Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Strange faces in the woods....

Yesterday I had to go to the doc's, and this time I drove very carefully through the Rhine Tunnel so as not to get another speeding ticket! I also went for a walk with B's doggy, Emily. We took out usual walk though the woods. There is still a lot of greenery on the trees, but they are starting to turn colour.


And I saw some fungi growing on a rotting tree stump. I don't know what sort it is, but it has some interesting shapes and colours. I am sure I can see a ghostly face in the fungus on the left hand side - can you see it too?


And by turning the picture 90° to the right, I can see a bearded man in the middle of the other one. Can you see him, too? Or perhaps something else?! Perhaps the witches are hanging out there till Halloween....


Well, apart from dreaming in the woods I managed to get a tag and my journal done. The tag is for the *Just for fun* *shades of green* challenge. I distressed the tag with TH inks in bundled sage, crushed olive and forest moss, and stamped it with a collage stamp from LaBlanche in forest moss. The bottle has been cut from a piece of green packaging. The poison label is from the Graphics Fairy, the bony hand from my stash, and the skull is from *My Tattered Angels*. Was fun to make; Halloween is coming nearer and nearer....


For my journal I did a scribble background with blue and green wax crayons and painted over it with water. The pictures I have used for my collage were cut out of some magazines and prospects I was sorting out. The tigers are rub-ons. It was fun doing something completely different again. I don't plan what I am going to do, I just open up the journal and do the first thing that occurs to me. And I am not advocating drinking three bottles of wine each day!




So, that was enough for today. I hope the sun comes out today and warms us up a bit. Have a good day, whatever you are up to, take care, and thanks a lot for dropping by!

28 comments:

  1. Love your journal pages and the poison bottle, very ghoulish! And I can see the faces in the toadstools, too, what fun to see them in the woods! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. I can see those faces too - creepy!
    Love your fun tag and your journal page...I think I'll take your advice this evening (no, not three bottles, but the odd glass of wine. lol).
    Hugs xx

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  3. Very nice tag you have produced there and I just love that label and the bony hand is fab! Happy Halloween when it comes around. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

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  4. Ooh, creepy fungi Valerie. Love your jolly journal pages and the tag is fab. Sun is shining here today, hope it is with you too. Have a nice day. xx

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  5. Love the photographs from your walk. Always fun finding little 'beings and faces' in nature. they are everywhere for folks with minds like ours. ha ha. The hand in your tag is very cool .. you find the neatest things. The tigers you used on your journal pages are great rub ons - and the graphic ... super. All in all a lovely day you had. Enjoy another good one today and take care. hugs, Donna

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  6. Ohhh you are a proper dreamer my friend, great post and beautiful pics. Love your art today too, all so varied but lovely too
    hugs June x

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  7. Ooh yes the faces are there you do find the most wonderful things to photograph when you are out on your walks.

    Great green tag, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  8. Like the dark side coming out of you!!!
    Great work as always.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Scary stuff Valerie the faces and the tag ... well just fab and what a cool hand ! and love the party going on in your journal :)
    Thank you for sharing your tag with us at just for fun
    Von xxx

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  10. oh, I can definitely see the faces....spooky fun! Love the poison tag and your journal pages are rockin'! POP ART MINIS

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  11. Great pics, fabby tag and I am just amazed at your journal pages, so creative, Valerie!

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  12. Gorgeous photography, and I love the inspired tag. And your journal pages are so fun!!

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  13. I can see the faces in your spooky photo' and I love your tag and journal pages.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. More fabulous photos and art from you!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful photos and your tag is great! I love the hand coming over the top! So cute!

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  16. Love your journal pages and poison tag, and the photos are very good - I can see those faces clearly! Hugs, Barb

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  17. I do see your fungus faces, how neat! Nice tags and journal pages today.

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  18. I can definitely see the faces in the fungus....cool series.
    I like your journal pages, too! have a great afternoon! - xo

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  19. More fabulous pages, love your country walk photos. Yvonne x

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  20. Love your journal pages but the pictures of the fungi is so intriguing! Love to hear ghost stories and hope you get some more AWESOME photo's :)

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  21. I love finding faces in things! These on fungus are great. Val, you are so fun!

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  22. I also see them, but be really worried if you hear them also! Love your spooky fun tag with the chain hand and your journal pages are always amazing!

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  23. I saw them too!!! cool that the fungi are getting into the Halloween spirit! LOL
    Great Halloween art!
    hugs Lynn

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  24. What's this? We were BOTH thinking about wine? I included wine in my tag for Tag Tuesday! Love your journal pages! ~tina

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  25. Hi Valerie. Oooo! yes can see a mans face. Could that be a hand and part of an arm on his shoulder? Super photos - natures beauties. Brilliant tag especially with halloween around the corner. Loving the journalling
    Regards Florence x

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  26. Cool photos and yes I can see the ghostly faces too. Super scary tag and fun journal pages. x

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  27. Enjoyed seeing your photos of the woods! Great journal pages!

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