Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Melancholy autumn mood....

Hi everybody! It's a chilly and wet day here, but it doesn't matter, as I don't need to go anywhere today, and can stay at home and do what I like best!
Today I would like to share a rather melancholy LO with you, using the first few lines of John Keats *Lamia* -



LOVE in a hut, with water and a crust,
Is—Love, forgive us!—cinders, ashes, dust;
Love in a palace is perhaps at last
More grievous torment than a hermit’s fast:—



For the LO I made a word cloud with Wordle, which I printed onto vellum. The background paper is from 7 Gypsies, and for the matting I used some heavily distressed core'dinations black paper. I have kept the embellishments simple; some die cut vines, a few prima flowers and some ribbon. I have written the text with a white pen along the edge, and stamped some *love* text in white on the right side.





And here is a collage of a Halloween album; my fave holiday is coming nearer and nearer....


So, that was it for today. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!




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31 comments:

  1. Good morning to you:0) Fabulous melancholic LO I love the colours and the text sits beautifully, very, very pretty:0) You know I love the ghastliness (? is that a word? is it spelt correctly?)of Hallow 'een fab collage. I hope you have a great day creating, hugs Gay xxx

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  2. Great pieces, Valerie. Love the wordle idea. Have a wonderfully creative day. hugs, Donna

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  3. Very autumnal but beautiful Valerie. Love the Wordle :)
    Your Halloween album looks appropriately spooky - great work.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Love the rich autumn colors and the halloween album collage looks really good. :)

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  5. Beautiful layout Valerie and your collage is great fun. Have a great day. xx

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  6. Love your beautiful layout, the words realy stand out. Its a super Halloween collage as well. Yvonne x

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  7. Great collage and a fabulous LO.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Beautiful LO Valerie! Awesome verse. Love love love your Halloween collage! I took am a big fan of Halloween. We are on vacation; staying around home. It has been raining since Saturday! Great crafty weather, though! We have to venture out today to buy our turkey, so it can thaw out for our Thanksgiving feast this weekend.

    Wishes
    Debbie ^..^

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  9. Great layouts! I love the word cloud idea - I'll definitely have to try it. I also love having a stormy day to keep me inside and cozy and crafting :).

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  10. Hi Val, I'm late today, had to go to the doc with the littl'un, he was coughing all night! Hugs, Sarah

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  11. What a great idea to use wordle for a cloud.....I've made a couple but somehow never put it together to use it as a card/collage focal point. It turned out great. And I love the Halloween inspiration!

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  12. Wonderful pieces! It was chilly and wet yesterday, today is just chilly. They are predicting warm weather for the weekend, though! YAY!

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  13. Your LO is sooooo beautiful, Valerie! The Halloween collage is fantastic too :)

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  14. Valerie Beautiful Words & Art! Simply Gorgeous! Hugs,Tee

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  15. Oh Valerie do I love this!!!!Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. good morning!
    wanted to tell you I love your new blog comment id picture ( not sure what they are called) such a great picture
    have a good day!

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  17. Love your LO, it's simply beautiful!

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  18. Oh Val, your LO is gorgeous!!! Such exquisite colors and details!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  19. Whatever your mood you always manage to create beautiful art and these two pieces are no exception ! Especially love the word cloud .

    Marie

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  20. Both terrific pieces Valerie. x

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  21. Ps love your new photo ! It is you isn't it ??

    Marie

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  22. Just lovely, you make the prettiest things. Hope you have a good evening, Hugs, Kim

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  23. Hi Valerie, I have missed dropping by but haven't forgotten you. I am on full creativity now til the end of the month then the shows start. Time is ticking and so much I want to do, time will permit.
    I love your LO and the colours are right up my alley. The quote is beautiful and that collage reminds me of when I was a kid, all excited to dress up and go trick or treating.
    Take care friend and keep creating.
    Lesley

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  24. Such a cool album!!! I love the red and black and the witchy women ;) Beautiful piece above too - I love that you backed it on distressed black, xoxo

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  25. How Fun! Love the fall colors with a little touch of spring! halloween is my fave time of year too...love the album!POP ART MINIS

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  26. These are wonderful. I love the melancholy autumn mood. We have lots of rain here and the temp dropped...makes me want to stay home and craft.

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  27. Love the "word cloud', very clever! :]
    The die-cuts give this art piece that special touch.
    Take care <3

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  28. Great pieces, Valerie! I love using Wordle too!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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