Sunday, June 23, 2013

I just couldn't do it...



I went out this week and tried to get my photos for this
week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday, and nothing was working for me.
So sad to say I had to take a pass on this weeks hunt. 

I think I got a little bit distracted when I saw this little fella flying around.
I caught quit a few shots of him, But I just love the way this one tuned out.  



You know how I love to get shots of Humming birds. 


I also got a shot of this guy trying to stay hydrated..
You need to do that here in the desert.  I just love the reflection here..



I also have been busy playing with my Art supplies.


This is the Mixed Media page I did for a brand new challenge
that's going on.  It's a Mixed Media color challenge. 
Hosted by Mona and Sue.



The colors this for the challenge are Pink and Grey and Black.
I painted my page grey, and then added some crackle finish to it and then pink
on top. I love the way it turned out.  

I also made a tag for a Girlfriend of mine.. 
It was her Birthday.  I have told you before how I love 
to give a handmade bookmark along with a book.  I do hope she likes it.





Lots of pink paint and markers and pencils used up this week. Hee Hee..



 On Wednesday we will be taking Big Bertha to
Oregon for a whole week. I am super excited.  
You know who I will be visiting?


Hugs~ 

63 comments:

S. Etole said...

Those are some really great shots. Happy travels.

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE the bee shot! tongue and reflection and dead-on clarity!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Love your photos, they are so sharp and great light. Super book and tags. Have a great day.

Gay Peplow said...

Life gets in the way sometimes, you managed to get some fantastic shots anyway, well done!! Gorgeous tags and your journal page is so textural and pretty in pink, love your inspiration thank you so much, hugs Gay x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, I am sad that we don't have humming birds over here! Your journal pages and bookmarks are great, lucky friends! Have BIG fun in Oregon! Hugs, Valerie

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Linda! Here I am enjoying your photos and then WHAM! I see you made a GORGEOUS journal page for our challenge! It is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the hearts with sentiments and the crackle and the tissue bits! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Honey Mommy said...

Wow! I am in awe of the shot of the bee. It is fabulous! The hummingbird is a nice capture as well.

Sometimes the Scavenger Hunt prompts don't really speak to me either. Don't worry about missing a week. I think we all do it sometime!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful photographs Linda. Your page is fab as is your splendid bookmark. Hugs Annette x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ohhh I know who you will be visiting. It will be fun of course:) Great shots as always and love the pinkness of your latest projects.

Nicki said...

Your hummingbird shot is fabulous and the bee - holy wow! Love your art work, so neat.

Pride In Photos said...

Life is Good....yes, I will try to remember this all week, as I am on the mend. Sorry to hear you are having a situation yourself...getting older...no fun♥ Your humming bird photo amazing.

augcott said...

Awesome hummingbird shot.
I've had a hummingbird feeder up for the second year in the row and guess how many hummingbirds I have seen? One!!! :-/

Love the journal!

Thanks for sharing!

augcott said...

PS Where did you get your blog page background and header?
I ♥ them!!!

Gayle Price said...

Ooooh your photo of the bee with the reflection is just beautiful, and, your mixed media page is truly gorgeous. I love the textures you have created and the colour ( always love pink ). Happy travels to Oregon, have a wonderful time with your family. xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, you'll have a wonderful trip to Oregon! I haven't been there in years and would love to go back! Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! I loveeeeeee your journal page and tags!! I love love love love the colors and the hearts!!

Tracy said...

Well the hummy picture was well worth your efforts. I love your mixed media page. I keep collecting mediums but haven't used them yet. LOL. Hugs to you my friend. :-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Scavenger hunt or not Linda, your photos are still stunning! I love how you capture nature in your lens. Your art journal page is fabulous! The pink crackled background looks awesome and I love the trio of hearts! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Deanna said...

I didn't do it either...must be the summertime. LOVE that shot of the hummingbird, straight on, great!! Have fun on your trip to Oregon, know you are going to enjoy someone special.

Catherine said...

I have yet to see a hummingbird in real life! They are so sweet looking!
I am thinking your grand-baby will be getting a visit?? :)
xo Catherine

Maria said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous photos of the bird and bee! Also, love your mixed media projects...fab detail...great job!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow, the bird capture is magical Linda. It belongs in National Geographic or Birds in Bloom or someplace like that. Your pink is pretty! Have a great time in Oregon!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOnderful photos Linda, and I love your journal page too, awesome effect of the crackled paint, I can't get those work for the longest time!
I was thinking to take my girls to visit Big bertha soon but guess I will have to wait till you come back, have fun with your love ones, take lots of picture, I know you will!

Sandie Edwards said...

I could see your photographs in the top magazine, they are amazing.... nothing like having a close up image of beautiful creatures. Your journal is magical, that texture with the crackle is so amazing, and I adore your tags. Wishing you happiness today...x

yyam said...

Love the gorgeous shot of that birdie!

And those crackle effects look amazing on your journal page!

Kamana {Naashia} said...

really love your page.

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely shots once again and your mixed media is so beautiful! I have no doubt that your friend will adore your handmade tag ... and Oregon ... yep know few people there you could be seeing!

Carol Blackburn said...

If I could describe you in a short sentence I would say "a maker of pretty things." I would also have to make it the longest sentence in the world and add things like "thoughtful", "kind", and so on and so forth. :) Since you are going to Oregon will you be going to Grant's Pass? It's one place my hubby would like to visit someday. He got some brochures once and it was just an amazing place. Happy trails, stay safe. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love the color combination here, Linda, and both the journal page, and tags are beautiful.

