Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Dragonflies revisited

Hi everybody!

Where did the day go? I hardly managed to get anything done, and it's already almost time to go to bed! Does this happen to others, too?

Today I made a journal page for Art Journal Journey, living beings.
Some time back I made some large (8") tags with dragonflies, which I found yesterday when I was looking for Halloween die-cuts. I decided to use them to make a journal page. I glued the tags onto my page, and then stitched round it with zig-zag stitch. The machine even worked today, which is a wonder. I stamped more dragonflies round the edges, and then added some blue water-colour and stickles to their wings. Sorry about the poor quality of the photos, it got dark before I noticed. The flash has reflected on the stickles in the first one. The quote on the right tag is from Leonardo da Vinci. I am also linking to the
Three Muses - Two (two tags)

The moon was beautiful again last night, very fascinating. It glowed really orange.

Today I spent a long time just watching the water fowl and the horses, something I find very calming. Perhaps that's where so much time went?

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


  1. Hi Val, love what you have made today, and your stitching is really good. You will perhaps remember how good my sewing is? The dragonflies are beautiful, as are you photos. Take care, hugs, Sarah

  2. wow,deine seite ist wunder wunder schön,und ich bin ganz hin und weg,ich liibe libellen und schmetterlinge sehr,hast du ganz toll gemacht.
    der sonnenuntergang ist ja gigantisch schön.
    ich geh jetzt ins bett,war ein langer tag und ich bin müüüüde.

    gute nacht,bussi.

    knuddel jenny

  3. Gorgeous tags... WOW...Love how you have used them on this fabulous page...Love the stitching... Your photos are simply wonderful....Hugs May x x

  4. Boah... das ist sensationell schön !
    Deine Nähmaschine ist wohl auch so eine ganz liebe Zicke .. so wie meine... wenn ich ihr gut zurede geht das schon!
    Deine Mondfotos sind ebenfalls sensationell!
    Einen wunderschönen Mittwoch wünsche ich Dir schon mal!

  5. Wow, einfach nur traumhaft schön.
    liebe Grüße

  6. Oh Valerie, deine Seite ist traumhaft schön geworden - all die wunderbaren Libellen. Die Flügel glitzen herrlich. Die Zick-Zack-Nähte gefallen mir gut :) Ich mag genähtes.
    Und dann die schönen Fotos - mir gelingt es leider nicht den Vollmond mal ordentlich auf's Foto zu bekommen, entweder es liegt an der Kamera oder an mir.... ich tippe auf letzteres ;o)
    Und ja... ich frage mich jeden Abend wo der Tag geblieben ist.

    1. Es freut mich dass ich nicht die einzige bin!

  7. Beautiful dragonflies! I sort of like the flash reflection--sometimes their wings do sparkle in real life! Saw two cranes today! It is very calming to watch wildlife.

  8. You are not alone with the losing of time in a day! Lovely page, Valerie as always! That Moon is certainly a gorgeous one to say the least! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

  9. beautiful moon, happy animals. Great idea to do that lovely journal page 'tag'.

  10. Gorgeous tags on the creative page. I've also noticed that old ATCs and tags can use newly many ways.
    Wish a happy day to you!

  11. fantastische libellentags mit ihren glitzerflügeln, schön sie auf der seite zusammenzufügen! und der orangene Mond war herrlich!

  12. LOVE IT gorgeous tags, image and dragon flies and coloured to perfection...awesome display of goodies..
    The Journey is the Start

  13. A lovely page Valerie, the dragonflies are beautiful. The moon was fabulous here too last night, the sky was so clear, you could really see the 'man in the moon' xx

  14. Valerie, I adore your tags - the dragonfly stamps are amazing. Do you remember who the manufacturer is? - I would love to have these in my collection! I sympathise with your disappearing days - it's so easy to let the time fly by isn't it? I so love your photographs from your walks. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

  15. These tags are beautiful and so well lay-outed on your journal pages.
    The serenity you were feeling during your shouting can be feel when we are gazing at.
    Thank you for sharing Valérie! :)

  16. yesterday flew by for me, as I was happily painting and gluing away. I've stolen your idea of taking blog readers for a walk on my post today. And the moon was lovely this morning too, as it glistened through the broken clouds. Have a lovely evening.

  17. Your dragonfly tags made a beautiful journal page highlight. I love all of the dragonflies you added to the page and also the butterfly. Blue always works for me. Why is it that watching horses which are so large create a calming effect. I feel the same way.


  18. WOW. Loved the dragonflies, the gorgeous shots of the moon, and the lovely pastoral scenes. I enjoyed my visit to your blog immensely!!!

  19. Auch ich liebe die zarten Libellen - schöne Tags Valerie!
    Wir hatten hier leider eine mondlose Vollmondnacht - alles voller Wolken.
    LG Ulrike

  20. Awesome dragonfly pages, Valerie. Thank for sharing wonderful photos too!

  21. That' a beautiful Halloween moon - if only we could save it until All Hallows Eve!
    Now have you named that beautiful swan? Do you take him special treats? Does he have a partner.
    Your journal page is smashing. I really like the way you designed this jewel!
    Sandy xx

  22. This page with the two tags is really fabulous. I love the dragonflies and design.
    Hugs, Mar

  23. Hi Valerie, Gorgeous tags!! I love dragonflies and this is just charming. Look at that harvest moon. What a wonderful photo. Gorgeous country pics too.
    Have a great day.

  24. Beautiful dragon fly images and the photo of the moon looks wonderful.
    Yvonne xx

  25. These are beautiful, love your dragonflies! The moon was gorgeous and so were your beautiful horses. Big hugs, ~Diane

  26. Hi Valerie :D Your dragonfly page is really beautiful, I love how the flash caught the sickles and your stitching adds lovely texture :D
    Your camera is very good to capture the moon so well. What an amazing colour it was. ((hugs)) x

  27. SO SCHÖN ist deine Seite! Der Glitzer auf den Libellenflügeln macht sie ganz besonders!
    Den Vollmond habe ich letztens auch eingefangen, aber nur ich vergesse immer die Fotos hochzuladen. Deins ist richtig schön mystisch!
    lg Uli


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