Friday, 7 October 2011

PPF And some Challenges

Another week has been and gone, Friday's here and that means it's Paint Party Friday , hosted by Eva and Kristin. Hope you have time to hop over and see what the others have made. Today I want to show the photos of the little chest of drawers I painted a few weeks back, and somehow forgot. At first I wanted to do some more distressing on it, but it didn't look right, so I just did some edges with a little gold paint and rubbed a bit of inka gold into it here and there. The first photo is *before* and the others *during* and *after* - just in case you don't notice it for yourself! It didn't look bad before, I just needed something brighter in my rather dark hallway. I still need to paint the bookcase to match it, but that will have to wait.





I am still not sure if I like it, or if I will leave it as it is, but I do not feel like starting again just now!
After a day of wind, rain and cloud yesterday, it cleared just before dusk, and we had a wonderful sky. I think there's a saying, *Red sky at night, shepherd's delight*. The photos are not good as my camera does not work well when there's not enough light.



After I got back from the dentist - which was not bad yesterday, he just took out all the stitches, and my mouth felt a lot better for it! I spent the rest of the day crafting. I made another mail-art envelope, which will be flying off next week. I used a mixture of collage and stamping again, this way I get to use a lot of old magazines instead of putting them in the old paper collection.


And lastly I made 2 projects for Gingersnaps Challenges. The first one is for GC121 *Horror Stories* and the second one for GC 120, *Turquoise, blue and purple*.


I really like the *naked* tag, after it had been distressed and stamped, but decided to give it some fitting decorations.



So, here's wishing you all a good day. Take care, and thanks for dropping in! And don't forget, Monday is Giveaway Day!



43 comments:

  1. Personally think your dresser is stunning. Mail art .. well you are the Queen and of course your tags -- you've got that area wrapped up too. So all in all ... everything is GORGEOUS, Valerie. Have a great day. hugs, Donna

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  2. Thanks Donna, and the dentist will be crowning me soon!

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  3. Love your little chest of drawers, Val, looks much better now! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Fabulous work again Valerie, your chest of drawers looks great and I love your tags and envelope.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Your chest of drawers looks lovely Valerie and the paint effects have certainly given it a new lease of life.
    Gorgeous artwork too and I also think your naked tag looks fabulous.
    Have a great day and glad the mouth is feeling better.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Love your re-do. YOur tag is lovely too. Enjoyed your sunset photos...so colorful.
    Happy PPF.

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  7. Gorgeous dresser, Valerie!

    Looks like you had a very productive day creating beautiful works of art!

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  8. gosh you seem to get so much done in so little time...and more visits to the dentist that I can imagine :)Stitches??!! eek hope everything is healing up ok.
    Love what you've done to the chest of drawers, they look great! Oh and your tags too, great contrasts from gorgeous turquoise to spooky skeletons :)x

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  9. Love the bureau! Well done! ~ Tags and collages are awesome ~ very interesting ~ Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

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  10. The dresser is stunning, I want this!!!
    The Poe artwork has that sinister feel to it, excellent work.
    Gorgeous colours of Autumn in your photograph.
    Take Care
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. love the dresser redo and your tags are gorgeous!

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  12. Valerie your dresser looks wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing.
    What a beautiful sunset, nothing can compare to the wonders of nature!
    my gosh girl do you ever sleep? Beautiful works of art, Love the Poe piece!
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Lynn

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  13. WOW, you have been one busy lady! I LOVE the dresser- isn't it fun to use our talent to improve things! And I agree, I wouldn't change a thing!

    Your envelope is wonDERful- I'd love to get something like that in the mail! And of course you KNOW I love your tags- my fave is the one for Gingersnaps, those skulls are the perfect touch to go with the bits of Poe....gorgeous!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie
    P.S. Thanks for your comment on the OnceUponATime...I have to admit it was SCARY to be number 2! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  14. That dresser looks great! Wonderful challenge work, too!

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  15. I like the look of the dresser. The two Gingersnap pieces are wonderful. I especially am drawn to that beautiful tag background!

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  16. The chest of draws is perfect Valerie :) and so is your tag naked and dresses lol
    Glad to hear you are more comfortable after being to the dentist :)
    Von xxx

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  17. That dentist should be crowning you in GOLD the money he's had out of you Val Lol. Love the Chest of Drawers and when the Bookcase is done it will brighten you up all Winter. Love the tags too especially the naked one.xx

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  18. WoW! I wish I had your energy Val! Loving all the variation you're sharing.

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  19. I love the way you have altered the Chest of Drawers. All your pieces are great. I particularly like the blue tag.

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  20. Love the transformation of the chest...it's beautiful and pix of the red sky are awesome too...and of course the tags are creatively cool!POP ART MINIS

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  21. Great job on the dresser Valerie!! Really very nice. Sorry you have to go to the dentist so much, hope it's all over soon. Love your tag as well. You are a busy little bee...bzzzz:))

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  22. Wow, I love it all, Valerie--and I think your dresser looks fabulous!! What a fantastic job you did!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  23. The dresser is wonderful and so are your TAGS. The two Gingersnaps submissions are fabulous too. Happy PPF!

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  24. the dresser turned out wonderfully - the gold was a great addition.

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  25. I always wonder, do you ever have trouble mailing your embellished envelopes? Whenever I design a package for a client that contains any sort of mailer, we have to follow guidelines to make sure it isn't held up by the sorting offices.

    And your camera may not be great in low light, but it gave you a great effect on those shots.

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  26. oh my gosh Valerie, it looks like new furniture now! Your photos have an antique look, just beautiful.

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  27. I love that you used a little gold on the dresser... maybe that will help reflect what light you have in that hallway. I like the photographs, they have a vintage, grainy look to them :) The tag really stood out to me... it looked great before and after! Thanks for sharing ~ happy PPF!

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  28. Love the make over you gave to the dresser. Great pieces for G.C. as well. Yvonne x

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  29. Your dresser turned out awesome - nice job! And your pieces for the Gingersnaps challenge are great - thanks so much for playing :)

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  30. Beautiful job on the chest. And the tag is so gorgeous. I like the naked tag too. But your embellishments look great.
    Faye

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  31. Busy girl! Ooh tooth stories... I feel your pain....

    I think the chest looks fabulous.

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  32. Oh I love what you did to your dresser! It is much brighter now.
    The tags is fab too, what a great distressed background you created. Love it!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  33. oh that dresser! Be still my Robin's Egg Blue heart! LOVE!
    Have a great weekend, xoxo

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  34. You are amazing! Your dresser and everything is beautiful!!!Busy little bee you are!Awesome photos! Deb

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  35. Love your dresser what an amazing makeover. Having been a recipient of your mail art I know have even more beautiful they are in the flesh. Beautiful tags and projects . As Donna says you are the queen of tags ! And just about everything else to be honest. How you fit the dentist in I don't know !

    Marie

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  36. You really rocked those chester drawers. Love Poe, great work x

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  37. Such wonderful creations today. The dresser looks lovely! and your journal pages are so cool. Oh I forgot to mention that I adore your sweet new profile picture! take care, gerri

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  38. love the drawers and everything you have showcased really...good to hear your mouth is better too...xxx

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  39. Amazing job on the dresser!! I like it a lot! Great journal pages and tags! You were busy this week!!! Beautiful photos of the sky!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  40. Tolle Werke, dein Tag gefällt mir ganz besonders gut.

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  41. Loving the draws and tags what a wonderful piece of furniture ;0) Dxx

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  42. Love your mail art ... and I love the naked tag too ... so glad you joined our Color Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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