Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Creation


Hi you all! Greetings from SUNNY Rhineland, it's almost warm today, so lovely! BUT - we have Arctic winds waiting to swoop down to us at the weekend, so I'm trying to enjoy it as long as I can!
This journal page sort of evolved. I started by painting with gesso and some thinned down acrylics, and then sprayed with home made inks in blue, purple and green and let drip. This was followed by some doodle dripping or drip doodling whilst watching TV last night. Somehow it all reminded me of something not yet formed, so I hit on the idea of creation. I drew a semicircle with pencil - using a tray as template - and wrote the Hebrew words for  'At the beginning God created the heavens and the earth' ( B'reshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve et ha'aretz) I had a space at the end, so I added two words - 'Baruch Huh' - May he be blessed. I filled the space underneath with stars, swirls, sun, moon and planets, using some home made stencils, and added numerals with a CWS stencil. I added more Hebrew letters and numerals from a sheet of stickers, to represent all the words and numbers not yet formulated. I found the little blue flowers in my stash, and used some of them. Then I added the animals and fish, all in peaceful harmony with each other. I added some random stamping, dusted off with some perfect pearls, in the corners. I had great fun making this one - no plans, just letting it happen!








I am linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show, where the theme this week is 'numbers',
and Dawn's Journal Journeys  'animals'

Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


30 comments:

  1. Wowzers! Such an awesome piece. Are all your animals stamps? I'm simply in love with the entire spread - it's gorgeous. You should definitely win for this one! hugs, Donna

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  2. Val, I love this, and how you have used the Hebrew words - just fantastic! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Valerie...Your art journal pages are really awesome. I love everything about them. The background colors are so beautifully blended. Love the "sky" meeting the "ground". I love all of the animals in the foreground. All of the yellow-gold symbols you have randomly placed through the sky look really cool...as do the runs on the background. I think I particularly love the Hebrew passage. So fitting for the animals and beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  4. just amazing wonderful love it a lot!!!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  5. Wonderful project Valerie. So creative. It's great when you let things happen, especially when they turn out like this.
    Take care,
    Florence xx

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  6. Wowowow, was für schöne Seiten, Valerie. Ich liebe diese Farben.

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  7. Just lovely! I love how it's free and flowing but composed very well at the same time. A really whimsical and delightful piece :)

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  8. Wow, this is stunning Valerie! I love all the gorgeous background and the beautiful gold stars and letters and the animals are awesome! You should definitely win for this one! ~Diane

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  9. I always know I am in for a treat when I visit! Gorgeous pages and how perfectly they work for the sea creatures and wild animals! Amazing! Enjoy the lovely day!

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  10. Wow, a feast of colour and those animals do look peaceful together.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Valerie, this is just beautiful, in both colors and theme!

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  12. A fabulous creation Valerie, the Hebrew script and gold numbers and doodles are stunning. Xx

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  13. Two fabulous pages Valerie, xx

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  14. A very special page Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  15. beautiful pages, love the inspiration!

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  16. Liebe Valerie,
    Deine fantasievollen Seiten sind einfach fantastisch, sowas liebe ich, wenn man seiner Fantasie freien Lauf lässt!
    LG Anja

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  17. This is truly beautiful Valerie :0) Mo x

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  18. Great pages. Love all the drips!

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  19. Very clever 'creation' Valerie love the way the animals stand out against the background.

    We have the same weather forecast as you with snow on the way for Saturday--yuk.

    Have a great day

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  20. Oh Valerie, what can I say that hasn't already? Such a wonderful peace I love the Hebrew idea and letters (how do you get them on stickers?) any way thank you for joining us all on Journal Journey's for this month. I really love your creation! Dxx

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  21. I love in your words the 'peaceful harmony' to this page.... beautiful

    Karen x

    ps raining here today - good for my recently planted plants I suppose :)Hope your sunshine is still with you

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  22. Dont you just love it when a page comes together like this. It looks great..

    Hugs~

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  23. That is inspirational Valerie...I love the way it evolved.
    Hugs xx

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  24. oh my gosh this is beautiful! I love the colors, the animals! Wow!

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  25. Just beautiful Val, I love all the golden letter and shapes and the way everything fits together xx

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  26. You've been busy! Beautiful pages. Love the way you did the numbers on the SSS pages.

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  27. wonderful! your pages are so inspiring

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  28. Awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  29. Oh this is so lush - beautiful colors and great imagination. Beautifully done you creative lady!!
    Sandy

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