Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's WOYWW again

Hello WOYWWers, nice to "see" you!

Thank you to everybody who stopped by last week and left those wonderful comments. I think I succeeded in visiting everybody (I hope) last week; it was interesting and also inspiring to see so many different work spaces and what everybody is working on. I saw quite some Christmas stuff, you're way ahead of me!


Well, it's Halloween for me. Blame it on Louise Gale and her Creative Color Challenge - the last one, actually. Guess what this week's color is?

Purple intimidates me. It is such a strong color, it seems to shout "Here I am!" loud and clear.

So I decided to give it a playful touch, and since Halloween is my favorite holiday (this is the child in me, I know) it turned into something ghoulish. What you see is probably not the end result, I still want to spark it up a little bit. However, in creating the background I followed Mon's inspiration - gluing torn paper down, paint over it with one color (lavender), then paint with another color (purple) - the second color I actually smudged on with a paper towel. After that I started playing with those foam stamps, oh what fun I had. Now I need to work on jazzing it up a bit.

If anyone of you wants to know: I didn't do anything on the orange piece of last week, but I finished the sea-green canvas, "The Voice of the Sea". You can see it here.

I more and more enjoy our WOYWWs. It is so nice to meet you all. Still wondering about it? Find out more over at Julia's Stamping Ground or just hit the WOYWW-button on the sidebar.

37 comments:

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love your Halloween inspired art! By the way, I used to think I would never in a million years pour hot wax on my paintings. But one day I just needed something new to do, so I just did it! And it was SO fun. So if you are ever in a funk, you can keep that in your back pocket to pull out when you need it!

Wipso said...

Really love purple and what you're doing with it :-)
A x

Cheryl said...

well this looks really creative hun,love what is on your desk love cheryl x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...gorgeous colour!

Have fun creating.......A.xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow fabulous creation,luv the spiders, but not in real life!! have great day, appy WOYWW, sue,x

Doone said...

ooh I'm on theme this week mentioning blue!!!

love the finished canvas

dx

Ciara said...

You're being very brave using all that purple if it intimidates you!

Thanks for popping over to my blog too (and yes, walking your friends dog counts too!). I guess we all have the nosey gene!

Ciara
xx

Cath Wilson said...

Interesting work there and I see you're using foam stamps - ooh, how intriguing! I LOVE purple and that's a fab shade. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

Helen said...

Ah, I love purple, great work again.

Aisling said...

I love purple and I adore halloween! Great piece!

Darcy said...

ooo I love purple, this was the colour of my hair for a while.

thankyou for you comment, the card took a couple of hours, not hard to make but all the choosing,deliberating,moving about and general time wasting made it seem a long time lol

the wedding book/album took me just over a week to make.

Poppit said...

oooh! It looks FUN in your space! Note to self: use paint more! :-)

minnie_mac said...

Love the Halloween piece and all the stuff you've used to make it.

Marilyn

Thistleblue said...

Hi Carola, thanks for stopping by my blog! Love all your halloweeny stamps! They look fab! Hope you share your're finished project.

Diana said...

Hi Carola, Looks like a lovely color for Halloween...unlike the typical orange and black. Great piece!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm with you. It's too soon to think Christmas, but Halloween seems doable. I never thought of purple going with Halloween, but it sure does on that card. And I'm so glad we didn't scare you off last week, because I love the view from your blog banner (Grin). Happy WOYWW.

Amber Ink said...

Okay...I'm hooked. I'm favoriting you right NOW!

soraya nulliah said...

Carola-I LOVE the purple that you used here! I agree with you...it can sometimes be such an intimidating color..Yours seems very rich and powerful but ...not so intimidating:) I can't wait for Haloween too...I can't believe it's just around the corner. Last year I was a witch..this year...? Maybe a cat?

Lin said...

Purple is my favourite colour and you have used it brilliantly here.

Your blog banner is beautiful. Is that a view you regularly get to see? If so, lucky you.

Lin xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

I think it's awesome!! Thanks for popping by my blog :)

Cath said...

Love your Halloween piece. Its not a holiday that I have ever followed and now living here we don't do Christmas that much either.

Cathx

Jingle said...

Oh, this is such a fun piece! I love it! I struggle with purple. It just isn't my thing, I guess!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love this, Purple is my colour so this made a big impression on me. Alos I have a black cat so just perfect!Thanks for popping by my blog. Love Hazelxo

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I just came across your blog; it's great! I just started blogging too...and, I have a brand new camera that I am trying to make sense of. I enjoyed your pictures - very inspiring and lovely. If you get a chance visit me.(-: Oh! I love the color purple and what you did is very cleaver.

butlersabroad said...

Love the piece Carola, and I love your header photo too, looks like it might be somewhere along Highway 1 on the West Coast?

Hugs
Brenda

downrightcrafty said...

wow that purple is awesome love it. Noted the 4/10 on the messy scale and agree with you. sent you a mail too
thanks for the belated return snoop
Hugs Kate xx

Morti said...

Love your work - I'm a huge fan of purple!

Ali H said...

Hi Carola thanks for stopping by - I think that Hallowe'en is great fun too - gald its not just me you can't contemplate Christmas yet !

Twiglet said...

Great colour - fun project - bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

madebyKarla said...

I love purple! I think it can be fun, girly or sophisticated depending on how you use it. It's very versatile and now I see it can be goulish too! Love your halloween project! thanks for visiting my desk ;)

Carola Bartz said...

Lin, I wish I could see this regularly... like waking up and this is the first view in the morning... Unfortunately, the answer is no... sigh!

Carola Bartz said...

Brenda, yes, you're absolutely right!

JoZart said...

I really love purple and I'm surprised you find it intimidating! You've worked well with it nonetheless. Thanks for the late snoop with good things to spy on
joZarty

Carola Bartz said...

Thank you everybody for all your nice and kind comments. I enjoyed very much hopping over to your desks!

Spyder said...

I love purple for Halloween ad your page looks brilliant! Have a great WOYWW
(Lyn)

Rachel said...

Don't be afraid of purple anymore: you're using it delightfully. This is a great piece.

ikki said...

Hi, and it's Halloween for me too this week! If you like these kind of cards my DT mates and will be doing a Halloween Blog Hop starting (I think) on the 13th Sept. I'll post news in the Cupboard. Sorry it took me sooooo long to get here - been a bit on the busy side lately. Love your food pictures, now I'm hungry. ikki x