Monday, 29 July 2013

From scraps to collage part 2

Hi you all!
Yesterday it cooled off a bit outside, but it is still very hot inside. It looks like the big heat will be back with us by Wednesday, so this is just a break. Germany was the hottest spot in Europe over the weekend, and in many places there were heavy storms with tennis ball sized hail-stones.  I tried sitting out on the balcony in the  afternoon, as the temperature was pleasant, but there were swarms of mosquitoes and wasps determined to keep me company, so I decided it was safer to stay indoors.

Today I am sharing the second 'night-time' collage - there are 5 altogether! It was better trying to create something than tossing and turning in bed trying to sleep. This time I used a photo taken in 1950, which shows me at 3 1/2 years old together with my brother and sister. I have very few photos taken with my family. I used scraps of paper and jute for the background, and the 'lace' has been cut from a doily. The beads are two of those I showed on Saturday.























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

23 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Val, I love this nostalgic look. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. You too were a beautiful little girl, lovely family picture. I love, love love the frame on the picture and the cut from the doily is brilliant! Beautifully designed piece, now I am off to cycling! ~Diane

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  3. Another very evocative piece and I see you have used your lovely paper beads. I wonder if you think your night-time collages turn out differently from your day-time ones?

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  4. Yes, I think the night-time work is a bit more nostalgic.

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  5. Zauberhaft! wunderwunderschön!ich liebe diese Farben ..das macht so gute Laune.. Du bist also das Nesthäkchen gewesen.... ein ganz liebes Foto!
    pass auf auf Dich und mach weiter Nachtscraps.. die sind einfach TRAUMHAFT!

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    1. Ja, ich war das Nesthäkchen und hatte 4 größere Geschwister - ich were wohl weiter Nachtscraps machen so lange es soooooo heiß ist!

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  6. Hey Val, You have such a good eye - I love your collage. Wonderful picture; it is not surprising that your are somewhat more nostalgic in the wee hours of the morning when all is quiet. I do love your paper beads with the wire wrapped them.
    I hope things cool down soon.
    Sandy

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  7. How I love this! Beautiful colors and such sweet photos. A lovely collage.

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  8. beautiful collage, I recognized the beads. Lovely family photo too.

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  9. I love the way this turned out. The beads add a wonderful touch. I also love the photo.

    Hugs~

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  10. I love this Val, love the style and that photo is priceless - you were such a cutie! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Another beautiful collage--I spotted the paper bead immediately!

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  12. I am sure of that - you have a great eye for beads!

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  13. OOOh Wie zauberhaft valerie,du warst aber auch ein süßes Nesthäkchen,zum knuffeln...deine collage ist großartig,und dIese Beads sind ja genial,die muss ich auch mal versuchen,danke für die schöne Anleitung,und viel spass weiter noch beim sraps machen.

    GLG Jeannette

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  14. Lovely collection of bits and pieces. You were such a gorgeous child.

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  15. such a great family photo Valerie and loving your page, Annette x

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  16. Really gorgeous Valerie and the photo is lovely (I always think sepia or black and white the best)
    Hope you get cooler weather soon.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  17. Beautiful nostalgic collage, a wonderful photo of your family.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Wundeschön, liebe Valerie! Diese Erinnerungen sind so kostbar und immer etwas Besonderres. Du hast eine wunderschöne Erinnerungsseite gestaltet! Liebe Grüße zu Dir und eine wunderschöne Woche! Erika

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    1. Danke schön Erika - Dir auch eine wunderschöne Woche!

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  19. Lovely piece Val, and what a wonderful photo! Hugs, Barb

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  20. Great collage, Valerie. You were adorable (still are I'm sure :o) I love the way you use your old photographs and a few is better than none. I have very few as well, lost in a basement flood where I had my trunk full of treasures. LIFE! The beads you made look great on this piece. hugs, Donna

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  21. This is such a beautiful collage and a lovely photo.
    xxx Hazel.

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