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Friday, January 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday- the 13th!

Eeeeee- it's Paint Party Friday time and Friday the 13th- 
who knows what will happen on a day like this?  I'll be waiting to see....
In the meantime, I finished my December pages for the traveling sketchbooks!
I wanted to keep it simple and not especially traditional, so I did a 
dove inspired by Picasso and surrounded by swirls a la Klimt... 
and layers of patterns punctuated with lines from Christmas carols. 
 You might have noticed that I am totally obsessed with making pop ups right now!
and my signature page, again in non-traditional colors......
I had a lot of fun with this, and NOW, I'm all caught up- or mostly- 
there's still a little tweaking I want to do on my November page.....
In the meantime, while I'm waiting to see which of the Sistas these books are going to, I'll be visiting PPF- won't you come too?  There's so much beautiful art to see, and fabulous people to meet....
Happy PAint PArty Friday!
x- Stephanie

41 comments:

Regina said...

I love these pages....you always use your colors in such a mesmerizing way. I really like the pop ups...perhaps a tut on how you do them. *hint hint* LOL!!!!

Hugs for a Happy and LUCKY 13th.

Pssstt...I put a thank you in my post last night...you should go see to who.

Netty said...

Beautiful pages and so clever how you've affixed the bird.
Friday the 13th started well for me, spilt my coffee all over the carpet and over my PJ's then I walked into a door........can I blame it on Friday the 13th.....no, this is normal for me.......lol Happy PPF, x

Carol L McKenna said...

Lovely creations, color and composition and such a fun pop it ! Love how you credit the styles to various historical artists ~~ thanks, namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Healing Woman said...

Love the way you wrote around the swirls and the pop-ups are so neat. I think it's good to keep going with something you are having fun to do-who knows where it might lead?

Pointy Pix said...

These are so lovely and I'm sure whichever sister gets this will be really chuffed with it - the pop us aspect is really clever!

art2cee2 said...

Love how this page jumps out at you! :-)

craftattack said...

Love your pages and of course the pop up! Hugs, Valerie

Kathy said...

I cerainly looks like you had fun creating this one, Stephanie. Pop-up books have always seemed magical to me and yours is just lovely. I'm always a big fan of your work: the layers and color choices are bold and unique, and you always create something so amazing that I wish I'd thought of it myself!

Pam Tucker said...

I can definitely see the inspiration in the dove and the swirls. The pop up is so cool and your colors are yummy! Beautiful work, as always. *sigh* :)

Gloria said...

Love the pop ups. Great job. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work. Happy weekend to you.

Daniele Valois said...

the pop up looks sooooo cool!!!

Debbie said...

I love your colors here, and love your florals listed at your Etsy site. Beautiful work!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh wow Steph I think your Dove piece is stunning! ~Happy Paint Party Friday #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

hey girly, this is so beautiful. Lucky Kathy! I am loving all your pop ups and can't wait to get mine :) I love your non-traditional colors, they work perfectly with this dove and music theme. Great piece!!! You should do some pop up pieces for your Etsy shop.

hastingshall2 said...

Your pop-ups are fabulous! What a great idea! As for the colors, I think they are so gorgeous. Faye

BlackPumpkin said...

Love the colors and the dove!

SHERI C said...

Love your pages and the Pop Art element!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Fallingladies said...

Wow, great art and the pop ups are just sooo cool!

Christine said...

beautiful pop up dove!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your pop-up dove!
That combination of white and violets along with the text is delightful!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Mandy said...

These pages are wonderful...those swirls are magical..i am a sucker gore a vg...lol...love this and its inspired me to getl my journal out...xxx

WrightStuff said...

Here I am :)

Beautiful pieces - makes we want to try some pop ups for sure...

I seem short of words this evening... so tired.... long day then I had a glass of wine and feel like I need match sticks to prop my eyes open!!

NatashaMay said...

I love purple! Tha page looks great and that pop up birdie is awesome!:)

Victoria said...

Wow...Love this...Truly beautiful and always inspiring...gorgeous!! Thanks for always adding magic to my day and your kind words and visit lift my heart!
Such a beautful post..the opo up is spectacular..thankyou for sharing your enchanted art!
Victoria

Anne said...

Amazing pop-up! <3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in awe of how you got these pop-ups to work in a spiral bound book. The colors are lovely, too, and I like that they are non-traditional December colors. Of course, I'm not sure what "traditional" December colors really SHOULD be! Love these pages and the concept.

toadinaboat.com said...

Who doesn't love popups? This made a beautiful spread!

Beadwright said...

These pages are awesome and the pop ups are great.
Nicole/Beadwright

RobanStudio said...

Stephanie, the spread is wonderful. I like the three dimensional aspect and the cool colors of the background!! Happy PPF. :-)

Nordljus said...

I love the colours, and the pop up dove looks really special!

mermaiden said...

i have a small collection of pop-up books; just love them =) beautiful work as always.

*jean* said...

beautiful pages!! happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

I am glad you're obsessed with pop-ups because I think they're out of this world!

xo
Kristin

wednesday said...

Beautiful idea, and wonderful execution. I always love getting a card during the holidays that doesn't use traditional colors or images. It stands out from the rest.

Theresa said...

I just love your pages & the colors you picked are some of my favorites. Have a great week ahead!

MollyGirl said...

These soft colors are lovely. And I'm fascinated by the pop ups. I haven't ventured into figuring them out yet, but they're on my list for 2012. Yours are an inspiration!

Heather said...

Beautiful page. I love the colors!!! Happy New Year!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Great idea, I used to buy every pop up book I could for my children when they were toddlers... I still lust after them ;) Well done!

peggy gatto said...

I
LOVE
what you did, fabulous art, and clever!!!

Laura Haviland said...

Oh "so talented" dear friend Stephanie,
I love love love everything about these pages,just thrilled me seeing them.I adore the pop dove,so clever for starters of greatest. The swirls,I have a thing about swirls.lol All the colours have a strong flow of creative feeling shared. I think this is a favorite of mine of your creations.Oh I just love everything you inspire me with your strong artful talent ...
This one really says wow wow wow !!! Can't wait to see what is next in your creative sketchbook.
These page scream Creative power !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love ya, Laura.xoxx
Have a nice night..

Tammy said...

How wonderful and whimsical, Steph! These pages are absolutely gorgeous!! Your work is always so amazing. You are quite the talented lady. Keep having fun with your art work. It comes through.

Hugs,
Tammy