Sunday, 10 November 2013

A Door and More....

Hi everybody!
It's been a cold weekend here, but I still got out for some walks in the (very) fresh air.
But it's also good to stay home, and sit in the warm kitchen and do some crafting when the wind is blowing!
The challenge at AJJ is 'doors', and this is my take on the challenge.  I used a piece of cardboard on which I have been cleaning my brushes for weeks, and a silver metallic pen for the lettering.

The challenge at So Artful is to make a tree, using orange and one other colour. The background has been painted in orange and yellow, and the tree and geese stamped with black ink and embossed with black EP. (Stamps from Lavinia)
I decided to make it into a 6x6 card, using various papers as matting, and some home made crackled leaves as embellishment.

And the sky here was beautiful today, in spite of - or perhaps because of -  the clouds racing by all the time.
This was taken this morning as it was just getting light:

And these pics were shot this evening just before it got dark. It looked like the sky was on fire.

That's all for today, took care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Thanks for the laugh with your 'door' page - love it. The card is fantastic, as are the sky photos, which seem to have inspired your card. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Die Seite ist ein Hit Valerie und Deine So Artful Challenges Karte is wunderschön!
    Hab eine schöne neue Woche!
    liebe Grüße

  3. Terrific photographs as always Valerie. Thank you for sharing them.

    Wonderful idea for your door page-serious subject but it made me smile.

    Love the beautiful background of the card and the stamping is perfect.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Boah Wow Valerie,deine Door Seite ist echt Hammer,soo genial gemacht,gefällt mir ganz irre gut.
    deine karte ist auch sehr,sehr schön,so schön sonnige Farben.
    oohja,und die Sky Bilder sind traumhaft,ich mag den himmel auch so gern,besonders Bei sturm.

    Schönes WE Dir Noch,schlaf gut und träum schön :-)

    GLG Jeannette

  5. What a lovely assortment of images! The first one is brilliant, it cracks me up! and the beautiful golden piece you did for our Trees challenge is outstanding! Thank you for being Soartful with us and treating us to this wonderful art!

  6. The first card is very clever! I love the rich orange background with the black trees and geese. The sky here has been looking pretty, too--I'll try to catch a photo!

  7. Great card for trees, Valerie, with your 3D leaves and the geese, it's very special. Thanks for coming over to Soartful again. I do like your "Doors" piece, extremely unusual and amusing.
    You've got an extra special sky where you live, superb photos.

  8. Was für tolle Stimmungs- Fotos und die Herbstkarte würde ich mir am liebsten zum Geb. wünschen, so toll finde ich sie!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen schönen Wochenstart morgen,
    lG Anja

  9. Just had a good laugh at the 'gated community' . The colours with the trees are stunning.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. forgot to say the photos look terrific.

  10. Ha, your doors piece is very clever and I love the orange and yellow skies of your card and pics. Xx

  11. Great photo's!!! I really enjoyed them - nature is so beautiful.
    The colours on your tree-card looks like the colours on your photo's, lovely card!
    Ha, ha, such a smart idea that prisondoor!!!!
    Groetjes Gery

  12. Oh my goodness! Wonderful page!! I LOVE your sky photos, too. Gorgeous. I am a skywatcher...

  13. Beautiful photos, just beautiful. And lovely art pieces today. Love that vibrant orange.

  14. Deine Seite zum Thema "Türen" ist großartig! Ich mag diese Schlichheit und gradlinige, ausgewogene Komposition! Toll! Die Karte mit den Bäumen und Gänsen ist zauberhaft. Schön dieses leuchende Orange! Tolle Himmelsimpressionen hast mit deinen Fotos festgehalten! LG, LonettA

  15. I love your door page and card and gorgeous photo's too.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. You have a good sense of humour with the 'gated community' :) Great vibrant colours on your tree design that match the gorgeous sunrise photos. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  17. Yikes! Does put a different angle on gated communities LOL! Great photos and works. Kim

  18. Loved the door and humour within. Fabulous cards and those gorgeous pictures that I always love to see. Its very cold here in Scotland too Valerie. Hugs Rita xxxx

  19. Beware of internet dating. . . just check out Valerie's DOORS. This really made me laugh for a great way to start the week. Your take on the theme is hilarious and the following fall pieces are beautiful, too.

  20. I love that first one and the humor behind the doors! Too funny! Both are stunners and again love the walking photos! Stay warm!

  21. Beautiful skylines and I love the card, you crack me up with your wonderful sense of humor! ~Diane

  22. Beautiful pictures Valerie and a gorgeous orange and yellow card. But I must admit the Dream is out of this world wonderful! What an interesting idea for your background but it is just perfect for the them. It is so funny! Now really, you should frame this and hang it on your wall. A chuckle everyday is good for the soul!

  23. I have to admit your dark humor in the doors page made me laugh. Your photographs are breathtaking. Blessings!

  24. Spooky, however beautiful too - great work!

  25. Hi Valerie, WOW how creative with the gated community. You are amazing coming up with this. Love your pics. You know you are so talented with your camera too!!

  26. Lovely tree photos and your page was a great surprise :)
    brilliant idea to save your brush wiping paper too!


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