Thursday, 3 March 2011

Carrot .... again ....

Inks by Dylusions

Have I told you how much I love carrot?! I can't help it, I just do :-)  This time he is making an appearance in triplicate, in my mop-up journal. When I took a workshop last August with Dina Wakley, she had this great idea of keeping a journal to use up any left over inks on your stencils etc. On this page you can see some left over stencil ink but I think you can also tell I had a bit of  a spill with the 'teal' ink! It all makes for a great, random, grungy background.

I added a bit of extra colour and texture with some paints:



And finally I added carrot but because I love him so much I added him three times :-)


Thanks to everyone who has added their challenge calendars to the link (here). I am slowly getting round to visit you all .... If you're not ready yet, don't fret, the link stays open all month.

Byee for now

37 comments:

  1. Carrot is not my favorite vegetable, but I LOVE yours ;-))) It's very beautiful !!

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  2. How come I didn't discover your blog earlier? I LOVE your work. The inspiration foates from your posts right into my head... but I think your carrot-guy had me first... I adore him! I'll be back for more eyecandy!!!

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  3. There is just something about carrot isn't there? He looks fab on the mop up page.

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  4. Wow, love the background and the image is adorable. Makes me want to have a play with some inks!

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  5. Carrots are good for you - and your art! Great page.

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  6. Thanks for sharing another amazing page. Please stop tempting me with irresistible Stampotique stamps. I have over ten already, including some I have yet to use and three more on order; better make that four... :-)

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  7. He is undeniably cute. Great page.

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  8. Carrot boy is my fave one too!

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  9. Love love love the background colours, stunning. I love carrot too and in triplicate even better. Tracy x

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  10. Wow Karen it's fab I love carrots too but would be a nightmare picture for my son he dislikes them with a passion along with mashed potatoes lol
    Von xxx

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  11. aw, he's such a sweet character. love your background Kate.

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  12. Love carrot, I used him at Christmas, this page is fab, love the colours. xx

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  13. I love love love your work..Your background work is beautiful and not an easy fete. And your carrot people are charming. Hugs, Diane

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  14. Love seeing your backgrounds, they are beautiful!

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  15. I so love your works of art Kate!

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  16. Sweeet!!! I should have that little Carrot.......he IS cute!!!!

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  17. Love carrots almost as much as the inky splodges.

    Great pink and yellow colours in your CS article for April too.

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  18. Carrot is fab and beautifully set off by this background. What s great idea having a mop up journal

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  19. What a fab page, and I can't get enough of Carrot-love him!

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  20. just shows what wonderful art work can be produced from a mop up page, stunning and of course Carrot just finishes it off he's sooooooo
    cute. xx

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  21. I have to say I am not generally a big fan of the Stampotique figures, but I just adore the little forlorn carrot and I love what you have done with him - brilliant.

    Elaine

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  22. Your messes are even wonderful!! I see why you love Carrot.

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  23. Carrots REALLY ARE good for the eyes! I can't stop looking at this page!

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  24. Stunning Kate - I've never seen green and orange work so well together! Who Knew? MMMMMM, carrots - best fresh out of the garden ya think?

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  25. Clever idea... mop-up ink page!
    And your carrots are delightful :]

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  26. WOW that background looks amazing! I tend to mop up with scraps & then use them for cards but....forget that!!! The inky stuff is going in my journal now hahaha! Awe...don't blame you using carrot 3 times...he is lovely xxx

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  27. How come your "accidental" backgrounds are so much nicer than my "spent hours on it" ones?? Can't quite get my head around Mr Carrot, but I can see how much you love him!

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  28. that background is amazing, I love it, and I started a background book after you told us that tip, havent used one yet though, carrot is lush, I have been tempted but not succumbed yet, LOL :)

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  29. This is so gorgeous Kate!!!

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  30. Another one of your backgrounds I love! Good idea to use up inks that way. And sweet carrot fits in so well

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  31. Love how you created the background and carrot looks just right:)

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  32. Another stunning page Kate, fab colours as always and I love carrot ;-)
    Have got my pages ready for March now, and will link them to the appropriate post
    Anne xx

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  33. The carrots are so funny and your background is fabulous and inspiring. Thanks for sharing the process.
    Hugs Anja

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  34. Awesome Carrots,I just adore them...
    I love seeing the creative background,so terrific.
    I love your contrast of colours too.
    How I have missed visiting you.
    You are one talented artist Fabulous Kate !!!!
    Hugs,Laura. xoxx

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  35. Congrats on being in the book tour! I love your mixed media art and how you use design and colors! I'd love to win a copy of Mary Beth's book! Thanks, Linda, MidwestieLady on Etsy and ArtFire.

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