Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Dreaming of London....

Hi you all! After the glorious weather yesterday, today was cold, wet and misty, and there seems to be worse in store for the rest of the week. Oh well, bad walking weather is good crafting weather. I have made this piece for the Vienna Impressions Challenge Blog, where there is a sketch to follow, and a theme of *Reisen* - travel, and you must use a book page or writing in a foreign language. Here in Germany, English IS a foreign language.  I used cardboard, painted with gesso and inked for the background. The printed paper is part of an indenture I have here, which I photographed and printed. I chose London for my journey, as that is where I would like to be. The stamps in the centre panel are from  Artemio, the London script with bus and the London Eye from Stampendous. I love the London stamps, as they remind me of home, especially Tower Bridge, as I was born just a stone's throw from there.
I used some scraps, string and home made paper beads as embellies.







Tomorrow I really must spend some time doing the dreaded H*******K!
Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!


29 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely, what a wonderful creation! take care, Petra.

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  2. Love this one, Val, gorgeous work, and London is always worth seeing! Hugs, Barb

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  3. London is dear to you and it shines in this creation.
    Love the vintage feel.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Lovely travel piece, London's a great choice!

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  5. You have me dreaming of London! Valerie, this is gorgeous and I love what you do with that corrugated cardboard! We had nice weather and it became cold and rainy here, but we need the rain! Hugs!

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  6. Oh my... "BEAUTIFUL!" :]
    Sorry about the wet weather, tho your artwork brings a ray of sunshine to any day! ~xx

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  7. I am currently working on a "London Calling" ATC Swap for AFA. I am so glad to found your pace and got a wonderful inspriration from such a brilliant card. THANK YOU for sharing!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  8. Wonderful piece of artwork Valerie-I bet you wouldn't recognise the area around Tower Bridge now-well I wouldn't either as I haven't been to London for years.

    You know what they say about tomorrow-'it never comes' so forget the H----k

    have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Nice! Love the taupe, gold and cream with a punch of RED!

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  10. Good One, Valerie. The London stamps are quite wonderful aren't they - and of course you have put everything together so it all pops. You are making me homesick too -- Let's meet for a drink at the Spanairds Inn on the Heath. 2:00 pm ok with you?

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  11. Beautiful work! London, excellent choice and very creative Valerie. Thank you. :)

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  12. This looks amazing. I am just loving all the layering my friend. I always enjoy seeing what you create.

    Hugs~

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  13. Valerie das ist wunderschön!
    Du bist in London geboren?
    Auch eine Großstadtbaby...
    ich in Wien ...

    Für morgen schöne Hausarbeit!
    Muss ich auch immerzu.. aber das nmuss wohl sein!

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  14. Love this card, and all the different materials you have used! Hugs, Barb

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  15. smashing London project Valerie, hope you manage to get back sometime soon, Annette x

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  16. Just beautiful Valerie, a gorgeous collage x

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  17. I would love to see a picture of the stash of paper you must have! So great!

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  18. I love all these gorgeous layers of stamping and color- beautiful!
    I've missed you too, just been really, really busy!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  19. Fantastic London collage, greatr details, love those penny blacks.
    Yvonne x

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  20. A lovely piece of art Valerie. I've only once been to London and that was about 11 years ago. Have you had a look on google earth - you can walk through the streets. Xx

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  21. What a fabulous piece Valerie! All the different layers give it so much interest.
    Condolences on the upcoming h****k - it's inevitable unfortunately, unless one has 'a lady that does'. Only in my dreams, haha Mo :0)

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  22. I AM the lady that does, Mo - just not often enough!

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  23. Your last comment made me laugh Val. I'm just recovering from yet another virus(4 in 8 weeks) and I have just noticed the cobwebs, It looks like that scene from Great Expectations in the Wedding Breakfast room!! Love the vintage London scene, love London so much but never get there now!! How did you make those paper beads they look really great.

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  24. Gorgeous Valerie. Love the London images and the penny blacks. My H*******K is shouting at me too. I think it feels neglected! x

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  25. Wow, das ist echt großartig geworden, Valerie.

    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der Vienna Impression Inspirations Challenge

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  26. Gorgeous Valerie, the London stamps are stunning too, they add so much contrast! Beautifully done. ~Diane

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  27. Beautiful vintage collage piece Valerie it made me homesick !!! Love those stamps.

    Marie

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  28. Das ist einfahc klasse - absolut toll kombiniert und es gibt so viel zu entdecken!

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