Thursday, 10 January 2013

Paint Party Friday and more....

For Paint Party Friday , hosted by Kristin and Eva I am sharing a picture I painted when I was in the fourth grade at primary (elementary) school. It is very tattered and torn, I discovered it folded into a large book. I am amazed at all the detail in it, I think I could paint better then than now, or perhaps I just don't try to do things like this anymore. At school you have to do what you are told!


I have started a lot of things this week, but not finished most of them! These two tags/ bookmarks / whatever  have been made from the back of a painting block that I have been using to try out stamps and colours. I just added some colour to the bird, flower and eyes, and then a bit of Stickles. I think things like this are too good too waste! What do you do with your scribble paper?








For the Craftroom Challenge I have made a large tag. The theme is 'Valentines', and I have tried to convey the idea of fading memories of a past romance  The background of the tag has been distressed with antique linen and vintage photo, and stamped with roses, French script, and some Paris motives for a (hopefully) romantic flair. I stamped the next layer of images with Adirondack espresso, before adding the love letter - also distressed and stamped with the same colours. I added some textile violets -- which I found in my fridge!!, some images from CI, and ribbons which I trimmed with home made beads. 





Have a great day you all, have fun, take care and thanks for coming by!


41 comments:

  1. I love what you have made this week, and you were a clever little girl at school! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Well, I know what I will be doing with my "scribble paper" from now on!
    The cards and tags are lovely & the painting is amazing for a fourth grader! I wish I could paint that nicely now!

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  3. Loving your painting with all its fabulous detail and all your tags are great Valerie. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Wonderful projects Valerie and what a super painting from your school days! x

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  5. Wow you've always been arty then Val. Such a precious painting to preserve. Love your tags all three of them. I am swimming in samples papers which I use up in backgrounds or die cut them into embellies etc. Thank you for visiting my blog. x

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  6. Love all the things you have been making. Its an awesome painting from your school days.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. I have a pile of try out papers in a box, never can throw stuff away.

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  7. A fabulous post Valerie.
    My heart belongs to the tag. You completely captured the source of your inspiration on the tag so perfectly. Yes, I've fallen in love with this tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. You've been very productive Valerie!

    I am amazed at the quality of your 4th grade work, you have always been talented!

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  9. Hi Miss Valerie. Wow! That is some painting you created. It's great. You should start up again and I bet we would love your paintings as much as we love your tags, cards and other. Really nice work. Thanks Happy PPF!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL job! I love the french piece (it IS romantic :) so much and I love that you found the flowers in the fridge. AND I absolutely adore your childhood painting! It is so full of depth and detail - thank you for sharing this piece of your childhood with us, xoxo

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  11. The painting from your childhood days is stunning! Such perspective for a child. You could have been a professional artist, among your many other attributes! I too love using the paper I have wiped paint and stamps on. It usually ends up on my journals. All the tags are splendid - looks like you've been having fun, Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  12. Wow.... really? You did that at primary school!!!! I think that is amazing. The house and the trees... I hope you got a gold star!!!!

    Scribble paper gets re used in a journal more than likely!!!!

    Love that eye stamp!!!

    Textile violets in the fridge???

    Beautiful, dreamy tag :)

    Have a great weekend

    Karen x

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  13. That's a great (and very detailed) painting Valerie.
    I love your bookmarks and the tag is so pretty. Wonderful work as always!
    Hugs xx
    p.s. Should I be keeping my flowers in the fridge too??

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  14. Such wonderful work Valerie on all the projects. I love them all. Love the little rolled up paper nice touch. Hugs Sandra X

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  15. Wow! Stunning creations Valerie and thanks so much for your lovely comments.
    Sorry for the lack of mine on your recent gorgeous creations, mountain of work still there and I'm sneaking online with a coffee for a quick break - don't tell though lol.
    Have a great day and weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  16. Interesting and very beautiful creations. Saludos

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  17. Wow! What talent you possessed in grade school! That's an amazing painting for a fourth grader. You captured the look on your vintage tag too! Great job! Happy PPF.

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  18. Your art is wonderful, I love all these lovely pieces. Great visiting you here!

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  19. Beautiful tags Valerie, I am so loving the letter on the valentine one and you must have been top of the class at school - that's a fabulous painting. Xx

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  20. Lots of amazing work here. I just love your tags. Your collage work look wonderful. Wishing you a happy weekend.

    Hugs~

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  21. You were quite talented back in fourth grade. Love your new work and your challenge entry with the scroll.

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  22. Especially love the layers and colors in your tags! Lovely and weathered looking. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. WOW Valerie, I was drawing stick men in primary school, and to be honest I havn't improved, but you were amazing!. I love your valentine tag, gorgeous details, and the love letter is the perfect touch.
    Have a very happy weekend xx

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  24. Valerie, you still paint beautifully, just in a different style from when you were in school. I am blown away by the ability you had even at that age to get the perspective so perfect. thanks for sharing this heirloom painting.

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  25. Guess who won at SSSS????? Congrats! Honestly, your art in any form is gorgeous! I always find myself, going back over it. These are all amazing! Happy Friday!

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  26. Hi Valerie, Your painting from elementary school is just fabulous. You sure showed great talent and the rest is history as they say.
    love your gorgeous detailed tags too.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  27. I love all the art with the eye in it!! Wonderful vibrant and unique!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. Lovely patterns and colors! Al of them are beautiful

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  29. Great crafting this week Valerie and what a terrific find your old 'masterpiece' is.

    The colours are in David Hockney style I think. He lives
    just around the corner from where I live when he is in the UK and I do love his work.

    Have a terrific day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  30. Your painting is beautiful, I am so impressed, you were talented even when you were young! Your tags are all gorgeous, I wish I could be 1/2 as productive as you are! ~Diane

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  31. Awesome painting! Very fine work, in any age, but quite impressive when painted so young! Love your new collages, too, very pretty, romantic and nostalgic ! <3

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  32. Super post Valerie! Love the little painting..how fortunate you are to have found this sweet bit. I particularly am drawn to those green eyes! You hit it right with your romantic tag...you must have been thinking of the story as you created.

    Thanks for visiting me this am, it will be interesting to see if my little idea appeals. Hugs

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  33. your tags are always so awesome and I love you grade school painting ♥ So much detail!

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  34. Looks like you have been talented all your life.. Love that Grade school painting. Really nice it was saved. HPPF

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  35. Amazing childhood art!! Such perspective! Great eye!
    Today's art is fun, lovely! HPPF!

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  36. Your tags are always so lovely and theses are no exception. You were an (and still are) an amazing artist in 4th grade. What an eye for detail and perspective. They might have told me what to do then - but it wouldn't have turned out like yours!!

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  37. beautiful work, lovely romantic details, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  38. Such a beautiful tag and perfect for our valentine challenge. thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight and good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  39. What a treasure to find in a book! When I first saw it I assumed you did it recently. Love love love the back of a painting block. Waste this? Never- you've made it mesmerizing!

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  40. Beautiful work, Valerie! I especially like the one with the blue crow. Happy PPF

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  41. EINFACH NUR GRANDIOS!
    Du warst eben immer schon ne Künstlerin!

    HAPPY PPF!

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