Friday, 23 September 2011

Paint Party Friday is here again!

Good morning everybody, and welcome to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin. Hope you will find time and see the work of some of the talented people who play along every week.

I have painted some journal pages this week. I went to IKEA - the swedish furniture store - recently, and saw some material printed with lots of pictures like a story book. I couldn't afford to buy any just now, but it inspired me to paint these journal pages. The pages have been drawn with water colour crayons and pencils, painted, and then edged with a pen and black ink. It was fun to draw all these haphazard pictures, linking them with the *bean-stalk* and then working them into a little story. I think I will try something like this again.




And I made a tag for Rebecca's Blog Challenge Garden. This time we have to make a tag out of recycled materials. I have made the tag and the sentiments from my Coffee packaging, the ribbon was from an Easter egg, the lace and paper scraps are ancient. Just the fairy image is new.


So, that was it for today. Have a nice day, and happy PPF to all participants. Take care, and thanks for visiting!

61 comments:

  1. Love your journal pages Val, they really do tell a story. It has something surreal about it! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Oh, Ilove this fun and whimsical page. :) Great tag, too. Thanks for the well wishes. I did go to the doctor's and she gave me antibiotics. :)

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  3. your journal pages are delightful! Love the fresh colours you have used as well. Then there is the tag ... ha ha ha ha. Have fun today. Take care - surgery in 3 hours. YEAH - it will be done. hugs, Donna

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  4. Great journal pages Valerie, love the washing on the 'vine'! Fab tag too! Have a nice day. Suze xx

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  5. I love that you find inspiration in all sorts of things Valerie - the journal pages are such fun.
    As for the tag..fabulous (still laughing).
    Hugs xx

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  6. Super journal pages. Wonder if this is something I could do with the craft club at school. I like the beanstalk connecting all the ideas and could work well as a family tree too. x

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  7. Yes, I am sure you could. I used to do things like this at the school with the kids too.

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  8. Wonderful pages love the vine flowing and linking all your great images such fun. XOXO Zoe

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  9. Hi Valerie, Gorgeous work love the journal, beautiful open images and a fabulous, funny Tag!!! LOL hugs Gay xxx

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  10. Oh Valerie your journal pages are awesome, I love the idea of it being a story! ( love the guy on the skateboard) and your tag is so sweet!!!Deb

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  11. I love your journal pages Valerie, lovely colours and the washing hanging on the plant made me laugh. Fabulous tag and so true - 'especially the coffee and chocolate lol x

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  12. Fabulous journal pages, Valerie! and I love your tag made with coffee packaging!

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  13. Wonderful journal pages ~ Fun! ~ and the tag is lovely ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

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  14. Loving your new style of journalling, this is such fun and very colourful. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  15. Love your journal pages, Ikea is one of my favourite stores, great inspiration. Pretty tag too.

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  16. What fun journal pages and the tag is lovely! :-)

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  17. Wonderful journal pages Valerie and a great tag.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. i love your journal pages! they are adorable and lively. i imagine them as a children's book immediately.

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  19. Hi Val, I'm visiting from Rebecca's Tag Tuesday challenge. I love your tag, the shape is very unique and I really like the colors. Your journal pages are awesome, bright, cherry and fun. Great idea! Linda

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  20. Your journal pages are so whimsical and fun.

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  21. Ooh love your whimsical journal pages :-) cute drawings!

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  22. The plant connecting everything is a beautiful idea! Love the colors as well, awesome work!

    // - T.W -

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  23. I LOVE those pages! Browsing the stores is a great idea for inspiration. This style really grabs me, too. I love how you interpreted it. Would look awesome on a canvas as well! Applause! :)

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  24. Loving the whimsy of your pages...so fun! Great stuff for sure! POP ART MINIS

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  25. That tag is so pretty and so funny all at the same time! :-)

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  26. Oh Val, your journal pages are amazing and whimsical and your tag is too cute--AND true!

    XO
    Cindy

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  27. These are so up my alley!! I love what you have done for PPF (I wanna join too - hopefully soon!) they are fun and whimsical and colorful - love it! Thanks for the fun and inspiration, xo

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  28. Its amazing what that swedish empire can do to inspire! I think I may have the exact fabric you are talking about..my plans are to make it into a skirt!! (brighten those dreary winter days!)LOVE your pages, such detail and fun!..they would look AMAZING on fabric too :)x

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  29. What fun a humorous idea Valerie the pages are great :)
    Von x

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  30. Love your pages... very well thought out! :]
    This is a very clever journal prompt.
    Thank you for sharing <3

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  31. charming pages, so whimsical and fun.

