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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Frida Kahlo


When I read the new theme for August over at Art Journal Journey  was ' Frida Kahlo'.
 I thought Oops!  how am I going to manage a page in my journal for this.  However Valerie who picked out the theme added a lot of information. 
That and the links given by the folk at AJJ got me surfing the net to find out more.
I have to admit my page began on the computer, using a digital program for the background, Frida and the flowers at the front. I had a  paper napkin with the parrot and branch, just right after a bit of fussy tearing to add interest to the bare corner.
Out with the acrylic paints, blending a few  colours  to match the background and paint round the edges.
I used a mask and coloured the  grunge paste with the same shade of paint, to add some texture.
During my search to find out about Frida, I came across many quotes.
This is the one I used--'At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can'.
Thank you for the challenge AJJ, I enjoyed creating this page.

Also thank you for taking time to stop by, the comments you leave are always appreciated.

25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful page Yvonne with so much thought put into it and lovely matching shades for the surroundings

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Hi Yvonne! Your page looks amazing! I love Frida's images and you made it beautiful!
    have a great day!
    Ingrid xx

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  3. A stunning page Yvonne, love the image you have chosen with this quote, and you have framed her beautifully.
    Avril xx

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  4. A beautiful page. Lovely warm colors. Beautiful lady. Thanks for showing you have done a great job Anneke.

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  5. This is fantastic Yvonne, I am so happy you joined in the challenge. Love the colours and the background, just wonderful, the quote as well! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Awesomely brilliant, I just viewed Valerie's too...you are both very artistic, love coming here.xxx


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  7. wow,fanttastic page,love your beautiful frida with the wonderful orange colors,love so much.

    xxx jeannette

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  8. Beautiful page, Yvonne. I love the Frida's image and the colours you've chosen.
    Hugs, Mar

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  9. You made it brilliant Yvonne.. this is such a beautiful page...
    And I am glad that you though the theme sounds difficult to you managed it so masterly and that you enjoyed the progress!
    Thank you!
    xxx
    Susi

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  10. You did a great job with this and I love reading your blogpost about how you did all of this. Very nice!
    Grtz.Plony

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  11. You put all the elements together wonderfully!!

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  12. I love your Frida. The photo is so beautiful and you've made a wonderful backgroun for it.

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  13. I love how you conquered the challenge.The portrait is beautiful and your fabulous collaged background and framing are great.
    Jean x

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  14. Amazing artwork with special colours and a georgous photo of Frida. Very good.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  15. Amazing page Yvonne, I'm in awe of all your journal pages!
    Val x

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  16. Oh Yvonne, this is so beautiful, what a stunning page!!

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  17. It's a beautiful page, love it x

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  18. Terrific fiery colours - the perfect accompaniment to Frida's intensity of gaze - what a great page.
    Alison xx

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  19. Loving your fab page, Annette x

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  20. This Frida page looks gorgeous! I love the image and the colors you've chosen.

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  21. Fantastic journal page! I love the image of Frida you used and how you worked it into such a lovely journal entry!

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