Sunday, 15 December 2013

Light and Dark - A tribute to Nelson Mandela

  Hi everybody!

I made a new journal spread as a little tribute to Nelson Mandela, a man who really brouht light to dispel some of the dark shadows in Africa with his fight for freedom. The world needs more people of his calibre.


It was hard to take photos, as it was such a dull day, so sorry about the bad quality.
I painted the pages with some cream emulsion paint, and added in yellow, pink, and some gold ink. The blue was sprayed, and other colours added with pastels. The African motives have been stencilled, the photo added with a tissue transfer. Both quotes are from Nelson Mandela.







These photos that I took on one of my wanderings last week also fit well to the theme of light and shadow.
 



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

28 comments:

  1. Stunning pages Valerie a fabulous tribute to Nelson Mandela. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  2. Another wonderful post, he was a great man, that's for sure. Your journal pages are beautiful, as are the photos! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful pages dedicated to a great man!

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  4. Das ist ein fabelhafte seite und ein großartiges tribute für einen wundervollen tollen mann,gefällt mir mehr als nur gut,um nicht zu sagen,grandios!!!
    Die Bilder sind auch wider traumhaft,die schönen mystischen bäume und das tolle Wasser sind klasse,ich liebe die Natur auch über alles,ich finde es ist ein kleinesParadies wo wir Menschen sind,man muss nur die Augen auf machen.


    GLG Jeannette

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  5. Such a beautiful way in which to honour a man who was remarkable in so many ways.
    Very touching.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Wonderful tribute Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  7. Wonderful pages of remembrance Valerie, have you ever been to Africa, I'd love to go someday. Xx

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  8. Deeply beautiful..visually poetic...the words are very special and the whole piece..stunning!
    HUgs..awesome tribute!
    and your photos..spellbinding images to dream with...love them all!
    Victoria

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  9. Beautiful tribute and so heartfelt! A journal page to be very proud of! Love it!

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  10. Loving your tribute and wonderful words, terrific photos as well Valerie, have a good week, Annette x

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  11. Your pages look wonderful my friend. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man..

    Hugs~

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  12. eine ganz wunderbare Hommage an Nelson Mandela und ein toller post Valerie!
    danke für diesen noch so schönen Beitrag zur AJJ Dezember Herausforderung!

    Freu!

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  13. A truly wonderful idea to do a tribute page to an amazing man. The photographs look bright at the side of what we have here today. I had to get my light box set-up to take a pic for a challenge :(

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  14. A lovely appropriate double page, Valerie. I like your giraffes and trees too.

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  15. Beautiful colors, love the giraffes too Valerie! The sun looks beautiful on the water. ~Diane

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    1. Light reflecting on water is something that really fascinates me!

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  16. What a gorgeous tribute page. It's wonderful. I really love how you did the trees. Very cool looking.

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  17. Very beautiful tribute pages, thank you for sharing, makes me feel emotional. Have a wonderful day, Shirleyx

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  18. What a Fabulous tribute to such a Great Man. Love what you've done here Val. Hugs Rita xxx

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  19. This is a fantastic tribute to a great man. Love how you did the background, and the trees and animals, and the quotes. Wonderful journal pages! Hugs, Barb

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  20. Hi Valerie, you have met the challenge well with the honor to a great man. The photos reflect so well the theme. Beautiful as always.
    Happy Monday, Hugs, CM

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  21. Great tribute to Mr. Mandela. I especially liked the giraffe and trees. Any walk is so much more cheerful in the sun! Our weekend was gray and snow-filled, but the sun is back out today.

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  22. A wonderful tribute to such an amazing man.
    Yvonne x

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  23. What a wonderful idea to remember Nelson Mandela in your journal. Lovely background too.

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  24. Wunderschöne Seite. Als ob Nelson im Himmel über uns wacht.

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  25. Was für eine wundervolle Hommage für einen ebenso wundervollen Menschen!

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