Monday, 4 March 2013

Precious Memories Journal Page/ Tag Tuesday

Hi you all, hope your week has started well. We had sunshine today - at last - and it was great to see a blue sky again. I went for a little walk, but the wind was very strong and cold and I came back home quickly. Tomorrow should be sunny too, what a treat!
The journal pages have been made for the challenge at Art Journal Journey, where the theme this time is 'precious moments'. I started off with a layer of gesso, and then some watered down metallic paint in green and blue. Then I had fun spraying with my home made inks, turning the page this way and that and letting it drip and run. I sprinkled some perfect pearls onto the wet pages, and then heat dried them. The perfect pearls bubbles and gives a nice texture. I have used a photo of my sister Cynthia with her youngest son Michael. She died some years back, far too young, which was very sad, but this photo is one of my precious moments in time. I printed it onto tissue, cut it out, and glued it to the page. I did a bit of drip-doodling, added some lace, and a rose, stamped with Archival black and coloured with sparkling H2Os. (Stamp is from LaBlanche) The rose has been fussy cut and glued to the page to give more depth. I also added some floral rub ons, which are hard to see here, as they are almost the same shade of blue as I have used for the background. The text has been added with a template in a dark greeny-blue and edged with gold.

I am also linking to the Challenge at Just add water silly.





At Tag Tuesday we have arrived at the letter 'I'. So I chose Ice-cream. The little girl is a paper dress up doll. She is holding a giant ice. I made the cone from cardboard, and cut four circles for the ice, which I coated with glitter flocking. I hope that we will sooner or later get some weather where it will be fun to eat ice!



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

42 comments:

  1. A beautiful way to remember your sister Valerie and the tag is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. A lovely page, and a great tribute to your sister! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Gorgeous tribute to your sister! I like how you laced the edge of the photo.

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  4. lovely pages, precious memories indeed!

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  5. YIPPEE!!
    Such inspiring, creative art... Love it ALL Valerie! :]
    Thank you for sharing, always. ~xx

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  6. Precious memories are always there to treasure Valerie and you have made a journal page that stands out-I love the way the lettering is highlighted.

    The tag is a lot of fun-especially the words which took me back longer than I care to remember lol

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. What wonderful jogs for the memory Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  8. A poignant photo for your precious moments. Beautifully done. Cute tag too. What a whopper of an ice cream! x

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  9. Beautiful pages Valerie, such a lovely way to remember your sister. A great retro tag too, I have a vague memory of that quote coming from a kiddies song. Have a nice day. Xx

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  10. A wonderful memory page, the photo is beautiful.
    Can imagine your colourful fingers making this one.
    Loved the ice cream girl as well.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Beautiful work Valerie, i adore the precious memories page what a lovely picture and your work is always bright and inspiring
    hugs June x

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  12. Gorgeous work Valerie...I love the journal pages of your sister..as you know, those colours are my favourites!
    And such a fun tag...roll on ice cream weather!!
    Hugs xx
    p.s. thanks for your comments on my blog....I did say "some light housework"...lol!

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  13. The journal page with your Sister is so beautiful and precious. Love the Ice Cream - now you've given me a craving! xohugs, Donna

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  14. Such a special page, & so beautiful with the precious photo of your sister & nephew x

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  15. Hi Valerie. Hope all is well with you. What a beautiful way to remember your sister. Beautiful sister and baby. ::hugs:: Love your ice cream too.:) Valeries, precious memories always stay with us. Take care, excellent work as always.

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  16. This is a lovely tribute to your beautiful sister! Hugs, Barb

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  17. Dein Ice Tag find ich super.. und den begnadet schönen Hänger
    mit der Da Vinci Frau natürlich auch..wow!

    Aber die Journal Doppelseite mit dem Bild Deiner Schwester finde ich einfach nur TRAUMHAFT!

    genial! danke für diesen himmlischen Beitrag für ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  18. Your sister was very beautiful and you truly honored her with this, what a wonderful way to remember her. Love the tag with the sparkling ice cream too! ~Diane

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  19. Happy memories of those we have lost are indeed very precious. Your sister was beautiful and that photo of her with Michael is lovely.

    Love the drips on your pages, super colours too.

    Now that's what I call an ice cream, haha! I love the cute little cut out doll :)

    xxx

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  20. What a fabulous reminder of your sister Valerie, it's a gorgeous photo. I can't wait for ice-cream weather either x

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  21. A beautiful and poignant photograph and a special way to remember your sister (although I am sure there is not a day passes when you do not remember her).
    Love the ice cream colours in your second piece of art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Gorgeous journal pages Valerie. I love the drip doodling you've done.
    Can I ask what you glue your tissue pictures with? I tried two today but they both ripped :(
    Your gorgeous pages here are perfect for Jenn's challenge here http://www.justaddwatersilly.com/search/label/APR
    Hope your weather gets better, but I hope ours does too. It was nice, quite Spring-like last week, but it's turned very cold again here. :0) Mo

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  23. Such amazing projects here my friend. I LOVE that page.

    So glad to here you are seeing blue skies one again.

    Hugs~

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  24. the colors in this are just beautiful. The letters look stunning being able to see the background a little behind them. Gorgeous layout.

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  25. A lovely richly textured journal page and such precious memories embedded in it. I like the way the text merges with the page and is an integral part of the whole.

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  26. what a beautiful way to treasure your sister's memory.

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  27. LOVE your journal pages Valerie, but I could most relate to the weather and ice cream!!! We are getting some very mild conditions here, temps in the 40s, but sunshine and very little wind; so we've taken the dog for a few walks lately. The only trouble is, he gets a little muddy on the paws, so he gets stuck in the kitchen with the gate up for a while, till he dries off a bit! In the meantime, I too look forward to the ice cream season. (Love your tag!) We have a couple favorite spots we like to go to and can't wait till they open up again! ~tina

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  28. Wunderschön Deine Erinnerungsseite! Der Hintergrund sieht klasse aus! und dann die coole Eistüte ;) sehr coole Idee...LG Conny über AJJ

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  29. love the pages and that ice cream tag is the cutest!!

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  30. Such a beautiful tribute to your sister. The colours and the sentiment are lovely. I love your cute little ice cream tag.
    Von.

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  31. this is just amazingly BEautimous. so clearly a treasure.

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  32. What a wonderful tribute to your sister. Your journal page and tag are both gorgeous. The sparkly ice cream looks yummy on the texture cone. I love the colors in your memory page, the stamps, drips, every thing!

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  33. That is such a lovely tribute to your sister and those colours are so glorious they are absolutely my favourite colours in the world... and the tag is so perfectly done... your skills freak me out a bit at times...xx

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  34. I am deeply touched by your tribute to your sister. It seems so intimate but yet you share your special memory with us... Thanks! Manu

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  35. What a lovely tribute. Beautiful pages. I love how you outlined the letters in gold, seems so fitting for such a special page about your sister.

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  36. I must try the bubbling perfect pearls. Another great page! Love the tag--modern yet retro. Great sparkly ice cream!

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  37. A wonderful tribute to your sister and so beautifully created...the colours and letters are stunning.
    Gorgeous tag too.
    I'm melting here so I'm off for an icecream now that I've seen this tag...thanks for sharing and giving me the idea.
    Have a great week :D

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  38. What a gorgeous, dreamy spread...and oh so special with your sister's and baby's picture. I really love it.

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  39. Love that background with the drips :)

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  40. Great entry! Love that background with the drippage and splatters!

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