FANTASTIC shot of the hummingbird. Love the motion that you were able to capture.

have a wonderful week ahead, my friend. xo.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful pics, Linda, and I just love your plays on pinks in your beautiful projects! That crackle effect is pure scrumptiousness!

Rosemary said...

Fantastic photo of the hummingbird, you've caught it at an unusual angle, very original and so magical :)

Linda B said...

But these are all so great anyway... thanks for sharing them. I really love the one of your mug of tea.... and your art work is getting even more gorgeous. LOVE the crackled pink and the birds on the wire.

Sylvia said...

You're photo's are fabulous, Linda, I love all the nature you bring to us each week. Your new journal page is also fabulous! I love all the layers! Beautiful tag, your friend will love it! Have a beautiful Tuesday!

Shahrul Niza said...

I LOOOOVVEE this page!!. Yummy textures & sweet palette :). Beautiful photography too, you'd captured them so wonderfully. I LOVE hummingbirds & bees, but didn't see them much around where I live. Excited for your Oregon trip!!. Hugs.

lauren bergold said...

what a bumper crop of a post, it's got everything a gal could want: GORGEOUS closeup photos, fabulous mixed media, a lovely tag... and news of big bertha's upcoming schedule! what's not to love??!?! (have a safe trip to oregon and a GREAT time!!!) ♥♥♥

Rosie Grey said...

Wonderful photos, Linda! And I just love your craft projects - the colour combination is so beautiful!

Becca said...

Awesome shots Linda! What kind of flower is that humming bird on? Looks pretty. Love your journal page...I've never tried the crackle stuff, and as always, your bookmarks are lovely! Can't wait for you to get in to some cooler weather...I feel like I'm hogging it all up here! hee hee

Lynn said...

These are gorgeous shots, I love the reflection of your little bee too. Your mixed media page is delightful, I'd love to borrow your idea of making bookmarks with my book gifts I usually buy one-

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm catching, haven't been around for more than one week. Your photos are fantastic again - just beautiful. And your journal pages are breathtaking, really love them.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Life is still good and your photos are still incredible and amazingly beautiful! Oh my, that little creature at the water... That's a professional shot there.

Have tons of fun in Oregon!!
hugs

Wendy AppleApricot said...

And I was so in awe that I totally forgot about your mixed media art, lol. They're gorgeous too! Good to see you doing some arts and crafts too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gosh, that bee pic is amazing, Linda! I always love your photos. Thanks for sharing a new to me challenge. I don't do mixed media but enjoy others' projects. Fab shades of pink goodness on yours.

Davi said...

Linda I do love that hummer pic, is it ever fabulous, and the bee is quite cool too! Your journal page is Gorgeous,love the giant crackle and the way you used the colors :) Bookmarks are beautiful and what better gift than a book and tag, sure your friend was blessed! Stay cool my friend supposed to be a scorcher the next few days, they are saying 124 on Sat!! Im already sweating bullets :)

JansArtyJunk said...

omg stunning pics...and so glad you are still creating on your travels Linda...your mixed media page is beautiful ...loving the hearts and all that crackle!! :)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

What a beautiful post!! I don't know why all of a sudden I have had a hard time finding your posts, but I sure am glad I took the twists and turns! I LOVE hummingbirds, but rarely see them here, so I am thrilled when you catch a great shot! Thank you, this one is phenomenal, Linda! I have always wanted to go to Oregon. Enjoy it! Beautiful tags. Kath

Joanne Leddy said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I just LOVE visiting here. Absolutely beautiful.

Justine said...

I agree, such beautiful shots, your blog is always so full of inspiration. have fun on your trip!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wonderful pics...!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi lovely Linda :) Totally Awesome journal page! Have fun this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your photos are just stunning, Linda! And such a beautiful mixed media page and tag! Enjoy every minute in Oregon, my friend!

Terry said...

Again great photos and artwork! I am loving those pinks and that crackle! Who are you seeing in OR? Take lots of pics and tell us all about it! I think we decided that OR may just be the place, so now you have to tell me everything! Hugs and have fun!

Lori said...

Beautiful pink journal pages and tags! I think you're having fun... Great pics, too!

sajith said...

I came here after seeing your card at

http://citycrafter.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/happy-birthday-city-crafter-challenge.html

Really great card for birthday. My special Happy birthday wishes to you

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love that first shot!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning photography as always my friend. I love looking at your photos. And the journal page and bookmark - amazing!!!

Charlene said...

Such great shots Linda and your journal front looks awesome!!!! I hope your exjoying your summer! It will be 115 here today ...just a bit warm lol Hugs!

unikorna said...

Amazing idea to mix pink with black, Linda, I love the effect...congrats.

LindaBrun said...

I love your photos, and the AJ looks fab, I bet your friend will love the beautiful bookmark.
Have fun with the family.
Hugs

julieprice3 said...

Love the tags and that pretty book, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Katy Noelle said...

The hummingbird and bee are amazing!!! and, well, not being a gifted crafty person myself - so our your pink creations!! =D

xo

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

LOVE your Hummingbird capture - wonderfully done!

Patrice said...

Oooh, I love your mixed media projects!

Barri-Jayne said...

Wow, stunning hummingbird! Beautiful photography x
Barrina x