Saturday, 15 March 2014

Purple Rain

Hi everybody!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
Here the day started off cool and misty again, and sunshine, clouds, wind and showers chased each other all day. But in between there were enough dry phases to enjoy some walks in the fresh air.

Recntly I woke up and had the song 'Purple Rain' going round in my head, which is why it has worked itself into my journal pages. I can't remember what I was dreaming about, and I always wonder how and why such things sneak themselves into our subconscious during the night.

The pages were painted with some left over silver metallic some time back, and I went over it with some blues and purples, and let the silver shine through a bit here and there. I stamped the background with various BG stamps while it was wet, which gives some nice texture and patterns. The diamonds and peacock feather were stenciled with clear embossing ink and white embossed, as were Ryn's lovely bubbles. I used gel-pens to add more colour to the bubbles. The lady in the hat is a picture from a magazine,  which I digitally altered and coloured with gel-pens and oil pastels. She looks like she's dreaming of purple rain, too. Once again many things have mixed themselves here  - a feather and butterflies are in the purple water, and the lady seems to be underwater without getting wet. I think this is a fantasy story with an open end. I am linking to AJJ - fantasy scenes.







And here are some impressions from today. 
I love walking past the lakes in the afternoon:



The other side of the Rhine was  still misty:



And I love this little lane, and the beautiful old wall:
 

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

34 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Valerie. The background paint...one of these days I'm going to let loose like that. :) I love every bit of it, the color, the freedom, the entire composition.
    Off to see your previous post because I have wanted to do something with Tim's umbrella man FOREVER.

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  2. Maybe I should rephrase that to read, "make" something with Tim's umbrella man instead of "do." teehee

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    1. Yes, that sounds less dangerous!! It is one of my fave die-cuts.

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  3. Wonderful post, love the colours, and style, your head is always bursting with ideas! Lovely photos, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Wow - coole Seiten zu einem tollen Song!!!

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  5. Just gorgeous AJ-spread, Valerie. Love your background and beautiful details.

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  6. She's a very stylish lady Valerie. Beautiful pages and a lovely walk. Xx

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  7. Great pages Valerie, such fab colours. You are so lucky to live by the Rhine. Annette x

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  8. beautiful pages, now I'm singing purple rain! Lovely photos thanks for sharing!

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  9. I just read the title in my reader and the song hit me, love your lagers though. Great photos xx

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  10. Good Morning Valerie. Wow, I love your take on the Purple Rain. Magnificent pages and I love the bubbles. As always I love the brilliant photos. Hope your eyes are a lot better now. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Your purple Rain pages look awesome my friend. Lots of wonderful color. Loving your photos. Keep them coming.

    Hugs~

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  12. großartige seiten,gefallen mir seeeeeeehr,besonders der hintergrund ist die wucht.

    schöne bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich bin jetzt auch jeden tag draussen,vergesse nur immer bilder zu machen,werde heute mal welche machen.

    schönen sonntag dir noch :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  13. A gorgeous fantasy scene with so much to look at. I would never have thought of using purple in that way (because I am a coward!) but it works so vibrantly well. And even the watch is emitting a stream of bubbles. Great fun too.

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  14. Wonderful pages and beautiful photos, I shall have the song going round my head all day now.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Fantastic colours, the head looks amazing. Lovely photos from your walk.
    Have a good Sunday.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. Großartige Doppelseite! Tolle Farben und mir gefallen diese schönen Details!
    Einen schönen Sonntag für dich!
    LG, LonettA

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  17. Great photos Valerie-what lovely walls and interesting surface you find on your walks.

    Love the pages--anything with a hat on it has been spellbound :) Your use of the rain stamp is terrific. So much to see on the pages I will have to come back for another viewing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. oh wow Valerie Du hast herrliche Tags ( ich finde das mit dem Regenschirmmann so genial)und Seiten gestaltet..sagenhaft!

    Ich drück Dich!
    So lieb von Dir dass Du Dir die Mühe gemacht hast bei mir nachzufragen ob alles o.k. ist!
    Knuddle Dich liebe Valerie!!!

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  19. Fabulous journal pages, Valerie!

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  20. You are really rocking with these pages, Valerie, Purple Rain - what a great theme. I love the lady in the hat and the way you have made the diamonds with the printing, are they cut out and attached separately, I wonder, and I'm also intrigued that you altered the lady digitally before painting.
    This is one of your best (once again!).

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    1. The diamonds are cut outs attached separately. The lady was part of a magazine article, which I scanned, and then digitally altered to remove text etc before printing it. I made her some time back, and she can be printed out in any size, and then coloured and painted as I want - very convenient!

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  21. Jaunty hat on your rain gal. Lovely old wall and lane, secret spots there I bet. xox

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  22. Valerie, your journal pages are so wonderful. You are becoming an expert at journal collage techniques. I love all of your pages. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    C

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  23. Another fabulous piece, I can see how much you love those bubbles, you make them into such fabulous works of art! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  24. Hi Valerie, Just an incredible treasure. Love the name of purple rain and all the details that went into this. Beautiful walking pics once again. Gorgeous stone wall along the lane.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs!

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  25. Oooh, liebe Valerie, ein neues wunderbares Bild! Ich mag das Lied so sehr, es erinnert mich an meine "Jugend", na ja 20ger Jahre. Und ich fand den Film so superschön.Vielen lieben Dank und noch einen schönen Abend wünsche ich Dir!
    Erika

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  26. Beautiful journal pages Valerie - always gorgeous colors. What an imagination you have. Don't tell anyone but I think your time piece is sinking! Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle.
    You know I always enjoy your walking pictures and yes that wall is wonderful.
    Sandy xx

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  27. Your dream led you to create a beautiful journal page! The sun was out here today, but it was cold and windy! Spring is coming, though, I know it is!

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  28. Oh I love all these purple pages.

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  29. Stunning spread Valerie, that face is so expressive and I love all the layers and textures!! Great colours too and a fabulous title for your spread!! Very cool!

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  30. Deine Journalseiten sind traumhaft schön. Die Fotos ebenfalls - herrliches Aufnahmen.

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  31. OOoooo Valerie, I LOVE your purple rain pages, so much depth and texture, it's wonderful!! xx

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  32. All that gorgeous stenciling leapt off the screen to me... love your purple rain pages!

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