Monday, 28 November 2011

Monday once again....

Good morning you all! I just looked at the calendar and saw that 5 weeks today the new year will have already started - yikes! And I am still nowhere ready for Xmas yet, either! Oh well, why should this year be different to all those before it....
I spent a lot of time with my journal, once again just having fun messing around and seeing where the journey takes me. I used some book-pages for the background, covered them in gesso, and then started with some dry transfers, and later adding some cut outs. From there I progressed to stamping, and then after that just used pen and ink and water colours pencils to add some foliage and a bit of colour.





The picture is a mixed media piece I made some time back, and re-discovered under a pile of other things. I used Scrap-book paper from Anna Griffin, which has been drawn on, stamped and painted. I'm not sure if it's finished either, perhaps I will spend some more time with it!



I am linking again to AEDM at Creative Every Day
Hope you all have a great Monday, whatever you are up to! Take care, and thanks for visiting!

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous drawing in your sketchbook Valerie (love how you create different layers) and your mixed media piece is beautiful - you must have done this in the summer - very bright and cheery - just what we need on a dark November's morning! xx

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  2. Of course I love your layers! I really noticed the sense of movement in your art too!

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  3. Hi Val, love your journal pages again, and the painting is very pretty. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. I love your journal pages Valerie and your mixed media piece is fabulous.

    Sorry I've not been to visit you for a while, life got in the way of crafting and blogging.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Morning:0) These pages are really interesting, I love the quotes and the colours. The skull with a clock's hands on his nose is great and makes me smile:0) I shall be interested to see what you make of the next page, fabulous again, have a lovely day, hugs Gay xxx

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  6. Amazing love the the first pages so interesting have to keep going back to it and discovering new things. The second WOW such a change but for all that interesting and inspiring. XOXO Zoe

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  7. great journal pages today. I love what you did with the dress form. Painting is cool as well. take care and have a good day. hugs, Donna

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  8. Love your journal pages, Valerie! Yes, it is hard to grasp that it is Chrismas and a new year so soon! I am just as "unprepared" as you. (Same thing every year! Ha, ha!)
    Have a great Advent! :)

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  9. Wow, love the picture especially those animals, they look to be peeping out looking at whats going on. Great journal pages as well.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Hi Valerie. Super journal pages. These pages seem so alive. I am not sure how to put it into words but they reach out some how. Especially the first page. Fabulous artwork.
    Regard Florence x

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  11. Just wonderful Valerie :)
    Von xxx

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  12. Lovely work Val, they are both so different, but I love them both! Hugs, Barb

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  13. Nice journal pages and I like your mixed media piece!

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  14. Terrific journal pages and love your mixed media piece Valerie, x

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  15. Really? 5 weeks?! OMG - somehow looking at the calendar doesn't bring the sense of surprise that the number does! Your pages are great - love the colors and creative sketching. Thanks for continuing to visit -

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  16. More wonderful pages - I too love the way you build up the layers.
    Great mixed media piece too.
    Hugs xx

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  17. All fab pages, love the skulls though
    Lindsay xx

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  18. all your pages are just amazing and the skulls one is a standout... your work feels very contemporary and fresh and I look forward to seeing the next pages you share xx

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  19. Superb drawing. Love the colours on both. x

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  20. Love everything...but that is no surprise!! Love your stuff always! I can't believe the year is almost over.....where did it go to?

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  21. It's GORGEOUS! So much detail and energy here - and I love what you've done with the Griffin (she's a favorite of mine ;) paper - and I would have recognized your profile as being yours in an instant! Wonderful work (and I'm struggling getting into the "mood" too - even though I have Christmas glitter (yes, there must be such a thing!) on my hands as we speak . . . xoxo

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  22. I just love peeking into your journal, Valerie. The faces are wonderful, and the eyes, too.... LOVE them!

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