Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A STORY WITH PICTURES

Hello awesome blog friends!  It's time for another Creative Tuesday!!  This time, we were prompted to make something using purple.  The catch is purple has to be the predominant color.  SO, here is where the story gets picture-y.

Right away, I had an idea.  I was going to use my watercolor pencils, 3 different colors of purple from my awesome set of Derwents water color pencils, and write the word purple with flowers coming out of it.  I got right to work!  HA!  I had an idea right away!!  No long time wondering what I would make.  I finished within a few days of the prompt going up.  Here is what I made.
At the time, I thought it was perfect!!  I asked my small son what he thought, and he said "what is SURPLE".  ugh.  my "P" was too scrolly!!  What to do?  Nothing, this is perfect after all, right?

Days go by, 11 of them actually, and today, I thought "maybe it needs just a bit more".....

This is what happened

I blended the colors with water.  Ok looking, but I still thought "just a bit more".

I altered the color a bit, to show you the spray ink I applied.  My awesome new Ranger spray ink, in purple.  But was that the finishing touch?  NO!  It needed more!!

And here it is.  In it's finished glory!!  The finishing touch was to outline the letters and flowers with a purple micron marker.  THAT was what I needed.  I outline everything.  It is weird, but I love outlining.  I just think I like a more "finished" look.  Finished to me that is.  I love painting, and drawing, and collage, all messy stuff, but at the end of all of that fun, I always outline.  Here, the watercolor pencils needed to be bended, and the spray ink was needed, but in the end, it was the outline I needed!!

What do you think?  Did you like it better before I started "fixing" it?  Tell me!!  I love to hear your opinions!!

REMEMBER, YOU CAN CLICK THE IMAGES TO SEE THEM ENLARGED!!!!

Have a great week!!

WAIT!  A NEW PARTY POOPED UP!!

I received a comment today on this post.  It was from Judy of DIY by Design.  She said;

"That is so pretty. I would love for you to link up to my Swing into Spring party. Hope you stop by."

Me?  Really?  I've never been invited to a party!  I usually crash them.  I went to her blog, and oh my heck!  She has an incredible decorating blog!  She says it is decorating, crafts, cooking, etc.  I was happy to add this to her party!  How fun is that?????

If you want to join in, the party is open until Friday!  Come over and join! Just click the link!!

 

33 comments:

  1. Oh this is just so pretty! a beautiful tribute to the word, Purple all decked out in lovely flowers - a great idea!!

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  2. Oh kids always say what you least expect don't they?! I think it's a great idea.

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  3. Yes I love the way you kept at it til you felt it was right. All artists understand the unfinished feeling. I remember one of the first things I learned in art class was not to either under or over do it. You got it on the nose. I love it.
    QMM

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  4. Very creative! I think it is perfect!

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  5. Wonderful! I don't think it needed fixing, but it did get better and better with each addition. Now it is perfect.

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  6. Very unique "Surple"...hee hee...Kids.... I think it's quite lovely and certainly springtime.

    Clever idea to use the word...very pretty.

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  7. Superfluous Surple....er....Purple. You've got a purple passion!!!

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  8. I love seeing how this has developed from start to finish, definitely perfect

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  9. This is so cool! I just love words that are decorated...you should do a whole alphabet! :-)

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  10. So fun to see the progression in your work, and I really like the finished product. I agree with you about outlining; I like the pop it gives.

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  11. Great to see how you developed this. For me I love the outlined version best, they are all so so pretty.

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  12. hehehehe what a humorous story to go with it. This is a beautiful image...makes me think of fields of violets, and I definitely approve of the outlining.

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  13. I thought Surple, too! haha. But I knew what it was really. It's lovely and very purpley. :)

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  14. I know exactly that unfinished feeling,, too well,, sometimes I over due till I have mud!Yours is perfect!I love purple,,

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  15. I like them both, I can't decide! I didn't think surple until you mentioned it, kids are funny and so honest!

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  16. nice to see its evolution! so pretty.

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  17. I do not see anything wrong with either. However, I am not too fond of the orange/pink combination.

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  18. I really love this, Daniella, and Ty for explaining your process. It really WORKS> Isn't it funny how sometimes even outlining something can make it pop? This is so very pretty. Great job and, yes, very purple! That's what I love about purple--so many shades of it to choose from! :)

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  19. I love the finished project, my sisters favorite color I have to tell her to come see this!

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  20. That is so pretty. I would love for you to link up to my Swing into Spring party. Hope you stop by.

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  21. I like the finished product! I've always wanted to play with spray ink. Very pretty!

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  22. oh wow!!! this is a really neat piece...and you would make a new cool font with this!!! wonderful work!!!

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  23. I love it, Daniella!! It's awesome!
    XO
    Cindy

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  24. It was neat seeing the process of how you created this!! I wish I was artistic but it is stick figures for me!

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  25. Beautiful and nice word purble with a beautiful design and excellent tone. Creative Tuesday I have removed the link because they do not allow photography, If you like my photos there and you can not find me. Greetings.

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  26. I love your finished piece! (...and I am not even a fan of purple!) Beautiful job! x

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  27. It's a weekly party. Hope to see you each week.

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  28. I love how you decorated the word! And the story behind it was really fun too!

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  29. Hi Daniella,
    I just stopped by to say "hi!" Hope you're doing great!
    XO
    Cindy

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  30. Hi Daniella, Cindy is such a sweetie isn't she and doing such a job of drawing people together around the world.

    Popped over and then went oh Purple! we had that on TIO last week will almost certainly come up with something for your challenge, gonna sleep on it. XOXO Zoe

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  31. Daniella,

    I love how you outlined the word purple. It went from a sketch into a drawing. The purple really POPS with the pretty flowers!

    How sweet to be asked to join JUDY'S PARTY.

    Dee

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