  guess  I  can  cross  this  one  off  my  list.

BUT--one  good  thing--the  door  was  a  perfect  size  for  what  I  wanted  to  do  this  week  for  Kristin's  color  prompt.

And  in  the  meantime,  I've  been  taking  an  online  class  with  Jodi  Ohl  over  at  the  Artful  Gathering  ning  site--Sweet  Art--all  about  great  mixed  media techniques  and  cupcakes  and  cakes--great  class.    And  if  you've  been  to  my  Facebook  page,  you've  seen  the  cupcakes  that  I've  made  from  this  class.   They're  addictive,  and  I  wanted  to  make  some   more--so  that's  what  I  did--
         




.....and  adding  the  background  techniques  that  Jodi  showed  us  for  the  edges  of  the  door--



........everything  came  together  just  as  I  was  hoping  for.....



I  even  made  it  a  bit  functional  with  these  knobs--they  can  be  used  to  hang   keys or  whatever.   This  is  a  great  color  combination--very  wild  and  reckless--I'd  say.

I  want  to  thank  Kristin  for  all  of  these  excellent  color  prompts.   There's  only  1  week  left,  and  I'm  sad  to  see  it  coming  to  an  end--it's  very  fun  to  challenge  yourself  to  just  using  colors  that  are  suggested  to  you  whether  you  like  them  or  not--you  usually  end  up  being  pleasantly  surprised  with  the  outcome--so  thanks  Kristin--I  hate  to  see  it  come  to  an  end,  and  I  can't  wait  to  see  what  you  have  planned  for  next  year!

52 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOOW I love this. What a beauty. So much details and lovely colorcombination.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG...I'm in awe of your wild'n reckless art-work Diane...you certainly have rocked this weeks colours...Jan x

NatashaMay said...

I'm always mesmerized by your art, Diane! :) Fabulous cupcakes and I adore that frame. :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

LOVE LOVE these sweet cupcakes Diane! Seems like a really fun class!!

PS: Baskin Robbins was my first job when I was 16 many many many many moons ago. :)

Janelle said...

I love this door, it is so cute. The colors are wonderful. I love how you are able to put so many layers into your art too, they add a lot of depth.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very well done creative collage work ~ excellent! ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Mary Walker Designs said...

You can't go wrong with cupcakes, the flowers add a nice element of whimsy.

BJ said...

Beautiful Diane, never seen such a great cupborad door - LOL BJ

Manon said...

This is extremly yum!!!!! Wonderful painting Diane.
ManonX

joanna said...

Fantastic painting, Diane! Cupcakes are the latest trend here in Greece:) along with frozen yogurt stores.
xoxo
hope you're having a great summer.

Diana Taylor said...

Wow - fabulous! Just love what you've done, what a fantastic transformation. Great techniques and lots and lots of style - Lovely!

Jodi O said...

LOVE IT!!! I am so glad you mentioned Jodi Ohl because I am taking a workshop with her next week at Create NJ.

Dianne said...

Love it! So cheerful and fun!

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane this is so cool!! Love the refreshing colors too! I took a class with Jodi last year. She is great and I love her cute funky art!

:)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Sweet! I love this. What a beautiful way to have used this color combo... Loving the cupcakes and your many, many details, wow.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I want to begin by apologizing for not visiting last week. I really liked your take on the colors, especially since I took such liberties with mine. And those papers were precious. If I ever find a doll, I want to take your idea for that box and run with it.

On to this week! I am always in awe of your art, and a bit envious you get to take all those classes on the internet. Sorry your trip was a disappointment. We lost all our flea markets, too. Now I just shop at the local thrift store, which doesn't offer much. From looking at it, I would never have guessed this was a wooden door. You did a fantastic job turning it into the perfect addition for this week's colors. BTW, these were my favorite colors of all Kristin has given us. I can't wait to see what you come up with for watermelon!

scarlett clay said...

