Monday, 2 May 2011

It's Monday again!

Hi you all. Good morning from sunny but very windy Kaiserswerth. I wonder why the birds don't fall out of the trees when it's sooooo windy? I have not got any big plans for today, just want to take it easy again and do some painting.
Yesterday I painted my journal for May. I have done it differently. I have painted a scene, not of anything in particular, just something where you can look into the distance and see the sky and hills in the background. Then I have stamped some gothic windows on the hill top, so there's a place to look out, added a few others stamps, words and sayings, and the rest will be filled in in the course of the month.

The first 2 show the double pages before and after stamping.















I plan to write something each day, as before, but just where I want to; perhaps I will add more pictures, or sayings, I don't know yet. I just don't want it to be so regulated as last time. The stars are there to accompany the saying *Follow your star*. I will take another pic at the end of the month when it is finished. I am entering my journal into the challenge on the 'Kathryn Wheel* Blog
And I altered a tin. It is a small round tin which had a scented candle in it. I peeled off the label on the top, painted it with Viva-decor metallic structure paint in raspberry, and then added wings painted in lilac to match the cameo, and some pearls. The bottom half has been covered with some silver paper cake band, cut down to fit. This will go in my collection of little tins holding family trinkets. I am entering this into *Try it on Tuesday* who are being sponsored by the *craft Barn*.
OK, that was it for today. I have some more pictures to show you, but they will have to wait till tomorrow! Have a great day, take care, and thanks for dropping in!

36 comments:

  1. Love your journal pages and the little tin is divine, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Oh Valerie, love the gothic windows and door and the wee tin is gorgeous. Have a happy day. x

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  3. I like the fact your journal this month is not structured. It will be fun to see it again at the end of the month. The tin? SOOooo sweet. I'm not familiar with the structure paint you speak of often, although I'm sure there must be something here. The colours are gorgeous. Hope you have shaken that little dippsie doodle you had and are feeling 200% again. Enjoy your Monday .. they only come once every seven days. Hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  4. Donna, good to know that about Mondays!!! I feel so-la-la today, but better than yesterday, so that's something!

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  5. Your tin is beautiful,so feminine, thanks for joining Try it on Tuesday,luv Georginax

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  6. These are all really beautiful Valerie and I love the colours on your background for the journal pages. The little tin is gorgeous too.
    It's really windy here in Sussex too and because it's from the North I have the most awful hayfever - says she sneezing away! Hope the wind goes soon as it's also much colder today.
    Off to do some more crafting now.
    Fliss xx

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  7. Morning Valerie, your tin and book are great, both look wonderful as usual. It's been really windy here too, don't like it very much but at least it will blow itself away soon (hopefully!). CoB

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  8. It will be really interesting to see how your journal evolves over the month.

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  9. Hi val,

    I have been away from blog land for a few days and I had to catch up with all you have been doing. And what a lot that is, tins, pins, sketches all of which are wonderful. I missed stopping by

    Love Dawn xx

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  10. Thanks Ladies! Hi Dawn. good to see you back again!

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  11. Your May Journal page background is so pretty, is the picture of the little girl you? Looking forward to see how this spread develops over the month.

    Love the altered tin, and guess what? The Craft Barn is my local crafting shop, I'm often popping in there and spending more than I should! What a coincidence.
    x

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  12. Beautiful journal and love the door that says "enter here" :)

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  13. Hi again, just popped back to say, "No, I haven't yet received your post!" Judging from my past experience it always takes far longer than it should. I often send an ATC to a friend in the USA and it takes 4 days, whereas a European destination can take much much longer. I will, of course, let you know when I have it in my hot little hand!

    xx

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  14. Thanks Joanna! Perhaps Royal mail spent too long at the Royal wedding! :)

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  15. Love the journal. It will be interesting to see it at the end of the month, Valerie! Your tin is so delicate and gorgeous!

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  16. your painted background is just amazing! beautiful!

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  17. Wonderful projects today! That background is gorgeous and I love the tin!

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  18. Great pages, can't wait to see what you do with them this month. :)

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  19. Hi Valerie, ooh looks very interesting, I too like the Gothic arches and am looking forward to seeing the end product, your little tin is a darling!
    Glad you liked my card and no, I'm good to my word that's it for this week, no more LIM I need to get a life ROFL :0) xxx

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  20. Love the background on your pages...perfect! :-)

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  21. Wow, wonderful pages. Love the background scene and the arch windows are beautiful, looking forward to seeing this one finished x

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  22. your background was fab before you added to it, and now its just wow, SIobhan

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  23. good question about those birds! The tin is so pretty! Good work today.

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  24. Hi Valerie--Your journal pages are dreamy!!! And I LOVE the tin too--wow, you have been busy and it's all so gorgeous.
    XO
    Cindy

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  25. What a pretty background :-)

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  26. Oh my... looks like yummy watercolors, love it!
    Great May calendar journal pages.
    Thank you for sharing :]

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  27. a really beautiful background I love it

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  28. Your painted and stamped pages are fabulous, super colours.
    I love your tin, with its angel wings, thankyou for sharing it with us at Tiot's.
    Yvonne xx

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  29. I'll be looking forward to seeing the completed month, it's an awesome beginning...love the colors and cute stamps. (I'm terribly structured!!)

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  30. Wonderful painting. Love the arch and all your beautiful additions. But I adore your tin...The wings are magical! take care gerri

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  31. What a stunning page, looking forward to seeing it complete

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  32. Wow, great - the windows are a fab addition. I'm loving your unstructured approach - I'm feeling the need to do things differently soon .....

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  33. Beautiful dreamy pages perfect for whatever will fill them in the weeks to come. the tin oh what a tin ! Love the little cameo and the perfect purple wings.

    Marie

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  34. So very different to what everyone else has done. Think we will all be popping back to see how you have filled it in. Very dreamy and interesting with the child picture.

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  35. Love how this page is developing and can't wait to see the finished product - think you may have started a trend with the unstructured approach LOL

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  36. That is beautiful. Great idea to paint a scene and let it develop - and it is fab !

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