Thursday, 1 August 2013

Paint Party Friday


Hi everybody!
We had two days cooler weather this week, but it is scorching again, with warm winds from the south heating us up. I don't mind it being hot outside, but I would like to have my apartment a few degrees cooler - sigh!

But, come rain or shine, it is time for Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always by Eva and kristin.

I have re-purposed another 8x8" canvas this week, adding texture with moulding paste and CWS stencils, and having fun with colours and Stickles. The lady and flowers have been printed onto transparent paper, fussy cut, and glued on. I did another layer of flowers at the beginning, but painted over it, which gave a nice texture. The little words have been cut from an ancient book and placed on the rectangles.
The wooden and wire embellishment has been flying around in my stash for ages, and has found a home at last.









The collaged journal page is another result of the hot nights and ensuing sleeplessness! The background has been printed, and then painted with gesso, before doing some stamping and stenciling.
I have used various images from my bit box, and combined them with text and part of a serviette. The floral clock is from a Gecko Galz image sheet, the other clocks from one of my photos printed onto transparent paper.

 I made a 'rusty' tag as background for the sentiment.


The little girl, clock and butterfly have been crackled  and distressed. 
(Sounds like my face, but by me it just happened!)









I am also linking the journal page to addicted to stamps and more, anything goes


I did an enormous amount of collage this week, less sleep means more crafty time!

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

50 comments:

  1. Gosh Valerie, you continually produce such amazing work. I do like the flowers and the lady and the wood and wire just flying in. Your collages are always fascinating and inspiring, I think they would be very interesting to see in real life too, although your close-ups give a pretty good idea on the screen. Hope your climate gets back to normal soon.

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  2. Beautiful art journal page! I've never tried those but it seems exciting and i love all the things you've added to your page. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

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  3. Wonderful work again. The canvas is an explosion of colour, so beautiful, and I could look at your journal page for hours, there is so much to see - fantastic!
    Hugs,
    Sarah

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  4. Stunning work the long nights bring out. The canvas is stunning, I love all the texture and the way you place the words in it too. The flowers are beautiful also, all of it is. The journal page is fabulous, all the details are wonderful, I love looking at all the different pieces to it too, so much interest. ~Diane

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  5. You are truly multi-talented, Valerie. Blessings!

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  6. der Keilrahmen ist sooo schön! Wow.. und die Journalseite ist so schön vielschichtig...traumhaft Valerie! Ganz grosses Kino - beides!

    sei lieb gegrüßt von

    Susi

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  7. OOOh Wow valerie,der keilrahmen ist der knaller,sooooo schöööön,und die journalseite ist auch traumhaft,beides absolute sahneschnittchen.

    GLG Jeannette

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  8. Terrific projects with all the layering, textures and colours!

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  9. Valerie, your canvas is wonderful- you have often wowed me but this time you knocked my socks off. Beautiful work!!! Your collage journal page is wonderful too but I mean to tell you - that canvas is gorgeous!
    sandy

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    1. Thanks Sandy! So sorry your socks got knocked off, though!

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  10. I love the explosion of color in that first piece! You are amazing, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL COLORS Valerie!! :]

    ** lovely artwork **

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  12. Holy doodle! I feel like I hit the mother load! You did so so so much this week. And all of it is absolutely amazing. Hope you enter and win tons of stuff. hugs, Donna

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  13. So much deliciousness happening here Val... gorgeous collage and art journal page... love all the detail...

    Jenny ♥

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  14. Beautiful work Valerie..... that's the second time I have read about 'translucent paper in five minutes!!!! I'd never heard of it before!!!

    Love how you 'made' a rusty tag!!!

    Karen x

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  15. Beautiful! I especially like the more abstract ones.
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  16. Beautiful color and texture!! Both very pretty pieces!! Have I suggested the redneck air-conditioner?....a long thin wet towel you wear around your neck...keep re-wetting it when it dries...I swear by it... if you wear it to bed.... it's bone dry in a few hours!
    At least we can create when we can't sleep!! Have a great weekend...we haven't had rain in a month...it's may rain a bit tomorrow!! Fingers crossed!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I will try that tonight. I've been spraying myself with water to cool off!

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  17. Dear Valerie, your creativity is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing

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  18. What an amazing amount of work, I do so love your collages, you are so inspiring.

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  19. That's good, you've worked hard but I was hooked the orange flower on colorful background and the girl in the background. Saludos

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  20. Wonderful compositions and layers. Love the crackle effect.

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  21. I love the colors and composition in these delicious collages!

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  22. Love them both but especially love the second piece, the vintage colors are so perfect.

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  23. Wow - so much detail to look at!

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  24. Yummy texture and shine in your first piece and the vintage work is fab. Happy PPF xox

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  25. Lots of excellent work there Valerie. Love all the colors and textures in your stunning collages. Great work as always.:) Thanks. Happy PPF!

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  26. Beautiful composition Valerie and love those colours. x

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  27. Wow Valerie, your canvas is GORGEOUS! She's a lucky lady to be in such a beautiful garden. A fabulous collage too and your crackling is beautiful! Lol! I'm off on hols on Sunday for a week and then I've been summoned for Jury Service, so I'll pop in when I can. Keep cool! xx

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    1. Have a nice holiday and hope your jury service won't be too dreadful!

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  28. What a great talent you have, to use so many different things, to make something so meaningful and magnificent. I love to see your work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. Fabulous canvas and projects. Chris xx

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  30. absolutely magical and wonderful... love everything about these!!

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  31. Your collage work is fantastic. The repurposed canvas is so gorgeous. Each separate detail photos could be a separate work of art. Very balanced in design. Love the texture. The journal pages are so beautiful.

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  32. Gorgeous canvas, super textures and details, the flowers look amazing.
    Its a Fab journal page as well.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne x

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  33. Die Dame im 20'iger Jahre Look und besonders die Blumen sind wunderschön!
    Was die wärme angeht, so triefe ich auch...mir genügen 20-25 Grad um mich wohl zu fühlen und den Sommer als Sommer zu empfinden :-)

    Herzliche Grüsse
    Ilona

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    1. Ach Ilona, Du sprichst mir vom Herzen!

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  34. Valerie, I just want to reach out and touch and feel all that texture! Gorgeous canvas and incredible texture! Love the journal page as well. Such a talent you are. Enjoy the weekend!

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  35. What can I say Valerie another awesome canvas and fab collages !
    Von ♥

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  36. Beautiful, rich imagery and texture in the floral painting, Valerie. It feels like Monet's gardens!

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  37. Wow Valerie I wish I felt so creative when I can't sleep. All of the work in this post is amazing. Wonderful textures, colours and images on the canvas and even some wire work as well.

    Hope you enjoy the weekend.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  38. I couldn't sleep last night and lay there thinking I should get up and do some crafting, but didn't.
    Your canvas is amazing and I love your journal page.
    xxx Hazel.

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  39. It's been too hot here too, and I can't wait for this heat wave to stop. I will need to catch up on at least two week's sleep once it cools down. But I never really thought about spending the sleepless nights with creating art. Love your journal page and canvas, especially all the beautiful vintage elements.

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  40. Wow Valerie your canvas is stunning and just love the journal pages too. those hot nights really work for you in the craft room. Hugs Sandra X

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  41. I am loving mixed media right now and yours looks great! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

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