Love it!! This design is so great and the words are perfect, too. I really love how you used the colors for the week!

Healing Woman said...

These colors seem to lend themselves to your art Diane. Great pieces-sure to sell.

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous piece! Love the colours and the message!

Emma Grace said...

SO COOL! I am always so impressed! When ever I need a blog to look at I come here! I will always be checking in!

Bren said...

You do amazing things with old cupboard doors, not to mention all your other flea market finds. I guess finding the right source makes it worth the miles, I'm always amazed at what you find when you go thrift'n :-)

JessiVille said...

OMG these cupcakes are deliciously fantastic!!! It's my new favorite thing and you've done them beautifully. And the frame - WOW!

Jessi xox

Kristin said...

xo! ;)

Kathy said...

Having time to take online classes like this is SO on my bucket list. Love to see your results!

Gina Sismilich said...

Wow - gorgeous and functional!! Great job

krisatlarge said...

Diane - this is just great. Love the edges particularly - looks like you learned a lot in your Judy class!

craftattack said...

A wild and reckless door with cupcakes - what could be better. Love what you have done, and all the techniques you have used! Valerie

roc said...

love it! what a great job you did!

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane, oh they are mouthwatering those colours- love them ,-and your door piece is stunning , with all your fantastic layers.
Hugs,Dorthe

Nora CG said...

Lovely, gorgeous, just beautiful piece. WOW!

Netty said...

another wow from me, this is truly delicious. Annette x

Mandy said...

Perfectly sweet...love the cupcakes and wonderful colours used Diane....xxx

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love that you have included the knobs so that it is practical as well as beautiful... how wonderful to be reminded of your wonderful work every time it is used... it captured the wild and reckless theme perfectly...xx

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Diane... WOW!! this is utterly amazing... I love everything about it... and the background with what you learned from Jodi is beautiful... what a gorgeous transformation...

Hugs
Jenny x

Pamela Holderman said...

You are making me very hungry... so much for the diet! Those colors are awesome.

peggy gatto said...

Just yummy!!!

Lesley said...

Wow I would never have thought to put these 2 mediums together. Your door is beautiful.
Sad to see the end coming so fast, I can't believe 6 weeks flew by so quickly.
Lesley

Ritu Dua said...

Creativity at its best ! Love the way how you have transformed it into a thing of beauty :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh Diane, I have no words!. This is beyond gorgeous, love to have it hang on the wall above my bed :). So beautifully collaged and painted!. Sorry about the flea market, but hey the doors are perfect for wall art. Hugs. TFS.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So unique and functional, too. Lovely work! Best wishes, Tammy

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

OMG I love these cakes!! How did I miss this cute workshop LOL Awesome!

Emma Grace said...

THAT IS SOOOOOO COOL! Oh my gosh, I forgot to tell you; remember when you gave my my that clock you made because you won something? Well that is hanging right next to my bed!

denthe said...

This looks great! Love how you did the text around it!

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning- this is beautiful!!

Lovey said...

Beautiful!

Kristin Dudish said...

It is so fun to see the beautiful variety of mixed media treasures you are creating for all of the different flavors! Your cabinet door is great and I love the addition of the knobs :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Congratulations on your new granddaughter, Zoie - she is definitely a cutie :)

Lorraine said...

great cakes you have really caught the colours there..and well done on getting published again superstar:)

linda (dots n doodles) said...

I just love your cupcakes and framing them just takes them to a whole new level. Fabulous take with this weeks colours.

PaulaJ said...

absolutely stunning! Love the colors, the cupcakes, everything!

Betzie said...

ohhh this is soooo yummy...wonderful colors and just want to eat the entire creation!

Giggles said...

So yummy and beautiful! How did I miss this!!Just fabulous... I love it!

Hugs Giggles

Cameron said...

That turned out as sweet as can be! I LOVE it!! This will find a new home fast....would be equally adorable in a kitchen or girl's room :D

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