Tuesday, 8 November 2011

When the postman rings....

Yesterday the postman rang, and that means he has something nice for me. This time it was a lovely painted and collaged postcard from Katie. This came as a complete surprise, and was like a ray of sunshine to brighten the cold and misty day we had. Thanks Katie! There's nothing nicer than a nice surprise! I just love the way Katie's girl is looking.....


And I finished off the journal pages in my giant journal. I used the rest of the colours from Sunday. This time I used a postcard from Hopper, an antique photo of someone I don't know, and some rub-ons. I did some random stamping on the background, before adding the rest, and chose images which fitted to the background colours this time. It was, as always, fun to make, especially the little surreal effects. I am linking again to AEDM at Creative Every Day




And lastly I made a tag for *The Dragon's Dream* TIO, which I somehow didn't get round to the past couple of weeks. The dragon has been dreaming of Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, so it had to be something steampunky. I covered a tag with some adverts from a German paper from 1899, *Steampunk time*, glazed it with mod-podge, and then added 2 images and a sentiment from *Scrollswork* stamps. I added a clock as charm.


So, enough for today! Hope you all have a good day, take care and thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love your journal pages and tag, and the card from Katie is fantastic, what a lovely surprise for you in the post! Have a great day, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Great 'stuff' today, Valerie. Katies fabric postcards are wonderful ... love the 'girl' on yours. The journal pages are super duper ... really like the way you drip the colour down the page .. and the Lyon's head on the man made me chuckle. Great tag as well .. you were busy yesterday. Hope you have fun again today. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  3. Fabulous journal pages and tag, Valerie!

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  4. Wonderful tag and journal pages and what fabulous mail!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Super postcard from Katie, what a lovely surprise. Fun journal pages, who is the poor man with the lion's head! and your tag is fab - great sentiment. Have a happy Tuesday. Suze xx

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  6. Always such good stuff to see here Valerie!! You are so creative and it just keeps on coming :)

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  7. I love that your journal pages and tag are so different in style. I also like the animal faces you have given to the stars of your journal page...very interesting idea; great idea!

    Gwen xx

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  8. It's all great stuff but I really liked your very refined tag for TIO - fab dreaming thanks
    frankie
    xx

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  9. What a lovely surprise you had Val, you so deserve it for all your hard work. I love your tag, steampunk style, very effective. The journal pages are so different, I love the colour combo and all the stamping too. Happy Tuesday. xx

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  10. Gorgeous artwork Valerie although the journal page with the scorpion is somewhat creepy. Despite being a Scorpio I'm not keen on the actual thing.
    Love the steampunk tag especially.
    Sorry your weather isn't great either - it's now drizzling here.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  11. Always fun to get a "ring" from the Postman bearing gifts! Love the new creations!

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  12. Wonderful art work! I really like this last tag!!! And how fun to get happy mail!!!

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  13. Great pages!!! Love the colors :)

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  14. love the girl's expression on Katie's postcard! Nice pages, go well with yesterday's.

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  15. Valerie
    Your new Blog layout is so dark and mischievous!!!
    What a lovely mail day you had.
    Well I am bowled over with the Steampunk art. You are making my fingers itchy to create something Steampunk.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. What great pieces. I love that lion head on that man. Tee hee. Your friend's girl is cool. Valerie I always feel happy when I see your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love your work, and your steampunk tag is fab! Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

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  18. Awe, I agree: very much a great family here in Blog Land! AND WOW! This has to be one of my favorite pages of yours yet! So much color and energy and freedom - something I seem to struggle with. Really beautiful tag too - so elegant!
    Have a great day, xoxo

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  19. Great tag val thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO this week. Elizabeth x

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  20. ohhhhhhhhh... I love the tag... love the german paper...thank you for sharing all of your work.. awesome.

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  21. Dein Steampunk Tag sieht klasse aus. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei TIO.

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  22. Wonderful tag, love the image that seems to come out of the hat. The journal pages look fabulous, as always, so many details to see. Yvonne x

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  23. Lovely gift from your friend! Love those journal pages, the man with the lions head is awesome! Love the bicycle on the tag too.

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  24. Lovely postcard surprise! Great journal pages - the brush strokes are so full of energy.

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  25. Glad you like it Val- now i have your address-look out! Hee!
    Love all your creations! xo

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  26. WOW!
    All this "artfulness" is so inspiring :]
    Thank you for sharing.

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  27. ooh more lovely mail !! Love your tag for the Dragon and the sentiment is fun I have lost my cap too ! Plus more fantastic journal pages. Will they all go into one book or will it be split into volumes !!

    Marie

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