Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Texture, the colours of autumn and more....

Hi everybody!

The week is flying by again, and today we were blessed with sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

Today I recycled an old canvas (8x8") that had seen better days. I used all the colours of autumn, and tried to put in lots of texture, by heating and bubbling the metallic  paint, with beads sprinkled into the wet paint, with fairy dust and with Frantage EPs in bronze and gold. I added a textile sunflower, some leaves, and some textile and dried flowers. Thew insect is an old brooch from my Mother. I glued a few stars on, too. All items had been used before on other projects.  I am linking to Art Journal Journey, living beings, Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin,  The three Muses, colours of autumn, and Simon Monday Challenge, Bold (bold colours and texture) and Moo Mania (recycling)











I put together the photos I took yesterday, and made a collage, also for Art Journal Journey.


Today began well, with the sun dispelling the mist over the fields:



And I had fun taking pictures of beautiful shadows:



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

57 comments:

  1. Great canvas Valerie. Love the vibrant colours. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. I'm amazed by your fantastical textured sunflower art, such colour and surface.
    Yes, shadows can be fascinating, I once did a book swap where one theme was "Shadows" and that was fun, it made me see shadows more.
    Great collage, great message, true.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I like this canvas, too, it turned out more or less as I wanted it to!

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  3. Such a rich and colorful canvas you created with the special golden bug too.
    Super photos and photo collage too liebe Valerie.
    oxo

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  4. Oooh Val, I just adore this canvas, so rich and beautiful, wow! Love the collage too, and the photos are always good, we know that! I am off to bed here, need to be out very early in the morning again! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. nice coour and texture in your piece today! Lovely shadows you have captured and great idea to do a collage.

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  6. The colours and textures look fantastic Valerie, great recycling!! We all collect so many project that I think it is a wonderful idea to recycle like that sometimes. Love all the photos and the collage looks great!

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  7. Fantastisch dieses Bild mit der Sonnenblume! Tolle Texturen und Farben! Die Fotokollage gefällt mir auch sehr!
    LG, Lonetta

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  8. Glad to hear your day started with sunshine and nice temps! Love your recycled project and the mix of colors and texture! Bubbled paint is so cool! Lovely photos as well. Hugs!

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  9. Another delightful tour of your part of the world....love the project, colours are fantastic.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  10. Fabulous textures and colours, great recycling idea, too, love it!

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  11. Dein Mixed-Media-Keilrahmen ist einfach klasse! Traumhafte Farben und super Texturen- gefällt mir sehr!
    Die Licht-Schattenbilder finde ich auch toll und die Collage ist mega schön!
    Ich freue mich, wenn ich bald wieder Zeit fürs Kreative habe- ich bin schon auf Entzug :-)
    Hab heute einen schönen Tag- liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  12. wow,was für ein tolles bild,wunderschöne farben und texturen,gefällt mir sehr,auch deine bilder sind wider traumhaft.
    war jetzt beim Hausarzt und der sagt ich habe ar
    ge Muskelverspannungen,bekomme Mikrowellenbestrahlung und Schmerztabletten die auch entzündungshemmend sind,ich hoffe das bringt was.
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag,ich habe mir gestern ein paar gestreifte Gummistiefeletten in blau gekauft,nun darf es gerne regnen *lol*war das letzte paar was sie hatten,sowas wollte ich schon immer haben.

    knuddel

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  13. Wonderful autumnal colours and gritty textures Valerie. I can't believe September is here.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  14. Diese Textur zusammen mit den herrlichen glänzenden Farben ist ein einziger Traum Valerie! Grossartig! Deine Fotosammlung erfreut mich auch sehr...es sieht so aus, als ob bei uns heute zumindest der Dauerregen ein Ende hätte..war schon mit den HUnden und hab sogar schon im Garten gewerkelt ..mache alles bevor ich mein Bruderherz aufwecke..der hat ein Leben wie ein bunter Hund.
    Hab einen schönen Tag und lieben , lieben Dank dass Du beide der Challenges, die mir so am Herzen liegen heute gleichzeitig bedienst! ♥♥♥
    Knuddel
    Susi

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  15. You have created a stunningly beautiful art piece, Valerie. It's amazing in the colours and textures. I really love the gorgeous embellishments, especially the old brooche.
    Have a happy day,
    Hugs,
    Sirkka

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  16. What awesome textures, Valerie! Your recycled canvas is really amazing, the colour combo is super. I love the brooch and the leaves' colours. Great collage too.
    Hugs, mar

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  17. Valerie, I love your canvas. The texture you've achieved and the vibrant colours are fantastic. I also love your photos of your daily walks. You make the Rhine look so romantic! Jean.x

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  18. Fabulous jewel colours Valerie, a gorgeous canvas. Have a lovely day. Xx

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  19. The canvas is just stunning! What a great way to recycle a canvas and highlight some treasured embellishments!