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  32. Lovely work Val, the pages are so happy and light! Hugs, Barb

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  33. Very lovely work and quite inspiring to say the least. All because you visited Ikea and didn't have the cash flow for the ladida. Isn't it always the case where magically somehow the creative blooms blossom when we desire something unobtainable? Love the coffee tag as well.Happy creating.

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  34. Love your journal pages, the images are brilliant. Great tag as well. Yvonne x

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  35. Love your journal pages Valerie they are so fun and adore your tag too.
    hope you are having a really great start to the weekend
    take care for now
    June

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  36. LOVE your painting, and that it's a story, in it's own way! Fun, inspirational, and I wouldn't mind trying something similar sometime (because I KNOW it's going to sit in the back of my brain somewhere till I do! Would you mind if I did sometime? If I found the bravery to show it, I would definitely mention that YOUR work was my inspiration for it.).. Anyways, love your tag too! Adorable, but I got a kick out of the text you added! Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  37. Your journal pages are just awesome and I love the tag. I would never give up coffee though:)) Tee hee. Your stuff is always good Valerie. I enjoy myself when I visit. Happy PPF! Enjoy your weekend.

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  38. How fun! Lovely tag too! Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  39. Such a fun journal page and of course the tag is a stunner! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  40. Valerie I just love your pages, so cute and whimsical. I say that looks fun.
    Your tag is beautiful, you make such lovely tags for sure.
    Thanks for dropping by and Rosie sends kitty kisses. =^..^=

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  41. Love your pages, those people are so cute! Hope you have a super day, Hugs, Kim

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  42. Your pages are neat and fun. Delightful fairy.

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  43. Valerie this is Just a wonderful pages !!!
    I love the vine flowing and linking all your great images such fun!!
    Thanks for coming to my blog and leave so many nice and sweet comments.
    You make me a very happy person.
    I wish a wonderful weekend.
    Kisses and huges from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  44. Lovely beanstalk story idea! And wonderful tag, as always.

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  45. Wonderful story journal. Pretty tag too!

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  46. Oh I LOVE your story journal, the colors and lines and STORY are just wonderful! And you KNOW how much I love your tags ;) Beautiful- no, GORGEOUS work as always ;)
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie
    P.S. I haven't had much time this week to do more than read blogs- but I wanted to tell you how glad I was that you slowed down for the tunnel- no more tickets?

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  47. Really like your journal pages.
    Such great colors and harmony.
    Wonderful.

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  48. I absolutely adore your story book pages... I love how free and fun they are... Beautiful! (I loved them so much I just had to google ikea storybook fabric to see where your wonderful inspiration came from!) Fun, fun, fun... I love it :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  49. This is so much fun! I absolutely love it! I'm so glad you saw the fabric and were inspired. I may have to try something like this myself.

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  50. I love to visit your blog. Your art is has a variety of styles that really appeals to me. I visit often though I rarely comment. The tag is so pretty. Of course it was the lace then the fairy that caught my eye this time. So pretty. And dainty.
    Hugs Mary

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  51. love the paintings for your journal pages, well done, keep up the good work...

    maria xx

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  52. I do love IKEA! And I really love your pages too! ;-) Yes, you should do more of that style! It is fun and sweet, and very inspirational! Love the colors too! :-)

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  53. Ohhhhhhhhh!!!! What fun journal pages :) and that tag is just too cute!

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  54. your journal pages are such fun-they make me nostalgic for the imaginative drawings we did as children- whimsical and colourful.

    lovely tag as well, I love how you incorporate such varied things.

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  55. Love your journal pages!! I enjoy seeing your drawings!!

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  56. Your Journal pages are amazing, all these little details ... and your tag is wonderful, so whimsical.

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  57. IKEA is just a non-stop source of inspiration. Your drawings are so cool. Great style!

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  58. Great tag - I agree with the sentiment!!

    Rebecca

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  59. HOly Goodness, that is soooo cute. I love that you went home and tried your own painting. I do this too. These pages just made me smile and smile!

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