Thursday, 24 January 2013

It's still freezing here....

Hi you all, hope you are managing to keep warm. It was -9° when I got up this morning, just freeeeezing! It has warmed up a bit during the day, but it's still -3°. I went out for a walk again. Yesterday I walked through the fields, it felt like the wastes of Siberia - looked like it, too, and all I met was a fox, who glared at me and then ran off as fast as his legs would take him. Today I took a longer way, past the duck pond, and the stables. The pond is partly frozen, and the horses were all wearing their winter coats, as I was, too. I stomped through the snow for a good 5 miles, so I was very proud of myself, and very tired by the time I got back.








 For Paint Party Friday I am sharing a doodle drawing/painting. It has been drawn with a fine liner and coloured with prismalo water colour pencils and paint. It is trying to show a bad dream.





I have made a card, which I am entering into 2 challenges.  At Craftroom the challenge is to do something monochrome, and at Art-Cards-Challenge Blog they want to see something with a Tamp-a-tile. I have kept my card in brown tones, using DI vintage photo and Adirondack Espresso. Different parts have to be masked to get the patterns where they should  be. The background stamps used are all from LaBlanche, the Leonardo lady is from Lost Coast Designs.

This shows the stamping before adding the embellies.





Well, I think that was enough for today, hope you haven't gone to sleep already. Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!




45 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, it looks really cold! Your painting and card are both really good, as always, and the card is very unusual. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. your card is beautiful, such lovely winter photos, the horse looks great in his or her coat, best wishes with your entries,

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  3. lovely frigid winter photos! Your PPF 'bad dream' is well done!

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  4. wow a 5 mile walk in this weather, you are one hell of a woman Valerie... thank you for sharing the great photos. Loving your new painting and the card. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Hope it warms up some more for you! I am in love with how you did the faces! So bold with way you used the colors and the bold lines too! Apparently, the bold is calling to me!

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  6. I agree with Annette, you are 1 hell of a woman to walk 5 miles in the freezing cold! Your painting is very good at showing a bad dream, I like how you did the colors and your card is magical! It looks so beautiful, I love the monotone and the stamping on stamping is gorgeous! Well done! ~Diane

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  7. Beautiful photos and a gorgeous card, the stamping is beautiful and then the embellishments just add the perfect finishing touch..Thanks so much for sharing in my monochrome Challenge at Craft-Room...Esther xx

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  8. Gosh 5 miles, well done, you put me to shame. Super photos and I love the
    doodle project as well as the beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

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  9. A five mile walk in those cold temperatures is really admirable! Love all the art today, even a bad dream can look colorful!

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  10. Now I feel as if I have no excuse to not walk! Holy Cow, you are one dedicated lady! Love all your beautiful creations. So pretty! Stay warm!!!

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  11. Wonderful paintings and stamp creations, you are very talented!
    Thanks for joining us at ACC:-)
    Hugs Anja

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  12. Hi Valeries. Wow, those are great shots. Love those horses with their jackets. Your doodles as you call them don't look like doodles to me. Fine piece of art in my opinion. Hey girl, stay warm and remember you are still healing, so take care.

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  13. Your painting is absolutely fascinating. I'd like to sit with for awhile and meditate on it. LOVE the card - the trim under the lady looks like metal - is it? Lovely walk as well -- and 5 miles ... do hope you are not pushing yourself too hard. The walk scenery looked wonderful though. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  14. It's been -3 here and we feel it!!Nice photos looks like a very art filled week!! Love the font on those pages...a great background!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Your doodled drawing is wonderful Valerie... and love your gorgeous card... great snow pics... it looks very very cold...