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  20. The canvas is stunning with so much to admire. Wonderful colours and textures with the flower standing proudly against them.

    Great idea to make a postcard from yesterday's photographs and also terrific photographs again--love the shadows against the wall

    Love Chrissie x

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  21. Tour canvas is amazing! Beautiful work all round! xx

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  22. boah, Valerie, ich schmeiß mich weg bei dieser Textur! sieht himmlisch aus!

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  23. Wow this is stunning. Your backgrounds are so magical
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  24. That is one amazingly full canvas, look at all that color and texture. xox

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  25. "Seek and ye shall find" - you always seek out wonderful things to photograph. And Valerie - your canvas is YOU at your best!
    Sandy xx

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  26. Valerie, I love the backgrounds you create with so much texture and color. Your reworked canvas is spectacular and fall is here. Your new photos today are an excellent example of how shadows fall based on the way the light hits the plants. What a delightful morning.

    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Your fall colors are so inspiring with all the lovely texture you have! Beautiful collage of your birds too. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  28. Valerie this piece is so rich in texture, wow! Really beautiful, the colours all melting wonderfully together. Autumn colours have always been a favourite and this piece really is rich in eye candy, I love it. Your photos are so lovely too, I love that early sun rise one, such a quiet magical time!

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  29. Rich and dramatic colours and textures. Absolutely stunning.

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  30. Wow, Valerie, awesome colours and textures, love everything about it.
    Yvonne xx

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  31. Ein toller Keilrahmen - super Textur und dann diese Farben ... herrlich :) Deine Schattenfotos gefallen mir sehr gut.

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  32. Oh Valerie that canvas is stellar !!!! Love the colors and all of it's yummy textures .You really did and fantastic job. Great photos too but I have to go back and look at that canvas some more ♥

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  33. Oh wonderful textures and colours again!

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  34. Love the canvas - it looks like a primordial galaxy... And don't you love September days?? The light changes so much throughout the day...
    Happy PPF - and thanks for visiting :)

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    1. Yes, September is beautiful. I walk around and always watch the sky and the clouds, just great!

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  35. Oh I love the way you made that texture it's fabulous with the metallic...I have a bunch of old makeup that I am going to experiment with!! This is so inspirational!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. Really pretty canvas. I love the background texture and colors.

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  37. the colours and textures in that canvas are simply amazing... the shimmer and glow is wonderful and full of light... and your photos are amazing as always... I do like how creative you are in a short space of time...xx

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  38. wow what a vivid show of colors and textures, cool!
    Happy weekend!

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  39. Blown away by the colours and textures in your work. Just stunning and makes you want to touch!
    Fantastic photos and I really thought your art journal page was brilliant. The words are so true.
    Love the shadows and that amazing wall xo

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  40. Hi Valerie, your colors of autumn have inspired me as I try and do some decorating for the season.
    Love your collage too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs

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  41. LOVE the deep rich and vibrant colors and textures-fantastic Valerie!

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  42. luv your reworked painting, your result is remarkable; have a nice Friday, thanks for stopping over at my blog

    much love...

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  43. I applaud your recycling efforts. This turned out gorgeous. I especially like all the texture you got from your heat tool. Using the old brooch and the sunflower really made the piece pop!

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  44. Wow what a beautiful canvas whith such awesome texture and color! I hope you will share how you made this.

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  45. The mixed media is beautiful, creative and looks like you had so much fun. I love the pics, but especially your neighborhood. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  46. Gorgeous project! Love all the texture and mix of colors! The blossoming looks striking! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  47. Ein umwerfend schöner Canvas, Valerie, ich bin total begeistert.
    Auch Deine Fotos sind wieder der Hammer.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE und schönes Wochenende

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  48. Wonderful color in your piece!. And those bird photos are great!

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  49. Oooh hubble bubble toil and trouble -LOVE it, but then I always love your texture pieces xx

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  50. Wow! This painting is simply rich with color and texture and glitz! Each of your photos would make awesome paintings as well! Happy PPF!

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  51. What a beautiful sparkly painting! And 3-D, too. I LOVE this--fills my eyes, it does.

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  52. That background is divine! Love the simple flower on top of it... what a contrast!

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  53. I really love the glittery painted effect!

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