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Monday, 20 June 2011

SUMMER OF COLOUR - Week 2, Colour it Green

Hi, The Summer of Colour (see my sidebar) is Green this week.  Not an easy colour to work with, although it should be as we are surrounded by green in the countryside.

My piece for the challenge is made up of Acrylic Squishings (for the background), various green acrylic paints for the grass, stamped twice the tree (from Crafty Individuals) and then Copper embossed.  The birds are digis as cannot draw birds yet......well I can but you really really wouldn't want to see them..........lol

Am off to view some more terrific Summer of Colour entries and to see all your other wonderful craftings.  Thank you for popping by and hope you all have a lovely day and are enjoying the sunshine.  Take care, Annette x

PS...................This evening I also added this Postcard which is for the Yahoo Happy Daze Challenge.  Sorry about the late addition to this post.  The background again is one of my Acrylic Squishings and the Stamp is made by  Lost Coast Designs.  Hope you like it.  xx

88 comments:

joanna said...

I love it Annette!! everyone is creating such beautiful pieces for this challenge!
xoxo have a great week :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This ia very very gorgeous Annette. lovely and beautiful. Great Art.
Gr. Marja

Anesha said...

Super love the colours and textures.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh my fave colour (well one of them lol ) Love this piece and the clever way you did the tree my friend, fab art as always Netty
hugs June xxxxxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful scene you created, love the BG!

wearestampers said...

This is just fabulous Annette!! Loving the embossed tree!
Pam

Mandy said...

Nettie this is absolutely gorgeous hun, I love that big tree, fabulous tree.
I hope you are o.k lovely lady :)
hugs Mandy xx

Meggymay said...

Great piece Annette, love the trees and your gorgeous greens. Yvonne xx

Linda said...

Fabulous piece! Love the tree!

Brenda Brown said...

Love your squishings,so effective for the countryside background.
Enjoy your week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

donna said...

Wonderful piece Annette. That background is perfect for this and I love how the grass looks. Have a great day..Donna

art2cee2 said...

Love the colors...yes the green is just fantastic. :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a fabulous piece love your squidgy greens and the digi birds make it a little surreal perfect work once again.

Marie

craftattack said...

This looks like summer, lovely! Valerie

crafty creations said...

Stunning piece of artwork Annette x Hilda

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Netty and just love the squished background which has fab texture.
Hugs, Fliss xx

toadinaboat.com said...

Squishings, LOL. I like it.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Woaww Janet...it is lovely work...I like the background of green acrylic...so cute...have a nice week xx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh sorry Annette, I have call you Janet...I don't know where was my mind ;-)

Jennie Atkinson said...

A beautiful piece Annette - both the colours and textures are fantastic and work so well together.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

A beautiful green piece, Love the texture of the squishy paint and embossed tree :)

Electra said...

This is a bit different than your usual satyle, and I like it as well!

peggy gatto said...

A wonderful combination and I love the depth you created with the texture!!!

Lori said...

Great piece, Netty, love those acrylic squishings!

WrightStuff said...

I'm very intrigued by the acrylic squishings!! Tree is amazing!

Daniele said...

love the different textures you've managed to create on your piece,
hugs

missy k said...

Gorgeous pieces....I love the little snapshot of a countryside scene.

Nicks said...

Acrylic squishings sounds fun! I rarely use green, funny thing colour, just answered someone on FB who said they find red uplifting - I find it quite oppressive, odd how colour affects us..... sorry just rambling! Great work as usual!

Melinda said...

I love the backgrounds you create.

Jan said...

Love your green background squishings...... really effective and the whole scene is truly a work of art.
LOVE your Frida piece as well.... to die for!!

Pam Tucker said...

Gorgeous work, Netty! Love the squishings! What a great effect! I agree with you: green was a challenge! :)

Jingle said...

Fabulous!!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your copper tree, and your postcard is wonderful, love how you gave her a shadow.

McCrafty's Cards said...

It is gorgeous Annette, I love the way you have done the trees, beautiful postcard too.
Kevin xx

Yvonne said...

I love your Fredia creation, Annette!

coops said...

these are stunning netty.i love your copper tree, so much texture and the lady image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Terri Kahrs said...

I adore the term: "acrylic squishings" and will have to give this technique a gtry. Your results are lovely, Nettie!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Susan Allan said...

I love your country scene.
You are very clever with paint!
Sue xx

Kindred Spirit said...

Your greens are perfect! Love the birdies as well :D Can't wait to see what you will create next week! xo till then...Joanna

Von said...

I do so love your squishy backgrounds, make for great art :)
Von x

Gerri Herbst said...

Love all the green but that Frida postcard is my favorite!

Rachelle said...

Love this, Netty! I'm intriqued by the acrylic squishings. Hoping to find some instructions as I go backt through your blog.

Mandy said...

really beautiful work and your squishings...I love it!!!xxx

Lesley said...

Great interpretation Annette.

Kim B said...

Fabulous! x Kim x

Nan said...

Beautiful pieces! I really need to go find out what acrylic squishings are now because it's a great effect! :) Nan

Ella said...

