Thursday, 12 January 2012

Journal pages, tags and photos

Hi everybody. I had a bit more peace and quiet for crafting etc yesterday, as I didn't have quite so many appointments, so was able to spend more time with my crafty bits and bobs. The only problem here, is that I have to pack everything away again at the end of the session, I don't think they would take kindly to a stash, paint and glitter trail!

The journal pages are once again more or less the same but different.... I used some background stamping, partly painted over with gesso, *my* faces, lots of doodling and some cut outs from some old magazines I found flying around here.




The tags have been made using some paper and cut-outs from Crafty secrets. I stamped the butterfly with vintage photo and Victorian velvet, cut it out, and glittered it with some stickles. I made a mini tag to place onto each tag, added some pale pink ribbon and some silk roses.



And here are a few pictures of this little town, showing the old half-timbered houses and a strange *pet* that someone is keeping on the balcony....






Have a good day you all, take care and thanks for visiting!

30 comments:

  1. All good stuff, Valerie. Love the giraffe stamp in your journal. Your tags are very beautiful - love the idea of a small one with a large one. The old houses are rather sensational .. I had forgotten how beautiful the old German architecture can be. Take care of yourself - glad you are being 'neat' .. ha ha. hugs Donna

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  2. Hi Val, looks a very pretty town! Love your tags and journal pages. The tags have a nice, vintage feel to them. Have a good day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Ugh, having to tidy up all the time must be torture! Glad you're still arting and (looking on the bright side about being away from home) you're not having to do any h*******k!!

    Strange and wonderful balcony pet ;o)

    xx

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  4. Super journalling pages. Love those dramatic eyes. Glad you are still managing to craft and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. x

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  5. Good morning Valerie, tidy up every day what the ........ that must be tough ! Fantastic dynamic pages and beautiful tags I like how you have done these a lot. Those photos are gorgeous and the pet on the balcony !!!! Hope you day is not too difficult.

    Marie

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  6. Heck that must be hard having to tidy up after each play time !wonderfu pages and super photos:)
    Von xxx

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  7. Love your journal pages Valerie, but the tidying ugh! Take care of yourself x

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  8. Ha, tidying up, bet that's a bit of a shock to the system! Love the horse, must've made your day seeing that. Great journal pages, love the splash of colour in the eyes and your tags are just gorgeous. Hope you can enjoy some relaxation today. Take care. Suze xx

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  9. Oh dear me! the 'tidy' word is just as bad as the dreaded h.... word for me. Still I'm glad to read you had a lovely craft session, your beautiful pages and tags have your special touch. It looks a pretty place to look around, but a horse on a balcony takes some beating for eye candy.
    Take care, hugs Yvonne x

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  10. Love the balcony pet!!
    Those tags are stunning Valerie - I really like the vintage feel to them.
    And nice finds in the old magazines for your journal pages.
    Take care.
    Hugs xx

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  11. Great Journal pages Valerie and I adore your tags... anything with butterflies draws me...so did your vintage style tags, the little town looks lovely love the moon and lamp in the first photo... now that tidy word....poor you but at least you are getting some craft time so suppose that is the price you pay!! lol.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments hope you have a good day

    Maggie :-)

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  12. The eyes have it...they really pop in those journal pages. I enjoyed your photos, thanks.

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  13. What a charming little town! Your artwork looks fabulous!

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  14. Wonderful post today with all kinds of interesting photos. The horse pet on the balcony made me laugh! Your victorian tag made me swoon and you journal pages made me smile!take care, gerri

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  15. Superb journal pages and tags, Valerie! I can't imagine how much "art stuff" you packed :)

    The pictures are great!

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  16. WOW!! I am in total ahhh of your pages.. They are amazing in every-way!
    And your tags are gorgeous..

    Thanks so much for sharing you photos.
    That horse made me smile..

    Hugs, Linda

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  17. I love the way you did these journal pages- they really remind me of your mail art! Thanks for sharing pictures of the town- so pretty- I LOVE the carousel horse!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  18. That town is just darling!!!! So much inspiration!
    I love the pages and the green eyed faces!!! You are one creative lady!
    have a great day!
    heather

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  19. Love it all!!! The pictures form the town are really great and I love the Pet on the balcony!!!

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  20. A HORSE on the balcony??!!! Hmmm.. Well, to each his own, I guess! LOVE the beautiful journal pages and tags you made! ~tina

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  21. Love those tags! Had to laugh at the horse on someone balcony! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  22. What a great idea to include the giraffe on your pages. Always love seeing your latest creations!

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  23. Those pages are wonderful, the tags are so pretty, and the pictures let me take a little trip, so thank you,
    Val!

    :)

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  24. Beautiful pages Valerie! Don't feel so bad about having to clean up, I have been trying to keep my craft room clean after I make something too. It is somewhat energizing I think. Take care. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the city too.

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  25. Great work and great pics very different x

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  26. I love the continuing story those two characters are a fabulous pair. Goergeous tags and super photos.
    Have good day. hugs Yvonne x

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  27. Hi Valerie. Fabulous work. The tags are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    Regards Florence x

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  28. Hi Val, what a charming town. That horse made me look twice,someone has a sense of humor. LOL
    Love all your creative endeavours.
    Take care, Lesley
    PS so glad you can still interact on the web, we love seeing what you are up to.

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  29. Very soulful work in the journal pages. Love those faces, as always! Great pics of the town. Gotta wonder about that "pet" on the balcony. I bet there's a story there! ;) Hope you are doing well, friend. Hugs to you!

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  30. Yoy've certainly been very busy today Val. Er I should say yesterday. Hope you can finish your treatments soon and get back home with all your own space. xx

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