    Happy weekend..
    Jenny ♥

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  16. I love your bad dream drawing, the lines are so elegant (it looks very Picasso-ish to me) and the colors you used are perfect!
    Also your card is great- all those layers of subtle colors, and ribbon and beads turned out beaUtiful!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  17. WOW WOW WOW i have no words for it. So wonderful. Your paintings and your stamping. Marvelous work
    have a nice weekend an my lovely greet
    Marja

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  18. Love your photos of winter outdoors and various perspectives of your painting!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. I enjoyed seeing your winter photos. It is the same temperature here too if the -0 meant Celsius. It was right at 16° F here this morning when I walked to the paper box at the roadside. Lovely doodle. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog, Valerie.

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  20. What a wonderful post, so many great images....I love your doodle and card...and your horse pics are great. We also have horses but they don't wear blankets in winter, they think they are something they must destroy so it's useless! lol Happy PPF!

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  21. Beautiful painting so pretty for a bad dream though ! As for your card I love the layout and those gorgeous choclately colours, especially after seeing those lovely but cold photo's. Keep warm this weekend , you are brave taking five mile walks

    Marie

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  22. Hello Valerie
    Lovely photos, a bit cold for me... but still beautiful to see! :]
    Great drawing, and your captivating card, so pretty!!
    Thank you for sharing, always.
    Have a wonderful weekend. ~xx

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  23. Lovely creations ~ each one a different style ~ wonderul ~ Carol

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  24. well, you definitely portrayed a bad dream-wonderful ! And your card is really lovely.I love making cards too. Happy PPF!

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  25. That is cold. We've had more snow through the day but is off now and I think we are in for a bit of a thaw.

    Those faces on your painting do llok like they've had a bad dream! Beautiful card, I love the monochrome. x

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  26. Awesome photos, Valerie! Love the doodling and card as well :) Stay warm!

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  27. Great photos and so opposite to what we are having over here, but they look beautiful even if you are freezing ... great creative work this week as well... I think I would stay in bed if it was that cold...xx

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  28. 5 miles thru the snow...you should be proud of yourself! Your watercolor piece is very interesting and you did a great job potraying a bad dream- the lines and the colors with the different planes of faces are all communicating excellently.

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  29. what wonderful things you show us here! the fox story is kind of cute & I always wonder about the furry beasts in the dead of winter! I guess they do al right for themselves - that dream aside from the frowns, doesnt seem that bad! nice and bright in fact

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  30. Love the so called doodles! Cool art! HPPF!

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  31. gosh it does look cold!! love your card, especially how you've stamped onto the patterned paper, great monchrome card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  32. How brave of you to go out for a long walk in such frigid weather. It's been in the teens here, and I stay inside as much as I can! I love the strong lines of your doodled faces - very inventive and strong. Happy PPF!

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  33. You are a brave soul to walk 5 miles in frigid weather - I bet you were tired when you returned home! I love your doodle painting - it is fantastic. The faces are wonderful. Your cards are so vintage and lovely - I really like the brown tones. Happy PPF

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  34. WOW! 5 miles is amazing in this kind of weather...by the time I get to end of my lane my nose is running like a faucet from the cold and I turn around and head inside. Great photos of the weather and the animals and I really! REALLY! like the art. You alway impress me with your creativity ♥♥♥

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  35. Burrr.. Now that sounds cold. But I do love your photos. And you know I am loving your crafty projects. Always enjoy seeing what you create.

    Hugs~

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  36. ein wunderbarer post Valerie!
    ich mag das alles! macht mir einen schönen Tag sowas anzugucken..lauter Schätze für´s Herz!
    dankeschön!

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  37. Beautiful dream doodle and an awesome card...great to make use of such talent being indoors right!
    HPPF from Dubai
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your Card is great! Thanks for joining us at ACC!
    Hugs,
    Petra

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  39. Just adore that drawing on the card!

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  40. Love all your photos so thank you! Your card is divine! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge this time! SUZANNE X

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  41. Love all your photos so thank you! Your card is divine! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge this time! SUZANNE X

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  42. The dreamer/dream is amazing. I can see it all. Wow. I love your work. I would not have guessed what you used for the dream painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  43. Thanks for showing your beautiful Tampatile-card for ACC.
    mamapia

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