I love the textures and how it makes the tree stand out even more~ Really lovely~

Kathy said...

Love it Annette.. the copper tree is gorgeous.. what is squishings? lol never heard of it.. but it sure is lovely.. thanks for stopping by today too..
xx

Kristin said...

Isn't this beautiful! I want to touch that tree! The embossing is just stunning and I love all the painted details, xo

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun what a great post loving the scene that tree is awesome and,your second piece is just stunning love that image,hugs cherylxxx

NatashaMay said...

So lovely! What is an Acrylic Squishing? Never heard of it. :)

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Annette! I love your Green this week,especially your background (I'm learning more about backgrounds lately so I think I am discovering them more!). Thanks for visiting my Blog and for your kind comment on my green journal page. ♥Your blog and work are wonderful! I love your banner. ~kathy

Healing Woman said...

Your collage totally depicts summer. I love the various methods you used in achieving it. The tree really makes the piece, in my opinion. Also, your Frida postcard is wonderful. I use that saying of hers too. Great.

1CardCreator said...

Love both of these Annette! The birds look perfect there and love the post card too!

fatmonica said...

Both beautiful pieces!I love the tree and the grass.The postcard is gorgeous-love the background!

Jo Murray said...

Love your 'Green' work Netty. You should enter the INternational Collage Exchange next year.

Cindy Adkins said...

I am the most huge fan of Frida Kahlo!!! WOW!! I love that piece! They are both beautiful, but oh gosh, Kahlo always steals my heart. And I sure love how you used the colors for your challenge--so gorgeous!
XO
Cindy

Annette said...

Oh the acrylic squishing is great, hadn't heard of that, but it certainly works. Thanks for the description my fellow named lady. Annette

Linda R. said...

So awesome my friend.. Your post card rocks.. I love it..

Hugs, Linda

Sherry Edwards said...

Two beautiful pieces of art Netty - loving your squishings!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your painting is outstanding, just fantastic. I also love the card.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Great painting, love all the interesting textures you achieve, hugs Gay xxx

Janet said...

Beautiful!! I'm not sure what squishings are but it all looks fantastic.

Heather Henry said...

Hi Netty, Awesome to meet you! I love your acrylic squishings, what a groovy affect. Your green picture is wonderful. I love the postcard too.
I joined the Summer of Color as well, although I've yet to complete my blue picture. I need to get to work! :)
Have a wonderful week!

Lynn Stevens said...

Two beautiful pieces Netty. I'm sure your birds would look just fine!
hugs Lynn

Sesenarts said...

I love the addition of the birds. They look funky! And thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Julie

Limar said...

Very nice pieces, love that tree :) And I like your butterfly card as well :)

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Great projects as always.

I love your acrylic squished backgrounds and the embossing on the first one looks gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Katherine said...

Love your squishings! Lol.

Candy C said...

Nettie...love the green squishings! What cool variances of color you got! And the textures are really neat. I also love the postcard. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and ALL of the stuff you're working on!!! <3 Candy

Faith A said...

These are incredible pieces of art, just beautiful.

minnie_mac said...

Love your squishings ! Great pieces.

Marilyn

Janelle said...

I also love the background. It has great depth and texture. The birds and tree add a lot of fun the your piece. I can't draw birds very well either.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful! Love the backgrounds! Kim

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

You are so productive! I'm slowing down. Thanks for visiting.
Barb

Susan Allan said...

Hi Netty
When you sign into Blogger if you untick where it says keep me signed in, or something..then you can leave comments. I found this to be true!!
Sue xx

Sandi said...

Oh I love your green piece! Your "squishings" are fabulous!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous Annette! Love them both, but that Frida card is my favorite!

Hugs,
Gaby

Chris said...

Your green art is wonderful Netty and I'm intrigued... what are squishings...lol
Freda Kahlo... OMG love her and your gorgeous piece :D
hugs
Chris xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Awesome creations! LOVE the color squishings!

Doreen said...

Simply stunning work as usual Annette.xxx

Faye said...

Netty, your squished green acrylic paint grass is fantastic. Also like the copper embossed tree. I also do not do birds. Once I did an oil painting that had a cardinal (red bird) in the snow. Try as I might I couldn't get him the right size. It looked like a red turkey in proportion to the barn in the painting. I finally painted snow on top of him. I gave the painting to my mother, but I got it back when she died. fI love to ask people if they can find the cardinal in the painting.

Gez said...

Great artwork and inspirational as always. I want to craft!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx

Jenny said...

Just love it Annette... I feel like I am in the country looking at your beautiful artwork...

Jenny x

Melodie said...

What a great pic...love the grass and tree...will have to try that technique... and the birds....well they are awesome!!!

Martina2801 said...

Since I am sometimes away for a few days and already you cast a great artwork after another! Super, dear Netty!
I wish you a nice weekend my friend.
Hugs
MARTINA

creatingme said...

really nice!

Paulina G. said...

OMG OMG OMG I LOVE the Frida Kahlo piece. xx